“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87479 Jun 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Walmart has a great deal on smart phone plans, I think.$40/month for plenty of data/texting/calling.
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>

they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.

and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/

they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87481 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
I think that now, with TracFone, you can keep your phone number. You should look into it. I use a TracFone. I don't use my phone a lot (though I do use it somewhat regularly for texting and an occassional call). I'd say my cell phone cost, if I were to average it out, comes out to about $5-$10 a month. I don't use it enough to warrant an expensive plan and after getting stuck with a contract once and no useable signal, I never want to get caught in that again! I don't trust 2 year contracts.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#87482 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
What about that one that's advertised on TV? I can't remember the name. Straight Talk maybe? Phones with big numbers,$10.00/month...<shr ug>

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87483 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Did you get the dog walker to walk the pooches?
Yes, thank goodness.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87484 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
You can keep the same number with prepaid.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87485 Jun 20, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I think that now, with TracFone, you can keep your phone number. You should look into it. I use a TracFone. I don't use my phone a lot (though I do use it somewhat regularly for texting and an occassional call). I'd say my cell phone cost, if I were to average it out, comes out to about $5-$10 a month. I don't use it enough to warrant an expensive plan and after getting stuck with a contract once and no useable signal, I never want to get caught in that again! I don't trust 2 year contracts.
I've got a prepaid plan b/c it works for me and I'm not hard on my phones. Have a smart phone and have unlimited 4G everything for $40/month -- data, text, phone (talk)

I'm also the kind of person that doesn't need the bright, shiny new phone that just came on the market. If someone is that type of person, then contract works better b/c you can upgrade cheap to the newest phone.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87486 Jun 20, 2013
Toj wrote:
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You can keep the same number with prepaid.
they have contracts now, and the carrier is pulling out of the market, which is the driving force of the 'panic'. I didn't think one could take a number from contract service to pre-paid, but htat info is several years old, so <shrug>, i'll tell tehm to ask about it.

the real issue is that my mom's making a mountain out of an ant hill. i've told her the same thing 3 times in the last 5 months about switching carriers... she has too much time on her hands, i think! ;-)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87487 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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they have contracts now, and the carrier is pulling out of the market, which is the driving force of the 'panic'. I didn't think one could take a number from contract service to pre-paid, but htat info is several years old, so <shrug>, i'll tell tehm to ask about it.
the real issue is that my mom's making a mountain out of an ant hill. i've told her the same thing 3 times in the last 5 months about switching carriers... she has too much time on her hands, i think! ;-)
Well, good luck dealing with it. Sounds like it just might land on you feet.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87488 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
ARe you sure they can't keep their numbers? I switched to another pre-paid phone and was able to keep my number.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87489 Jun 20, 2013
Science is f'ing awesome...

This video is of a 3 year old boy hearing his father's voice for the first time.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87490 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.colbertnation.com/t he-colbert-report-videos/42730 9/june-19-2013/remembering-lor na-colbert

Stephen Colbert's tribute to his mom, who died last week. Very sweet.
Wow, that made me tear up. I had to share it on FB.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87491 Jun 20, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I've got a prepaid plan b/c it works for me and I'm not hard on my phones. Have a smart phone and have unlimited 4G everything for $40/month -- data, text, phone (talk)
I'm also the kind of person that doesn't need the bright, shiny new phone that just came on the market. If someone is that type of person, then contract works better b/c you can upgrade cheap to the newest phone.
WHich company are you using. Mine is "pay as you go", so I just buy minutes and then buy more when I need them. I thought about doing one of the $40/month plans, though.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87492 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>they have contracts now, and the carrier is pulling out of the market, which is the driving force of the 'panic'. I didn't think one could take a number from contract service to pre-paid, but htat info is several years old, so <shrug>, i'll tell tehm to ask about it.

the real issue is that my mom's making a mountain out of an ant hill. i've told her the same thing 3 times in the last 5 months about switching carriers... she has too much time on her hands, i think! ;-)
Good luck! Hopefully she will listen to you :)

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87493 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me about it. And, yes, she does. But for now, I don't think she sees that she's the problem, and that's kind of the issue. I'm fine with her staying with us as long as she's working/looking for work, or in school, but if she decides to not make progress in life, she can go back with her parents.

It's really hard to be like "F you, get out." because of what we'd be sending her back to.

And I b1tch a lot on here, and it's frustrating, but she's made a lot of positive steps since we took her in 2.5 years ago.
How do his parents feel about them being joined at the hip? Do you and J know them?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87494 Jun 20, 2013
Stina wrote:
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WHich company are you using. Mine is "pay as you go", so I just buy minutes and then buy more when I need them. I thought about doing one of the $40/month plans, though.
Virgin Mobile. Works for me.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87495 Jun 20, 2013
Well, it looks like I'm down to just two step-sisters.

