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Old 01-30-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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"They" is really generalizing, isn't it?
I can't believe anyone thinks it is JUST as easy to carry a phone vs a tablet.
No way in heck I am walking around with a 7" inch tablet in my pocket.
I wasn't saying that it's easier to carry a tablet than a phone. I said that it's easier than carrying a laptop, netbook, or desktop around. Sure, the phone is easier to carry. That is not a question for me. The tablet does do some things better than a phone does. That's reason enough to carry one, if that's what you need. It's not hard to carry around a tablet, which is what saying "lugging" means, ie., that it's too hard to carry it around.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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You just don't get it my friend. It's ok.
We aren't comparing laptops versus tablets or phones. We aren't saying tablets are heavy.

I can't even try to explain this anymore.....

I understand!
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Carrying a cell phone I can understand. With one help is only a 911 away if the phone is in an active zone. For the rest of the stuff I do OK with a pad of paper and a mechanical pencil.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I wasn't saying that it's easier to carry a tablet than a phone. I said that it's easier than carrying a laptop, netbook, or desktop around. Sure, the phone is easier to carry. That is not a question for me. The tablet does do some things better than a phone does. That's reason enough to carry one, if that's what you need. It's not hard to carry around a tablet, which is what saying "lugging" means, ie., that it's too hard to carry it around.
I was really referring to Mr. Midwests comments about not eating our Wheaties.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I was really referring to Mr. Midwests comments about not eating our Wheaties.
Sorry if I hurt your feelings.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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I was going to do that, but decided no to this time. Maybe next year I might do this. The iPad, or other tablet with LTE does most of what the phone does, except for the phone itself. So, why not?
A valid question. Why not?
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I also can't imagine carrying a 7" tablet around in my pocket?

When I carry mine, I use a Camelbak hydration backpack, similar one of these:

Camelbak Classic: Off-Road Gear | eBay

Mine looks very similar to this one

It fits my Nexus 7 tablet really nicely, even with the folding cover/stand attached.

That way, I just wear it on my back, and hardly even notice I have it with me.

But these days, I just carry my iPod Touch which has WiFi, and basically all of the same apps as I have on my Nexus 7.
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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I was going to do that, but decided no to this time. Maybe next year I might do this. The iPad, or other tablet with LTE does most of what the phone does, except for the phone itself. So, why not?
How is that working out for you?
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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How is that working out for you?
I just tether to my phone by using the personal hotspot feature. It works great!

Edit: I should have reviewed first. You quoted someone else. The above is my answer as if I it was me who had said that.
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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I just tether to my phone by using the personal hotspot feature. It works great!

Edit: I should have reviewed first. You quoted someone else. The above is my answer as if I it was me who had said that.
I quoted you. You had plans to switch back to a flip phone and rely on your iPad or other tablet with LTE. I just wanted to see how that's working out for you now that you've been doing it for some time.
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