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Never jumped on the phone bandwagon for some reason.

Why'd you guys jump on board when that trend started?
It has nothing to do with trends they're convenient for people who live in developed areas.

I get that they're handy if an issue comes up but it seems like the bulk of their usage goes elsewhere.


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Never jumped on the phone bandwagon for some reason.

Why'd you guys jump on board when that trend started?

I like being able to access the internet anywhere.


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Never jumped on the phone bandwagon for some reason.

Why'd you guys jump on board when that trend started?
It has nothing to do with trends they're convenient for people who live in developed areas.

I get that they're handy if an issue comes up but it seems like the bulk of their usage goes elsewhere.
edit: this turned out larger than i thought but you could just read the last paragraph

it's one of those things you wouldn't find use or dependency in unless you actually use it, and when you do it makes so many things much easier, its not absolutely necessary to use to live but it does save a lot of time doing the things id normally spend more time doing less efficiently

a phone is what it had developed from (hence smartphone) but its much more than that now, it's more like a PDA that people actually use

I have many utility apps that make using public transport much easier, such as moovit or citymapper, which i swear  by on bus times and train routes, uber is great for super cheap taxis, me and my friends have used that a couple times too

I often use it to pay friends over paypal instantly if they pay for an expensive meal or such, i dont have to go to an atm and get money out and then swap denominations or change or whatever, i can just type the exact amount and split it ( calculator on the phone is handy for that too )

i have a one-touch flashlight button that just uses the camera flash as a flashlight, and its really bright, so whenever i need a flashlight, i can just use my phone which i always have with me

if im out and about or doing some long commuting, given a comfortable enough area i would tether the phone to my laptop and do work or browse the web while on the train, or that it also doubles as a music player, and id remember the times where id have to carry both a phone and an ipod or something

sometimes i see a nice car or something cool, maybe a nice sunset, i can just pull out my phone and take a picture, and smartphone cameras are getting really really good these days, some even having full 3d capture and slow-motion

so i wouldnt really say its a bandwagon, it just has a lot of hardware like GPS, internet connectivity, wifi, accelerometers, camera, and all these come together in a single portable device you can access easily and conveniently, and there are apps that take advantage of them, where in the past you would have to carry around a lot of stuff to get that kind of functionality everywhere

its a swiss army knife of communication, and while i said a lot about why its useful, its not something you can't live without, obviously, its just one of those things where if you used it enough, you just think "how did i live before this"

i knew a guy who didnt have internet in his house until like 2011, the fact that one day he could he suddenly had access to all this information and entertainment was pretty mind blowing to him, but of course he went a lot of his life without it, so had he not ever seen it, he probably wouldve went on living his life as such

it was like me getting my first nonstick pan, back then i was fine with any pan

now i only get nonstick pans, but had i never i wouldve still been okay with cooking with any old pan

i dont want to use the word ignorance, but the time i couldve used to plan train journeys, or photo opportunities ive missed, bus iteneraries, waiting in line at the atm are all inconveniences my smartphone has effectively dashed when it does all of this stuff in the tap of a button
Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 04:31:26 PM by Pepsi


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All ya need is a reboot. I really need to clean out my sd card.


 
 
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All ya need is a reboot. I really need to clean out my sd card.
I wish. My OPO's battery and charging were pretty shot. Just using it to browse the web drained it very quickly and it charged poorly. I legit got the message "charging rapidly - 37 DAYS remaining until full" once. If I had it plugged in and charging while the phone was on, it would sometimes drain battery faster than it would charge. Sometimes I'd go to bed with it "charging" at 30% and I'd wake up to it having dropped to 10% while plugged into the wall. This was partially my fault for being one of the earliest adopters when it was in its first stages and assuming I could fix most issues by myself, but still. Glad to have a new one after 3 years.

One plus really has come a long way. The two was kind of a step back, that's why I'm back on the htc.

I constantly had problems with the fingerprint reader on the two, it would work for three days and then I'd have to clear out my fingerprints and it would work again for another three days. Plus that screen was pretty ass.


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If I'm not here, I'm doing photography. Or I'm asleep. Or in lockdown. One of those three, anyway.

The current titlebar/avatar setup is just normal.
Samsung Galaxy S5.

Got it for my early christmas present after my S4 Mini crapped out one day and couldn't reboot.


 
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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
All ya need is a reboot. I really need to clean out my sd card.
I wish. My OPO's battery and charging were pretty shot. Just using it to browse the web drained it very quickly and it charged poorly. I legit got the message "charging rapidly - 37 DAYS remaining until full" once. If I had it plugged in and charging while the phone was on, it would sometimes drain battery faster than it would charge. Sometimes I'd go to bed with it "charging" at 30% and I'd wake up to it having dropped to 10% while plugged into the wall. This was partially my fault for being one of the earliest adopters when it was in its first stages and assuming I could fix most issues by myself, but still. Glad to have a new one after 3 years.

One plus really has come a long way. The two was kind of a step back, that's why I'm back on the htc.

I constantly had problems with the fingerprint reader on the two, it would work for three days and then I'd have to clear out my fingerprints and it would work again for another three days. Plus that screen was pretty ass.
Damn, that does sound shitty. The 3T's fingerprint sensor works great. Tried it from every angle and part of my thumb and it recognizes it instantly.

When it worked it worked awesome, it just decided not to do its job occasionally.


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I can see the usages for it. It applies to location. Useful in the city. Less so out here.

Where I live there aren't enough towers to broadcast the signals between populations resulting in large communication deadzones. Anything to do with weather and climate, I learned about wind direction and cloud types and packed the right gear with me at all times. For work, most of the jobs up here aren't so heavy on the paperwork or timing changes.

And I know some of what you listed comes down to personal lifestyle. I woke up on my own or when the sun rose. I moved around enough that it was difficult to ever really be bored with the exception of winters. Always used to cooking my own food. Catching up with the news happened after work at the day's end.

Different lifestyles, different needs.





 
 
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Different lifestyles, different needs.
Sure thing. I'm not telling you to get one either, I just think you're a little quick to dismiss it as just another trend. It's as well adopted as the internet and a real necessity for many of us. You might not need or even want a mobile phone, but using one is far from jumping on the bandwagon at this point.

At the time I couldn't think of another term to use.


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I have the iPhone 6 rn. The battery life seemed to start dying extremely faster than before a couple months ago. I'll probably switch to something that's not from Apple next spring.


 
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