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    http://web.archive.org/web/200708112...asons-to-.html


    Ah man!!


    I can think of more reasons!


    IT SOUNDS LIKE CRAP - Cell systems are now DIGITAL instead of analouge which makes them LESS RELIABLE..

    THEY ARE HARD TO USE - Phones today and so small and hard to use,why bother straining your eyes?

    IT HAS ALOT OF UN-NEEDED CRAP - A phone IS A PHONE,not a texter,not an emailer,not even an MP3 player!!

    Im glad i dont have one!! (I would have liked one back in the 80s when they first came out,they were BIGGER,analog and easier to use and sounded better )





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    My phone sounds great..just like talking on a land line...It's also easy to use..un-need crap yes..but thats due to me putting that on there..lol

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    Digital phone systems are actually more reliable then analog ones, only down fall is each call is given the bare amount of bandwidth per call.

    They are not hard to use. Have you ever used a iPhone? Its the most complex phone around but it the easiest thing to use.

    You may not want all the extra stuff in a cell phone, but most people do, and no matter wether you like it or not, eventually people will do more from there cell phones then computers, and they will have 100's more features and apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    THEY ARE HARD TO USE

    IT HAS ALOT OF UN-NEEDED CRAP
    I've never used one before, but based on their advertising the jitterbug seems to be intended for that market with customers who prefer only the basic functions & ease of use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlewis23 View Post
    . . . They are not hard to use. Have you ever used a iPhone? Its the most complex phone around but it the easiest thing to use.
    Damn straight. My iPhone has around 75 apps on it, and it's so much more than a phone. It's like a Star Trek Triquarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    Damn straight. My iPhone has around 75 apps on it, and it's so much more than a phone. It's like a Star Trek Triquarter.
    75 apps? Wow, I felt like I was almost overdoing it with 15 apps.

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    I would be lost without my phone.

    Most of those reasons are silly anyway. They are suggesting you should use no electricity, and pay for nothing. Ofcoarse its going to cost money and use energy, just like anything other electronic you would own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coduk View Post
    I would be lost without my phone.

    Most of those reasons are silly anyway. They are suggesting you should use no electricity, and pay for nothing. Ofcoarse its going to cost money and use energy, just like anything other electronic you would own.
    Yep, + this article was made around 2007 and things have changed greatly since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    Yep, + this article was made around 2007 and things have changed greatly since then.
    darkeden, you have the best signature ever.

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    There's a lot of people starting to text while driving. --- VERY Dangerous and it has killed a lot of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    75 apps? Wow, I felt like I was almost overdoing it with 15 apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    darkeden, you have the best signature ever.

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    lol. Thats how I have most of my infractions. Almost once or twice a month or more I say or add something funny a guy pms me laughing and boom infraction I think I found a loophole.
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    I know this is tongue-in-cheek, but I'll go along with it.

    It makes your life more complicated.
    I've been laughing at this for two minutes now, really, more complicated? Our cell has made life far easier. I can now find places while I'm out easier, and so many more things.


    It's horribly expensive
    Hehe, not really!


    It enslaves you to a one-sided contract
    Nope!


    It makes you perpetually available
    A cell phone is for YOUR convenience, not anyone elses. Yeesh, this person must have rude relatives and friends. Sounds like they need a change of family/friends, not a phone!


    It is boring
    Nope! In fact, phone poker cures boredom.


    It must constantly be recharged
    You must have a crappy phone.


    It knows where you are
    I have a tin foil hat I can sell you. =)


    It encourages stupid people to become a public menace
    Cars encourage people to be stupid too. So does the internet.


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    It turns you into a public annoyance
    Yes... because silent ring tones are so annoying. =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlewis23
    Digital phone systems are actually more reliable then analog ones
    Thats why they constantly BREAK UP and sound like crapola...... (And the digital cordless phones we have are complete garbage)





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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Thats why they constantly BREAK UP and sound like crapola...... (And the digital cordless phones we have are complete garbage)




    Maybe you should read my entire statement. Here ill add what you missed out "only down fall is each call is given the bare amount of bandwidth per call"

    Most cell phone calls are going to be around 8 Kbps - 16 Kbps. Its really suppose to be 24 Kbps to have decent call quality.
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    Well, being an iphone person now, I can say that voice quality is pretty good. In some instances, I think the call quality is on par with landlines. Although, when I had my non 3G blackberry, call quality was terrible. Regarding the bandwidth issue, if you really care that much about phone call bandwidth, why not use VOIP over your phones 3G/edge connection?

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    My iPhone is my mobile office...

    Funny thing is I *rarely* use it to place a call and when I do it's usually over VOIP (low minute plan with unlimited data, haha)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    My iPhone is my mobile office...

    Funny thing is I *rarely* use it to place a call and when I do it's usually over VOIP (low minute plan with unlimited data, haha)
    Haha. Same exact thing here. Good thing I don't have my phone number on here, so AT&T can't come after me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Funny thing is I *rarely* use it to place a call and when I do it's usually over VOIP (low minute plan with unlimited data, haha)
    How? Skype?

    :curious:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    How? Skype?

    :curious:

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    Not entirely . The only way that I know of is to use a jailbroken app that allows you to use SIP clients like fring over the 3G network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gridhost View Post
    Not entirely . The only way that I know of is to use a jailbroken app that allows you to use SIP clients like fring over the 3G network.
    Ahhh, okay. I was hoping for something not involving jail-breaking.

