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Sprint Rant [Pic]

Hits: 8415 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Misc. | Added by: hfnv
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drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5445 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:26:28 PM
@Swaywithme, Just leave your number, I need to check everything is ok with your line.

Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:02:51 AM
@lauriloo:

I get that it's convenient, I really do.
However, say the cell phone towers are down. No service. Could you not call the establishment prior to leaving and say,
"I'm coming from xxxxxx, could you please give me directions?" You write them down and then follow them.
The beauty of this over Siri is that you follow your own directions, bit by bit. In so doing, you brain makes neural pathways and subconsciously picks up landmark clues and such, making actual memories and increasing your brain function.
When one uses Siri, one blindly follows instructions, never building any memories and strengthening nothing but a robotic response to authority.
I'm not saying for a moment that this is true for all, and I'm certainly not claiming that this is true for you. I'm simply saying that it is a dangerous possibility.

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3231 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:42:13 AM
Morse code! Now, *there's* an idea. Hmmm...

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:05:00 AM
I use my smartphone for navigation way too much now to go without it. Before I had it, it was tough for me to be in the car and find someplace on a whim. Yesterday, I was looking for tile for my new shower and I could just ask Siri where tile places are and get turn by turn directions. In the past, I would have to stop someplace to try to find a phone book, look up an address, try to find it on a paper map, probably give up. So much better now.

Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:41:18 AM
ferdyfred:
I could not agree with you more. Many an afternoon was made more embarrassing by my mother's call to dinner, homework, clarinet practice, bath time, etc.
But I would not trade that sort of community feeling for the world.

Swaywithme:
I believe in the presence of philosophy and free-thinking on the internet. This site alone is a bastion for clever, smart, free-thinking left and right-brainers alike.
It's just that I rarely see that sort of brilliance embodied in a person who has to text their "bff" about what they just saw on Bieber's facebook page. Know what I mean?

Besides, I may be crazy, but didn't we invent the telephone specifically so we wouldn't have to type our messages to each other all of the time? What's next? A morse code key app?

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10158 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:08:17 AM
I grew up with the only audible contact within 500 yards or so was my mother yelling 'Andrew - teatime'
if I was further away, a tribal thing occurred
mothers across the estate I lived called out to their kids and added my, and other kids to the call
pretty normal stuff in the 70's worked well
wish it was still here now, communities neighbours, all knew each other back then, now we are all insular and ignorant of all and sundry

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10158 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:00:45 AM
Like he said down below

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:55:50 AM
If you think there's no philosophy on the internet Sir, you are sadly mistaken!



Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:18:16 AM
Swaywithme:

That's hysterical!

Hey, you know what people did in the days before Twitter?

They thought. They had ideas. They philosophized and speculated, hypothesized and dreamed.

Can't be having that now, can we?

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:21:22 AM
Gypsybard

But...but, how will I reblog my twitter on my instagram vine videos? ...cube.

Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 8:43:33 PM
@Twinklestein

Everyone has a cell phone now because of the lack of pay phones? The causation factor there seems a bit shaky to me.

As for the power button...sure, you can turn it off if you don't want to be bothered. Common sense. The little tracking device that's in there, though...the one that can locate it anywhere, anytime...the one that has your name, your personal info, your cc number, your phone and net usage information...that's always active. Your activities can and will be monitored regardless of whether or not you can receive calls due to powering it off.
Again, I'm not paying a monthly fee to be tracked and tabulated like an animal with its ear tagged and released back into the wild.
You can keep it.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13512 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 8:40:37 PM
Wow! A cell phone company screwing over one of their customers? I bet that's the first time THAT ever happened.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9973 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 8:11:44 PM
"Also, cell phones DO have a power button. Instead of never owning one, you CAN just turn it off when you don't want to be bothered. That's what I do."

The problem with this, is if your job knows you have a cell, and you ignore it, you could be terminated.

