I used to have this some time ago, as well as a text pager.  Both were too
clumsy for me.  Now that cell phone time has come down to earth, I just rely
on it.


Tom Matkin wrote:

> It just came to my attention that the text messaging function on my cell
> phone has now been activated. A holiday gift to me from Rogers AT&T. I
> was able to send a brief message (test) to my regular email address and
> also to send an email message to my cell phone from my computer.  I also
> sent a brief message to my wife (Hi Hon, Love Tom) to her cell phone and
> just to make sure there is peace in the family I sent one to my
> daughter.  That pretty much exhausts my sense of what can be done with
> this new method of communication. Does anyone on the list use this
> service?  If so why? It is painfully slow to compose even the simplest
> message, something akin to setting the time on your VCR. Perhaps some of
> you out there can suggest good reasons for this service.  I've seen the
> cool TV commercials where disarmingly casual young men warn each other
> from the horrors of attending a possible "chick flick" using their text
> messaging phones, or where two young lovers share messages from either
> end of a Greyhound bus.  But at $.15 a pop one wonders. Why not just
> call the person up and talk?  I suppose it makes the phone into a
> glorified pager, but I already have a voice mail feature on my cell
> phone to collect the wrong numbers that frequently catch me.  I seem to
> have a number that was once had by a sales rep. at Zurich Life
> Insurance.  He still gets a lot of calls.... er... I still get a lot of
> his calls on that number.  His name is Neal. I hope we meet one day.
> I'll click my tongue and point my finger with my thumb straight up, in
> that classic sales rep sort of way, and say "Hi ya Neal, I've got yer
> number!" It would take 45 minutes to turn those seven words into a text
> message on the cell phone.
> Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to y'all. Here's a link to tell you how to
> avoid killing yourself preparing that Butterball.  Sorry if it's too
> late to help.
> http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/FoodSafety/foodsturkey.php#What
> Imagine the odds of survival if you were eating turkey on a Disney
> Cruise ship?
> Tom
> Cardston, Alberta
> www.matkin.com
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