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Josie Beth

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There are a number of reasons I don't have a smartphone. One is that having a background in electronics / technology I like to get away from it when possible. Another is that, living in a rural area, the signal can get to be pretty poor to non existant in some areas. The phones I have I got for free as old work cast offs. They rended to just replace the phone if batteries were not good for a day or two so I did not have to buy anything, only credit. I find computers a constant pain as they update themselves. Smartphones can be similar as an app can require the phone is updated to work.


There was a requirement in the contract for the phone service here that stated that they had to maintain the phone booths. I am not sure how relevant that is now as they are probably little used. It prompts me to look so I will see if our local box is still operational when I pass it tomorrow. I know it is still there, but I have seen the one in a village closeby is now used for free book exchange so is like a mini library. It is one of the old red boxes so adds character. I do remember the last time I used a public box. That was another close to where I live. It prompts me to look there too. On that call I upset my father as he answered but could not hear me as someone had nicked the microphone out of the phone. Yes it happens all over.



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