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The cell phone quiz
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The cell phone quiz
What was your first cell phone?
Mine was the Nokia.
[Image: nokia_5110.jpg]

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No.

Could you live without your cell phone?
Maybe, but I don't want to.

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
Kind of.

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
Yes.

Android or IOS?
Android

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
No.

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No, I use both equally.

What is your favorite phone app?
Settings, I know I'm boring.

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(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: What was your first cell phone?

Nokia 3510.

Quote:Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No.

Quote:Could you live without your cell phone?
Yes.

Quote:Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
I don't think about it so I can't really say that I am surprised.

Quote:Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
No.

Quote:Android or IOS?
Android.

Quote:Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
Yes if things like cover counts.

Quote:Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No.

Quote:What is your favorite phone app?

Don't have one.
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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#3

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What was your first cell phone?
Mine was an 'Omni' Japanese model that looked somewhat like this:

[Image: ee56e81a4ed4139181009a24855079ca.jpg]

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No, never have.

Could you live without your cell phone?
Easily; I seldom carry mine with me unless I'm 4x4 off-road driving.

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?

Nope.

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?

I'm retired, but if I were working, nope.

Android or IOS?
Android.

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
Nope.

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
Nope, not in any way.

What is your favourite phone app?
I don't have any apps loaded, but when I bought the phone,
I had to delete/disable about 30 that came with it by default!

—Generally speaking, I regard mobile phones as an intrusion on my right to
privacy for all sorts of reasons.  If I wanna talk with someone, then I'll initiate
the call if desperate circumstances dictate it—such as a car break down.  I don't
need every cocksucker on the planet pissing me off with endless entreaties to
call them back, or buy something I don't need, or fill out a useless survey.  In
fact, I seldom carry my mobile on my person—it's a pain in the arse to have the
bloody things in a jeans pocket, or dangling from your belt.  And I don't "do"
fucking text messaging—a phone is for SPEAKING with someone, not sending
them a fucking travesty of what a written letter used to be.

Tele means "distant" and phone is from the Greek word phōnḗ meaning "voice".
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#4

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Have never owned one.
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#5

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What was your first cell phone?
I've never actually bought my own mobile phone before. People do give me their old ones. My husband gave me his old nokia.

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No.

Could you live without your cell phone?
I do most days. I leave it permanently switched off and don't bring it around with me unless there is a chance that I might need it in an emergency. And when I do bring it with me, it's still switched off. Takes a few minutes to boot it up. No one has my number anyway except my husband. Not that anyone has any need to phone me anyway

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
No. I am a computer scientist

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
I bought one to leave permanently at work. I use it for my wifi tablet so I can continue learning German on the bus

Android or IOS?
Android

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
No. I don't even buy a phone. At least not for myself. I bought my husband's first smart phone

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No. You can't do programming on a mobile phone

What is your favorite phone app?
I haven't installed any apps on the latest smart phone that was given to me.
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(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: What was your first cell phone?

This bad boy right here

[Image: smoothu350verizon-4_large.jpg?v=1502265497]

Quote:Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?

Lmao no

Quote:Could you live without your cell phone?

No. It's absolutely necessary for my job, even if i went off-grid for social media and texting.

Quote:Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?

Fucking yes. I was only born in 1995, and yet I can't believe how much it runs the world. It's wild. I HAVE A FUCKING COMPUTER IN MY POCKET! Come on! That's insane!

Quote:Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?

I have one specifically for work.

Quote:Android or IOS?

Android

Quote:Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?

I'm not sure what that entails? A phone case?

Quote:Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?

Yes, with the exception of Netflix.

Quote:What is your favorite phone app?

Spotify
"If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet, you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled — have you no shame in that?" 

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#7

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What was your first cell phone?
I believe it was a Nokia that I bought for work in 1998.

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No.

Could you live without your cell phone?
No, I don't have a landline and I've used my cell phone to call emergency services on 911.

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
Not in the last 20 years but perhaps the last 5-10 years.

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
I have one permanently at work.

Android or IOS?
Android

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
A plastic cover.

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No, I hate staring at a tiny screen for any longer than a few minutes.

What is your favorite phone app?
I used to use NPR all day at work with headphones to drown out my obnoxiously loud coworkers but since I moved desks, I use the texting app most.

-Teresa
There is in the universe only one true divide, one real binary, life and death. Either you are living or you are not. Everything else is molten, malleable.

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What was your first cell phone?
Something like this

[Image: B7-B59050-80-E3-45-D1-A7-A0-F3248715-D583.jpg]

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No

Could you live without your cell phone?
I reckon I could but it would take some getting used to.

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
No. 

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
No

Android or IOS?
IOS

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
No. 

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No. 

What is your favorite phone app?
Spotify and Podcast
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(09-08-2019, 05:48 PM)Mathilda Wrote: What was your first cell phone?
I've never actually bought my own mobile phone before. People do give me their old ones. My husband gave me his old nokia.



