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by duckman / July 16, 2005 6:35 AM PDT

Best cricket phone???? Plz Help!!!

Im curious about joing criket cuz i cant go with other carriers cuz they all have contracts but i cant do that cuz im a teenager now wat im curious about is for the people that have gone with cricket wat do u think are the best phones and plans? plz reply!!!

Pretty sad, eh?

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by Glenda / July 16, 2005 7:08 AM PDT

Not too bad I have seen some abbreviate everything they post! Try figuring that out when you have no clue what half the shorthand means!

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Abbriviate???...With today's...
by Jack Ammann / July 16, 2005 9:32 PM PDT
In reply to: LOL!

...educational system, that's the best he can do. He said "a teenager"...yeah, 'bout 19 years old.

By the way, Sue, how's the temperature been out in you neck of the woods?...LOL. Is your A/C workin' good.

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by Glenda / July 17, 2005 1:29 AM PDT

Today is supposed to be 115!!! Yeah, the coolers are all working overtime:)
This kid reminds me of my oldest Grandson! LOL
How you been doing??

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Coolers? Don't you have refrigerated air conditioners..
by Jack Ammann / July 17, 2005 2:59 AM PDT
In reply to: HOT!!!

...Coolers over here are ''swamp coolers''. But maybe the humidity level over there is such that ''swamp coolers'' are the cooler of choice. It's only broke 100 degrees once so far this summer...but the humidity level is higher here than it is over there. I hope that hurricane turns South when it hits the coast. Where it's projected to hit is about 300 miles South of us. So we'll get plenty of rain (and we need it)but the wind will be of no consequence.

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by Glenda / July 17, 2005 3:11 AM PDT

We use "Swamp Coolers" until about August, when the humidity gets too high! Then we switch over to the AC!
That's when the electric bill doubles. I think we are in for a hot one this year! But I will take the dry heat over the humidity we had to deal with in New Hampshire! Was so happy to be home again! With any luck that hurricane will pass you all by!

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Well, everything considered...
by Jack Ammann / July 17, 2005 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Both:)

...I think you have the ideal set-up. When it's 115 degrees outside and the humidity is around 20%, a swamp cooler is THE way to go. So having both systems is a super good idea. The only time it gets down low here is in the spring and fall. Virtually no homes here have swamp coolers. I have a Trane 1400 and when it's really hot here...and I mean with humidity above 85%, I can "hang meat" in my house...and "water" the back yard at the same time with the humidity condensation...LOL. AND the electric bill in July and August is around $120 per month.

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by Glenda / July 17, 2005 3:58 AM PDT

LOL! I am shamed!!! My usual bill is about 40 to 50$ and may go up to 75 to 90$ with AC:) But then again I don't have a huge house to cool. And when I use the AC we shut all the doors except the kitchen and living room:)

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Swamp coolers? I remember those!
by Paul C / July 28, 2005 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Both:)

We used those in Utah, and they worked great in that state's low humidity, near desert climate. They're also cheap to run; after all, you're only running a fan and a water pump. Of course, when we got there, we had no clue what they meant in the ads when it said "swamp cooler."

Here in Indiana, swamp coolers would be useless due to our high humidity. Where are you?

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Not a lot of use.......
by Glenda / July 28, 2005 8:03 AM PDT

right now here either:( We are in the middle of our monsoon season and the humidity is awful! Right now we have the AC going:) We are in Arizona out of Phoenix area.

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(NT) (NT) but I bet he/she has high self esteem.
by Kiddpeat / July 16, 2005 7:13 AM PDT
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by MKay / July 28, 2005 4:22 AM PDT

I'll bet you're right. Happy And a long way to fall when reality hits...

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what's sad about.........
by jonah jones / July 17, 2005 1:40 AM PDT

a teenager with no credit card who is savvy enough to go online and ask in a cell phone help forum where he can get top value for his $$$$$$$?

if you mean his use of SMS text, check out how many text messages are being sent every day, and you may be surprised to know that he 'ain't alone out there...


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by Evie / July 17, 2005 1:43 AM PDT

The schools should re-examine teaching TYPING as a means to improve computer communications. I've seen a bit of the abbreviations slip into student lab reports and short answer exam questions. Anyone that learns to type should have no problems (short of arthritis/carpal tunnel, etc.) writing in full sentences or with minimal abbreviations. I'm guilty of using "cuz" and a few other non-kosher grammar/punctuation errors, but usually the latter are due to rushed editing and not changing cases, etc. I've also noticed that while I KNOW full well the proper use of their, there and they're, somehow they seem to get mixed up for me on the internet. That has never been a problem with other writings, even in first draft. Not really sure why!

Evie Happy

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Info on Cricket
by lizthorland / July 28, 2005 3:32 AM PDT

Okay kiddo go to the cricket web site they have some pertty good rebates and other offers going on,the site will also show what the coverage is in your area (very important)and what service plans they have,cell phone prices and info on each phone they also will list the nearest place to buy and sign up. Thanks for taking the time to research before jumping in to something, always a very good idea...

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