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Re: iCloud

On 3/17/2017 12:02 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 03/16/2017 08:00 AM, Ron Hunter wrote:
On 3/16/2017 5:34 AM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on
3/15/2017 11:18 PM:

My wife did ours last year.  It is dead simple, and we really wouldn't
have to file except some places we deal with need a tax report to
continue providing their services at a reduced rate.  Takes less than
an hour.  One of the benefits of being 'poor'.

Says the one who owns an iPhone 7 :-)

What has having only SS and pension income, which doesn't change, and
places me in the lower part of the 'middle class' to do with what phone
I have.
Have you seen the phones the people who look like they just escaped from
the homeless shelter carry?

Indeed.  The woman sitting at the entrance to the parking lot claiming
she'd just got a job and needed money for clothes but wouldn't bother to
pick up the 5-cent can 10 feet away (a nice source of income for the
homeless) was using an iphone.  I told her that if she was blocking the
sidewalk there (illegal, and she was doing it) this afternoon I was
calling the cops.  She disappeared, never to return.

I can manage the $24 dollars a month.

I'm not poor, but $10/year is just fine for voice communication.  Just
because we can afford something doesn't mean we want to buy it. Charter
Internet + Ooma VOIP is $64/month -- which I consider a ripoff, but it's
the only crap game in town and it's just double what AT&T was charging
for local POTS service.  I'd like to have somebody sell me a chunk of
data for a reasonable amount that was good until used up, but not so
far.  I only need it when I'm away from home and need information, so
I'm not willing to pay much at all.

I guess it depends on what you use a phone for. I probably talked longer on my iPhone yesterday than I have for this year up to then yesterday, because my niece from Chicago called to check on why another niece was in the hospital, and then had to tell me all her news from the last few months. She can talk the horns off a billy goat! Still, back when I had my back trouble, she kept me going, and wanting to get better, so I can listen to her go on about her rotator cuff surgery... My iPhone serves many purposes, and earns its keep in many ways, like reminding me to take my medication, appointments, addressbook, GPS, book reader, information resource, messaging, shopping list, and a dozen other things like apps that tell me what to do in certain emergencies. If you don't need all that, you don't have to pay for it. But for under a dollar a day, I'll take it.

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