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In-reply-to » @lyse what happens if you get stranded with a broken car in the middle of no where? Or if an emergency comes up where there is no landline? In the US landlines are disappearing, mobile phones have taken their place.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org a risk taker! Next you are telling us you often do bungee jumping! :-D Kidding, kidding. I know someone around here that does similarly; no mobile phones. He sure stands out like a sore thumb!

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In-reply-to » @movq No private mobile phone at all, just landline telephone. I have a company smart phone but it sucks balls and I don't want to even use it for anything unless I really have to. It covers two use cases, 2FA and accepting/rejecting meeting invites (somehow my desktop mail client can't send meeting replies reliably). 99% of the time the phone sits either on the desk (during work hours) or lays in the drawer (after quitting time). So it moves less than a meter each workday. And for obvious reasons I have to take it to the office with me, too.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org what happens if you get stranded with a broken car in the middle of no where? Or if an emergency comes up where there is no landline? In the US landlines are disappearing, mobile phones have taken their place.

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In-reply-to » Traveling soon. I'm going to need a new cheap laptop and a new cheap phone.

@rrraksamam@twtxt.net there are plenty of under $400 laptops to chose from. Check Amazon, and filter “under $500”. Same applies to smartphones. Sadly, I don’t have a specific one to recommend because—and not trying to come across as a snob—I don’t “usually” buy cheap things. 😅

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In-reply-to » @lyse Easier said than done. I really do want to have a phone for emergencies (and some people are only reachable via SMS, oddly enough). Maybe I can get away with buying a super cheap and super simple one.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de yes, she spends 2.5/hours a day commuting, and her old (2010) SUV now runs at 21mpg (around 34km per 3.8litres). In the US everything is quite far apart. 😩

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In-reply-to » @lyse Easier said than done. I really do want to have a phone for emergencies (and some people are only reachable via SMS, oddly enough). Maybe I can get away with buying a super cheap and super simple one.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de get a Nokia 6300 (https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_us/nokia-6300-4g?sku=16LIOW11A01). For $70 it is easy to buy one every 6 months, if it were to be really bad. :-) Heck, my wife’s SUV eats $70/week of petrol, so… one phone per month is just fine. LOL.

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In-reply-to » Traveling soon. I'm going to need a new cheap laptop and a new cheap phone.

@rrraksamam@twtxt.net for a good recommendation we are going to need more information. For the laptop, what would its intended use be? Do you need to run Microsoft Windows? Does it needs WiFi? Destination (for power outlets)? For the phone, do you need it to be “smart”? Physical, or software SIM? Do you want it to work where you are going (destination is needed)?

Details are in the pudding.

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