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Re: OT: cell phones

  • Subject: Re: OT: cell phones
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:03:11 -0600

Mine is a little cheaper because we have a family plan and bundled it all
together.  If I didn't have the family plan the modem would cost me around
$60-70 a month.



On 2/24/09, Sue Walsh <sue.nyc@att.net> wrote:
>
> I have one with Sprint (it's actually a usb modem) and it costs $60 a
> month. Worth every penny too.
>
> Sue
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 1:01 PM
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: cell phones
>
> I agree... now that I text I think it is the way to go.  Fast way to keep
>> in touch and like you said our kids do it and if I want to talk to them we
>> have to text too.
>> Can I ask how much are your air cards and who do you have them with?  We
>> just had a tower go down close to me.... due to vandalism... someone cut the
>> tower lines that hold it up.  Now I am having trouble  with my internet and
>> they told me that they are going to have to slow down my speed while they
>> reroute my service.
>> I am on the road so much more now that an air card might be just what I
>> should do.
>> Tricia
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:46 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: cell phones
>>
>>
>> I really WANT a Kindel...just have to put it on my list of "wants" cause I
>>> have so MANY.  It does save you a LOT of money, and you don't have
>>> shelves
>>> and shelves of books to collect dust (I have allergies to dust mites and
>>> paper mites), you can take it anywhere and read.  I think it's AWESOME.
>>> And Tricia...with six kids...I learned to text because that is all they
>>> DO.
>>> Texting is a way of life with them.  My husband refuses to do that.  But
>>> if
>>> it helps me keep in touch with my son who is a Marine, or the kids while
>>> they are in college, then I'll do it. And my oldest grandchild will pick
>>> up
>>> her mother's cell phone and call Nana and Pops - just to chat.  She knows
>>> how to work a cell phone better than I do (she is five years old).
>>> And we live out in the country and can't get high speed internet - dial
>>> up
>>> is the pits.  It was connected to our land-line.  When storms hit out
>>> here,
>>> our land line phone goes out half the time.  But my cell phone still
>>> works.
>>> It just made more sense for us to cancel it and use our cell.  We have a
>>> family plan on the cell, and two "air cards" so we can connect with high
>>> speed internet on our laptops.  Going back to college and taking on-line
>>> classes has been a major plus for me.  I don't have to go to the college
>>> 2-3
>>> nights a week, I can work at home or on my lunch hour at work.
>>> New technology has all kinds of bonuses.  I just don't want to forget
>>> about
>>> the "finer" things in life, like an actual hand-written note, or slowing
>>> down and enjoying life a bit.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2/24/09, Patricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have been reading this subject with interest.  I didn't want to get a
>>>> computer and do e-mail when I was first introduced to it some 20 years
>>>> ago,
>>>> but gave in.  Now I try, as Jesse is saying, to stay on top of the
>>>> newest
>>>> techno product.    I didn't want to try texting and now most of my
>>>> appointments are made either on my cell, or text, or by e-mail.  We
>>>> don't
>>>> even have a land line at the beauty shop I work at.  I keep having to
>>>> redo
>>>> my list of 'I am never going to do that'.  I am thinking the same about
>>>> my
>>>> land line... we don't use it very often at all and it is such a huge
>>>> expense.  I just hate to think I don't have a home phone.  I would bet
>>>> that
>>>> most kids starting out don't even think of having a home phone.
>>>> Tricia
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:34 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: cell phones
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> My husband and I are getting ready to do the same thing.  We will no
>>>> longer
>>>>
>>>>> have a "land line" because there is no sense in having it when we carry
>>>>> our
>>>>> cell phones with us everywhere, and the added expense in this economy
>>>>> just
>>>>> doesn't make any sense.  And things like the "Kindel" on Amazon.com
>>>>> will
>>>>> become more common.  It's basically an electronic book.  You order the
>>>>> book,
>>>>> it's sent to your Kindel and you read it on this device.  The world is
>>>>> beginning to go paperless and more electronic.  I don't buy albums
>>>>> anymore...I just order the album on i-Tunes and download it to my
>>>>> i-Pod.
>>>>> The next thing will be an increase in vision problems at a younger age
>>>>> because people stare at computer monitors all the time.  I try to keep
>>>>> up
>>>>> with modern technology so it doesn't zoom past me and leave me
>>>>> helpless.
>>>>> My
>>>>> parents can't function well in this techno world of ours.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2/24/09, holmesbm@usit.net <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> I think this is a technology that is just going to continue to grow.
>>>>>> My
>>>>>> daughter and son-in-law and their cousins and friends use them as
>>>>>> their
>>>>>> main phones.  Many don't even have land lines.   I feel the same way
>>>>>> about
>>>>>> newspapers...I love them but many studies that I have read say that
>>>>>> most
>>>>>> will be gone in the next 10-15 years.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> > [Original Message]
>>>>>> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>>>>>> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>> > Date: 2/23/2009 7:05:16 PM
>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: cell phones
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > Sorry Theresa, this seems to have devolved into a rant on cell >
>>>>>> phones.
>>>>>> > I
>>>>>> do
