I have a... problem.

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United States
March 10, 2017 2:38am CST
Well many, if you ask anyone who knows me personally. I think my biggest "vice" is that everyone annoys me. Or so certain people would tell you. It's not that people annoy me, just that I find myself with a harsh intolerance to nonsense. Of course those same people would probably also tell you I have a long list of things I deem to be "nonsense." Well, they'd be right. That's neither here nor there. You see, my problem today is that my purse strings are tight. Not that I can't unfurl them, but I just don't want to. Not on things I feel can wait... and wait... and wait until the last minute. Well it's the last minute. I need a new cellphone. The one I have now works well enough as an apparatus for receiving and making calls. I am just not sure how long that will last. I can not open an app anymore, they all load and load and then drop. I need to get a new cellphone. I just don't want to spend the money! So that is my problem. Well that and since it's prepaid it will be an ordeal to ensure I keep the same number. At this point in time I think I'd rather just deal with giving everyone my new number. *sigh*
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Mar 17
I hate spending money as well but my old phone was hanging up on people out of the blue, putting people on mute or on hold at random times, it was extremely slow and I finally said enough. I just got my new phone the other day when we got our taxes. A phone is necessary now a days and if it doesn't work right there isn't much point in having one.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
I have not yet had to deal with calls being dropped, muted, or put on hold. I know when that starts happening I will have to change phones.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar 17
who is your company? you should be able to switch phones and keep the same #. I have Tracfone- it's prepaid and i have had geez, 8-10 phones over the last 15-16 years and have always kept the same number.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
Verizon. I switched to them from straighttalk (a subsidiary of tracfone). I *might just* switch again. i think maybe to metro PCS? They say I can keep the same number, just need to provide my account number with verizon... I don't know how much that makes sense. I should just "bite the bullet" but I am also quite the procrastinator.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum wow. that hassle would cause me to procrastinate too.. which is why I probably just stayed with Tracfone the whole time.. lol . Although now that thye got the BYOP (bring your own phone) it's awesome. I bought a cool phone an ASUS Zenfone 2 laser - it's only about $200. comparative to a Samsung Galaxy Edge. Great storage, octocore processor, 2 sims in case I want to add an extra phone line. good camera. Fast. I love it.. and I was able to switch my number over to it. just had to get a SIM from tracfone and I pay $30 every 3 months.. and if i need anything extra they have add ons $5 for 1000 text messages or $10 for 1 GB of data.. but I usually use Wifi. so i don't have to do that much.
• United States
10 Mar 17
@minx267 That isn't so bad a price. I do most of my stuff on wifi as well. I hardly ever use the phone to call people, but I do use it to text. It might be something I consider going back to. I will have to think on it.
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@TRBRocks420 (85636)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Mar 17
I am the same way, it's grumpy, but I really I just don't like non sense lol.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
People would say that 'I don't suffer fools gladly." I'm set in my ways so to speak as well. I don't see anything wrong with that, do you?
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@TRBRocks420 (85636)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum No I don't either. I think it's a good thing.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
@TRBRocks420 It hasn't made me very many friends ,but then I think that's because I am also more reserved. I still have the very best of friends though, and that's all I truly want.
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@dpk262006 (56592)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
You could save money step by step and when you have enough, you could buy a new cell phone. I think you should not have any problem in retaining your prepaid number because in our place, changing handset does not entail that you need to buy a new number/SIM.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
yes but for prepaid devices? I still think it to be a headache. I do have the money now. It's not a matter of not having it, its a matter of not wanting to spend it.
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@dpk262006 (56592)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Money is for what? I think it is meant to be spent.
• United States
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I would much rather save it.
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@Beatburn (3959)
• Philippines
10 Mar 17
What an ordeal! Get that new phone. You need it for myLot.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
Nope. I have a tablet or laptop for mylot.
@Beatburn (3959)
• Philippines
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum The more devices, the more options. Although I don't use my cellphone for mylot as well so who am I to suggest.
• United States
10 Mar 17
@Beatburn haha. Well there are certainly some who do use their phone to mylot.
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@megatron777 (3773)
• Guam
10 Mar 17
How much is the new cellphone?
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• United States
10 Mar 17
I haven't the foggiest inclination, seeing as I haven't selected one.
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• Guam
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Alright. All good.
@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
10 Mar 17
I've had three new numbers in the past year or so. It's a pain updating everyone. As long as you make the switch within a month, you should be able to keep your number.