Same here.  I got my first one, a Nokia, as a gift from my wife.  Well .. a gift in the sense that the bell one puts on ones cat can be regarded as a gift.  I used to work late at work where I was not reachable by phone once the school secretary went home.  Never felt the need for it it then but I do now of course.  (C'mon, @brewerb.)

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?

Nope.

Could you live without your cell phone?

Yep but would rather not.

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?

Yes.

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?

What is this "work" of which you speak?

Android or IOS?

I don't understand the question.  The Android is a brand of phone.  No idea what an IOU might be.

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?

I put a protective case on it.  

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?

No way.  The phone is always a second choice for everything I do on the computer.

What is your favorite phone app?

The map app.  
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#10

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[Image: 220px-Siemens_S10.jpg]

This one. 1997


Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
Don't know what that means, but I always used it in my car

Could you live without your cell phone?
Yes

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
No. Computers developed, why not phones?

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
No

Android or IOS?
Android

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
No.

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No. It's nearly exclusively for phoning.

What is your favorite phone app?
None
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(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: What was your first cell phone?
Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
Could you live without your cell phone?
Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
Android or IOS?
Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
What is your favorite phone app?

I don't own a cell phone (or a smart phone), so I can live without one.  They are impressive but I don't like to be quite so connected or complicated.
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(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: What was your first cell phone?

A really tough Nokia. Sold me on the brand.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?

Nope.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Could you live without your cell phone?

I need it for work to resolve issues without driving 15 miles.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?

Yes.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?

I keep one at work and one at home.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Android or IOS?

Windows.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?

Bought a cover to protect the touchscreen, and an extra charger to leave at work.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?

Nope, too small a screen, and too limited a processor. But I do use my phone as a wireless hotspot out here in the country, saves me $100/month not having a package deal to have Internet at home.

(09-08-2019, 08:46 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: What is your favorite phone app?

I've never downloaded and app. If "settings" counts, I use that regularly to wifi up to the Net from home. Built-in camera is next.
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(09-08-2019, 06:44 PM)Mark Wrote: Same here.  I got my first one, a Nokia, as a gift from my wife.  Well .. a gift in the sense that the bell one puts on ones cat can be regarded as a gift.  I used to work late at work where I was not reachable by phone once the school secretary went home.  Never felt the need for it it then but I do now of course.  (C'mon, @brewerb.)
 

I don't have a clue why the hell people want, or feel the need, to be connected all of the time.
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I have the Nokia that turned into a Decepticon. "Those Japs can really make phones!"
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(09-08-2019, 11:59 PM)brewerb Wrote:
(09-08-2019, 06:44 PM)Mark Wrote: Same here.  I got my first one, a Nokia, as a gift from my wife.  Well .. a gift in the sense that the bell one puts on ones cat can be regarded as a gift.  I used to work late at work where I was not reachable by phone once the school secretary went home.  Never felt the need for it it then but I do now of course.  (C'mon, @brewerb.)
 

I don't have a clue why the hell people want, or feel the need, to be connected all of the time.


I'm thinking of having the telephone function removed to end the annoying robo marketers cold calls.  But other than that, the map app, camera and computer access makes it worth keeping around.
"Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I'll kiss you for it. To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. 
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(09-09-2019, 12:05 AM)Mark Wrote:
(09-08-2019, 11:59 PM)brewerb Wrote:
(09-08-2019, 06:44 PM)Mark Wrote: Same here.  I got my first one, a Nokia, as a gift from my wife.  Well .. a gift in the sense that the bell one puts on ones cat can be regarded as a gift.  I used to work late at work where I was not reachable by phone once the school secretary went home.  Never felt the need for it it then but I do now of course.  (C'mon, @brewerb.)
 

I don't have a clue why the hell people want, or feel the need, to be connected all of the time.


I'm thinking of having the telephone function removed to end the annoying robo marketers cold calls.  But other than that, the map app, camera and computer access makes it worth keeping around.

Being required to be tethered to one for work sucks. Although I appreciate what it gives me in connectivity, I resent it at the same time.
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I can a cell phone so I can call 911 if I need to. And can operate the phone.
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#18

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What was your first cell phone? Nokia
Did you have a cell phone for your automobile? No
Could you live without your cell phone? Yes
Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years? Not really
Do you bring your phone charger to work with you? Sometimes
Android or IOS? IOS
Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone? Just a car charger and cover.
Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop? No
What is your favorite phone app? I’m not an app person.
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Firsts phone; Nokia.Used ONLY for emergencies ,for about 7 years. I really didn't want to be THAT available.

My car has Bluetooth, so my phone can take calls which I will end ASAP. Will not have long conversations on the phone in my car; I think it's distracting .

Could I live without it? Probably, but it would be inconvenient.

The advances in 20 years: Fascinating . My current phone has a torch! It is also a clock, on which I can set a regular alarm . It has internet access so I can Google and watch youtube or Netflix. Has a better camera than my first expensive digital camera. It has has a free voice message app with which I can send voice or text overseas. Also pretty good for phone calls.

Don't usually take my charger with me. I'd probably loose it.

