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I broke my phone. I mean, really, I broke my cell. It was on the fritz and
I got frustrated, knocked on the screen, saying "Hello???" and the screen shattered. I felt, shall we say, sheepish.

Now I'm waiting for a new phone and I feel completely unconnected to the world. I can't look at any of my apps, play Words with Friends, text message, heck I don't even know any of my contacts phone numbers!

Help!
 

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I've managed to go my entire life without a cell phone that have decent games, apps, internet or buttons that doesn't suck ass.
 

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Can you get a replacement phone while you wait? Some cell providers will do that if you break your phone, lend you a phone. Like a car while yours is in the shop
 

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I can't stand people who need to be doing something on their phones all the time. You're right, it's unhealthy. Not to mention alienating and rude. Have you ever been having a conversation with someone only to have them whip out their iPhone and respond to a text? I have. It happens a lot. I get pissed off and say, "Oh, I'm sorry, don't let me keep you from your important text messages." In my Environmental Bio class students are always texting while the professor is talking. He tells them to stop, but they keep it up. If I were him I'd kick them out and mark them as absent. You can't be away from your phone for 1 hour and 15 minutes? That is just not healthy. I think society would be better off if we ditched our dependency on cell phones and learned to interact with each other face to face.

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I thought I'd lost my phone for about 5 minutes last week & it felt like the end of the world.
 

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I can't stand people who need to be doing something on their phones all the time. You're right, it's unhealthy. Not to mention alienating and rude. Have you ever been having a conversation with someone only to have them whip out their iPhone and respond to a text? I have. It happens a lot. I get pissed off and say, "Oh, I'm sorry, don't let me keep you from your important text messages."
>not being able to talk and text at the same time

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In my Environmental Bio class students are always texting while the professor is talking. He tells them to stop, but they keep it up. If I were him I'd kick them out and mark them as absent.
College?
 

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about 4 years ago driving home, the cell phone rang for about the 10th time on the trip. I picked it up, looked out my mirrors and made sure nobody was behind me,...... last time I saw the phone it was bouncing down the shoulder of the Washington Beltway at about 60 mph.
Have not replaced it yet and have no intention of replacing it anytime in the near or distant future.

very liberating, you all should give it a try.
 

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>not being able to talk and text at the same time

College?
I think that when you're having a conversation with someone, it is rude to not give them your full attention. It isn't about the ability to talk and text simultaneously, it's about being polite.

Yup, college.
 

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about 4 years ago driving home, the cell phone rang for about the 10th time on the trip. I picked it up, looked out my mirrors and made sure nobody was behind me,...... last time I saw the phone it was bouncing down the shoulder of the Washington Beltway at about 60 mph.
Have not replaced it yet and have no intention of replacing it anytime in the near or distant future.

very liberating, you all should give it a try.
Fatman, I rarely agree with you on anything, but I definitely agree on this. I would love nothing more than to chuck mine out a window. I wish I could. But my parents make me have one. Even though I'm an adult, I'm still a little girl in their eyes and they want me to have it for emergencies. But it's just a basic phone.
 

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I make my daughter carry one too.

If there is an emergency I am at work, or at home or in the truck between the two. The truck has the built in phone that my wife and my daughter have the number to. Nobody else. I buy the min number of minutes each year, I think its 100 or something like that, they expire each year. I think the most Ive ever used on it was 20 of the 100.
 

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A car phone, that's classic! I remember those. Apparently they have these cell phones now that are just phones. No texting, no internet, no bells and whistles. I think they're called Jitterbugs. I think I'll switch to one of those.
 

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Yup, college.
1. Do you seriously take attendance at lectures?

2. Why would the professor give a damn?
 

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1. Do you seriously take attendance at lectures?

2. Why would the professor give a damn?
It depends. Some do, some don't. For smaller classes, yes.

A professor would give a damn because it's rude and disrespectful.
 

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A car phone, that's classic! I remember those. Apparently they have these cell phones now that are just phones. No texting, no internet, no bells and whistles. I think they're called Jitterbugs. I think I'll switch to one of those.
not a car phone like the classic car phones..
Its the OnStar one, voice activated voice comes out through the radio speakers, voice gets picked up somewhere,, only controls are on the mirror and the steering wheel. Built in, comes with all GM and I think Fords now have them standard.
 

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It depends. Some do, some don't. For smaller classes, yes.

A professor would give a damn because it's rude and disrespectful.
Attendance to lectures doesn't contribute to the money that you receive, does it?

The professors at my college apparently doesn't agree with you. And neither do I.
 

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Attendance to lectures doesn't contribute to the money that you receive, does it?

The professors at my college apparently doesn't agree with you. And neither do I.
Well, Envy, some professors actually want students who are there to learn and contribute. Funny, that.
 

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not a car phone like the classic car phones..
Its the OnStar one, voice activated voice comes out through the radio speakers, voice gets picked up somewhere,, only controls are on the mirror and the steering wheel. Built in, comes with all GM and I think Fords now have them standard.
Woah, fancy. That's a good idea.
 

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Well, Envy, some professors actually want students who are there to learn and contribute. Funny, that.
>contribute
>lectures



Sending a text message doesn't exclude one from the fine art of learning anyhow.
 

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Well, Envy, some professors actually want students who are there to learn and contribute. Funny, that.
A friend and I were escorted not so politely out of a lecture in college for talking in the back of the room, that was a few years ago however. It was one of the business classes, the professor insisted that the "Gentlemen" wore button down shirts and a tie while in his "Kingdom" I think it was around 82 that this happened.
 

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>contribute
>lectures



Sending a text message doesn't exclude one from the fine art of learning anyhow.
I don't know how things are done at your college, but at mine a lot of the lectures are discussions between the profs and students. It's more interactive and you learn more. And yes, texting when you should be paying attention does detract from learning. I don't see how you could argue otherwise. If you're texting, you're not paying attention to the lecture/discussion. Simple.
 
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