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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 - 3:39pm

In spite of a previous horrible experience with AT&T customer service, we are considering going back to them. P is very unhappy with her LG/Android device and wants to go back to an iPhone. When I compared AT&T's phone lease/plan to Verizon/Sprint/T-Mobile; AT&T comes in with the lowest price on the package. My phone is paid for by my employer and my current contract is up the end of this month, so I will be going back to an iPhone as well.
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 - 2:53pm

Even the President is not immune
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/trump-pena-nieto-mexico-earthquake-242727
{#Liar}


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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 1:32pm

 Proclivities wrote:
land line

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 12:09pm

land line
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Posted: Apr 11, 2017 - 7:43am

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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 2:24pm

 kcar wrote:

You paid a dollar for an iPhone6? You are the Queen of the Deal. Costco's lawyers were probably wrestling with how to deny your rebate...for four months. 

{#Clap}{#Notworthy}{#Bananapiano} 

 
Well, they certainly didn't make the rebate process transparent, and it took some determination on my part to get it. I'm sure they count on people NOT being determined. {#War}
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 2:05pm

 Antigone wrote:

I waited and waited and waited, and finally found a deal on an iPhone6 through CostCo about a year ago. The phone was $100, with a mail-in rebate of $99 (which took FOUR MONTHS to be processed, but still). I have an old Verizon plan (for "civil" employees) that I grandfathered in. I have been VERY happy with the phone. And by getting rid of my landline I actually have lowered my monthly bill.

 
You paid a dollar for an iPhone6? You are the Queen of the Deal. Costco's lawyers were probably wrestling with how to deny your rebate...for four months. 

{#Clap}{#Notworthy}{#Bananapiano} 
ScottFromWyoming
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 1:50pm

 buzz wrote:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Mine went thru the washer or I'd still have it...
 

 
should get an LG. i ran jrzy's thru the washer and dryer twice. worked fine. 
 
It was an LG flip phone. I do think it got laundered more than once.
 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 1:44pm

ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Mine went thru the washer or I'd still have it...
 

 
should get an LG. i ran jrzy's thru the washer and dryer twice. worked fine. 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 12:52pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
I had a Tracfone dumbphone for years, loved it. 
 
Mine went thru the washer or I'd still have it...
 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 12:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
$8/month for pay-as-you-go phone service from tracfone. Includes some data but I only turn that on when I'm traveling and need to look something up. Otherwise I just wait until I find some wifi.

I don't see mine anymore, but here's a Samsung for $30

Here's the service Scott's talking about.

I had a Tracfone dumbphone for years, loved it. My wife still does, ditto. My kids have done the Tracfone smartphone thing too, great results. Coverage is not perfect, but you're risking $15. If it doesn't work for you walk away and hook your phone up to somebody else.

I recently had some issues with my phone, took it down to Verizon for a fix. They clucked their tongues at me because it was soooo old—V2 vs. the current V6. Whatever. Still works fine. You can pick up last year's phone on eBay from a hipster who's gotta have the latest thing for a pittance. Bonus if they forget to wipe the memory!
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 10:03am

 Skydog wrote:

way ahead of ya my man, we use the old school method of communicating with different color materials
as you can clearly see on the 3rd line from the bottom that I am ordering a pizza 
.
 Image result for yelling down to the street from apartment window

 
no pepperoni please

it'll give me agida
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 10:00am

 aflanigan wrote:

Enjoy it while you can. Trump just announced tariffs on imported string and tin cans.

 

 
way ahead of ya my man, we use the old school method of communicating with different color materials
as you can clearly see on the 3rd line from the bottom that I am ordering a pizza 
.
 Image result for yelling down to the street from apartment window


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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 7:28am

 Skydog wrote:

my plan to be the last person on Earth not to have a cell phone is progressing nicely

 
Enjoy it while you can. Trump just announced tariffs on imported string and tin cans.

 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 6:36am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

$8/month for pay-as-you-go phone service from tracfone. Includes some data but I only turn that on when I'm traveling and need to look something up. Otherwise I just wait until I find some wifi.

I don't see mine anymore, but here's a Samsung for $30

 
I waited and waited and waited, and finally found a deal on an iPhone6 through CostCo about a year ago. The phone was $100, with a mail-in rebate of $99 (which took FOUR MONTHS to be processed, but still). I have an old Verizon plan (for "civil" employees) that I grandfathered in. I have been VERY happy with the phone. And by getting rid of my landline I actually have lowered my monthly bill.
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 6:19am

 Alexandra wrote:

 
If it was free, why the $8/month?
 
Where does one find a refurb?

 
$8/month for pay-as-you-go phone service from tracfone. Includes some data but I only turn that on when I'm traveling and need to look something up. Otherwise I just wait until I find some wifi.

I don't see mine anymore, but here's a Samsung for $30
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 5:41am

 Alexandra wrote:
I'm finally ready to be assimilated into the world of smart phones. I held out longer than most people I know who were hold-outs. Even longer than my oldest friends.

But I am overwhelmed with decision. I really need to keep my phone bill around what it is now - $37.94/month. I read reviews of the month-to-month cheaper phones (Cricket Wireless, etc.) and they say the phones are no good and will be outdated more quickly (my neighbor has one, for all the same stuff I need, and has no complaints). The phone is free.

Otherwise, family members have invited me to be on their plan—but I still need to pay for a phone. I can't help cringing at paying over $500 for a damn phone. Currently, I'm with Verizon and they don't give you phones for being with them x-amount of months.

All I would use is its calling/texting/picture-taking capability, an occasional email check if I absolutely HAD to, skyping, and GPS. Seriously. I don't want to have my nose in it all the time, and I don't need any bells and whistles. I will probably open the occasional video someone sends me of my great-nieces/nephews. I won't be listening to YouTube songs or watching videos. I already spend enough screen time on a computer.

So. What to do.....

I was completely turned off by lack of attention and enthusiasm for trying to sell me a phone at my local Verizon store (people suck at customer service these days)...so I might just call in the comfort of my own home. 

 
I have a Motorola Moto G that does everything I want. When I was in the US it worked fine. Forget which networks, but I believe it will work on any because it is unlocked.
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 5:17am

 Skydog wrote:

okay here's proof, as you can see here I am also the last person on the moon without a cellphone
.
Image result for last person on Earth not to have a cell phone
 

 
not to get sidetracked or anything

but this reminds me of a book i never read



because racist


Skydog

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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 4:52am

 miamizsun wrote:

impossible!

even tho you don't have a cell phone i'd have to see it to believe it

 
okay here's proof, as you can see here I am also the last person on the moon without a cellphone
.
Image result for last person on Earth not to have a cell phone
 
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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 - 4:35am

 Skydog wrote:

my plan to be the last person on Earth not to have a cell phone is progressing nicely

 
impossible!

even tho you don't have a cell phone i'd have to see it to believe it
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