This one is Android. My First one was MS. I prefer Android. Also have an Android Tablet and Android TV (Android is built in)

It has not replaced anything. I sometimes use my tablet for web surfing

Favourite app: 'WhatsAapp" for voice messaging

My current phone is a "Kogan" . Chinese generic on which a local guy called 'Kogan' has bunged his brand. It has 5 inch screen ,Hdd, and some great features. Have had it for over 2 years and it's fine It was $200. Kogan's plan cost me $146 for 12 months, unlimited calls and text. within Australia. No roaming. Carrier is Vodaphone
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What was your first cell phone?
Mine was the Jitterbug.

Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No. I have no automobile.

Could you live without your cell phone?
I have, but I always felt  a constant state of impending doom. 

Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?
Kind of. Even ten years ago, I didn't care, though.

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?
No. Medically retired.

Android or IOS?
Not sure. 

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
No.

Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No. It is not a smartphone. Plus, I like my PC. It would feel funny doing everything on a phone. Ick.

What is your favorite phone app?
Phone Info. See if I'm charged.
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What was your first cell phone?

I don’t remember the brand, but it was the size of a brick.  The only thing you could do with it was make and answer calls.  We got it when I was pregnant so I could keep in touch more easily with my husband in case of emergency.  Our son is about to turn 22. 


Did you have a cell phone for your automobile?
No.  However, I still remember the thrill of being in a limo with a phone in the 1980s; I called three people on the way to the client (a penny stock company that wanted me to write a favorable story about them—no chance, they were sleazy as hell...the ceo would call me, probably not from a limo phone, sporadically, way after midnight, for several months afterwards).


Could you live without your cell phone?
No land line anymore, so: No.  


Are you surprised at how advanced cell phones have become in twenty years?

yes!  

Do you bring your phone charger to work with you?

I have a charger in my car.  Don’t generally charge at work.  I never know whether outlets are going to be available.  

Android or IOS?

Is IOS the iPhone? I have that.  

Do you purchase accessories/extras for your phone?
Only chargers and charging cords.  


Has your phone basically replaced your PC/laptop?
No.  


What is your favorite phone app?
Text messages (is that an app?), Tuner/metronome, timer, navigation.  

I keep my phone on do not disturb about 98% of the time.
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My first mobile phone was a "bag phone" permanently installed in my car, circa 1990, with one of those corkscrew antennas mounted on the back window. I remember driving through a McDonald's and the clerk at the window doing a double-take and calling all her co-workers to see "this guy with a car phone". Such was the novelty. The phone bill for average use was approaching $500 a month but it was worth it because I could conduct billable work while driving around west central Michigan to my various clients. The Internet wasn't around yet, so to maintain software and installations I had to either physically visit them or get them to install a 9600 baud modem for me, and those weren't reliable, or fast enough for major file transfers.

Today I'm an iPhone user (iPhone 8 at present) and under-utilize it. My favorite app is Simple Call Blocker. It lets you block all calls from a given area code except for numbers that are in your address book, and it has cut out 99% of my junk phone calls, since most spam callers just spoof a phone # in your area code to try to get you to pick up. Also they keep changing the number they are supposedly calling from. Great little app.
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My first modem was a 14.4k, 2400 baud unit about the size of a pack of cigarettes.
Initially, we paid around AU$4.50 per hour for connection, which was reduced to
AU$2.50 as soon as the competition hotted up in Australia, around 1994.

I dunno why, but I still have a love/hate relationship with the sound of the old dialup
handshake.....



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(09-12-2019, 03:10 AM)mordant Wrote: My first mobile phone was a "bag phone" permanently installed in my car, circa 1990, with one of those corkscrew antennas mounted on the back window. I remember driving through a McDonald's and the clerk at the window doing a double-take and calling all her co-workers to see "this guy with a car phone". Such was the novelty. The phone bill for average use was approaching $500 a month but it was worth it because I could conduct billable work while driving around west central Michigan to my various clients. The Internet wasn't around yet, so to maintain software and installations I had to either physically visit them or get them to install a 9600 baud modem for me, and those weren't reliable, or fast enough for major file transfers.

Today I'm an iPhone user (iPhone 8 at present) and under-utilize it. My favorite app is Simple Call Blocker. It lets you block all calls from a given area code except for numbers that are in your address book, and it has cut out 99% of my junk phone calls, since most spam callers just spoof a phone # in your area code to try to get you to pick up. Also they keep changing the number they are supposedly calling from. Great little app.

Update: nevermind on my initial enthusiams for Simple Call Blocker. Apparently apps that try to block numbers have to present a LIST of numbers to IOS and it can't cope with more than around 15,000 of them. So if you block an entire area code you're talking millions of phone #s and it's a no go.

The solution I settled on was to just turn on the built-in "do not disturb" feature 24/7 for all callers except those in my phone contacts. Unwanted calls go to voice mail if someone bothers to use it (spammers seldom do). I have added contacts for things like the drugstore robo call "you have a prescription to pick up" line, etc. Voila -- no more spam calls.
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I don't remember but it flipped open like a Star Trek communicator.
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