That's the thing I hate about cell phones.

Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 366 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 7:32:02 PM
"I had a friend ask me, "What if you're stuck, late at night with a flat tire? What would you do?"
The answer was simple: I'm in my mid-40's. That's actually happened. I'm still here! "

There also used to be pay phones everywhere in case of this kind of emergency. Look around next time you're out and count the amount of pay phones. I'm betting you'll not go into the double digits. THAT'S why everyone has to have a cell now.

Also, cell phones DO have a power button. Instead of never owning one, you CAN just turn it off when you don't want to be bothered. That's what I do.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11634 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 7:22:40 PM
I have had Sprint for years with no problems. There are people who love and hate every carrier. It sucks that she had a bad experience, but she could get the same with AT&T, Verizon, or anyone else.

Fml
Male, 30-39, S. America
 169 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 7:18:38 PM
Softbank recently bought Sprint. First order of business was to dismantle quality control on their customer care hotline. I know this for a fact (don't ask me, work related) so this kind of complaints are about to multiply (They don't have an effective call monitoring system nor a way to record/locate calls) If you have Sprint I would advise to change companies as soon as you can.

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3231 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 6:45:37 PM
Swaywithme,
That's a much better photo. Pretty eyes.

Sonsglow
Male, 18-29, Western US
 202 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 6:43:54 PM
I have Sprint and love it. Before that I had Cricket and loved it (I changed because I wanted a smartphone). Before that I had T-Mobil and loved it (I changed because I needed a value-plan during college). Before that I have Voicestream (which became T-Mobil).

People post rants like this because (1) they didn't get their way, (2) they are trying to kick and scream to see what they can undeservedly acquire through said kicking and screaming, or (3) because they had a legitimate service issue and decided to take the (2) route.

Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 6:17:47 PM
This may be a bit radical, but...

Why not throw the phone in to the East River and simply not replace it with anything?

Is it necessary to be able to be in contact with the world 24/7? Seriously. How about simply being unavailable? Most of us aren't doctors or special forces members...we're not space shuttle pilots or super-heroes. We don't need to be summoned at a moment's notice!

I had a friend ask me, "What if you're stuck, late at night with a flat tire? What would you do?"
The answer was simple: I'm in my mid-40's. That's actually happened. I'm still here!
Truly, I can't see the sense in paying a monthly fee so I can carry a GPS enabled leash around with me, and then constantly complain about it. When I'm unavailable, I'm truly unavailable. If someone wants to contact me, they can find me just as easily as they did before cellular devices.
Again, it may be a radical thought, but I'm deliriously happy without a mobile phone.

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2237 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 5:05:31 PM
I have Virgin Mobile which uses Sprint. I pay $35 a month for 300 minutes plus unlimited data and text. Great price!

If I stand by my window and the wind is blowing in the right direction, every once in a while, I get 1 bar of reception

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1305 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 5:04:15 PM
Just got away from sprint this month. Cell service was terrible, every phone call I could almost guarantee would drop. 3G, even full bars was slow as hell.

mocrules
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 55 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 4:04:22 PM
I had Sprint since 199...something. I had no complaints until a few months ago. GPS was spotty, e-mails would update every 4 hours instead of every 15 minutes (not a settings problem), and bad I started getting bad connections. I switched to Verizon and it was a big improvement.

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 3:37:59 PM
Before anyone asks, my phone is still under my dad's name haha I did not get a phone when I was 4.

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 3:37:14 PM
I like Telus...They value loyalty. I was a year into my contract when my Blackberry went to poo and they wiped out the next two years of my contract, resigned me and gave me a free iPhone. The customer service department is very helpful when you're 20 year+ clients.

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4789 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 3:08:23 PM
Ha ha ha, my wife and I are literally switching from Sprint to Verizon on August 1 when our contract runs out. Sick of not getting reception from Sprint and not getting unlimited talk and text for the price that we pay it should be free

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