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I wish my computer was as easy to operate as my phone.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2006 11:25 PM PDT

I had a good laugh as I heard yesterday this from a pundit.

"I wished one day my computer was as easy to operate as my phone. I got my wish. I can barely use my new (cell) phone."

Later I was amused as someone spent an hour to install a ringtone.

My conclusion is that (Windows) computers are finally easier to operate that your phone.


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hi bob
by Mark5019 / August 15, 2006 11:27 PM PDT

at times i agree:)

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I'm in the market for a new cell phone right now
by Evie / August 15, 2006 11:31 PM PDT

To be honest, my current model has more than enough features for me. But it's more than 2 years old now, no longer available, and any phones I've seen on the market like it -- with "just" the features I currently have -- are now of the "cheapo" variety Sad I would keep it a while longer but I seem to have damaged the connection with the charger, so sometimes it lights up the indicators like it is charging, but it does not Sad I was waiting for my cell carrier to offer a buy one-get one free offer so as to get Dad a new phone too. The plan to give him mine is now also dashed, and his has been fluky with maintaining a charge for the better part of a year now.

Evie Happy

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there's a little discussion
by Dragon / August 16, 2006 1:21 AM PDT
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I hate cell phones
by duckman / August 16, 2006 1:22 AM PDT

All I need mine to do is answer a call and to make a call. That's all

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I do like ...
by Evie / August 16, 2006 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: I hate cell phones

... the phone book, alarm and being able to schedule reminders and the like, but I have a digital camera. I've only used the one on the phone a few times -- mostly to get a picture for my background display (big whoop!) -- and could do without it. I have NO desire to listen to music, play games or watch videos on my phone. One new one has navigational capability which would be useful, but I would probably get a stand alone unit to leave in the car if I ever wanted this capability.

Just got back from the cell phone store. I could get a new phone for free and a free phone for the hubby's line, but not Dad's (until Feb). If we got the free phone on the hubby's line, then in 24 hours we could switch the phones/lines for $20 each or $40. That seems absurd to me!

Evie Happy

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when i got my new
by Mark5019 / August 16, 2006 2:33 AM PDT
In reply to: I do like ...

cell after my contract was up they wanted to charge me 10 bucks to transfer my numbers, i said if you charge i drop you and they did it for free

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navigational capability?
by Dragon / August 16, 2006 2:58 AM PDT
In reply to: I do like ...

Is that an extra cost?

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Can't find the stupid phone online right now to link
by Evie / August 16, 2006 4:13 AM PDT

I think it was ''capable'', I guess a built in version of something like this: Navigation CD turns your phone into a navigation system. There would be a monthly fee.

I don't know enough about the nav systems like Tom Tom, etc. because it's not something I've yet given considerable consideration.

I would not pay more than a few dollars a month for this feature on my cell phone. I would be more likely to use it on an hourly fee basis (if reasonable).

Evie Happy

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Three months free then seven bucks a month
by Dragon / August 16, 2006 6:53 AM PDT

The description it gave sounded pretty good, though I don't think I'd use it very much.

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I think it is a different service provider with my ...
by Evie / August 16, 2006 11:51 AM PDT

... wireless carrier, but basically the same thing with the software/capability pre-installed on the phone. For $7/month I don't think I would use it enough to make it worthwhile, even as much as I travel. Not hyper-expensive, but I would rather put those $$ to insuring the phone. Replacing a cell phone can get pretty expensive if it's not "time", as we found out for my husband's phone -- we just got lucky and the homeowner's insurance is covering it.

Evie Happy

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(NT) (NT) I'm with you DT...Call, Answer, & Hang up.
by Rolway / August 16, 2006 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: I hate cell phones
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In the cell phone forum
by Terry Browne / August 16, 2006 10:39 AM PDT

I saw a post about a Blackberry 8700. Looks very nice. I'd get one if I was in need of a cell phone at the moment.

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(NT) (NT) Have no need for all those bells and whistles
by Evie / August 16, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) They're very usefull if you need them...
by Terry Browne / August 16, 2006 4:12 PM PDT
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Didn't say they weren't...
by Evie / August 16, 2006 11:31 PM PDT

I have a laptop computer and a USB drive. One of my Canadian cousins has a Blackberry. He likes it but finds it bulky for using the phone.

I would get a mini-laptop before I would get a Blackberry.

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I wish everything cold be controlled from...
by EdH / August 16, 2006 12:55 AM PDT

a computer type interface, either Windows or Mac. Phones, Satellite TV, etc. Be nice to have a universal standard and a computer interface seems to afford the most control IMHO.

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there's a new Porsche on the market
by jonah jones / August 16, 2006 1:01 AM PDT

that has a little pop-out tray for your SIM card, the guy test driving the car (BBCs Top Gear-jeremy clarkson) said "and you now have, for $278,000 the worlds fastest mobile phone"



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I've paid $100 a year...
by grimgraphix / August 16, 2006 1:18 AM PDT

the past 4 - 5 years to keep a pre paid for a year trac phone and nothing more so I'm not up with the current PDA/iPod/camera/cell phone options.

But here in the states... I don't think we use sim cards... are sim cards common?


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Can you get this for free if you sign a 100 year contract
by Kiddpeat / August 16, 2006 2:26 AM PDT

with Sprint? Sign me up.

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When my Mom (now 81) got her first cell phone....
by Josh K / August 16, 2006 1:04 AM PDT

....a year or so ago, the salesman spent 20 minutes showing her all the cool things it does. The only thing he neglected to demonstrate for my mother was how to make a phone call.


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by Terry Browne / August 16, 2006 10:43 AM PDT

That reminds me of when my Dad got his first computer. He explained it like this to me: "You buy a blender or a mixer and you get a 100 pp instruction book. You buy a computer and you get NOTHING! And it IS a little strange that Windows insists that you have to hit a START button in order to shut it off... If you've never seen a computer, how on earth would you know what to do?

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(NT) (NT) Macs haven't made it yet. Maybe someday they will.
by Kiddpeat / August 16, 2006 2:23 AM PDT

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