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Fred W. Hargis Jr

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smartphone. As a proud member of the "I don't have a cell phone" group..up until last week, I had no choice. Our internet service is experiencing some technical problems they haven't been able to resolve. As it turns out I've some to rely on the inner net for some important (to me) stuff. Like finances, IRA, and yes...Amazon (laugh if you will, but in the sticks that's sometimes the only place to get certain things). John Morris suggested I consider setting up a "wi-fi hot spot" with a cell phone, so that was the last nail in the coffin. I didn't even know you could such things....your cell phone acts like a wi-fi connection for other stuff. So, my days as a cell phone abstainer are over crying-smiley-face.gif and I'm forced to spend money I didn't want to spend. Now I'm trying to learn to use the dang thing, and we still aren't quite there on the hot spot, but I'll get figured out. I've already learned that carrying these things around is a royal PITA, heavy and awkward. Such is life, I guess.

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Welcome to the world of technology, Fred.  We finally bit the bullet and bought smart phones 3 years ago and my life would be difficult without it. What make and model did you buy?

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I know the feeling, Fred! My wife has had one for years but I resisted. I so enjoy my alone time and privacy. Having to be able to be contacted anytime was very objectionable. But, alas, my Mom need something that she could carry with her anywhere- for safety. Got her a simple phone and I went with a "smart phone". I hate it but it is necessary. Just wait until the telemarketers get your number!

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We cut the cord about two years ago. We've had a Trac phone, that stayed in the vehicle, for maybe 5 years. Now we have a car that finds that phone and connects for hands free use. Quite handy.

We bought a Samsung two years ago and got rid of the land lines. Panasonic makes a set of phones that can be paired with a cell phone. So, we have phone service in 4 rooms. That's also handy. 

Our Verizon pay as you go plan has limited data useage so, we probably couldn't use it as a hot spot. Thank goodness our internet provider is FAIRLY reliable. Our TV is all internet now, also. Between cutting off the land lines and Dish, we save over what the cell and internet service costs.

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Ron, I wound up getting an I Phone 7P, only because my wife uses an I pad (all the time) so she's ready to go with an I phone. I bought an "unlocked" one and went with Sprint (for now) but if this doesn't work out I'll move on to another carrier.one

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so what has it done for your IQ awareness....

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