Cell Phones, Manners, Life & Death
This afternoon I drove to Sonic. I took my kids and my dog over there in the convertible to enjoy some yummy drinks. The weather was so perfect today, and it’s these type of days that I love having my convertible.
Anyway, while we were at Sonic, enjoying our drinks, some loud, obnoxious teenager decides to have a screaming fit on his cell phone. All I heard was “verbal contract,” yada yada yada, and he was using a really tough guy accent, not a Georgia sounding one at all.
My point is he was LOUD. He was disturbing our peaceful Sonic experience. I made some comment as I was driving away like, “Thanks for ruining our enjoyment of Sonic.” Of course he didn’t hear me, he was too busy yelling on his phone.
I’m really tired of cell phones. I don’t want to hear your conversation, people. I’m tired of them ringing in the middle of movie theaters, and worse, people answering them and talking at full voice. I’m tired of them interrupting church services, when I’m receiving communion. I’m tired of them ringing during orchestra rehearsals. My son said he’s tired of seeing people look at them to check messages mid conversation with someone else. My orchestra director would do that in the middle of a rehearsal. He’d be swinging his baton, and then all of the sudden pull his cell phone out of his pocket and look at it. And, if you read my prior camping article, you’ll see that’s I’m tired of hearing loudmouths chatter away at 1:00 AM in campgrounds on their phones while I’m trying to sleep.
There’s gotta be a baseline of courtesy with these things. Reading texts is not much better. Nothing like having a heavy duty conversation with someone only for them to pause to read a text from someone else.
I think it all comes down to being in the moment. If you are doing something, don’t let a cell phone interrupt you. Concentrate on that thing you are doing. Society is pushing us to multitask all aspects of our lives. This is not a good thing. No one is relaxing anymore or enjoying nice, quiet, everyday moments. Cell phones are ruining those moments.
These things, when it comes down to it, should really be used only in emergencies. I use mine from time to time to meet up with people. They are very good for that. As a rule, I don’t generally just yak on and on with the cell phone out in public. If I’m out enjoying a meal with my family at a restaurant, I don’t want my phone ringing. If it does, and if I decide to answer it, it is going to be very brief. It’s not nice to expect everyone else around you to stop what they are doing so you can have your conversation on the phone.
I think cell phones are so ubiquitous now that people have …
SIM Free Mobile Phones: Why Be Bound with One Network Provider?
UK market is flooded with various kinds of mobile deals that offer attractive mobiles with services of top network providers. People have different kinds of requirements. People buy mobile services according to them. People who want to save money in long run will opt for contract mobile deals where as people who don’t want to stay with the same network provider for a long time may choose PAYG mobile phone deals.
People who want to enjoy utmost liberty can use SIM free mobile phones. SIM free mobile phones of every brand and model is available. These handsets allow you to use SIM of any network provider. You can change the SIM at any moment. Every kind of mobile deal is preferred by a certain section of customers. For example, Contract mobile phone deals are preferred by business people. They have huge requirements of making calls.
With contract mobile phones deals they are able to make calls at reduced rates and save a lot of money in long run. Contract periods may be of 6 months, 12 months or 18 months. PAYG mobile phone deals also come in packages and people get services of desired network providers on their choice of handsets. For example people can choose Apple iPhone 3GS on Vodafone or Google Nexus one on Virgin mobile services etc. Mobile service charges get deducted instantly from the pre-paid balance of the account.
With SIM free mobile phones deals, you have to buy mobiles and SIMs separately. SIM free handsets are very useful for tourists and students going abroad. They can use local SIMs on these handsets and can escape from the roaming charges. In this world, where people’s thought constantly changes and they don’t want to commit anything, SIM free mobile phone deals are becoming popular day by day. Now SIM free handsets are available online also. A person can visit free3gmobilephoneoffers.co.uk to get latest handsets of any brand. This website is a complete online mobile shop where you get latest information, news and all the services related to mobiles.…
Psychic Phone Numbers – Where to Find the Service
People are eager to know about their future and for this most often they approach psychics. This has been carried out for years and is still part of the people’s world. But the only thing that has changed these days are that people are more stressed and have less time. They do not have time to travel and opt for face to face psychic readings. Therefore, psychic phone numbers are available on websites and advertisements for easy access. Phone psychics gives people who don’t have a computer to get that reading they always wanted but did not have the resources.
