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Saint Louis, MO
Orly? "11% of cellphone users aren't even sure if they have applications installed on their phone, says Pew."
So that's why they're called dumbphones
Re: Orly? My MIL fits this profile...
Re: List of non-voiice uses of cellphones How can only 29% of users use an app, but 34% play a game? Or any of the other functions higher on the list that "use an app"?
For the purpose of this report, apps are defined as end-user software applications that are designed for a cell phone operating system and which extend the phones capabilities by enabling users to perform particular tasks.So basically, "using an app" only counts if the user downloaded and used an app in addition to using the apps installed by default. Seems shortsighted and misleading.
Re: List of non-voiice uses of cellphones
said by openbox9:I think it is best described as of the 29% of users that actually do use an app, 34% of that group play games.
How can only 29% of users use an app, but 34% play a game? Or any of the other functions higher on the list that "use an app"?
Re: List of non-voiice uses of cellphones That's definitely not how I read that chart. That would be the second chart that TK posted.
i'm moving towards in-house pbx with data only cellphones.
maybe an ata for a "home phone"
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no surprise to me I've had only a cell since about 2002.
I can see how some "aren't sure" - after all, even some non "smart" phones do actually have "apps" but users may not consider them.
Apps may not be as spiffy, but they certainly exist - games, utilities, etc. can be used on many types of mobile phones.
Also - Would one classify a built in music player program an "app" or is this survey strictly referring to 3rd party applications?
Re: no surprise to me I believe the survey defines and app as one that wasn't installed by default by the manufacturer/carrier.
For the purpose of this report, apps are defined as end-user software applications that are designed for a cell phone operating system and which extend the phones capabilities by enabling users to perform particular tasks.
| |baineschile2600 ways to livePremium
Sterling Heights, MI
Geko You should put a picture of Gordon Geko's cell phone.
Costs money to use applications No way I'm paying extra for a data package.
Critics are asking if Megyn Kelly blows goats.
Re: Costs money to use applications I've been VOIP only for the last 5 years with a prepaid cell phone in the car for emergencies. My cell phone is for phone use only -- no camera, no apps, no texting and generally only gets used to bitch at Comcast if their Internet service goes down.
Re: Costs money to use applications Exactly the same here... except it's Time Warner and Oncor.
| || |said by mlcarson:I have Comcast phone. My cell phone is in the with a $10.00 a month plan. It only used to make phones calls no texting photos email and no apps. So far in 2 years my phone has been out once do to weather. Cell phone has a 75% chance if I am out side.
I've been VOIP only for the last 5 years with a prepaid cell phone in the car for emergencies. My cell phone is for phone use only -- no camera, no apps, no texting and generally only gets used to bitch at Comcast if their Internet service goes down.
Probably would be higher than 23% If you could get people that for some reason keep their landlines but never use them to dump them. I find this is an issue with older people like my mother. Only uses a cell still pays over $40 for a land line she NEVER uses. Try to explain she's spending $500 a year on NOTHING, but still can't get her to dump it. I haven't had a home phone in 4 years.
Re: Probably would be higher than 23% I have to use a landline due to the fact I have DSL from AT&T. As soon as AT&T offers U-verse in my neighborhood, I'll switch over to U-verse and drop the landline and use cell either from Cricket or Clearwire (whichever offers best service and best price)
Re: my mother pays for local only on att landline $30 with taxes Have them call the phone company and minimize the features/extras. I recommend keeping a landline for 911 as it works more reliably than any cellphone or VOIP 911. With a landline, when you dial 911, even if you are unable to speak, 911 responders will show up at your address! They KNOW exactly where you are calling from! With any cellphone, you have to provide your location, and many times, your call has to be transferred to the correct 911 center for your location...VOIP can be as bad or worse, depending on the provider...
Landline? What's that? We didn't even hook the phone line up to the house when we built 5 years ago. There is one, buried in the pipe with the electrical service, but I couldn't tell you who the local carrier is. Maybe Frontier, after they bought Verizon's castoffs?
The four of us all have dumbphones through VZW, the only carrier that covers our area, plus a grandfathered Alltel data account. If I need mobile data I use my iPad wifi. Someday I'd love to dump the phone altogether and use Skype or another app over VOIP with my iPad, but I'd need a real ISP to do that.
I have never regretted doing away with the land line, especially during an election cycle!!
Re: Landline? What's that?
said by ShellMMG:How do you carry iPad in your small pocket?
Someday I'd love to dump the phone altogether and use Skype or another app over VOIP with my iPad, but I'd need a real ISP to do that.
landline is old but its RELIABLE, especially in areas with weak coverage or apartments that have no signal. Not everybody has femtocells and their use is somewhat limited (reliance on home broadband, GPS signal through a window.
The only reason... I kept my landline was for work. Otherwise I would have dumped it a couple years ago.