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Old 03-17-2014, 12:22 PM   #18381
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As much as you use a phone Aunt Bea, I would just stick with the Tracphone.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:31 PM   #18382
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Yeah, I like having a regular cell phone myself. I miss some of my apps, and definitely miss having a good camera always on me, but I was never one to use the phone for the internet unless I was looking up a phone number.

Do you have a Radio Shack by you, Bea? If I recall they offer all the services, at least around here, so it wouldn't be like walking into a Verizon or At&t. They will be more objective in their recommendation.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:57 PM   #18383
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I just got back from the pool after doing another 450 meters (final correct distance of 30 x 15 meter lengths). I was in a bit of pain so TB drove me on his day off which was nice... he got a chai latte and a chance to play on his laptop while waiting.

I am now preparing for our neighbour's 9 year old daughter to come over and spend a few hours while her Mom works. It is spring break for the next two weeks and I will have her Mondays and Wednesdays. She loves Monkey and Violet so that is great!

I will be making a batch of fondant for the cake I am doing for the weekend. It's based on the movie "Frozen" so I need to make a whole pile of snowballs as the tier borders and a few characters which need to be done ahead of time.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:34 PM   #18384
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I'm sure your neighbor is so appreciative of you watching her little one, LP! They are lucky to have you right next door. Have fun making your cake, looking forward to seeing pics.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:40 PM   #18385
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I impulse bought a 6 lb. box of local strawberries from a road stand on my way back from grocery shopping yesterday. So, I'm taking a break now from washing, and trimming them. They're delicious!

They'll go quick. I'll keep a good amount, give some away, and freeze some for whatever.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:20 PM   #18386
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My cable company keeps trying to get me to have a landline phone.

I've been just fine with just my Tracphone. I don't place or receive many calls, and it works when the power is out, like during a hurricane.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:46 PM   #18387
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Thanks for all of the input.

I will give it a few days before I make a final decision. I have been thinking about this and I think the only feature that I might use on a modern phone is the camera, if I'm in an auto accident.

In the end I will probably keep my "burner" and just cancel the landline phone.

Thanks again!
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:34 PM   #18388
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We don't worry about our cable landline going out because we still have the cell phones. We have talked about getting rid of it. It's in a triple play with our TV and internet. Actually, I don't see him doing that. He is very old school. He does not text at all. If he gets a voice mail he give his cell phone to me to pick up the message. It's only been recently that he learned how to use an ATM. Teaching him that one was a big mistake!
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:23 PM   #18389
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We keep an old landline that doesn't even have dial tone. It works when the power is off. Bell runs just enough current into their plugs to run an old fashioned phone. Cell phones can run out of power. Yes, we have car chargers.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:12 PM   #18390
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We have car chargers too. One time there was a big power outage. Everyone showed up at a restaurant in the next town that wasn't effected. People were plugging their cell phones into the restaurant's electrical outlets.
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