It is possible that when you get an appointment with the psychic you have an unavoidable work to carry on. In this situation if you cancel the appointment you may have to wait for another few days to get an appointment. This is the case with meeting the psychic in person and choosing for a face to face reading. On the other hand if you select the online option or prefer contacting the psychic over the phone, you can get in touch with the psychic when you have enough time and you are ready to focus and concentrate on the reading. This will also help you get a feel for the psychic who will be reading you.
Psychic phone numbers are also available on different websites. Then there are yellow pages where you can find phone numbers of the psychics. Call them anytime and get your problem solved or know what is there in your future. However, to get a good and accurate reading, you need to make some preparations. Note down the questions that you want to ask and when you are asking them read out clearly and in the way that the psychic understands properly. This will save your time and money.
One of the most significant things that you should take into account is that continue with the psychic reading only when you feel comfortable and relaxed talking to the psychic. Internet has more than sufficient data and you can gather information including psychic phone numbers and email addresses. Relax and stay focused when you are calling the psychic so that you get a truthful reading session.…
Mobile Phones Can Carry 18 Times as Many Germs as the Toilet Handle in a Man’s Bathroom
Tests have shown that the average mobile phone carries 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle, some of which are could be harmful.
The tests, carried out by Which? magazine, show that almost a quarter of the 63 million mobiles currently used in Britain are potentially hazardous to health. One of the mobiles tested had so many germs that it could have given the owner a serious stomach upset, with 39 times the safe level of enterobacteria found on it. It also showed traces of faecal matter, along with bugs responsible for food poisoning such as e.coli and staphylococcus aureus.
As phones are used so regularly in modern life, all the germs which our hands come into contact with on a daily basis will also come into contact with our mobile phones. Not only that, but with the advent of smartphones, phones are often passed back and forth between people to look at something online or to watch a video or view a picture. That means your phone won’t only be exposed to the germs from your hands, but also those of anyone else who touches it. And, because we don’t often clean our phones – you can’t exactly just run them under the tap – the bacteria simply build up, layer by layer.
Of course, the problem also goes for larger devices such as laptops and iPads, and even if you have a removable iPad skin the chances are you won’t be able to keep all of the germs out.
To keep your phone as safe and clean as possible, take simple steps such as making sure you wash your hands after handling food or using the toilet, and be aware about who you pass your mobile over to.
Phones can be easily sterilised with an alcoholic wipe, and it’s also wise to invest in a phone cleaning kit which will keep your phone germ-free as well as having the added benefit of ensuring your touch screen is clean and clear, making it easier to view and use.…
Roadpost.com: Choosing the Right Phone for Overseas Trips
When you travel overseas, it is necessary to get the proper phone so that you can keep in touch with people who are still in the United States. If you try and use you own phone, then you might be surprised to find out when you are already off your plane that U.S. phones do not work overseas.
The reason almost all U.S. cellular phone do not work abroad is because the network services that the U.S. uses do not work with the different GSM systems used in most other countries like Europe.
Fortunately, there is a solution to your problem. www.roadpost.com offers cell phones for rent when you go abroad. These phones include Blackberry phones and satellite phones as well. Roadpost lets you rent phones that will definitely work in the places that you will be visiting abroad. You can make use of their 30-day cell phone rental which allows you to have free incoming calls and voicemail, and also comes with call waiting.
Roadpost is easy to apply for, and is definitely a must if you need to communicate when you are abroad. Simply go to their site and order your phone to be shipped to your address when you need it. The best date to have them shipped is two days before your trip is scheduled, and if you have an unscheduled trip, then you can have next-day delivery as well. The cell phone that you get comes with an extra battery, a headset, a charger, and adapters.
Once Roadpost ships your phone, you get an email which has the phone number so that you can tell others to contact you using that number. You can even have business cards printed with the international phone number if you would like. Some network providers will even let you use the same number on your phone number for your international phone. Just ask your provider about this service and how much it will cost you.
If you want to use both text messaging and email while you are on your trip, then you can rent a Blackberry from Roadpost. With a Blackberry, you can easily email from your phone and you will not have to worry about high costs or going to the internet café.
If the places you are going to are far from civilization or just plain remote, you might want a satellite phone. These get their signals from satellites and can get signal from anywhere in the world, from oceans to mountains to deserts, so you do not have to worry about losing communication.
