Don’t get me wrong – this is not an indictment of today’s modern conveniences, because frankly, many of them make life much more enjoyable. For me, the jury is still out on GPS devices for your car. In fact, many still do, as hard as that is to imagine.
However, we should be reminded that many of these things are luxuries, not necessities, even though media and peer pressure would have us believe otherwise. I hear about more people arriving late because they took the “GPS directions” than I hear success stories. If you are concerned with safety while traveling, consider a prepaid phone and keep it charged.
Imagine getting all of your news and entertainment from a radio, instead of Fox News and MTV. If our grandparents got sick, I mean bad sick (not a simple cold or poison ivy), they went to the doct0r and paid for their services.
Speaking of MTV – didn’t that used to stand for “” television? The first “health insurance” plans only covered long hospitalizations or major illnesses, not the routine things we see doctors for today. Up until 2004 my grandfather owned a decades old, 27-inch floor model console television.
I don’t know what’s wrong with a road atlas – I just bought a new one from Sams Club for a few dollars. Direct quote from my grandfather: “Why pay hard-earned money to cook your skin when the good Lord shines a sun over your head that does the same for free? Heck, even a cell phone without a calling plan, but a charged battery, can call 911 in an emergency. I’ve yet to taste anything out of a microwave that tastes as good or better than stove-top or grilled. The concept of borrowing has been around for centuries, but it has only evolved into plastic over the last century.
Besides, some of the best discoveries are found when you are lost. While I do consider cell phones more of a utility these days, I consider data plans and all the bells and whistles a luxury. Still, it’s a time saver, and since we all have so little of it these days I suppose it helps. Speaking of plastic, my grandfather didn’t use an ATM card until he was in his 70? Why spend money on something with a screen the size of a book when you could simply…read a book.
I am a all natural dirty flirty girl with a fun side to.
Once the Customer enters the desired number of minutes the system auto-calculates the cost, creates a new transaction, then reconnects the call when the transaction is approved.
Brian Mc Cullough has been in the Internet game since 1998.
Example: The Customer presses ‘33’ on their keypad The call timer is paused.
The Agent is put on hold The Customer will hear a prompt asking them how many minutes they would like to add.