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Old 08-30-2013, 12:30 PM  
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Just deleted my Facebook account that I've had for the better part of the decade.

Final straws were:

-Wife got gas at the local Sonoco and she told me later that day some random dude tried to befriend her on FB. She looked at his profile and he works at the Sonoco station.

-Companies associated with TransUnion/Experian are building credit risk profles based on who your friends are on FB.

-Email from FB yesterday explaining that any/all data submitted on your profile can be used for whatever purpose they desire.

CONS > PROS

Goodbye
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:04 PM   #136
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Such as?
Mine runs $35 bucks a month. To offset that I have no home phone (actually I paid for that magicjack at $20 a year for unlimited calling). Cool thing about my phone (that I picked up new (yet older model) for $98 off ebay is that whenever I have an available wifi connection I can call from my cell without using any of my minutes(1500 any time or text). The fact that I live on campus with wifi every where makes it a very inexpensive and valuable asset.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:09 PM   #137
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A satellite phone IS a cell phone, dumbass.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #138
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Shit, what if you're out running around with people, you split up, and you want to meet up somewhere later.

Um, a cell phone would be handy.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:15 PM   #139
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A satellite phone IS a cell phone, dumbass.
I thought the satellite phones were them big old navy seal looking mofos. They make them smaller?
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #140
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Shit, what if you're out running around with people, you split up, and you want to meet up somewhere later.

Um, a cell phone would be handy.
That's not practical. You go home and check your home phone messages and then go to the place they wanted to meet at.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #141
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In my line of work, I'd pretty much be ****ed if I couldn't check my email any time I wanted or be reached in case of an emergency. If we were looking to hire someone and they refused to get a cell phone, it'd definitely be a negative on the score sheet.
Same here... it's a requirement for work, and there's really no way around it.


Even if I wanted to live day to day without all of the conveniences of a smart phone, if nothing else, it sure would be a pain in the ass for other people.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:18 PM   #142
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That's not practical. You go home and check your home phone messages and then go to the place they wanted to meet at.


Yeah that sounds like a great way to waste time and gas.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #143
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Don't ever play games on Facebook. I talked to a scammy marketing company a while back, and they proudly told me how they've created some games on Facebook. To play the games you do that "give permission" thing, and they use it to grab all your personal data and sell it.
I've heard of that type of stuff. What do they do with this "personal data"? And exactly what personal data are they selling? I don't have my credit card info, bank account number or even my address on my Facebook.

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Please explain. What advantage does your cell phone give you over others? I assume your mother has a land line in her basement for those late night calls to 1-800-man-meat.
For seriously?
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #144
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How about ****ing road side assistance, just for starters?
If my car breaks down, I can walk to the nearest phone.

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Jeez, this isn't hard.
Nope.

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Imagine being able to shop and having the option of instant product reviews and price comparisons at your fingertips.
I don't buy much and I like to see, feel, hear what I'm buying before I buy it. If I can't, this computer I'm typing on does a pretty good job at finding that kind of shit. I really don't need to do that walking down the street.

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No, I'm ascending above other humans as I free myself from such frivolous gadgets. Plus I'm not subjecting myself to increased risk of cancer from the radiation emissions of such electronic devices.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:39 PM   #145
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In my line of work, I'd pretty much be ****ed if I couldn't check my email any time I wanted or be reached in case of an emergency. If we were looking to hire someone and they refused to get a cell phone, it'd definitely be a negative on the score sheet.
A cell phone or lack thereof has no bearing on my work. In fact, at work the use of them is highly discouraged if not altogether banned.

I love my job.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:58 PM   #146
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If my car breaks down, I can walk to the nearest phone.



I just show up.



Nope.



I don't buy much and I like to see, feel, hear what I'm buying before I buy it. If I can't, this computer I'm typing on does a pretty good job at finding that kind of shit. I really don't need to do that walking down the street.



No, I'm ascending above other humans as I free myself from such frivolous gadgets. Plus I'm not subjecting myself to increased risk of cancer from the radiation emissions of such electronic devices.
So I'm guessing your household doesn't have these devices then amirite?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #147
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If my car breaks down, I can walk to the nearest phone.
So?

Why ignore a more convenient option?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #148
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Mine runs $35 bucks a month. To offset that I have no home phone (actually I paid for that magicjack at $20 a year for unlimited calling). Cool thing about my phone (that I picked up new (yet older model) for $98 off ebay is that whenever I have an available wifi connection I can call from my cell without using any of my minutes(1500 any time or text). The fact that I live on campus with wifi every where makes it a very inexpensive and valuable asset.
You know there's a magicjack app you can install on a no-service phone and it will function as a cell phone? That's what we did for my ten-year old. Pay $20 a year which we were already paying anyway and she has my old smart-phone.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:13 PM   #149
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #150
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You know there's a magicjack app you can install on a no-service phone and it will function as a cell phone? That's what we did for my ten-year old. Pay $20 a year which we were already paying anyway and she has my old smart-phone.
I've got the app on my phone and was actually using it when I went in the hospital. I used it up until the end of my old phone's life and probably would've installed it on the new phone but this htc sensation I have has it built in and will send and receive calls from my cell phone number. Pretty impressed with it. That being said, in terms of a home phone solution magic jack is freaking awesome.
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