After you are done with your trip, you can ship the phone back using the return kit which you receive from Roadpost. You can also choose to make use of their monthly airtime plan if you travel a lot, so that you will use the same phone and number when you travel.…
Tips for Buying the Perfect Cell Phone
With all of the different cell phones on the market today you may find that it is very difficult to find one that is right for you. You may even find yourself thinking that it is not even worth buying one at all. It does not have to be that hard. By following a few easy steps you may just find yourself with a new cell phone in no time at all.
Step Number One:
Find a reliable store. Before going out and trying to find a cell phone you will want to first find a store that will help you out until the end. When deciding which store to go with you will want to do some research. First, find out if the store offers service at their location. Some stores do not have some one on hand to fix cell phones. If this is not an issue for you then you do not need to find out this information, but if you are one of the many who do not feel like making another trip to get your cell phone fixed, you will want to make sure that the location you have chosen has a technician. You will also want to find out what the hours are like at the store you have chosen. See what times they open and close, and always make sure if they are opened on the weekends. By finding out what each store has to offer you, it will make your decision a little easier. After you find out what each location is about, you can then narrow down which stores you want to go check out.
Step Number Two:
Go look at the stores you have researched. After you have narrowed down which stores might be the right store for you, go check them out. By actually going into the individual stores you will be able to meet the people who are on hand and see if they offer a wide selection of cell phones that you like. This will help you make a final decision on a store that will be the best help for you.
Step Number Three:
Check out the different cell phone models. Before you decide to go out and purchase a new cell phones, always make sure and check out all of the different models that your store has to offer. If you did not end up finding a store that would help you out, you can always go on to the Internet and find a site that offers cell phones that can be delivered to your home. If you decide to go to a store to buy a new cell phone or if you decide that the Internet is a good choice for you, you will at first want to find out what each cell phone model has to offer. You can find out what each cell phone is about by either checking them out on the Internet or …
Review of the LG 600 Cell Phone by Net 10
This wasn’t a bad cell phone at all but one of the things I didn’t like about it was it felt a little to bulky and rather heavy for a flip phone and this sucked but it wasn’t too bad but it still was bad enough where it annoyed me. I also didn’t like the color of the buttons on the inside because it didn’t look good on this phone and it made the phone look cheap. The phone was very durable though and could take a lot of droppings which was a good thing so I will say this phone was very durable. The other thing I didn’t like was that the buttons felt rather cheap and I felt like I was going to damage them because of how cheap they felt which was not a good feeling to have and it would have been cool if this phone came with some nice games but the phone was rather boring when it came to fun stuff on the phone because it didn’t come with any fun games, not even any fun basic games which was a downer for me.
I liked the camera on this phone and even though the graphics were horrible and was still cool that this phone was cheap in price and still able to take photos with it so this was pretty cool but the quality of the camera really sucked and was horrible. I use to talk a lot on this phone and it actually had a decent battery life and I only had to charge it once a day which was good and made life convenient which I liked. The reception was good for the most part but there were a few times where the phone wouldn’t work that good but it did work for the most part which was great but the phone had a hard time in areas such as cellars, wooded areas and some busy city sections which I thought was weird but for the most part the phone worked where it needed to work but it would have been cool if the phone worked in some busy sections of a lot of different cities. Sometimes the speakerphone feature sucked on this phone and didn’t work a lot of times and once in awhile the phone’s speaker wouldn’t work at all for some reason and the person on the other end wouldn’t be able to hear me at all and this did get me ticked off quite often when this did happen.
The volume of this phone could get loud so it was nice because I could hear people loud and clear on the other end of the phone which was sweet. I also liked that this phone was only about forty bucks which was cheap and the quality of phone was good for being so cheap so this was great and a good surprise. The ringtones that came with …
Cell Phone Use 101
Cell phones have been around for several years and during that time have changed from big clunky portable phones to miniature computers that can do a lot more than being used to call other people. So, for those of you with the ultra modern, sleek, the-only-thing-I-need-in-life phones, this may not be for you. However, if you are just entering the world of cell phone ownership and have no idea how to even begin to use it to make a call, read on.
A few years ago when I got my first cell phone I was unsure of what to do with it or even how to begin to use a cell phone. Even though the phone came with a manual, not all of my questions were answered.
