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Old 07-31-2017, 05:40 AM
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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To me, an unexpected phone call is the same as an unexpected drop in visitor.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:49 AM
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My best friend hated texting and wanted to hear folks voices. Since he passed other than a cousin it is texting. My wife is old school and still she's the phone more although her texting with family is the norm.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:57 AM
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I think of phone calls as intrusions unless it's my son or the grandkids.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:54 AM
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People are coming to think of calls as intrusive. It's going the way of letter writing.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:01 AM
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95% of my phone calls are robocalls. I wait for the caller ID to announce whose calling. Rarely do I answer my phne unless I am expecting a callback from some business I have contacted.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:25 AM
Location: I am right here.
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I only answer the phone if I recognize the number.

And even then, depending on who it is, I may or may not answer. One person in particular will talk my ear off for 30 minutes. If I do not have 30 minutes available, I will not answer at that point.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:41 AM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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As our smartphones sit on the kitchen counter for days without being turned on, if anyone wants to get in touch with us, they better call on our landline or email me. Unless they don't mind waiting until I think "Hey, it's been a week or so since I turned my smartphone on".
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:46 AM
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Originally Posted by artangel View Post
I wasn't sure where to post this, so decided to give it a shot here. It occurred to me last night, as I was contemplating calling someone, that is has become an imposition to actually call people on the phone, rather than text or email. A lot of people today consider it almost rude to want to talk on the phone with them, rather than use the other methods of communication. I have been at my kid's house and watch as the phone rings, only to be totally ignored, even if no one was especially busy. I don't remember it being like that.....if you were busy, you didn't answer the phone, but generally you welcomed a phone call from a friend or family member. Do you agree? Have you experienced this?
Are you certain the ringing phone was "a friend or family member"? I generally don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize. If whomever it is really needs to speak with me or provide information, they can leave a message. 95% of the time they dont. It's junk/robocalls. The Do Not Call list is a joke.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:53 AM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
I know people that ignore answering the phone when it is from unknown numbers or a blocked numbers.
We do that and call it pest control, we get more "pest" calls than legitimate ones. If we see a friends name/number on the caller ID we answer it.

If we get a persistent "pest caller"we look the number up online. Did that this morning it was a scam artist.

I don't own or want a cell phone.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:06 AM
Location: Venus
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We don't text. We still have a landline. But we also have a cell phone-a dumb phone (a flip phone) that we only use when we travel. Texting is not included in our plan-which is a pay as you go since we don't use it too much.

Besides all the bogus calls we get (that I keep blocking), the people who call to talk are basically one my sisters, Hubby's sister, and one of our granddaughters. One of Hubby's daughters will call when she wants something. I also hear from a friend once in a while.

We do email a lot with Hubby's kids, my sibs, and one of my nieces. We also keep in contact with family/friends on Facebook.

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