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Posts Tagged ‘Cell Phone’

What we can learn from my phone.

In Adventures on December 23, 2009 at 12:24 am

You may recall that I bought a cell phone this year. How do you buy an American-made cell phone, you ask? You buy one that has become a “naturalized citizen.” You buy a used phone.

That’s exactly what the site Zendoo does. They buy your junky old cell phone, and then they cell it to somebody else. Like me.

My previous cell phone was so old and awful they didn’t want it. I donated it. The recipient probably threw it away. But that’s not what this is about. Read the rest of this entry »

I bought a new phone.

In Adventures on June 26, 2009 at 12:28 am

I bought a new phone. But not really. I bought a used phone. It’s new to me, but it used to belong to somebody else. Based on the signature programmed into the text editor, it appears to have belong to someone named Molly. So Molly if you sold your phone to Zendoo.com, and if it was an LG Voyager, it’s now mine. Don’t worry, I’ll give it a good home.

It’s a nice phone, Molly. I wonder why you didn’t like it? Read the rest of this entry »

Distinguishing between want and need.

In Adventures on February 27, 2009 at 12:27 am

I figured it out: part of buying responsibly is buying less.

Well, duh, I sort of assumed that from the beginning. What I mean is, actually doing without. Reevaluating what it means to NEED something. For example: Read the rest of this entry »

Who needs a 7 button?

In Adventures on February 9, 2009 at 6:11 am

Panic.

The 7 button on my cell phone sticks. It either doesn’t click or it clicks twice. I’ve been holding on to this phone for as long as possible. It’s probably 2-plus years old. I don’t want a camera, or a fax machine, or a color screen, or anything else. I want to make calls that are clear and don’t get dropped. My phone is Read the rest of this entry »