My cell phone died. LG VX-5500. A year and a half old, not that old.
Took my old backup phone to the cell store, and got the service moved
New phone arrives tomorrow, Fed Ex. I'm amazed how essential cell
phone is, in my life. Not sure what I did before they were invented.
On Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:01:41 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
Here's where you should have gotten your new phone.
That way if you were too lazy to work our great leader in Washington
fixed it so you could get a free phone and free service at the expense
of the tax paying citizens.
It is a shame and shows how corrupt both sides are. Congress is the only
one who can authorize such payments and the democrat Congress with
Pilosi having the gavel in her hand as speaker approved "helping" the
That is why organizations such as the tea party have sprung up because
the average person is tired of politicians who are owned by special
You know, it's a curious thing that Obama and the Dems haven't made a
point of explaining that 90% of the $787Bil TARP money has either
been paid back or is no longer at risk. The last estimate I heard
recently was that they think the govt will lose $70bil tops, with the
real possibility of it actually being zero or showing a profit. Yet
almost everyone keeps acting like the money was just given to the
banks and other businesses with no repayment. Instead the Dems just
keep taking a beating, which they should for plenty of other reasons,
but not for this.
It's also interesting that the TARP plan was initiated under the final
months of Bush, was counted towards the Bush deficit that Obama likes
to point to that he inherited. But $700 bil of that deficit the govt
has or is getting back, hence it did not really increase the national
debt. The spending Obama has done after that was the money that was
truly handed out, really added to the deficit, and will never be paid
On 10/7/2010 6:07 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Why not? What everyone I know and I think is that the pirates should
have been left to fail and more honest institutions should have taken
over just like with any other failure.
Its a behavioral thing. Assuming you have children suppose your teenager
carelessly wrapped their car around a tree. How much of a lesson do you
think it would be if you woke them up the next morning and said "honey,
I know you didn't mean it so hear are the keys to a new car I just
bought for you" or suppose your brother in law was an irresponsible
gambler and came to you for money and you said "OK Bob, let me get my
checkbook, will $100,000 be enough?
But the democrat Congress (the division of government that holds the
purse strings) was in control for the last two years of the Bush
administration. They could have simply said no. They didn't so they bear
the lion's share of the responsibility. That includes my congressman who
was one of the biggest pimps of the "too big to fail" marketing campaign.
There is a TV ad with a woman where a grandmother says she can call her
grandkids for free. WTF is that? They make it seem the free program is
for emergencies and trying to find jobs. Then they throw in the part
about the grandmother. geesh, my prepaid doesn't allow me 200 minutes a
month, yet the freeloaders call whoever they want.
I like the summary;
"This specific program, SafeLink, started under President George Bush,
with grants from an independent company created under President Bill
Clinton, which was a legacy of an act passed under President Franklin
Roosevelt, which was influenced by an agreement reached between
telecommunications companies and the administration of President
Wilson Phones, anyone?"
RR, the truly great leader. Would have reduced taxes so the economy
would stimulate. And then I could get a job with good benefits, and
buy my own cell phone.
"Lazy people don't prosper". - Shane, from the Surviving Katrena blog.
On Wed, 06 Oct 2010 19:01:41 -0400, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I've not had one for three years now, and it's a liberating experience.
If people need to contact me in an emergecy, they'll find a way. For
everything else, I'm either near a land-line, or email, or whatever it is
can wait until I get to it. Life just shouldn't be so fast that we have
to be at someone's beck and call every waking second of the day :-)
I spent the entire day waiting for Fed Ex to drop off
my new phone. Usually they are here about 10 AM.
The guy arrived 4:37 PM, left a door sticker. I was
here, but didn't hear him knock. Musta not knocked
So, four service calls I could have done today get
rescheduled. I'm going to spend tomorrow apologizing
to people. See if I can either do the work, reschedule
a second time, chase around and try to keep everyone
happy. All the time cursing Verizon and Fed Ex.
I called the toll free number. She says if I sign the door
sticker, he should leave the package. Lets hope I can
get the phone activated. My backup piece of equipment,
the battery doen't keep a charge. I did find the emergency
charger I bought years ago. Came with the first set of
batteries. Which have since corroded, leaked all over
Curses to Verizon and their signature required. Curses
to the Fed Ex driver who doesn't pound on doors.
Same here. They're much handier than the business band radios of
old. We can leave voice mail for each other with the phone which is a
big advantage over the radios. We can call our farmer customers if we
need to. They can't call us. Our phones don't broadcast our numbers, a
very handy feature.
My co worker has a camera phone. It was handy once. He tried to
describe an electrical component to me without success. He showed me a
picture of it the next day.
I bought the first personal ones for my parents. They needed one if
they had problems traveling on country roads in Nebraska.
A list here of prepaid cell phones if anyone happens to be
interested: > http://tinyurl.com/dfyvn
The best cellphone I ever had was my 1996 Motorola Nextel push to talk
radio/cellphone. It put out a full watt of RF and was stout enough to
club a mugger over the head with and still function to call the cops.
It was big too, big enough for my big hands and didn't break like all
these dinky little inexpensive overly complicated wonders of technology
that we have to put up with now. I JUST WANT A CELLPHONE THAT FREAKING
MAKES PHONE CALLS AND FITS DARNED HAND!!! Phew! My head hurts.....
On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 23:21:27 -0500, The Daring Dufas
I've still got my old Nokia 9100 GSM phone and about 4 batteries for
it . Nothing but a phone. No extras, and it just works, and works.
Better range than my Blackberry too.
I keep it around as a backup/spare.
On 10/8/2010 2:45 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have a Nokia 2600 TracFone and it's about the simplest cellphone out
there. I have actually use the stopwatch function to time a gas fired
conveyor oven but I rarely even play with any of the other functions
and I have NEVER used the texting function. The fracking buttons are
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