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    Default how the %$&$ do you live with a smart phone?

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    lost my phone and ended up with one of the wife's old Iphones.

    how the heck does one actually live with one?
    it's big, heavy, slippery, hydrophobic and fragile, not exactly an ideal combination for something that historically had lived in my pocket.

    HOW THE SNOT do people live with em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trog_star View Post
    [rant]
    lost my phone and ended up with one of the wife's old Iphones.

    how the heck does one actually live with one?
    it's big, heavy, slippery, hydrophobic and fragile, not exactly an ideal combination for something that historically had lived in my pocket.

    HOW THE SNOT do people live with em.
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    My wife would beat me if I said that about her...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trog_star View Post
    [rant]
    lost my phone and ended up with one of the wife's old Iphones.

    how the heck does one actually live with one?
    it's big, heavy, slippery, hydrophobic and fragile, not exactly an ideal combination for something that historically had lived in my pocket.

    HOW THE SNOT do people live with em.
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    Hydrophobic - Repelling, tending not to combine with, or incapable of dissolving in water.

    And this is a problem for something that lives in your pocket?

    Do we have a "moistness issue"?
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    Um, I'm almost afraid to ask, but exactly just what is 'sneak humping'?
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    Your problem is that you now are using an iPhone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEcarson View Post
    Hydrophobic - Repelling, tending not to combine with, or incapable of dissolving in water.

    And this is a problem for something that lives in your pocket?

    Do we have a "moistness issue"?
    ah touche...
    lets say highly water sensitive

    yes, yes there is a moistness issue
    several
    1, i live on top of a mountain, we have a metric &%&$load of rain, fog and mist
    2, i ride a motorcycle (see point 1) and i have discovered that nothing feasible is truly water prof at 60+Km/h
    3, i work as a dish pig, complete with high pressure hose

    so yea, i think we can safley assume there is a "moistness issue" :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by trog_star View Post
    [rant]
    lost my phone and ended up with one of the wife's old Iphones.

    how the heck does one actually live with one?
    it's big, heavy, slippery, hydrophobic and fragile, not exactly an ideal combination for something that historically had lived in my pocket.

    HOW THE SNOT do people live with em.
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    you haven't seen the mobile phone sitting under my desk.

    It's Big ( definitely, the size of a small suitcase )
    It's Heavy ( definitely, the weight of a loaded small suitcase... several kilos )
    It's Not Slippery ( it's not compatible with the first two )
    It's Hydrophobic ( well you can't really use it outside while it rains, unless you want to kill it )
    It's definitely NOT Fragile ( it's not compatible with the size and weight )
    and It never lived in a pocket ( again a compatibility problem )

    But IT is a mobile phone.


    Edit : Oh, and you can only make phone calls with it... No internet, no MMS, no camera, ...
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    Its better to have a holster for a smart phone. Your wife likely kept her phone in her purse. I'm sure you can find some good weather resistant holsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flavilandile View Post
    you haven't seen the mobile phone sitting under my desk.
    if it's any good for hitting people with, ill take it

    Quote Originally Posted by Saravis View Post
    Its better to have a holster for a smart phone. Your wife likely kept her phone in her purse. I'm sure you can find some good weather resistant holsters.
    i see.
    thank you for your surprisingly sensible advice
    i was beginning to consider getting a purse myself, but that really wouldn't help and may raise a few awkward questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trog_star View Post
    if it's any good for hitting people with, ill take it .
    It can probably be used as a hammer.
    I can't vouch for the continued ability to phone with it if you use it that way, but it will definitely do the job.
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    Until you find a permanent solution, you can always just carry it in a ziploc bag. A bit inconvenient, since you have to take it out of the bag to use it, but at least it solves the moisture issue while you're out in the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trog_star View Post
    ah touche...
    lets say highly water sensitive

    yes, yes there is a moistness issue
    several
    1, i live on top of a mountain, we have a metric &%&$load of rain, fog and mist
    2, i ride a motorcycle (see point 1) and i have discovered that nothing feasible is truly water prof at 60+Km/h
    3, i work as a dish pig, complete with high pressure hose

    so yea, i think we can safley assume there is a "moistness issue" :P
    OK...you win with point 2. I've ridden a bike for many years...and even with wet weather gear I know you get off the bike and wonder "how the heck did I get wet THERE?!?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by trog_star View Post
    [rant]
    lost my phone and ended up with one of the wife's old Iphones.

