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  1. sb47

    sb47 Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I have a family plan on my cell phones with 3 family members and I have always had the texting feature on my phone disabled. One of my family members uses his damn phone to do the same thing he can do on his PC that sitting right in front of him. Why he does this is beyond me. But it uses up all our data time so we get charged extra because he keeps using up all our data time on his phone when he could do the same thing on his PC sitting right in front of him. (Pisses me off to no end)
    So we changed our plan to unlimited everything. The text feature is still supposed to be turned off on my phone.
    But for some reason I started getting dozens of text a day. I don't like texting, I don't want texting, and I absolutely will no text and here is why.
    My phone makes a sound indicating you have a text. So I have to stop what I'm doing to look at my phone to see what or who is texting me. It starts off like this. I see you sell wood, how much? (end of text)because it's not a specific question. I text back. ( how much for what amount of wood) They text back. 1/4 cord. I text back. (a 1/4 cord of what kind of wood?) They text back. (What kind of wood do you have?) I text back a list of what I have.
    They text back. ( I'm looking for oak) I text back what kind of oak are you looking for)(They text back red oak)
    From then on it's one question after another, back and forth a dozen times with me having to stop and respond.
    This is about as non productive as it gets. Back and forth a dozen times when a simple phone call I could have answered all of there questions in less then a min.
    I keep calling my provider and demand them to take text off my phone and they say they will. Then more text start coming in. How is this productive if you have to stop working and go back and forth so many times when a simple one min phone cal would solve everything? I hate texting with a passion. Now I ether just don't respond or I'll smart off and tell the stop texting me and call me you freaking idiot.
    I'm about ready to take my phone up there and shove it up there azz and tell them now send me a text you freaking idiot. They had the text feature turned off on my phone until we changed the plan.
    My friends keep on me about not texting and how I am missing out on making sales by not texting. Texting just slows me down and pisses me off to no end.
    There supposed to have it turned off now, will see. End of rant!
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    You don't use your phone to post here?
     
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    Thats right, I always had text disabled.
     
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    So just put "phone calls only, no texts" in your ads, and stop responding. Or just make your cell provider do their job.
     
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    full chizel ArboristSite Operative

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    Welcome to 2019
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    Fixed it
     
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    I do have that in my ads and my provider is supposed to have it disabled. I keep telling my provider to make them stop. I think I finally got my point across to them today.
     
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    I don't mind voice mail, except for the ones that don't leave a call back number.:angry:
     
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    You should be able to go to setting in your phone and go to cell network then APN(Access Point Names) and disable text messages.
     
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    What's your number? We can text it and you can see if they turned it off. :D
     
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    So just don't respond, don't even look at it.

    I have a large expanded family That insisted I go on Face book. "that's where we all are". My answer: :You want to talk to me, call me on the phone or email". I will not spend time on that great wasteland.
     
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    Yeah. I quit FB 3 years ago. I still have my account but I haven't logged in in over a year.Texting leaves a paper trail of everything you say and do, who need that crap.
     
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    BR549
     
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    Don't cell phones have a feature that will automatically respond a set message like, " Driving. Leave a number."? And a setting for notification alerts that can turn off the beep and the vibrate?
     
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    I've always hated texts. Now that I am getting older, I'm starting to hate getting phone calls.
     
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    I use a Consumer Cellular flip phone only as a phone, NO texting.
    Costs me a whopping 18 bucks a month.
    If anybody needs to contact me, call my number (and keep the call short) or email me.
     
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    Thats what I use is the old flip phone, only mine is a military grade ruggedized phone. You can use it as a hockey puck and it will still work. It also has an extended life battery so I only have to charge it once a week.
     
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    Here is another peeve that gets me riled up. Someone will call and say "I'm looking at your add for firewood, how much is a 1/2 cord?" I'll say what does the add say. They say $185. Then they will say do you deliver? I'll say what does the add say. They say pick up only. And they keep asking questions that there staring right at. I'll ask can you read? Then they get smart assed and say YES I CAN READ! I'll say can you comprehend what you are reading? Then I hear click!:D
     
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    I'm starting to suspect the text thing may not be the root cause of your lost sales:nofunny:...
     
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    I only do that every now and then. Besides I sell all I can produce so it really doesn't matter. I sell out every year. Last year I sold almost 100 cords.
    Sometimes I just get tired of the dumb chit.
     

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