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Old 09-24-2017, 10:12 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Originally Posted by treeluvr View Post
About seven years ago, I got a 'senior' cell phone--large buttons, extra loud, and just over $10/month. It's not a smartphone, but I can text in the rare event that I would want to do so. Previously, I've had two smart phones. My eyes aren't terrible, but I did find that it was a pain to read the tiny print and my fat fingers found the buttons awkward. Also, as my hearing is pretty bad--often could not hear any sound. Sprint sold me an expensive phone with an expensive plan for captioned calls. Captions never worked. I ended up paying to get out of the contract. My senior phone stays in my purse (off), but I keep it charged in case of emergency.

Now I have a captioned digital landline(?) that I just love. Cox sold the connection to me as a landline, but it requires the internet to work, so I'm not sure how it's a landline. Not only does the phone have captions, but the sound quality is such that I don't always need them. Furthermore, Cox sends me an email (on my computer) if I have a voice message. Very convenient.

Still, I mostly write down the number of the caller to check on my computer for identification of scammers and sales people. So much of that these days.
Your phone is VoiP.
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Weichert View Post
Well, you never know when you might have to shoot someone at the post office or grocery.

Some of us actually go places other than public buildings, and may have been raped, or worse.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:23 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I can't imagine life without a cell phone. We got our first smart phones in 2012. Before that, we had flip phones.

We text all the time.

We really use them when we are on vacation.
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