    how the heck does one actually live with one?
    it's big, heavy, slippery, hydrophobic and fragile, not exactly an ideal combination for something that historically had lived in my pocket.

    HOW THE SNOT do people live with em.
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    Could be a lot worse, dude.

    You could be living in 1983 and be wielding this nifty little gadget, the first cell phone: Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.


    Martin Cooper debuting the world's first cell phone.


    Here's Michael Douglas in Wall Street pimpin


    Heck, even Zack Morris in Saved By The Bell carried out the inexpensive little gadget. Oh by the by, he bought it retail: $2,495.


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    I thought the thread title was a typo that should of said how do you live WITHOUT a smart phone.


    Never realised someone would not want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan220 View Post
    I thought the thread title was a typo that should of said how do you live WITHOUT a smart phone.


    Never realised someone would not want one
    Some people just don't need their phone to do much more than make/receive phone calls. I resisted getting a smart phone for a loooooong time for that very reason. I used my previous phone to make calls and send texts exclusively. I can now add Facebook and Internet access to that list. I probably only use a fraction of my phone's potential, and a lot of people just can't justify the expense of getting a smart phone just so they can get Facebook notifications in their pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katana_one View Post
    Some people just don't need their phone to do much more than make/receive phone calls. I resisted getting a smart phone for a loooooong time for that very reason. I used my previous phone to make calls and send texts exclusively. I can now add Facebook and Internet access to that list. I probably only use a fraction of my phone's potential, and a lot of people just can't justify the expense of getting a smart phone just so they can get Facebook notifications in their pocket.
    Aye, for me, it's a phone. I use it to make phone calls. I have Internet access on my computer, and can use a camera to take better pictures. *shrug*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan220 View Post
    Never realised someone would not want one
    I don't own one. I don't want one. Aside from the inconvenience of reading glasses required for me to see the screen, I don't carry launch codes and have no reason to be in 24/7 contact with the rest of the world. I've always viewed mobiles in general more as an infinite tether than a prerogative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan220 View Post
    I thought the thread title was a typo that should of said how do you live WITHOUT a smart phone.


    Never realised someone would not want one

    Smart people don't need smart phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnhelm View Post
    Aye, for me, it's a phone. I use it to make phone calls. I have Internet access on my computer, and can use a camera to take better pictures. *shrug*
    Agreed.. But... my internet access is faster on my phone and my phone takes better pic's than all the camera's I own!

    I do miss my very small flip phone tho, barely even knew it was in my pocket and the battery would last almost a week. Now I carry a small tv around and have to charge it every 2 days at best......

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    Hey Trog_star,
    I can definitely see your point as a Motorcycle rider...

    Hit up your local cell carrier store, Otter(tm) has some
    great waterproof cell phone cases that are also very shock
    Resistant as well.

    I have to admit, I have become quite attached to my I-Phone.
    In fact, I am posting from it right now as my work has blocked
    Stuff such as The DDO Forums from our work computers...

    Best of luck with your new phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnhelm View Post
    Aye, for me, it's a phone. I use it to make phone calls. I have Internet access on my computer, and can use a camera to take better pictures. *shrug*
    This is how I used to feel. I didn't necessarily have anything against smart phones, I just didn't "get" why people were so enamored with them.

    Then my wife got a job with Sprint and we were given free smart phones and unlimited data. Now I don't remember how I lived without one.
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