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    There is a new phone called the RantŪ


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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I've decided to give up my cell phone. It's just not worth it.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Other way around here. I haven't had a land line since the mid nineties.

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    I'd rather not have a phone at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    I've done that too, and yeah it is blissful, but my friends and family started to make good on their violent threats if I didn't get a phone.

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    i gave up my cell phone also . its not a money thing . i just want to be able to eat dinner with my gf without being interupted 500 times

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    Hold the red button down for three seconds.

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    no land line here. My iphone can be used for rants as well.

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    And all I want in a phone is a really good phone with a phonebook. Hard to find these days, they're all piled on with a lot of extra crap.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    All the features of the Rant are things that my 8525 has been able to do for 3 years.

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    am I the only one who sees a world where they can sell a product called the "Rant" as sort of ... wrong?

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    Haven't had a phone (land or cell) in months. I tell my mom that if she needs to contact me, send me an e-mail. Don't have a computer? Sorry.

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    My Blackberry is perfect. I don't get that many calls, but I get tons of emails. Hence, super efficient.
    Ride more.

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Haven't had a phone (land or cell) in months. I tell my mom that if she needs to contact me, send me an e-mail. Don't have a computer? Sorry.
    So what happens if you have an emergency situation?
    Ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    So what happens if you have an emergency situation?
    Such as what?

    On college campus -- hospital clinic on-site, a real hospital a few blocks away, computers in every building, security guards everywhere.

    If I'm on a ride, well, no one can come pick me up anyhow, and making them worry won't help either of us. I have gotten lost about 60 miles away from home before and safely found my way back by asking clerks in a shop.

    Aside from there, I'm usually home or in a place where a situation is pretty unlikely.

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    To each his own. I know that in my previous experiences, there were situations where my phone got me out of really bad situations, like not being homeless for a night or having to walk 15 miles.
    Ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    To each his own. I know that in my previous experiences, there were situations where my phone got me out of really bad situations, like not being homeless for a night or having to walk 15 miles.
    Indeed, agreed. However outside from the cops/EMS/fire I don't really have anyone to rely on, anyway, making a phone useless.

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    Im not a techie but will be separated from my Wife for a few months while I
    find work/apt/etc in another state and then she'll join me when her contract is up.
    I need a mulletphone.....all business up front like a Blackberry, but party in the
    back like an Instinct or G1. The choices are baffling !!
    Right now it looks like a Sprint plan with a behold fone......any suggestions ?
    -ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Ģem in Pa=- View Post
    I need a mulletphone.....all business up front like a Blackberry, but party in the
    back like an Instinct or G1. The choices are baffling !!
    Right now it looks like a Sprint plan with a behold fone......any suggestions ?
    I'm a huge fan of my HTC 8525 through Cingular. I don't think they have it anymore, but it was replaced by the Tilt, which does all the same stuff but the screen can tilt 45 degrees when the keyboard is slid open.

    It's business up front:
    - WinMobile OS
    - MS Office Mobile (Excel, Word, Outlook)
    - pdf viewer
    - WiFi
    - Live Search
    - OggSync (synchronize your Outlook and Google calendars)

    And party in the back (via plenty of 3rd party freeware):
    - Media Player
    - Skype
    - All manners of IM clients
    - Ton o' games
    - BT GPS with Pocket Streets turns it into a keen navigation system

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    I'm a huge fan of my HTC 8525 through Cingular.
    - BT GPS with Pocket Streets turns it into a keen navigation system
    GPS very important to hit the ground running in a new city !!!

    Thank you very much for this most thorough review, Clifton !!!!!
    Awesome !
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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Haven't had a phone (land or cell) in months. I tell my mom that if she needs to contact me, send me an e-mail. Don't have a computer? Sorry.
    There's always regular mail, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    There's always regular mail, too.
    True. But really, I prefer to be left *alone*.

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    Meh. Phones are overrated.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Can we make this an anti-phone thread? I'll bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleng View Post
    other way around here. I haven't had a land line since the mid nineties.
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