The "bride" discovered that my good step-sis told my niece's bio aunt and grandma about the allegations because she is concerned for the well-being of the child. The "bride" did not take kindly to that and declared they are done and my sis will never see her or my niece again.

Then after I told Dickie about this, he went and sent the "bride" this message on FB:

I'm sure you don't care about what I say or feel at this point but here's the deal..
You have really gone over the line with this last episode of "drama with Helen". The accusations you have made NEED TO BE EXPLAINED TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY!!! My children have spent time with you and your family and if there is a predator amongst us (if that's true which I donít think it is) then for the safety of all our kids you need to explain what happened!! If you really are a family member then act like it. Again, not that you care about my opinion but I have told the rest of the family that until we get some answers, if you're around at the holidays WE WILL NOT COME!!!! Good luck to you and try to do right by your daughter because right now YOU'RE NOT!!!

I immediately started getting stressed out but then remembered that I don't have to. I will let Dickie fight this one for all of us; he could care less how abusive she may get. He's done with her.

We've been putting up with her BS for ages and we were all sick of it but tried for the sake of my step-mom to keep the family together after she died; it was one of the last things she asked of us.

uh oh, good sis just read the above email (Dickie asked that I forward it to her) and she is not happy. She wants him to try and un-message it from FB. Is that even possible?

<trying not to care, trying not to care, trying not to care>

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87496 Jun 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
ARe you sure they can't keep their numbers? I switched to another pre-paid phone and was able to keep my number.
my understanding (which goes back 8 years or so), is that you can move numbers around within teh same type of phone= house, contracted cell, or pre-paid/pay-as-you-go cell - but you can't take a number from home to cell, pre-paid to contract, etc. But, it's been 8 years since i've worked selling cell phones (but not by the sea shore), so i don't knwo if the laws have changed.

Hell, i'm almost at thepoint of askign hubby to take them on our plan just to get her to STFU. my dad doesn't care, as long as he can call and the equipment works and keypad locks, he's all good.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87497 Jun 20, 2013
Squishy, good luck with teh family... sounds like a mess, but sounds like you have a good champion for your immediate group in your corner. we can meet for coffee somewhere if you need another ear to vent to...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87498 Jun 20, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Well, it looks like I'm down to just two step-sisters.
The "bride" discovered that my good step-sis told my niece's bio aunt and grandma about the allegations because she is concerned for the well-being of the child. The "bride" did not take kindly to that and declared they are done and my sis will never see her or my niece again.
Then after I told Dickie about this, he went and sent the "bride" this message on FB:
I'm sure you don't care about what I say or feel at this point but here's the deal..
You have really gone over the line with this last episode of "drama with Helen". The accusations you have made NEED TO BE EXPLAINED TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY!!! My children have spent time with you and your family and if there is a predator amongst us (if that's true which I donít think it is) then for the safety of all our kids you need to explain what happened!! If you really are a family member then act like it. Again, not that you care about my opinion but I have told the rest of the family that until we get some answers, if you're around at the holidays WE WILL NOT COME!!!! Good luck to you and try to do right by your daughter because right now YOU'RE NOT!!!
I immediately started getting stressed out but then remembered that I don't have to. I will let Dickie fight this one for all of us; he could care less how abusive she may get. He's done with her.
We've been putting up with her BS for ages and we were all sick of it but tried for the sake of my step-mom to keep the family together after she died; it was one of the last things she asked of us.
uh oh, good sis just read the above email (Dickie asked that I forward it to her) and she is not happy. She wants him to try and un-message it from FB. Is that even possible?
<trying not to care, trying not to care, trying not to care>
YAY, DICKIE!!! I don't think he should un-message it. I feel SO BAD for "bride's" daughter. I hope she comes out of all this OK. Please keep letting Dickie take care of it!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87499 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
my understanding (which goes back 8 years or so), is that you can move numbers around within teh same type of phone= house, contracted cell, or pre-paid/pay-as-you-go cell - but you can't take a number from home to cell, pre-paid to contract, etc. But, it's been 8 years since i've worked selling cell phones (but not by the sea shore), so i don't knwo if the laws have changed.
Hell, i'm almost at thepoint of askign hubby to take them on our plan just to get her to STFU. my dad doesn't care, as long as he can call and the equipment works and keypad locks, he's all good.
Yeah, it's changed in the last couple of years. I think, with the prepaid, it's only changed inthe last year or 2.

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