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Default Stupid blankety-blankin' cell phones! !

for the umpteenth time i can't access my e-mails without receiving
a verification code on my cell phone.
the blankety-blankin' doctor's office want to send my results to a
smart phone, but i don't own a smart phone.
the bank wants to change everyone's bank business to smart phones.
etc. etc. etc. etc.

just me, but i can't see the dependence today's society has built up
involving their cell phones. even those cell phone conversations
i hear in public aren't urgent calls. it's mostly just b.s. calls for the
sake of using a cell phone.
maybe 10% of less of what i hear are of some urgency or importance.
most i hear are "nothin'- whaddayoo doin'? . . .nothin'- whaddayoo doin'? . . "
or " you and your brother better get along or you'll get it when i get home! ! . . ."
or some nonsensical b.s. along the same lines.
folks at the grocery store too. "ok. there's peter pan, jiffy. .ok there's smooth
crunchy. . ok there's cheddar, swiss. . .ok there's maxwell house, there's
folger's. . .ok there's regular, decaff. . . .ok there's. . ."
God forbid if you're with someone way off somewhere and they lose signal.
you'd think bombs were falling all around your head. or someone trying
to navigate solely with their cell phone with some navigation "app"
i am beginning to see the end of the need for modern folks to send
their children to school, just hand them a smart phone when they're
old enough to hold it. they no longer depend on common sense and
learning, "just look it up".

just me, but i think it's the biggest mess i've ever seen in my short life

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LOL! I don't own a PC. I trashed it years ago. I do however, own a semi-smart phone.
I pay my bills, my mother's bills, and I do my banking on it.
And I post on gbo on it.🙊

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Yesterday I picked up my smartphone which spends about 95% of it's time just laying on the kitchen bar to see if it still had any charge. It did and had a message telling me my screen time was down 89 % for the last week with a daily screen time of 0. Why did AT&T need to tell me that? I know how much I use my phone.Why should they be concerned? It's not like I pay for service by the screen time I use.


I guess most people feel the need to constantly be in contact with someone else. Not me. I get along just fine with solitude. If not for my wife and kids insisting quite loud and clear that an ol' fart like me needs a phone when they go off by themselves in case something happens is the only reason I even have a phone and the reason it's smart is because my daughter picked that one for me. Sometimes it's easier to go with the flow instead of listening to all the noise by not doing so. At least they haven't demanded that I start calling in regularly when out by myself----yet.
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Well unfortunately my kids think I should text when I got back home after leaving their house. But I donít always do it. They got together and decided I couldnít drive anywhere further that 2 hours from my house. You know how that is working out. If I donít want to drive any further than 2 hours I plead for one of them to drive me. However if I want to go to Atlanta I get in the car and drive to Atlanta. If I remember to tell them Iím coming they leave the alarm off. I got a key but I donít know how to deactivate the alarm. Ever since the morning I got up early and opened the front door and got in my car and drove to the convince store for coffee and a donut they have just left the alarm off when Iím there.

We raise them and now they think their in charge. And I let them think that when I want them to be in charge, otherwise Iím in charge.

And thatís my story and Iím sticking to it......

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My wife and I have "life 360" on our phones.
It tells her where I'm at, whether I'm stationary or moving, how fast I drove, and how much charge left on my phone. It even tells if I'm in a foreign country.

Now that's smart.

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We got rid of our home phone years ago, and the computer. A mobile does everything I need it to do.

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I have come to believe that these phones are only as smart as the operator. My new phone is so dumb it intercepts other people's text messages.

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I have come to believe that these phones are only as smart as the operator. My new phone is so dumb it intercepts other people's text messages.
I had one do that, some gal was cheating on her husband lol.
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Ranger99 I'm with you, I put my cell phone its a flip phone ha! in the washing machine did not miss it for several days it stayed in the washer missed the dryer, a week later drying and a new battery it still works, in the mean time I fought with AT&T got another flip semi smart phone which I may be stuck with, The older flip phone " MAY not be supported any longer" another words they probably cant track me with it, I like it for the simple fact I can reach help when I travel, My kids all live with there phones leading the way, Most of my customers do the same "text me your address" my favorite line is I don't have a smart phone this is a LAND LINE ha!. GET A MAP and learn how to navigate on your own, going to be a lot of lost souls one day when the power goes out
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i guess this would be one of the ultimate catch-22 situations.
i don't have a computer, so i use this one at the library.
the library has cell phone signals blocked to cut down on
noise from the many inconsiderate patrons, and rightly so.
the ##@&$$^^## e-mail people insist on sending me a
code via my cell phone to unlock my e mail access for security
concerns. they send me a code to put in and assure everyone
that i'm really me, but by the time i can get outside and receive
the text message with the code to unlock everything and get
back inside to my designated terminal, the log in for the
security code says " log in has timed out- please re-enter log in"
or some bull doo-doo like that. now, i have to request them to
re-send a code to my cell phone, but it's a different code
other than the first one because the opportunity to enter the
first code has time out, and i have to start over and re-enter my
e mail address and password and request them to text me a code
so i can enter it and assure all concerned parties that i'm
really me and so on, etc. etc

technology is supposed to help you, not bend you over
and put it deep in your exit chute

The United States doesn't have a gun control problem.
We have a people control problem.

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