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AngryData wrote (edited )

I don't have one because they don't provide a high enough level of user control. Built like garbage, infested with more software garbage, expensive as fuck with all sorts of bells and whistles you don't need, and it makes you pay ridiculous data prices and get fucked in the ass by billing.

If you want a computer, use a computer, if you want to text or call, then use a normal phone. I don't know how anyone can stand mobile browsing, its like trying to read a news paper with a paper bag on your head with crooked eye holes.

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vixwd wrote

I'm not being cross, but what's your age group? I don't tend to see this mindset often enough in younger people. Like myself, we've never not had cell phones, so the viewing is just normal. But, I'm a huge FLOSS gal and like the idea of something doing one thing only, and doing it very well.

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AngryData wrote (edited )

Im in my late 20s. I definitely see the appeal of such a device, I just don't like how it has been implemented. Im probably the target audience for Windows 9 and 10 for mobile computing but Microsoft has really soured my taste lately by trying to get in on the same social/media/advertisement/propaganda crap as everyone else, especially after they have already fucked them up so many times before.

I still use an ancient tablet for reading digital books, froyo version which I think was 1.2 or something, but its not like it works with any new programs these days.

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jorgesumle wrote

I'm 21 and don't have phone, and I met once a young woman who didn't have a phone either. But I'm an exception, most young people are so brainwashed they cannot even imagine life without a phone.

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MhikeiMPC wrote

I wouldn't call it brainwashed, like for example, can you imagine growing your own food and using a coal/wood stove? We're just used to having this convenience at our fingertips.

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jorgesumle wrote

can you imagine growing your own food and using a coal/wood stove?

Yes, I can imagine that. It seems perfectly reasonable for me, though I don't need a stove where I live now.

We're just used to having this convenience at our fingertips.

What's it convenient for? I'm not used to that, and non-human animals and most people from poor countries, small tribes or communities aren't either. I just don't can't see why would that make my life better or bring more happiness to my life. In fact, I would have to work more (exploited workers in Asia and other places too) time to have one of those, ending with the little privacy and software and hardware freedom I can have in this dystopia, handing more power to oppressors and bringing yet more hierarchy to the world.

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MhikeiMPC wrote

in this day and age, you need a phone for a lot of things. What worked back then/in developing countries does not work now/in developed countries. we have different technologies, different ways of life.

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gen3 wrote

Mobile data is very cheap where I live. I get 120GB a month for around 8$.

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MhikeiMPC wrote

Holy shit. Here I could get unlimited everything with 6gb LTE data for $50

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gen3 wrote

It was like that few years ago. 1GB used to cost 5$ without a proper plan. But a new player showed up couple of years back. Now I get free voice calls and 100SMS/day along with that sweet data.