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#323945 - 04/07/20 04:28 AM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Yeah I wish I could migrate over to one of the old-folks services like Consumer or Cricket but I find I still need my unlimited data.
But 45 a month ain't bad.

Thing I'm griping about is, I don't want to give up my current phone with the removable battery, the removable SD card and all the ports (mine has HDMI out,earphone and USB) and the buttons.

Eventually it will die and I'll be forced to get a phone with NO buttons, a soldered in permanent battery and no ports.
Hate that...pay more for LESS.
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#323947 - 04/07/20 04:34 AM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Welp at work, I can join the Company network, so I don't need to use Cricket's data there, and at home I can use my router so I don't need Cricket's data at home.

And when I'm traipsing around the Sound, Xfinity has free wifi, so I won't need to use Cricket data when I'm out and about. I think I'm good with the plan I purchased. I did pay $199.00 for the iPhone7. Pro'lly coulda done better, but oh...well. Hmm
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#323948 - 04/07/20 04:35 AM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
...I don't want to give up my current phone with the removable battery, the removable SD card and all the ports (mine has HDMI out,earphone and USB) and the buttons...

What phone is that? smile
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#323949 - 04/07/20 08:01 AM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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My wife and I have $15/month flips on my mom's Consumer Cellular unlimited data plan. She had one of their GrandPads that let me put in her allowed contacts and websites. Very nice for GrandMa's access once she is beyond the age that can detect scams and hustlers. Got to figure something else out now, because she died on Sunday.

My wife and I really hate smartphones: Too small with all those icons that have no labels. So we went back to $30 flip phones. I'll have to call Consumer Cellular tomorrow and see if we can change the plan around now that mom's gone.

BTW: Not Covid-19. Just all wore out.

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#323953 - 04/07/20 03:48 PM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
My wife and I have $15/month flips on my mom's Consumer Cellular unlimited data plan. She had one of their GrandPads that let me put in her allowed contacts and websites. Very nice for GrandMa's access once she is beyond the age that can detect scams and hustlers. Got to figure something else out now, because she died on Sunday.

My wife and I really hate smartphones: Too small with all those icons that have no labels. So we went back to $30 flip phones. I'll have to call Consumer Cellular tomorrow and see if we can change the plan around now that mom's gone.

BTW: Not Covid-19. Just all wore out.


I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing.
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#323959 - 04/07/20 04:35 PM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Stephanie Grisham is out as White House Press Secretary

In NINE months, she never held a single press conference.
Now she's returning to her old position by Melania's side as her chief of staff and spokeswoman.
Be best!
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#323964 - 04/07/20 05:29 PM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I use a smartphone. I'm clumsy and slow with it, I have huge hands and when I try to use the keyboard i press three keys at a time and it takes literally hours to type a brief text.

I can barely read anything on it without finding my strongest reading glasses. The font is set to "huge"...it isn't f*cking huge okay? It's tiny, it's like the fine print they always print the instructions for preparing packaged foods.

I can't use it at all while I'm driving. Gotta turn it on, unlock it, clear whatever screens you left up on it, tap the phone icon, tap the contacts button, scroll through the contacts, tap who you want to call, select phone or text....

I used to just grab the flip and mash two buttons without ever looking at it.

I'm trying to buy a Moto Z4 right now, upgrading from Moto G3. None are available. Probably made in China.

Jeffery you might like the Motorola lineup. They've got most of the features you want and their batteries are awesome.

I use Republic Wireless, they used to be the only ones that routed calls to wifi instead of cell towers. I've got no cell coverage out here so everything depends on wifi. I think all phones do that now...I dunno...?
They're $15 bucks a month and data's $5 a Gig.
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#323973 - 04/07/20 07:39 PM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing.

Ditto Bow
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#323974 - 04/07/20 07:40 PM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Stephanie Grisham is out as White House Press Secretary

In NINE months, she never held a single press conference.
Now she's returning to her old position by Melania's side as her chief of staff and spokeswoman.
Be best!

How do you accept a paycheck for a job that you never performed. Sounds very swampy. coffee
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#323975 - 04/07/20 07:41 PM Re: RoundTable - SPRING 2020 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
...I have huge hands...

Oh...r-e-a-l-l-y, you don't say. I'll bet you've never had to pay like Donald Trump has... Hmm
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