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Jbird
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor

Hahahaha I bet!


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lsu13lsu
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yes, and I think that is the point of what they are trying to address.


The point I was making was if you currently do not have a phone of any kind, have no way of getting one on your own or do not have the knowledge to borrow/access a free one then there is no way you will ever make it. Never. You do not have basic prioritization skills and/or just too stupid to understand things. You will never be employed. This is just fluff and feel goodness.

Is there one person out there who may? Maybe. But, for the 95% to 99% who currently do not have phone access they are and always will be unemployed.


buddhavista
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The point I was making was if you currently do not have a phone of any kind, have no way of getting one on your own or do not have the knowledge to borrow/access a free one then there is no way you will ever make it. Never.

Right, so we basically agree. If you don't have a phone now, you are probably not employable.

As pretty much has a cell phone. There are more cell phones in the US than ppl. And you can get a pre-paid for 20 or 30 including the phone.

With that said, you aren't going to get a job without a cell phone. So if there was a segment of the population who didn't have cell phones and weren't a non-functional retard, they would be more employable by giving them a phone. But that population just doesn't exist. Maybe in africa, but not the US.


lsu13lsu
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If you don't have a phone now, you are probably not employable.


Actually, we don't. If you don't have a phone now (access to one or own one) you never will be employed even given a phone for free. The limited skills you possess are not needed anywhere for minimum wage.


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RogerTheShrubber
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With that said, you aren't going to get a job without a cell phone.


I got several jobs in the past decade without one including my previous job three years ago..
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lsu13lsu
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I got several jobs in the past decade without one.


Same here. I had a home phone with no caller ID and a answering machine! It was something like $15 per month! I never missed when someone important was looking for me.


RogerTheShrubber
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Same here. I had a home phone with no caller ID and a answering machine! It was something like $15 per month! I never missed when someone important was looking for me.



I would say about 1/5th of the people I know don't have them.

I had one for years. In fact I had to carry two and a marine radio 24/7 for a few years. When I left that job, I didn't want anything to do with them for a while..


buddhavista
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Same here. I had a home phone with no caller ID and a answering machine! It was something like $15 per month! I never missed when someone important was looking for me.

a home phone would suffice, but who the frick would buy a home phone when you can get a cell phone for a lot cheaper? You can get a cell phone + like a 1000 minutes for $35-40.


buddhavista
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I would say about 1/5th of the people I know don't have them.

what planet do you live on? I can't think of a single person other than children I know that doesn't have a cell phone.

Even my 94 grandmother has one. She doesn't know how to work it but she has one.

I take that back, my wife's grandmother doesn't have a cell phone. But she is borderline a vegetable.


lsu13lsu
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor
If you are hurting for money, you can get a home phone for under $20 per month. Add an answering machine to that and you will never miss anything work related. For $40 bucks you can get a cell phone but I was thinking about someone who would need that extra $20 for food or transportation or something.


RogerTheShrubber
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what planet do you live on? I can't think of a single person other than children I know that doesn't have a cell phone.



A planet where some people aren't tethered to instant communications. It isn't nearly as bad as you think.

I have one for work now, but conveniently leave it at home when I am off work and around town. I don't want to be reached when I am around town.



lsu13lsu
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what planet do you live on? I can't think of a single person other than children I know that doesn't have a cell phone.


Which is exactly why I think it is ridiculous whenever I hear people who make under $250K cannot possibly pay any more on the national debt. Not that I want anyone to pay more in taxes. I just hate this war on the rich. Everyone has tons of needless things such as family iphone/ipad plans.
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RogerTheShrubber
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what planet do you live on? I can't think of a single person other than children I know that doesn't have a cell phone.



My land line is basically free.


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buddhavista
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor
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If you are hurting for money, you can get a home phone for under $20 per month. Add an answering machine to that and you will never miss anything work related. For $40 bucks you can get a cell phone but I was thinking about someone who would need that extra $20 for food or transportation or something.

yeah, but you have to buy a home phone and an answering machine. That is probably 10-15 at the minimum. And of course, you need a residence where you can get a phone installed.

Plus you are going to have to pass a credit check with the phone company.

There is a reason that all the mexicans have cell phones. Its much cheaper and easier than a landline. Plus, you can take it with you.


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buddhavista
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A planet where some people aren't tethered to instant communications. It isn't nearly as bad as you think.

Yeah, i can dig getting disconnected. For our vacations, we try to go to places that don't have cell phone coverage. Unfortunately that is really hard to find these days. Even camping people will get texts.

but seriously, even then, everyone I know has a cell phone. And other than my mother and grandmother, no one I know has a landline. I only have one b.c work pays for it.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor
Half the places I go for recreation aren't even in cell range.


buddhavista
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor
you would think that Colorado is like that but you would be somewhat wrong. Granted I don't have a signal in my living room, but in the mount evans wilderness I had 4 bars. I only know this b.c I forgot to turn my cell phone off when we started backpacking and I got a text while we were on the trail.

Go figure.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor
Most of the hiking trails I use don't have coverage, and most of the waterways. Strangely enough, parts of the ice field does since there are research stations up there. Friend of mine broke his femur in a crevasse and was able to call for help.


Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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re: California to offer free cell phones with service to poor
The thought of supplying landline home phones for the homeless makes me laugh.

You people are nuts.


RogerTheShrubber
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The thought of supplying landline home phones for the homeless makes me laugh.

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You people are nuts.



Only a nut would have actually thought I was advocating providing the homeless with landlines. WTF are you on?


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