>>>>>> > realize they are beneficial, handy, little devices.  It's just that
>>>>>> >  >
>>>>>> most
>>>>>> > people seem to have overused and abused the convenience.  As to your
>>>>>> > original question, I don't know much about the features you >
>>>>>> mentioned,
>>>>>> but
>>>>>> > wouldn't a salesperson at one of those stores that are absolutely
>>>>>> everywhere
>>>>>> > be able to help you?
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > Kitty
>>>>>> > neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>> > ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> > From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
>>>>>> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>> > Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 4:52 PM
>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: cell phones
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > > Yeah, I have a real simple one too Theresa.  It's more for > >
>>>>>> incoming
>>>>>> calls
>>>>>> > > (mostly Swann & Elaine) than anything else.   I have my service >
>>>>>> > >  >
>>>>>> through
>>>>>> > > Credo which donates part of their proceeds to charities, but it's
>>>>>> > >  > >
>>>>>> more
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> > > a
>>>>>> > > nuisance than a help.
>>>>>> > >
>>>>>> > > On 2/23/09, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> hold down the red hang up button and it will turn on Jim...
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> Can't help you Theresa, mine is a plain jane phone call one which
>>>>>> > >> I
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> > >> had
>>>>>> > >> for a couple of years.
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> When I had a business cell phone, it was aggrivating.  Someone >
>>>>>> > >>  >>
>>>>>> always
>>>>>> > >> calling.  The one I have now is fine and can keep me in touch >
>>>>>> >> with
>>>>>> > >> friends
>>>>>> > >> and
>>>>>> > >> family. I didn't port the number when I switched companies, > >>
>>>>>> so....I
>>>>>> also
>>>>>> > >> took
>>>>>> > >> the long distance off my home phone since long distance is free >
>>>>>> >> with
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> > >> cell
>>>>>> > >> phone.
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> They are great in emergency situations and everyone should have >
>>>>>> >> one
>>>>>> for
>>>>>> > >> that.
>>>>>> > >> IMHO
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> Donna
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> --- On Mon, 2/23/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
>>>>>> > >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: cell phones
>>>>>> > >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>>>> > >> Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 9:34 AM
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> Me too. I've got a cell phone but never use it. Can't ever > >>
>>>>>> remember
>>>>>> how
>>>>>> > >> to turn the damn thing on. Got it for the trip out here and used
>>>>>> > >> it
>>>>>> > >> twice,
>>>>>> > >> I
>>>>>> > >> think, to call my sister and let her know when to expect me.
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> On Feb 23, 2009, at 4:52 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> > In a message dated 2/23/2009 6:47:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>>>>>> > >> > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >> > Sorry Theresa, not much help here.  I hate cell phones.  I mean
>>>>>> > >> > I
>>>>>> hate
>>>>>> > >> other
>>>>>> > >> > people's cell phones.  I don't have one.
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >> > I'm with you there, Kitty.  I think it's frightfully annoying >
>>>>>> >> > to
>>>>>> > >> have
>>>>>> > >> > someone's
>>>>>> > >> > phone go off in the middle of a meeting, or when you're talking
>>>>>> > >> > to
>>>>>> > >> them.  And
>>>>>> > >> > seeing people walk down the street, or worse, drive down the >
>>>>>> > >> >  >>
>>>>>> > highway
>>>>>> at
>>>>>> > >> > great speed, talking on the things just makes me furious.  And
>>>>>> > >> > if
>>>>>> you
>>>>>> > >> > can
>>>>>> > >> > hear them talking, often they are just saying something like >
>>>>>> > >> >  >>
>>>>>> > "well,
>>>>>> > >> I'm
>>>>>> > >> > walking down the street in front of the book store."
>>>>>> > >> > I do own one of the simplest sort that I keep in my handbag in
>>>>>> > >> >  >
>>>>>> >> > case
>>>>>> I
>>>>>> > >> > have trouble on the highway, but I have only used it a couple >
>>>>>> >> > of
>>>>>> times
>>>>>> > >> > in the more than a year I've had it.  Don't keep it turned on,
>>>>>> > >> > and
>>>>>> > >> haven't
>>>>>> > >> > given the number to anyone.  I try to remember to keep it > >>
>>>>>> > charged.
>>>>>> > >> > Guess I'm just a Luddite, or blame it on old age.
>>>>>> > >> > Auralie
>>>>>> > >> > **************A Good Credit Score is 700 or Above. See yours in
>>>>>> > >> >  >
>>>>>> >> > just
>>>>>> 2
>>>>>> > >> easy
>>>>>> > >> > steps!
>>>>>> > >> > (
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>> > >> :
>>>>>> > >>
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>>>>>> http://2fwww.freecreditreport.com/>
>>>>>> %2Fpm%2Fdefault.aspx%3Fsc%3D668072%26hmpgID
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >>
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >> > %3D62%26bcd%3DfebemailfooterNO62)
>>>>>> > >> >
>>>>>> > >> >
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>>>>>> > >> Inland Jim
>>>>>> > >> Willamette Valley
>>>>>> > >> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>>>>>> > >> Elevation 148'
>>>>>> > >> 39.9" Precipitation
>>>>>> > >> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>>>>>> > >> Heat Zone 5
>>>>>> > >> Sunset Zone 6
>>>>>> > >> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>>>>>> > >> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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>>>>>> > > Kemp TX
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