I rather have a land line vs cell phone

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I rather have a land line vs cell phone

Postby mdl28 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:27 pm

Life would without a doubt be at a pace level lower if we all just used land line phones vs carrying around our mini computer cell phones. Hand written letters are rarely done anymore, it's all in a text or email. Extra effort is not made these days to see someone, we just face chat. I miss when we were out, no one knew where we were until we came home and checked our messages and called back the people we wanted to. I say all this while typing this message on my blackberry. Yes I use blackberry vs iphone.
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Postby jrmsu » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:36 pm

I agree that skype and face time are not substitutes for face to face conversations, but I prefer emails, texts, and cell phones. I still have a land line since it is connected to my internet service at no extra charge. Only telemarketers seem to use it though. Out of curiosity, how old are you?
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Postby Rory » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:37 pm

so what exactly are you suggesting? We have come this far as a society due to the demands of that very society. Life won't slow down unless you want to accept all of the consequences of such a lifestyle. I can agree, to a point, about the lack of real connections with people nowadays, but we can only fight the future to a certain degree. All we can really do is apply those past experiences and styles to future technologies and services.

Dwelling on the past in this way makes as much sense as wishing I could still use checks for everything, because handwriting was such an art form back in the day...
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Postby mdl28 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:47 pm

I'm 30, and all I'm saying is the era we live in now is just wildly faced paced, worried what others think, and are influenced by all the wrong things. Unfortunately there is not much a single person like me can do about it other than go with the flow.
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Postby jrmsu » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:48 pm

Rory wrote:Dwelling on the past in this way makes as much sense as wishing I could still use checks for everything, because handwriting was such an art form back in the day...


I have mediocre handwriting and even worse cursive. I'm kind of glad handwritten letters are gone.
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Postby jrmsu » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:55 pm

mdl28 wrote:I'm 30, and all I'm saying is the era we live in now is just wildly faced paced, worried what others think, and are influenced by all the wrong things. Unfortunately there is not much a single person like me can do about it other than go with the flow.


I'm 25. It seems I was part of the last generation that grew up before cell phones became so prevalent and writing letters was still taught at schools.
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Postby rockyrock » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:58 pm

I still much prefer a (true) landline to mobile phone. Not VOIP but POTS. The sound quality hasn't been duplicated and the phones are much more pleasant to talk on. I had one until just a few months ago when we moved. We kept the ringer turned off but I would use it for most all local and toll-free calls.

I too miss leaving the house and being unreachable. I remember when Caller ID was invented and you could start screening your calls.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:45 am

If you prefer a landline then by all means have one. No one is going to force you to carry a personal (non-work) cellphone.


If you don't want to be like other people then don't. At work they will control every aspect of your life and would even control your mind if they could, but on your time your life is still yours for the most part. Just don't conform and play the game if it's not for you.


I'm a non-conformist myself. I have to play the games with the insane chimps at work to make a living, but when I'm on my time I am doing as I please. So long as it harms no one else, I don't give a damn if others don't like it. Let them worry about their lives and I'll worry about mine.


Don't worry about what they think. Just live life the way it seems right to you.

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Postby jlam572 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:46 am

Im 31 and even I miss the old days. I was very young before cell phones and pagers came out, but still... I try to allot one day per weekend where the GF and I don't use our cellphones, unless someone calls us. Its freed us up quite a bit. I kinda wish I could do it every day.
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Postby jrmsu » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:13 pm

jlam572 wrote:Im 31 and even I miss the old days. I was very young before cell phones and pagers came out, but still... I try to allot one day per weekend where the GF and I don't use our cellphones, unless someone calls us. Its freed us up quite a bit. I kinda wish I could do it every day.


I need to try that. I spend at least an hour a day just wasting time on my cell phone. Over a week, that is a lot of time I could be using for other things "I don't have time for."
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