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19 June 2007 @ 09:19 pm
I confess  
I am ancient enough that this simple cellphone seems ideal to me, right down to the unfolded phone reaching from ear to mouth. I've never felt natural talking on these small cell phones. I also don't want five zillion functions and abilities. I want a cell phone for calling out, I have no desire to be tethered to it 24/7. I want to call 911 if I have to, call for a tow truck, or reach a friend I'm trying to meet somewhere.

Finally, a common sense phone for the rest of us dinosaurs. :)

I predict that simplification will be a growing tech trend if they want to seduce those of us who didn't grow up on computers and are tired of trying to figure out complex user manuals.
labrys6 on June 20th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Tom and Tig are looking into changing plans...and yes, getting new phones. I refuse to have one of the damned annoying things, and the wee little ones with thousands of bullshit functions just annoy me even worse. I like being a dinosaur....gee, you know THERE is a quiz we need, lol: What kind of dinosaur are you?
Tapatitapati on June 20th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
What a great idea for a quiz! I don't have a problem with technology per se, just loading every single device with too many bells and whistles to use easily. I don't want to scroll through several menus to do what I want to do.

The jitterbug even has a dialtone to tell you when you are in range of service, rather than some hard to see icon. Everything is designed for older eyes--something I appreciate. If my tracfone dies I will get their phone and the pay as you go plan.
equani_tsulaequani_tsula on June 21st, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
what she said
I read in a book recently the perfect description of talking on one of those teeny phones - "she felt like she was talking to a bar of soap". Yeah. I refuse to talk on the one we have now - it is smaller than a bar of soap. The hubby has gotten me to agree to maybe use a flip phone if he can find one that I can see the keys and lights on that doesn't have the capabilities of remote controlling the Enterprise. All I really want to do is be able to call 911... maybe talk to a friend once in a rare while. It would be nice if it had service on the ranch - maybe. We kind of like being able to shrug and say "you can't reach us at the ranch - leave a message" *evil grin*
Tapatitapati on June 21st, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: what she said
Plus those short phones can't be tucked into your shoulder, so if you need to talk hands free you end up buying a headset. But I just need to do it for a few seconds at a time while I grab something, so it's a big waste of money.

I think the jitterbug is cool and I will get one if my present phone dies.