Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 27, 2007 at 10:04 pm
We have just changed from Virgin to Metro for one of our kids. Now we are getting free minutes from Virgin as an enticement to use it again.
We must let these companies see that what we want is cheaper service, not more bells and whistles.
Trying to buy a new phone at present and they all have junk we do not want. Is it unreasonable to expect a phone with just the essentials at a good price? I don't want a camera, or web browsing, or downloadable whatevers, I just want a phone that meets my needs with texting. I would also like one feature my old phone had that new ones don't have which is a joint vibrate/ring feature. Most of them seem to have just one or the other but not both at the same time.
Posted by Consumerman, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 28, 2007 at 4:22 pm
Gadget fatigue is beginning to take hold - i.e. who cares any more?
Also, we should be taking SERIOUS measures to make sure that young kids do not have unlimited access to MP3 players, or phones that play Mp3's. We are putting our kids at risk of serious long-term, irreversible hearing damage...
Also, I cringe when watching people doing strenuous exercise with headphones or earbuds attached. In a demanding exercise state, the fine muscle attenuators that normally protect the ears from loud noise are compromised because heavier demands for oxygen are made by the body's larger muscles, leaving the eardrum attenuators relatively ineffective.
If you're running, or "walking the dish", or lifting weights, etc. - or your kids are engaged in demanding physical activity - be very careful about exposing your ears to prolonged high velocity sound levels.