cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas

2u2me
Pro
Posts: 346
Thanks: 88
Fixes: 2
Registered: ‎27-09-2013

Re: If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas

After stating who I used to work for I`m use to taking the blame Smiley 

7up
Community Veteran
Posts: 15,488
Thanks: 1,268
Fixes: 17
Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Re: If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas


@Minivanman wrote:

Well I must be on a different planet @7up

You mentioned about convenience and then revert to my point about choice so sorry, i just don't get it.


No offence but I don't get what you're thinking here either. Whatsapp is convenient because you don't need to signup / create an account etc. It scans your contacts and cross references your phone number with the accounts of your contacts to see who else is on whatsapp - it then automatically keeps your whatsapp contact list updated. This is convenient.

You do however have the choice not to use whatsapp but instead use your default SMS app or another app like skype. That is your CHOICE.

If you don't like the way whatsapp is designed to work then you can CHOOSE not to use it but instead use something else.

 

I really do not understand what your issue here is. 

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
journeys
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,829
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎24-09-2008

Re: If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas

@2u2me Glad you posted, it raises the question

"How do you send a text message to a simple mobile phone from a PC or Mac"

Mav
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20,730
Thanks: 3,947
Fixes: 436
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas

It's not exactly sending from the PC but if I connect my phone via the home network I can read, compose, edit and send texts using MyPhoneExplorer on the PC/laptop which is very convenient especially with long texts.

I find that my phone, Galaxy S5 Mini, will change any message that is over 3 messages long into MMS which then gets charged for. This becomes 5 messages when using MPE.

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

Browni
Aspiring Hero
Posts: 2,561
Thanks: 972
Fixes: 52
Registered: ‎02-03-2016

Re: If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas

Meanwhile those with older phones are getting cut off at midnight Huh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4078390/Will-cut-WhatsApp-stop-running-MILLIONS-older-phones...

Ex-Plusnetter now living life in the G,fast lane!
Mav
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20,730
Thanks: 3,947
Fixes: 436
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: If you`ve received a smartphone or tablet for xmas

According to what I read here many phones would still be able to use WhatsApp after an OS upgrade and Backberry support will continue into mid 2017.

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still