LOL - yes they are obnoxious!<br><br><br>[color:blue]Not saying that it's not useful-- or even necessary for some (you?),</font color=blue> - However it is very necessary for my industry but only the field people have these phones all others are smart phones.<br><br>Since I manage multi million dollar projects, I get 20 to 50 calls a day, most are via the "Free" radio feature. The trades fore-mans all have these phones as well and thus makes it the normal way to communicate.<br><br>Pros;<br>1 - No cost per call or lost minute time, free long distance<br>2 - Helps to keep the conversation short<br>3 - Cheap arse conferencing, providing the other person is standing next to you<br><br>Cons;<br>1 - Very obnoxious! Personally I don't like to use it <br>2 - No privacy - say if some guy calls me a bitching arse hole, everyone near by would be nodding their heads in agreement <br><br>Keep in mind that we only use the radio during business hours - never after work or on the weekends<br><br>
... and don't get me wrong, I really like my iPhone. Yet, in usual Apple bone-headed fashion, we still do not have simple multimedia capabilities for text messages (yet, every other phone manufacturer provides this, and has for years now). We still cannot send certain types of attachments in emails (something other phones allow, including ringtones, sound files, etc... anything multimedia)... Apple doesn't allow downloads directly to the iPhone, and only multimedia THEY approve of. I could go on about the basic advantages other mobile companies provide -- some, which cost MUCH less than the iPhone -- that Apple either does not or will not provide, or they wish to just outright prohibit<br><br>Again, as with many other Apple-branded items, Apple chooses to leave out conveniences other devs/manufacturers have given their customers for years prior to Apple even offering an item of a particular category.<br><br>I can't wait for Apple to finally release the update which allows for 3rd-party wares (the coveted iPhone SDK)... because I'm getting pretty darned BORED with my somewhat-crippled iPhone! It's a beautiful and nice phone, with wonderful advanced technologies. Problem is, it would seem Apple forgot to include many of the basics when attempting to jump so far ahead of the competition. Apple actually does this quite frequently, with EVERYTHING they choose to produce... including the Mac OS.<br><br>The iPhone is nice... but when all is said and done, at this time, it's just another mobile phone begging for it's full potential to be recognized by open-minded software devs who do not reside in Cupertino!<br><br>droog<br><br>
Quietly turn them all into stroyent in the dark convenience of the theatre... they'll never harass anyone, ever again! Hey, it may even teach their rude-@$$3d friends to stop inconveniencing other people. Brings an entirely new meaning to the phrase "Get in my belly!" Lol! Personally, the act of fabricating them would be enough for me... I truly do not require stroyent! <br><br>Explore the possibilities!!! Heh, heh! <br><br>droog <br><br>
Is using a phone while driving still legal in the US? They've sensibly banned it over here in the UK (unless hands-free is fitted) - though I still see folk doing it pretty much every day, even while trying to go round corners/roundabouts etc. - and even with hands-free, you're statistically 3 times more likely to have an accident than if not using a phone. Sometimes I wish personal phone jammers were not hazardous to personal health (oh, and illegal).<br><br>- padmavyuha<br><br>[color:purple]A lopsided man runs best along the little side-hills of success<br>- Frank Moore Colby</font color=purple>
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Some places it is illegal. So is driving 20 miles over the limit, driving drunk, running red lights, and driving with a kid tied to the hood holding scissors. However, I live in a culture where ENFORCING road safety is considered unacceptable <br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Great - it's someone's inalienable right to get punished if they kill someone else through stupidity/selfishness. Gods forbid you should step in and take responsibility over folk who are unwilling/incapable of doing so themselves - but then the Nanny State discourages personal responsibility. Aragh...<br><br>[color:purple]A lopsided man runs best along the little side-hills of success<br>- Frank Moore Colby</font color=purple>
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#354624 - 04/05/0810:31 AMRe: Just ordered my 4th Blackberry
In the US, it depends upon which state you live in regarding the legality of using cell phones (and radar detectors, for that matter). For example, in Massachusetts it is legal to use a cell phone while driving, but text messaging while driving is illegal. Yet, I've actually seen people reading a newspaper while driving a car. I don't think it's possible to outlaw stupidity, no matter what country or state you live in. <br><br>
I don't know about where you guys live.... but here in Florida it's illegal to be in the car without a belt on... but it's perectly ok to be in the bed of a truck... with no belt, no seat, no nothing ... not even a parachute. Whatta f#$ing joke.<br>So I decided the other day that I am going to mod my truck so that the steering is extended and the gas and brake are also extended... and I'm going to stand in the bed of my truck and drive down 95.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by NucleusG4 on 04/05/08 02:27 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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