• United States
10 Mar 17
It really isn't THAT difficult for me. I've memorized the numbers of the people I care about. I can send on text messages to alert them of a new number. It's just getting my number switched at work and letting my direct bosses have my new number. They text me if I need to come in... Procrastination is part of my problem, but so is not wanting to spend the money.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum - I barely remember my own phone number, let alone anyone else's.
• United States
10 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 Remembering number is a trait I got from my father. I am horrible at math though.... I actually remember several of my previous numbers too!
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
10 Mar 17
You should get a new phone if you need it! My current cell phone is a gift from my boyfriend, he knew that I needed one and couldn't afford it so he gave it to me as a Christmas present last year. It's a good phone becausw I can do mylotting from it when I am outside.
• United States
10 Mar 17
That was very kind of him to do that for you. I think I need someone to just "kick me into gear" to get the thing.
@besweet (7223)
• Greece
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Maybe you can ask from someone in your environment who knows about cell phones to propose some devices. This will help you get motivated and you can get a phone with the best feautures at the price that you are looking for.
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• United States
12 Mar 17
@besweet I finally selected and purchased one. I am just wating for it's delivery later this week.
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@Debscrochet (1130)
• United States
10 Mar 17
I know what you mean. I've had the same one for years, and it's giving me trouble. I just can see spending all that money.
• United States
10 Mar 17
Well I had to "bite the bullet" and do so today. I woke up and my phone was giving me trouble on yet another app. It already doesn't like to open my text messages up and it freezes for a bit when trying to make a call. I should get the new phone monday.
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• United States
11 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes sounds like it's time for a new one then.
• United States
12 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I think they make them so you have to replace them regularly
@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 17
I also have a prepaid, when I buy a new phone I simply move the SIM from the old phone to the new one, so I keep my old number, the credit I still has and everything.
• United States
10 Mar 17
I hadn't thought of that. Oh well, it's too late now. I just got upset with my prepaid carrier and went and switched. I will either deal with the ordeal of making sure i keep my old number or i"ll get a new one and just remember to switch sim cards from now on. This phone has been on "the fritz" for half a year now.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I keep my phones for many years, I only change when I am obliged because the battery does not charge anymore.
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• United States
12 Mar 17
@LadyDuck I think part of my problem is that I don't tend to turn my phone off ever. I need to start getting into the habit of letting it stay turned off on days that I don't work. Atleast for a little while.
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@alberello75 (19918)
• Genova, Italy
10 Mar 17
You see, for me you are a dear friend. Now, I tell you the truth. If I could, a new cellphone, I would gift it to you! I'm sorry, at the moment, it is impossible for me, since I am an invalid with a poor allowance of only 290 € / month, then I can not do! But who says that, for me, they will come better times and so then I'll can do something for you?
• United States
10 Mar 17
That is quite kind of you. I have bought a new device just a few minutes ago. I do have the money, but I do not wish to spend it.
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@alberello75 (19918)
• Genova, Italy
11 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum And you do it right. You have to keep your money, for any eventuality
• United States
12 Mar 17
@alberello75 I learned that the hard way several years ago. I was out of work and with very little money. It was not easy.
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@NJChicaa (48369)
• United States
10 Mar 17
time to bite the bullet and get the new phone
• United States
10 Mar 17
I know, I know. i did just now. I just don't like spending money on things I don't see as very necessary.
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@NJChicaa (48369)
• United States
10 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum you're lucky I like you. Because I hate cheap people
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• United States
10 Mar 17
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@Lubuto (2261)
• Zambia
10 Mar 17
You should work on your attitude of intolerance
• United States
10 Mar 17
Perhaps you should not assume to tell someone what to do?
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@Lubuto (2261)
• Zambia
11 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum you are right, I shouldn't
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@allen0187 (34358)
• Philippines
10 Mar 17
Get a new mobile phone. It is a necessity nowadays. Unless you want to go off the gird then that solves your other problem of being annoyed with other people.
• United States
10 Mar 17
haha, that wouldn't solve my problems, I'm afraid.
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@allen0187 (34358)
• Philippines
11 Mar 17
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@Morleyhunt (19263)
• Canada
10 Mar 17
That harsh intolerance for nonsense comes from rating too many whiney discussions on Mylot.
• United States
10 Mar 17
In part, atleast. I can't blame it all on mylot. I've always been this way.
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