Originally posted by BlackRoseC4:
I can proudly say that my minutes used last month was 80. It's for MY convenience. They can call my home number otherwise.
To be truthful, I use my cell phone much more than you. I have joined the legions of people who have no use for a home phone. They just aren't practical anymore. Even my homes ADT security system and my home fax are tied in with my cell phone.
My main problem is the rude public use for non-emergencies. I rarely use mine in public. I did use mine on the Lido deck while still at dock on embarkation day to let my parents know I made it safely aboard. Then it was off for the cruise. I actually didn't hear or see many people using them thank God.
Don't ya love the idiots with the Bluetooth hidden by their hair walking around and talking? I know I've posted this before, but I thought this lady (term used loosely) was cussing at me in the meat section of the grocery store once. It is ridiculous sometimes.
PS: Rick thanks for the pics and hope the smoke gets cleared soon.
Most of the ships have areas like the cigar bars why not have cell phone bars they can all get together there and not bother anyone on their vacation. I do not own a cell phone and when I cruise I don't even bring a watch because I am on vacation.
Bentnail, I like the way you think; corral 'em all in one spot, I say! Same for the smokers. I take a cell phone, but only to call my ride when I disembark. And I took my watch off when I retired last January and haven't put it on since. And guess what? I can tell you what time it is within 15 minutes any time you ask.
We do the same as others - I'll use it when we arrive at the port to keep in contact with our car service. Once on the ship we'll call the in-laws to let them know we made it safe and sound. Then the phone is turned off and placed in the cabin safe until debarkation morning, when I turn it on so the driver can coordinate our pickup and drive to the airport. It is then turned off and put in the carry-on until we get home.
I have an iPhone (great overall device, so-so cell phone) and my minutes roll over. I have so many unused minutes that they started dropping off because of the deadline to use them (one year I think).
I simply don't understand the need for endless prattle that so many people exhibit.
We use the phone to check messages at home. we only use it in ports, ship rates are too high. I work for myself so I need to keep in contact with any client who might call. I just check our last cell phone bill, it covers our last cruise. We used 7 minutes, all were in our cabins, with pen and paper handy. I ended up getting 1 new job. I might not have made that extra $300.00 had I not fielded the call.
I'm new to the whole cruise scene (in case you couldn't tell) so I'm wondering: would it be considered gauche to rip a cell phone out of someone's hand and smashing it on the deck with a hammer especially packed for that purpose?