My phone is still going strong at 6 years, so I was just wondering what
YOUR phone hardware total cost of ownership is over the past five years?
We should cover:
1. Original cost including tax (which could be almost 10% in some states)
2. Cases (if used - where some all-glass phones literally *require* a case)
3. Batteries (if required, including those required to maintain CPU speeds)
4. Useful items (e.g., courageous non-3.5mm earbuds, SD/SIM cards, etc.)
5. Minus current Ebay/Amazon used resale value (realistic numbers please)
It would interesting to see your total cost of ownership over 5 years.
Samsung S4 was about $400 new. No additional cost to consider so just
divide that by 5. No plans to ever sell it so no reason to factor that
nonsense. It will be dead when finally replace.
The one that have astronomical costs are the ones that replace every
years just to get the new model.
Not sure what the point of your exercise it.
Why don't you just post your numbers.
I can't wait to see your completely fabricated resale value numbers.
I can easily guess *why* you don't - and yet you refute the numbers I
It's simply because your belief system isn't supported by facts.
In fact, your belief system is *threatened* by facts.
Facts such as true total cost of ownership.
In comp.mobile.android, on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:00:25 +0000 (UTC), Harold
You've slipped into the recent practice of misusing refute, when you
mean deny, contradict or attempt to refute (or another word I can't
To refute means to provide accurate and sufficient evidence to convince
others of the truth of something. That someone says the opposite is in
no way a refutation, even if the second person is right and the original
claim was wrong.
Over 5 yrs, my total cost = $50, because I purchased my T-mobile To Go
Nokia 6030 "dumb" phone (for about $30) 8 yrs ago, along with $100 worth
of talk time. That qualified me for Gold status, where all unused
minutes roll over for a full year if I purchase only a minimal number of
refill minutes ($10) within that year. I use the phone for only 15-45
minutes/year, refill 364 days after the previous refill, and still have
a balance of about 1200 minutes of talk time. My wife has the same type
of phone, same plan, and similar balance. We use the phones only for
emergencies and only have them turned on when one of us is out of the
house. Maybe 10 people in the world know our cell phone numbers. We
have texting turned off by T-Mobile, so we never have to pay for spam texts.
Unfortunately one of the people who knows my number is name Heather and
is a lower than whale shit telemarketer. What's worse is the maggots
have started to spoof out of service local numbers that constantly
change. May they all die of STDs.
Prison is not harsh enough. I'd like to see the death penalty for these assholes.
On the do not call list?
I just reported a number that called 42 times trying to sell me an
extended warranty on a car I sold two years ago. Most times I don't
answer, other times I let them go theough the whole spiel and tell them
I sold the car, a fe times I told them the owner they are looking for
dies a month ago. After that, one still had the balls to ask if I still
had the car.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:50:34 AM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
For cell phones there are apps that will screen and identify calls from
shysters like that. I use Should I Answer on my Android. They have a
database in the cloud with known fraud, spam, etc and it will identify
it as that when it's ringing. Or you can tell it to block them permanently,
etc. And if you see a call that it doesn't know about, you can flag it,
type a line about what it is, and then it updates their database.
Do not call list is worthless. Telemarketers mostly evade
identification and even when they are caught, the fines are just a
fraction of what most of them make; they just consider it a cost of
doing business. Ever since we've configured our phones for NOMOROBO, we
hear a single ring ---- and then silence for almost all robocalls. It
didn't reduce the number of telemarketing calls we get, but maybe only 1
in 30 are a live person from a number we haven't blocked yet. (Our
phones allow us to manually block any incoming call with the press of a
button on the handset with a memory for 250 blocked numbers. In
addition, we can go on-line to our phone service provider, view our
calling history and block an unlimited number of numbers.) However,
lately we've noticed that they callers are getting more desperate.
We're getting robocalls as early as 8:30 on Sunday mornings!
In comp.mobile.android, on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:25:05 -0500, Peter
Speak for yourself John.
I'm sure it's valuable. Before it I got loads of spam calls. After it
I got almost none. Occasionally there have been some since, one that
called several times a week and anothat called half that often, for a
few weeks, but they faded away. They come and they go, but there isn't
more than one a day now adn there's never anyone on the line when I pick
up. I usually pick up on the first ring.
That is very good i hear, but it works only for voip phones
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