4 Mar 2010

THURSDAY THIRTEEN

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13 points why I don't like "smart" phones

1. Internet access for browsing, uploading content, and sending and receiving emails on this tiny screen ? I would need a magnifier !

3. Watching TV ! I just Imagine watching a football (soccer) game on my mobile I probably would only see a bunch of fleas running behind a point.

5. Listen to music ? I don't like earplugs

6. Taking pictures and making videos ? Maybe but not really necessary

7. Because I can't use it as remote control to open my garage door,

8. It doesn't even have a weather station and cannot be used as a thermometer. At least I would know if it is cold or hot and not forget the ombrella

9. Because I can't use it as a remote control for the percolator (from my bed when I wake up)

10. Because I can't use it as a comb for my hair

11. Because I can't use it as a tooth brush, very practical when travelling

12. Because I can't use it as a lighter

13. Because it doesn't contain a special sound to call my cats and they really would come.

As the smart phones don't have what I want I keep my simple Nokia mobile which I use as a telephone although I also could use it to take pictures or as a video camera.

17 comments:

Americanising Desi said...

you sure are smart :D

Not So Normal

Loree said...

I think they're a waste of time. Even taking pictures with a mobile phone ... I mean who wants to do that?

The Chair Speaks said...

My phone is basic and cheap - enough to make and receive calls as well as make and receive short messages.

Thom said...

Oh Madame Chat you have no idea what you are missing. I couldn't live without mine. I'll go with messy hair and unbrushed teeth LOL

diane said...

Yep something else to learn. I'm flat out learning my new computer.

Hootin' Anni said...

#7 is way too funny!! But I do like my phone to have a camera when I forget the camera...I've got the phone.

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Maribeth said...

My mobile phone had a full keyboard, which is great for text messaging. But I do not use all the other junk on it. And I do not pay for that either.
My cousin has a slightly more intense phone than I do and I think the younger you are the snazzier the phone.

Irishcoda said...

There you go, these are some of the main reasons I also don't want or like smart phones. I don't need or want all that stuff for TV/movie viewing, music, etc for the same reasons you give. I don't like how small the phones have become because it's not easy for me to dial numbers or type a text message. Give me a good old fashioned cell phone, LOL.

Norma said...

These are great reasons not to have a smart phone.

http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursday-thirteen-13-things-not-on-my.html

colleen said...

The pomegranate phone supposedly brewed coffee but it turned out to be an advertising hoax. I also don't like that they are picking up radiation frequencies even while sitting idly in your pocket. Mostly, I agree....too small to see and I have a very useful camera/video.

I am Harriet said...

Thom's addicted to his phone :) he's about talked me into one.

http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/03/should-a-2-timer-get-no-more-mail-on-saturdays/

i beati said...

you are right I always need a toothbrush !!!

jehara said...

I agree wholeheartedly. My phone is not fancy or smart at all. I can make calls and text. That's it.

Melli said...

Mine is SMART enough to do the internet access thing... but it is too poor, and lacks initiative! So until it is willing to get a job and pay for itself, it will have to be just a phone!

Adelle Laudan said...

I just shake my head at my girls and their friends using their cell phones as a life line to friends lol No wonder both of them have to wear glasses.
Happy T13!

CountryDew said...

Funny! I just use my cell phone for talking. I don't even text!

Irishcoda said...

Hi, thanks for visiting today! LOL, that alarm clock is to get me up to make sure the youngest gets up for school. Normally I'd sleep until 7 or 8 and the cats and coffee just have to wait! :)