My biggest question was, how do I use it to make a call? I think that most people would view that as a pretty basic but important question. Of course, that question was not answered in the manual or anywhere on their website. What I eventually learned is that it is not hard to use at all. First, it is not always necessary to dial in the area code and you never need to press 1 first, like you do on a land line. If you are saving someone as a contact, I would include the area code because you never know where you will be if you want to call them. If you want to use your cell phone for local calls, you can probably get away with not using the area code. However, if you are using your cell phone somewhere other than at home, you will need to use the area code. If you do not, then you never know who your cell phone will end up calling. Trust me. I have done this a few times and ended up talking to some really confused people. It is also a good idea to write down the phone numbers you have saved in your phone in case you lose your cell phone or your battery goes dead. So to make a call, first enter the phone number (with or without the area code) of the person you want to call.
A second thing to keep in mind when making a call is that you must press ‘Send’ or ‘Call’ or the green telephone button when you are finished entering the phone number. Unlike a land line, the phone will not automatically begin dialing. This is good because if you accidentally dial the wrong number, you can clear the last digits or move backwards to clear the wrong digits and enter the correct ones. However, if you forget to push the button, you can stand there for several seconds with the phone to your ear before you realize what you forgot. Then you end up feeling like a dork, even though no one around you knows what you did. Do not worry. We have all experienced this at …
The Easiest Phone Search Reverse Lookup System Ever – Learn How to Reverse Lookup a Phone Number
If you want to perform a reverse cell phone number look up, you are not alone. People from everywhere across the country are curious about the number that keeps calling and hanging up, the number that keeps showing up on your girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s call history, the number that you found in your drawer with no name to it. Whatever the reason, curiosity spurs us to search for answers about who is on the other end of the phone.
Unfortunately, because cell phones are not listed in phone books and are not in the public domain for privacy reasons, it is much more difficult to trace a cell phone number than it is a landline number. There are many good reasons that these numbers are kept private and secure; however, we are slowly losing that privacy. As telemarketers and companies gain access to our cell phone numbers, it means we receive more solicitations and have to pay for more minutes. There are ways to conduct reverse look up inquiries for cell phone numbers.
Although cell numbers are not listed in phone books or public domain, the communication companies do keep track of numbers within their internal databases. Obviously, you are not allowed to go into these databases and search, but there are many companies who purchase information from these databases and compile all the results so they have access and a listing of almost all of the numbers across the United States.
Since the cell phone providers charge the listing services to access their databases, a reverse cell phone number look up will usually cost you a small fee.
Resuming, if you are really serious on your cell phone number search and you want accurate information instead of obsolete data, I urge you to perform a cell phone number search. The search fee is really low, and if you are desperate about getting the phone number owner personal information, then it is really worth it.
Online Phone Number Lookup…
New Phone App Warns of Angry Messages
A new app coming for Android phones gives users fair warning about the tone of messages they are about to read, giving them, the AFP Newswire via the Mother Nature Network, reports, the ability to gird themselves before jumping in. Mail Online says that the app will help reduce stress by letting users arrange their messages by their emotional content so that they can read those that are angry or nasty when they are more fully ready and able to deal with them.
Computer scientists working at the University of Portsmouth, the AFP says, have integrated text recognition software with algorithms that are able to pick out words or phrases commonly used when people are angry, upset or are just being mean. The result was then programmed into a phone application for use by anyone with an Android enabled Smart phone. The app, called “Stress@Work” is expected to be posted for downloading by the end of the month.
Mail Online explains that for users, the app is simple; those messages that have an ugly tone are highlighted in red, those that are sweet and happy are shown in green, while those that are mostly innocuous are shown in blue.
The idea its makers told the AFP, is to give people some warning before reading a message. Quite often, those that receive angry, insulting or demeaning messages are shocked which causes the blood pressure to lower at first, then to rise when anger creeps in; such swings in blood pressure in combination with other physical reactions causes a lot of wear and tear on the body in the form of stress, which can weaken the immune system and over time lead to cardiovascular disease or even strokes. To reduce the impact of such messages, the team developed the color coded system to give message recipients time to comport themselves before reading a message that might upset them. That lead time they say, allows the body to get ready and thus the amount of stress is reduced.
Mail Online says the new app could likely help people who read less than happy message while at work. Knowing the tone will be angry lets employees better handle the stress that results and then to respond in a more professional manner.
The researchers also told the AFP that they are still hammering out the details of how to get the app to learn more as it goes by allowing users to grade the color coding. Over time, the system should get better and better, allowing users to learn to trust that the warnings it issues are correct.…