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bill50cal #810227 05/25/20 1:11 pm
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I am a flip phone guy. Texting is ok for a telephone number or a "yes" or "no" response, but mostly texting is for someone that does not want to talk to you. We got our first cell phone when they were called "bag: phones. Had to put an antenna on the roof of your car, but a great technology improvement….like the comic strips Dick Tracy wrist radio.

I am on my fourth flip phone, The three previous had unfortunate encounters with salt water.

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Originally Posted by Richrd
Flip phones rules!
Flip phones, with the pimple on key 5, allowed eyes off responses, much safer than current touch screens.
But, for finding a rental bike (McCallums) in Northern Ireland, 15 minutes after Tom buzz sawed his crankcase in half with a conrod, nothin beets a smartie.


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I fought the move to a smart phone for a long time. Made the mistake of taking a call on one in front of my project manager. He was floored. I had a smart phone the next day. Hated it. Too big. Too complicated. Well as time went by and I learned a little about how to use it. I don’t want to be without it. Text with photos and with 5-6 others at the same time. Because you don’t want to talk to someone Mr Mike?? Naw it’s just a tool and a really good one. I’m typing this on one right now and I’m texting back and forth with a group and a couple of other friends. And I don’t have to say........ hey can I call you right back, I got another call coming in.

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Gordon, My life is too short to be wasting it on long typewritten responses on a smart phone, facebook and all that junk. I've got too much left to do in this life. I can talk a lot faster than I can type. I have a old tablet in my shop for checking weather, buying parts, email, taking on the road and those useful things. I have a desk top in the house that does the same. You could make the case that I could do it all with a smart phone but it would have to be as big as a tablet for me to read it. I am just content with a cheap little flip phone that easily slips in my front pocket. When it rings I answer it. I know I am behind the times, but I see so many people wasting away their lives on these smartphones. I see kids that don't even go out and play anymore because they ARE"ON" THEIR SMART PHONE all day long. Hard to have a conversation with my grand kids because the smart phone is always beeping or buzzing and they hafta see what it is...... ...but they rarely talk on it .

Just my way of seeing things.....old fashioned...yep.... Your post is probably the hundredth time someone has tried to convince me I need a smart phone.

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Mr Mike my friend. I’m not trying to convince anyone to get a smart phone. Just trying to explain why I like and use mine. For work I have a laptop and one of those tablet type things (I have never used) but I don’t use them anymore since I got this phone. Oh and the camera on these things!!!!

We’re good. You and Richrd flip away. I understand completely. Kids???? Yea they don’t play in the woods like I used to. But this is their time and I’m just an observer. Seems like every generation goes through something like that.

Take care and I hope our paths cross again soon.

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Not only am I a dedicated flip phone user, I keep it turned off till I need it to make a call or if I know someone is going to call me. Less distractions in life that way.


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I keep mine on, mostly so my missus can get me. I stay in the shop or on the water a lot so it is a nice safety device. I only get a few calls each day and it is very handy to not have to leave messages at the house. I don't do facebook or any of those other things so a flip phone is all I need. The best use of a cell phone is when I go shopping and they don't have what is on the list. I call home from the store and get it right rather than get home with the wrong thing and get that look from her. Anyone who has been married knows about those looks.

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Mikey, the idea here is not to need to send you a PM to turn your phone on before we call. It will tell you when SHE s calling so you can pretend not to hear it.


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Well said Richard,
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Mr Mike, that was aimed at mikeg. He keeps his phone turned off so the wife can't find him.


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Originally Posted by Richrd
Mr Mike, that was aimed at mikeg. He keeps his phone turned off so the wife can't find him.


Oops, now Mr. Mike is "busted". Hope Lela doesn't see that! For a price, we can make sure she doesn't ... !!

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I resisted having a smart phone for a long time, mostly because of the added cost of a data plan.
Now I text more than I call, mostly because I don't wish to talk to voicemail if you're not available. Still annoys me when people keep sending fresh texts before I have time to answer the first one. If you wish to interrupt me, please call and talk. Also, it's not a race, please proof read your text before hitting send and then having to correct what you just sent because it makes no sense. Thumbs are for space bars, NOT for typing.
I do tend to leave my phone on at all times, but I use Do Not Disturb at night so y'all don't wake me up at the crack of dawn with whatever dribble you have to say. I also use Do Not Disturb While Driving. Genius! It should be required on all phones. Texting while driving should have the same penalty as drunk driving, loss of license.


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Originally Posted by Richrd
Mr Mike, that was aimed at mikeg. He keeps his phone turned off so the wife can't find him.

BINGO!!

That, and I spend a great part of the day a slave to the phone. Most times at home I won't pick up till the answering machine gets it.


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how bout this? I'll send mikeg's hoome number out to all you guys and we pick a nite and everyone takes turns calling him and hang up when the machine comes on. or we can all leave a message that his new bike is in and waiting to be picked up.


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Lunch in Blowing Rock and a run around a bit of the BRP.
Up this way by car for a couple days to take a break from the FL heat.
Now I get it. What great Brit bike terrain.


What we've got he'ah... is failure... to communicate.
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if you would like to get up i am 45 miles from blowing rock and my # is 407 484 three three eight eight


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Thanks Bill.
We are headed back southbound but I'm sure hoping to get one of the bikes up here in near future.
Will coordinate.


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Chance to give the paddle shifters a workout. smile


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Bill50cal has a nice route! Better when the venison burger isnt there!


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