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Old 03-25-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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On an iPhone, iOS12(most of the previous too), you can change how the app notifies you.

I want it American Airlines to notify me when my Boarding pass is available. The only other notifications I allow are the ones on my clock reminders or my calendar reminders. When you down load it or afterwards, you can adjust this. I don’t know why the OP doesn’t just stop the reminders on the app. My wife wants Gmail to tell her every time an email comes in. I don’t.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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If you don't think phones are status symbols you don't get out much. You mentioned cars and houses, phones fit into that among a subset of the population.
NO ONE thinks of a phone as a status symbol anymore. That is, honestly, SO 5 years ago.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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NO ONE thinks of a phone as a status symbol anymore. That is, honestly, SO 5 years ago.
smart phones in the 1st world are like toilet paper. Everyone uses it; some people buy Charmin, some people buy the cheapest; but everyone uses some of it somewhere sometime.

I only decided that we would start flying instead of long 3 day drives to see my grandson last October, so we both got Iphone 7’s. before that I had a flip phone and my wife a iPhone 4s. It does make flying much easier, and if you need something at the destination, its much easier to find it, like a McDonalds or a gas station or a TJ Max.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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You are the core of the problem. If you truly want to change, you start changing your own behavior one step at a time. Don’t expect a dramatic change over night, that simply not going to work.

Good luck!
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:22 PM
 
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I know how to fix that smartphone so you won't have any more trouble.






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Old 03-29-2019, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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NO ONE thinks of a phone as a status symbol anymore. That is, honestly, SO 5 years ago.
It may not be a status symbol in the US, but it is in some places overseas. For several years already I have worked with a lot of foreign students. The majority are engineers, and every one of them has the latest and fanciest iPhone, all nice and shiny without a cover. For some reason they tend to drift toward the gold color iPhone. I have already asked, and that's how I know that to most it is a status symbol.

To me the iPhone is just a tool. I use it to communicate with others via text and voice, but that's about it.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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It's sort of a status symbol to me as I'll be 76 in a couple of days and smart phones are kind of rare in my age group.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I know how to fix that smartphone so you won't have any more trouble.





Say, I use that same tool to wipe hard drives on our old computers!
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:22 AM
 
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I get the stigma, you can always learn how to flash custom roms on your phone, that way you're using it to learn how to customize it.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:54 PM
 
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It's sort of a status symbol to me as I'll be 76 in a couple of days and smart phones are kind of rare in my age group.
I live on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Nearly every 65-80 year old I know has one. I was the rare one with my dumb flip phone. I’m 70.
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