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Michael Rolls

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Mobile phones
« on: Nov 29, 2018, 04:09:56 PM »
Ofcom have apparently conducted a study which demonstrates that 78% of us 'could not live without our mobile phone'. So, what happens if you deprive people of their mobile? Will 78% of them drop dead?
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2018, 04:36:24 PM »
It could come as a shock. They may need to start thinking for themselves or even talking.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2018, 04:48:10 PM »
I doubt if they really could not live with them but I do see many people walking about tiddling with their smart phones. Poor devils are going to suffer on 29th March when batteries will stop working.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2018, 05:23:38 PM »
They certainly seem to be something difficult to leave alone. Addiction or dependency? The latter to my mind. My own is just a phone.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #4 on: Nov 29, 2018, 05:26:51 PM »
I'm one of those who never wanted a mobile phone, now I don't go out without it.  I use mine just for texts and phone calls, sometimes I use the t'internet on it, but not very often.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2018, 07:38:31 PM »
Sat people watching on the bus to the outpatients dept this morning & almost all passengers were texting away ! In the outpatients dept no one had a mobile phone in their hands, reason, no free wifi like the local buses have.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2018, 08:21:49 PM »
WiFi is irrelevant to texting. On the buses in these parts the WiFi is usually either completely broken or so slow as to be not worth using.


Most hospitals ban phone usage so I expect that is why they weren't in use.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2018, 08:24:10 PM »
WiFi is irrelevant to texting.
Perhaps they were not texting but surfing the web ?

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2018, 08:25:10 PM »
Probably but you said texting.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2018, 08:33:33 PM »
Probably but you said texting.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2018, 08:38:10 PM »
Whilst the SMS system is not dependent upon the internet, nowadays we have WhatsApp. Not me personally you understand.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 2018, 09:01:13 PM »
A teenager can chew through several GB of data in a day using that, FaceTime, Snapchat and others. We had my 17 year old granddaughter stay a couple of days. Checking the router stats her phone used 10.23GB.
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I forgot. She also borrowed a tablet to watch Netfix.... another 2.35GB plus whatever else she used it for.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #12 on: Nov 30, 2018, 08:20:12 AM »
A lot of this vital youformation is in high definition by default too.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #13 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:03:51 AM »
That would make me one of the 22% then, my phone is usually in my coat pocket in another room, and it frequently has a flat battery, it's a phone and I've got a landline that's never flat, the landline only includes evening and weekend calls, so if I need to make a call during the day I use the mobile (usually after re-charging)
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #14 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:18:38 AM »
I keep my phone charged and pretty much always take it out with me. I will sometimes take a look at it on the bus if I can get a signal - 100% at home 10% in Norfolk and as the bus WiFi depends on 4G too that doesn't usually work either. Walking around it's in my pocket and at home it's in a bureau. I don't get close to using up any of the allowances even though it's only a 5 contract.

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