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    Sadly not. I think the lack of VOIP over cellphone data connection pushed me over the edge. Skype and other VOIP clients only allow you to make calls over wifi.

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    Meh I can think of one reason:

    People text you when they have nothing better to do.

    I wonder if you can converrt text to words that like a bot reads to you
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    Skype works fine on the iPhone it just requires you to have Wifi which is pretty lame. Still an awesome way to cut back on minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brpyne View Post
    Skype works fine on the iPhone it just requires you to have Wifi which is pretty lame. Still an awesome way to cut back on minutes.
    Which is why you need to run a jailbroken app to enable skype/ sip over your data connection. It is pretty lame that there is no legitimate wayto do it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brpyne View Post
    Skype works fine on the iPhone it just requires you to have Wifi which is pretty lame. Still an awesome way to cut back on minutes.
    Sadly, though, it would only help with outgoing calls and not with incoming, calls, right? (Unless the incoming calls were to your Skype number?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Sadly, though, it would only help with outgoing calls and not with incoming, calls, right? (Unless the incoming calls were to your Skype number?)

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    Well, if your go the SIP route, which I think yields a higher call quality anyway, you can have your SIP extension number routed to your iPhone. A bunch of the SIP clients support this actually. I highly recommend setting up an Asterisk server anyway, as it makes managing your phone much easier. For example, I can get my voice mails sent to my email(which pushes to my iphone), as wav files.

    I'm not even sure if inbound skype works as an iphone push app. Does anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gridhost View Post
    I'm not even sure if inbound skype works as an iphone push app. Does anyone know?
    Very good question. Does anyone know this?

    I imagine that it might not, due to the wi-fi requirement (which would often effectively preclude incoming calls).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Ahhh, okay. I was hoping for something not involving jail-breaking.

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    Why not jailbreak? That opens a wealth of capabilities for the device (even multi-tasking, to an extent).

    I don't have an iPhone, but If I did, I'd certainly jailbreak it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layer0 View Post
    Why not jailbreak? That opens a wealth of capabilities for the device (even multi-tasking, to an extent).

    I don't have an iPhone, but If I did, I'd certainly jailbreak it.
    /agree


    Anyway, I just realized that the Truphone iPhone app supports inbound skype calling(only over wifi). If you do decide to jail break it, you can use it for inbound/outbound calls anywhere, by installing a certain app.(Which is against WHT TOS, no?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brpyne View Post
    Skype works fine on the iPhone it just requires you to have Wifi which is pretty lame. Still an awesome way to cut back on minutes.
    Ahhh, iphone skype works on the 3G network here in Aussie. Yeah, you can also use skype on wifi too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by layer0 View Post
    Why not jailbreak? That opens a wealth of capabilities for the device (even multi-tasking, to an extent).

    I don't have an iPhone, but If I did, I'd certainly jailbreak it.
    Problem with jailbreaking the iphone comes when you update the OS and things stop working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gridhost View Post
    Sadly not. I think the lack of VOIP over cellphone data connection pushed me over the edge. Skype and other VOIP clients only allow you to make calls over wifi.
    It's not due to a lack of capability but due to Apple/AT&T preventing it due to AT&T's weak 3G Network.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gridhost View Post
    Which is why you need to run a jailbroken app to enable skype/ sip over your data connection. It is pretty lame that there is no legitimate wayto do it though.
    I agree, however jailbreaking is nice especially if you run backgrounder Pandora running in the background while you respond to that SMS you got at the gym is nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2k View Post
    I've never used one before, but based on their advertising the jitterbug seems to be intended for that market with customers who prefer only the basic functions & ease of use.
    Was that a typo or what? You've never used a cell phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiveon View Post
    Was that a typo or what? You've never used a cell phone?
    I believe he means he hasn't the jitterbug specifically, not cell phones in general

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    I totally agree with you there. Cell phones are worthless. That is why I do not own one. Just a big hassle and way over priced.

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    Why souldnt you have all these features.
    Its everything in one device.
    Its better than carrying so many devices.

    I love my cell and my music on the cell as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
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    Ah man!!


    I can think of more reasons!


    IT SOUNDS LIKE CRAP - Cell systems are now DIGITAL instead of analouge which makes them LESS RELIABLE..

    THEY ARE HARD TO USE - Phones today and so small and hard to use,why bother straining your eyes?

    IT HAS ALOT OF UN-NEEDED CRAP - A phone IS A PHONE,not a texter,not an emailer,not even an MP3 player!!

    Im glad i dont have one!! (I would have liked one back in the 80s when they first came out,they were BIGGER,analog and easier to use and sounded better )




    Seriously get yourself one. I used to think cell phones weren't for me too. But once you own one you realise what a wonder of modern technology it is. Buy a phone that is cheap, light and has a long battery life. You can get some samsung models that fit that criteria. It won't have any of that extra junk you don't like and will give you a chance to try out cell phones without costing an arm and a leg.

    I don't know whether you can get one with a prepaid connection where you live. In my country very few people go postpaid. No contracts or other crap to worry about with scratch cards. I get the feeling that most of the complaints in that article are with regard to the way phones and connections are sold in your country. Don't buy an iphone. Buy an el-cheapo phone with a prepaid connection just to get a feel for it.

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