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Old 07-13-2017, 02:33 PM   #1
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Forget petty vents, this is a REAL crisis...

Sometime between 6:00 and 8:00 this morning... my iPhone died!!!

I'm in San Jose, and when I get home to Dallas, I have no land line. No phone. NO PHONE!!!

How do people survive without a cell phone?

Pray for me sisters and brothers. Hope I make it until tomorrow morning, when my new iPhone arrives.



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Old 07-13-2017, 02:57 PM   #2
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ain't first world problems hell??....

Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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My hub REFUSES to get or use a cell phone.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:53 PM   #4
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It *is* a crisis! My whole life is in my cell phone! Thank goodness its all backed up so if something happens to it, I can get everything back.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:04 PM   #5
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I do just fine without a cell phone...
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:14 PM   #6
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Oh, that really stinks. Hope you can get back in play soon.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:27 PM   #7
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I use a hand me down iPhone 6S, prepaid, voice only, $25 every 90 days.... I don't yap on the phone, 2 hours a day, every day, like some people. My calls are very short, and maybe one or two calls per day max, on average. I text more often, and that's free. For data, I use free wifi....they're everywhere.
We got rid of our land line more than a dozen years ago. It was just a matter of convenience to carry cell phones instead. But I'm sure in twenty years from now I wouldn't want anything to do with cell phones unless they came with simple, huge, quarter-sized mechanical buttons, and none of this touch screen crap.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:37 PM   #8
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Oh I'm so sorry!! My phone is my life line! Sad but true. I like to be able to get a hold of my child, my parents and my fiancé and like them to be able to get ahold of me. Work is a different story.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #9
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Just to clarify, my tongue was firmly in cheek with my OP. Sort of.

It is amazing how central a cell phone is to most people today, especially the self-employed, like me, and those who are on the road for weeks at a time, like me. I feel like I'm on the moon without it. I depend on my iPhone for calls, texts and emails -- especially on the road. I'm trying to work out two jobs for the next three days, and can't call or text my customers.

It is really amazing how these little objects can become so central to your daily life.

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Old 07-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #10
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Casey, I can sure understand how your lifestyle dictates how much you need your cell phone more than most of us.

For me, my flip cell phone is for emergencies when I'm not at home, and that's all. In fact, I don't even turn it on when I'm away from home, unless I want to use it. We have little control of many things these days, and that freedom of not being available every second makes me feel "powerful".. I've never sent or received a text in my life either. I'll voice speak with you on my land line when I get home, thank you very much.

The mother of my DIL said she only texts with her grown kids because she doesn't "have time" to talk with them.
You can imagine what my response to that was! That will be the day I'm "too busy" to talk with my sons on the phone, or in person!! Hearing their voice can make my day.
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