I don't have a cellphone. You probably don't need one, either.

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  1. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    And of course, let's not forget that despite the perks, phones have serious downsides. At least, that's what I gather from the explosion of concernabouttheir use, more often than not from owners themselves. Popular phone addiction apps now allow you to check your phone to see whether you check your phone too much. There are nearly as many phone detoxes as juice cleanses. Experts have even coined a term for phone separation anxiety — nomophobia — and some propose including it in the DSM. That's hardly surprising: The 68 percent of Americans who own smartphones (up a staggering 33 percent over only five years) check them an average of 221 times daily.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/tech...-you-probably-dont-need-one-either/ar-BBqtDWo
     
  2. mud

    mud Wonderin' AD-FREE USER

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    My $19.95 Tracfone suits me just fine.
     
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  3. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    my $35 for 3 months suits me just fine
     
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  4. Woody

    Woody pecker Champion

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    My "string and can" work just fine
     
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  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Hemp string is excellent for voice clarity. :1036316054:
     
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  6. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    And glaucoma.
     
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  7. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Oh Gaaawwwwwddd I hope that I'm not average in that respect either since I'm not average at anything else (outside of being a typical male). I do find it interesting to watch people on their devices when out in public. Nobody does anything 'together' anymore other than carpooling from one place to another. Dinner for two? Two smart phones hard at work. Four kids a walking down the street? Four smart phones keeping in touch with the people that they're not with, and not watching where they are going either. The only good thing about them is that if your kids have them and they're on the couch they're not getting kidnapped out in the street.
     
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  8. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    That's roughly every 6 minutes 24 hours a day. Deduct 8 hours for sleep and it's more like every 4 minutes and that's an average number. This is not healthy for society.
     
  9. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    If you use a smartphone, download Periscope, and you can watch people all over the world being completely stupid.....LIVE.
     
  10. Woody

    Woody pecker Champion

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    That's funny. ..lol...
    "offer up more stufF to watch"...lol
     
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  11. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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  12. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I see people daily that can't make a decision without looking at their phone. I use just a few minutes a month of my phone contract. I do text on occasion because that is what my children prefer. I would still have my old bag phone if the analog signal was usable.
     
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  13. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    Is there a place to watch people being intelligent?
     
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  14. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    Nah. We used to be nearly intelligent at our house, but since I retireded, it's out the window now.
     
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    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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  16. Woody

    Woody pecker Champion

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    I don't do video games, Facebook, Twitter, or MexicaN weed.
    I do like the Walking Dead after Sunday dinner...I need a 3D.......puff. ..pufff
     
  17. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    There is at my house when I'm home but when I'm gone the smart TV is the smartest thing in the place.
     
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  18. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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    My Suit is fine and my "smart" fone is at the horse Trac.
    SNUGGLES!!
     
  19. pilot87

    pilot87 Well-Known Member

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    You should at least upgrade to a "smart can"......[​IMG]
     
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  20. pilot87

    pilot87 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there is an "app" that could help you locate such a place......
     

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