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View Tim Gypsy Hill '64's Profile Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Flag Stoke sub normal 30 Dec 21 12.01am Send a Private Message to Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Add Tim Gypsy Hill '64 as a friend

Anyone here who doesn't possess one?

It becomes more difficult each day to avoid owning one, so I'm interested if it is only a few people left who shun this appendage.

 


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View OldFart's Profile OldFart Flag By the sea 30 Dec 21 1.54am Send a Private Message to OldFart Add OldFart as a friend

Guilty. I have an old Doro mobile. I can send and receive text messages and make and receive calls. It suits me fine in my situation. I'm at home most of the time and have a desktop for my internet needs. To be fair, I wouldn't have clue how to use a smart 'phone.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 30 Dec 21 7.28am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

I have a smart phone but don't use it's "smartness" most of the time but the one aspect of modern phones that I find indispensable is Google Maps which can be a life saver when overseas and trying to find a holiday home

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 30 Dec 21 7.58am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I have a Nokia brick phone. It is capable of phone calls and texts when the battery is charged and when i can get a signal.

I am currently working as a Temp, and i have seen other temps use smart phones to keep updated on their shift pattern/changes.

I got a smart phone for christmas. It goes online on 1st January. it has a camera/video, video-call, internet, email stuff, which i will find out about in due course.
I also understand that the phone takes swabs from your hand, analyses your DNA and sends a complete dataset to any government agency that requests it. It also tracks your movements, your contacts and knows when you are having bad thoughts.

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (30 Dec 2021 7.59am)

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 30 Dec 21 8.59am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I have a Nokia brick phone. It is capable of phone calls and texts when the battery is charged and when i can get a signal.

I am currently working as a Temp, and i have seen other temps use smart phones to keep updated on their shift pattern/changes.

I got a smart phone for christmas. It goes online on 1st January. it has a camera/video, video-call, internet, email stuff, which i will find out about in due course.
I also understand that the phone takes swabs from your hand, analyses your DNA and sends a complete dataset to any government agency that requests it. It also tracks your movements, your contacts and knows when you are having bad thoughts.

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (30 Dec 2021 7.59am)

Like a wife you mean

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 30 Dec 21 9.08am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Like a wife you mean

Other similarities include having control over your banking activities

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Dec 21 9.54am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Coincidentally 2 of my friends who don't know each other moved from the old Nokio's to smartphones this Christmas.

They both have Iphone's which are better than my Samsung but are clueless so I am teacher / IT support.

So far we have managed to make and receive phone calls but they get confused about how voicemail works. At this rate of progress I expect we wont get to searching the web until Easter.

I do know one guy (fifties) who has never had a mobile of any kind he just point blank refuses to, how he gets on in life I have no idea.

Whilst I can laugh about this it is serious for older people everything is online now especially government services.

The other day I received a summons for Jury service I had to reply in 7 days well that was up before the postman had delivered it. Luckily I was able to reply online but what about those who can't.


Edited by Badger11 (30 Dec 2021 9.54am)

 


One more point

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 30 Dec 21 10.20am Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

I have a small Nokia which I more often than not leave it at home [
it could be I am getting old ] .
The mobile device that people have I do not need or want .
My mobile phone does all I want calls in and out and texts .
As for Bage11 mate fair play to him , life does not have to be that instant

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Online Flag Croydon 30 Dec 21 11.50am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

A small nokia or similar is ideal takes up no space just calls and texts emergency etc.

Cons:-

2G band only O2 and vodafone to my knowledge still operating.

Their payg deals still require monthly top-up, caution if you don't use your phone for a while.

They take the original large sim usually I have unlimited difficulty getting a nokia 105 to recognise one.

It has to be 3G really for me and payg must mean what it says.


 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Dec 21 1.56pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

A small nokia or similar is ideal takes up no space just calls and texts emergency etc.

Cons:-

2G band only O2 and vodafone to my knowledge still operating.

Their payg deals still require monthly top-up, caution if you don't use your phone for a while.

They take the original large sim usually I have unlimited difficulty getting a nokia 105 to recognise one.

It has to be 3G really for me and payg must mean what it says.


My lady friend with the old Nokio would put 5 on a couple of times a year a proper pay as you go deal. Virgin told her as of Jan 1 they are no longer offering that type of deal as you say Steeleye PAYGO now means a monthly payment not what I call PAYGO.

Anyway it was the kick she needed she was given a brand new Iphone 6 about 5 years previously had never taken it out of the box so muggins gets to set it up and teach her.

Our first lesson how to make a phone call:

Her "What's the big green button"
Me "That's when you want to call someone just press it and dial me."
Her after she has connected to me "and what's the big red button for?"
Me "Oh boy this is going to take a lot longer than I thought."

 


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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 30 Dec 21 2.04pm Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Coincidentally 2 of my friends who don't know each other moved from the old Nokio's to smartphones this Christmas.

They both have Iphone's which are better than my Samsung but are clueless so I am teacher / IT support.

So far we have managed to make and receive phone calls but they get confused about how voicemail works. At this rate of progress I expect we wont get to searching the web until Easter.

I do know one guy (fifties) who has never had a mobile of any kind he just point blank refuses to, how he gets on in life I have no idea.

Whilst I can laugh about this it is serious for older people everything is online now especially government services.

The other day I received a summons for Jury service I had to reply in 7 days well that was up before the postman had delivered it. Luckily I was able to reply online but what about those who can't.


Edited by Badger11 (30 Dec 2021 9.54am)

I've just been summoned for Jury service (starting Jan 4th). I'm really not at all keen so, with it being at Hove Court, I thought I'd turn up first morning in a Palace shirt in the hopes of not being selected.

Maybe I'll meet you Badger?

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Dec 21 2.12pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by mezzer

I've just been summoned for Jury service (starting Jan 4th). I'm really not at all keen so, with it being at Hove Court, I thought I'd turn up first morning in a Palace shirt in the hopes of not being selected.

Maybe I'll meet you Badger?

I have been summoned to Southwark in February which is not my nearest court. I am not looking forward to it as I am not a passive person I would prefer to be the person asking the questions.

I've been told if I go suited and booted with any luck the type of defendants we get in South London their lawyer will take one look at me and reject my selection.

If I wear a MAGA cap will that be pushing it too far?

Likewise if you want to serve don't shave and turn up looking you you got out of bed.

Edited by Badger11 (30 Dec 2021 2.15pm)

 


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