My Love/Hate Relationship

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In the bagFor the most part I am thankful for cellphone technology. I remember my first cell phone, a Motorola Bag Phone in 1991.

It's hard to believe its been 27 years already. I doubt I could recall all the different models I've owned since that point in time but my favorite had to be the flip phone that made me feel like I could call Scottie and ask him to beam me up... no intelligent life here.

Flipper"For the most part" is truly how I feel about cell phone technology. Back in 1991 coverage was spotty which was annoying at times but also a convenient excuse for not taking a call. Today there really is no excuse. Even here in fly over country pretty much every inch of the State has cellphone service.

What I am thankful for is:

No long distance charges

I can reach my children (17 and 18) nearly any time.

No need for land lines

Texting

 

What I could do without is:

FB notifications

Games on phones

 

About those FB notifications, I need to figure out how to shut them off. I've tried to delete FB from my phone... it won't go away. I've shut off notifications on my phone and on the FB web site but they just keep coming. They come from people I don't know and groups and topics I could care less about. Any suggestions?

Do you have something you are thankful about? Let us know through Debbie Reynolds   October Challenge, Post What You Are Thankful For

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Bob - it's often easy to disparage technology especially cell phone misuse but I believe the positives outweigh any negative points.  

Nov 14, 2018 02:08 AM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

FB and any games are not on my phone.  Now, if we could just have a way of blocking all of those telemarketing bogus calls

Nov 14, 2018 03:16 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
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The House Kat

Cell phones are both positive and negative! 

Nov 14, 2018 03:18 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do too Michael Jacobs , thats why my plus list is much longer then my negative list.

Nov 14, 2018 06:06 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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James Dray I wish I could figure out how to get FB off my phone. The opnly game I have on my phone is cribbage and I admit I do like that.

Nov 14, 2018 06:08 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Kat Palmiotti I agree and I just heard an interesting commentary on the radio about the dilemma parents face with their children and the cell phone. We did not have that problem in our house as the we spent a lot of time explaining to our kids about the use of the phone and who (we) is paying the bill.

Nov 14, 2018 06:11 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Bob "RealMan" Timm - I remember in the 1980's, my husband was a Paramedic at the time. He came home and told me one day (and it would be soon) Paramedics would have navigation tools and portable phones for medical emergencies. Well, he never lived long enough to see that come to fruition, but I know he'd be proud to know it's because of that type of technology that more lives are saved and that's a really, really, really good thing to be thankful for today!

Nov 14, 2018 01:31 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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True Patricia Feager . Your husband was a visionary. GPS in itself has saved many lives and cell phones along with the tracking they can provide has also saved many, many lives.

Nov 14, 2018 01:53 PM #12
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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It won't be you, Bob, you always find some great subject and always great sense of humor. 

Great evening to all.

Nov 15, 2018 06:21 PM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you Evelina Tsigelnitskaya , I'm glad you appreciate my strange sense of humor. 

Nov 16, 2018 08:01 AM #14
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I haven't seen a bag phone in YEARS, Bob! I had one and was terrified to use it because of the cost of it! LOL

As you said, now, we have no excuse for not taking calls (unless we're with clients) and if we miss calls, we are really on a fine timeline to respond. Some days, it's easy, others...not so much!

I love the texting feature too and as for games - I don't think I even have any on my phone! If I do, I've never noticed them! 

Nov 17, 2018 07:28 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I was really reluctant to start texting Debe Maxwell, CRS but now I would have a hard time living without it.

Nov 17, 2018 07:36 PM #16
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Sometimes it more effective and time-efficient than a call, although I still prefer to chat with someone than text them!

Happy Saturday, Bob!

Nov 17, 2018 07:43 PM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Check your Facebook settings.

I am very active on Facebook but do not receive notifications on my phone unless I go to the Facebook app.

Nov 18, 2018 09:02 AM #18
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Bob, Yes life is much easier because of cell phones and no long distance charges. Hope you figure out how to stop the notifications.  I never signed on to FB on my phone ever to keep things simple. So glad I did not, I just check in on my computer. Sorry I cannot help.

Nov 29, 2018 10:22 AM #19
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Kasey & John Boles
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I have a love-hate relationship with it too. But to be honest, it's more of a hate relationship. I sometimes long for the days past when we just had landlines and couldn't be reached at all hours of every day. I'd get rid of my cell phone if I could, but our house isn't even wired for a land line... -Kasey

Dec 02, 2018 09:11 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Gloria Todor I had to call my good friend and former secretary who now lives in FL to get the problem solved. She was the one who set it up and it only took her a matter of seconds to fix the situation for me.

Dec 03, 2018 06:55 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We are in the same camp Kasey & John Boles . When I truly retire I can see going back to that old flip phone and turning it off when I feel like it. 

Dec 03, 2018 06:57 AM #22
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I am with you all the way on this post... especially the two things that you can do without!

Dec 17, 2018 06:23 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty I never did figure out how to get rid of the FB notifications so I called my ex-secretary who now lives in FL and she handled it for me from down there. (thank God) 

Dec 17, 2018 06:30 AM #24
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