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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 31 Dec 21 4.12pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Apparently, there are 3 sizes. Standard, Micro and Nano.

I only got one SIM card, and it is Standard. Ahhh,..fck,....wait a mo

Cheers Badger, as always, it is me that's the thick c-unit.

Got the phone working. Now to fix my fcking eyesight,...

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Online Flag Croydon 31 Dec 21 4.33pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Carphone Warehouse has a white label network called ID basically it is the 3 network. I have been with it over a year 6 per month unlimited calls and texts and I get 4GB data. Does the job.

Just shows you don't need to be in tow to O2 bloodsuckers etc. and their site is a real pain.

My nokia guide says it will not work with 3 network I guess because of 2G?

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 31 Dec 21 5.32pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Cheers Badger, as always, it is me that's the thick c-unit.

Got the phone working. Now to fix my fcking eyesight,...

PMSL . . . Ali, at times, you are priceless. HNY mate.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 31 Dec 21 7.43pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

My sister bought me a smart phone. I trusted her to order me the correct SIM card.
SIM card arrived today and is too big for phone. This is why modern technological progress gets on my tits.

Have sent email to get situation rectified, but how such a simple error can occur is beyond me.

my trusted Tesco PAYG will have a stay of execution, unless it is already dead

Go to a mobile store and they can cut the sim to size. Or add a surround if it's too small.

 

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 01 Jan 22 10.28am Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

I still have a landline with an old Bakerlite dial phone. This does cause a problem when given an option menu as I can't press a number and the hash key is a thing of pure fantasy.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 01 Jan 22 11.22am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Apollofuzz

I still have a landline with an old Bakerlite dial phone. This does cause a problem when given an option menu as I can't press a number and the hash key is a thing of pure fantasy.

We also have an old dial phone, it's red and affectionately called the Batphone in our house. But, like you say Appollofuzz, impossible to use for business calls these days because of the need to hit option menus. It's now unplugged and sits there purely for nostalgic and decorative purposes.

On the subject of smart phones, my wife finally relented last year and gave up her Nokia 6310 which she had used for something like 15 years. She hates her new Samsung!

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Jan 22 1.13pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

We also have an old dial phone, it's red and affectionately called the Batphone in our house. But, like you say Appollofuzz, impossible to use for business calls these days because of the need to hit option menus. It's now unplugged and sits there purely for nostalgic and decorative purposes.

On the subject of smart phones, my wife finally relented last year and gave up her Nokia 6310 which she had used for something like 15 years. She hates her new Samsung!

They grow on you in the end. I worked in phones at the beginning of the boom and up until WAP was on phones. Amazing changes. I can't stand the noise of phones ringing, however.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 01 Jan 22 5.20pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Phones are only as smart as their users.

My phone is a pile of dog 5hlte.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 02 Jan 22 4.13pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

So after the SIM card stuff sorted, the phone is now charged. Connected to Wi-Fi at home and on the coverage provider when roaming.
just need to load some Apps (apparently) so i can send texts and photos without using up data.

It's getting scary now. Really close to using it for the first time. Feels a bit like having my first pack of condoms ready in my pocket. Will it be hassle setting it up ? How much use will i get out of it ?

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (02 Jan 2022 4.17pm)

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 03 Jan 22 9.57am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

So after the SIM card stuff sorted, the phone is now charged. Connected to Wi-Fi at home and on the coverage provider when roaming.
just need to load some Apps (apparently) so i can send texts and photos without using up data.

It's getting scary now. Really close to using it for the first time. Feels a bit like having my first pack of condoms ready in my pocket. Will it be hassle setting it up ? How much use will i get out of it ?

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (02 Jan 2022 4.17pm)

Probably more than a pocket full of condoms

 



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View Azerbaijan Eagle's Profile Azerbaijan Eagle 03 Jan 22 10.37am Send a Private Message to Azerbaijan Eagle Add Azerbaijan Eagle as a friend

My parents are 82 and 83 years old.

They used to just have normal mobiles that they would only switch on when they wanted to be called and then they would sit at home in the evening being cold called from India all night by people trying to steal their money on their landline.

Anyway, my brother sister and I chipped in and bought them a smart phone each and then we set up a group family chat on Whatsapp that they realise means that they can keep in touch with their children and grandchildren passively and what is more they can phone me (for example) who lives abroad for free, do video calls etc and most importantly group calls that keeps the whole family together.

It has been a real god send for them and i would suggest to anyone who "doesn't want a smart phone" that the benefits from them of staying in touch and up to date with friends and family in such an easy way far outweighs the initial difficulties and maybe fear (that was really their issue I think) that people can have.

 

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Originally posted by Azerbaijan Eagle

My parents are 82 and 83 years old.

They used to just have normal mobiles that they would only switch on when they wanted to be called and then they would sit at home in the evening being cold called from India all night by people trying to steal their money on their landline.

Anyway, my brother sister and I chipped in and bought them a smart phone each and then we set up a group family chat on Whatsapp that they realise means that they can keep in touch with their children and grandchildren passively and what is more they can phone me (for example) who lives abroad for free, do video calls etc and most importantly group calls that keeps the whole family together.

It has been a real god send for them and i would suggest to anyone who "doesn't want a smart phone" that the benefits from them of staying in touch and up to date with friends and family in such an easy way far outweighs the initial difficulties and maybe fear (that was really their issue I think) that people can have.

I'd 2nd this. Mum isn't quite as old, but has a real tech fear. But getting to see pics and videos of the grandkids all day via Whatsapp and video calls is lovely

 

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