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Re: What people don't know about you!

Unread postby John27 » 18 November 2020, 21:49

René wrote:Having the latest Android version is hardly essential. The latest version is 11, which I haven't got yet myself; I'm on 10, but it's been fantastic since, I'd say, version 7, which came out in 2016.


My big concern is with security updates, which I gather might or might occur, depending on the whims of the phone maker...

Nokia has one of the few clear and publicly stated policies I've seen: 3 years. I'd prefer longer, because I tend to hold onto things as long as possible. But 3 years beats a new phone that was released six months ago, discontinued last week, and not supported with the critical Android patch this week.

Although, of course, I suppose one could just take a position of using the phone only for stuff that doesn't particularly matter, and not caring about security updates.

The hardware manufacturing has advanced to the point where you can get a very decent phone for very little money, either a first-hand budget/mid-range model or second-hand higher-end model (or even a second-hand budget/mid-range model, I suppose).


How low can one go? I'm assuming somewhere $100-$200. (Cheap, compared to what it could be...but still a lot for someone like me who is low income...)

And service, even in the US, can be had for like $5/month if you don't use a lot of data or minutes.


Who does $5/month? The lowest I think I've seen is $15.
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Re: What people don't know about you!

Unread postby René » 18 November 2020, 23:20

John27 wrote:Who does $5/month? The lowest I think I've seen is $15.

Having looked at guides like...

I found e.g.:

https://tello.com/buy/custom_plans?utm_ ... 6725945980

...where you can do e.g.:

  • 500 MB fast data, 0 minutes, no text messages included: $5/month
  • 500 MB fast data, 100 minutes, unlimited free texts: $6/month
  • 1 GB fast data, 0 minutes, no text messages included: $6/month
  • 1 GB fast data, 100 minutes, unlimited free texts: $7/month
After using up your fast data, you get unlimited slow data.

Check coverage here:

https://tello.com/coverage

You could get an unlocked phone somewhere else, but the simplest way to make sure you get one that's compatible is to get it from them I suppose, options listed here:

https://tello.com/phones

You could get a nice-looking refurbished Samsung phone from them for $199 or $239. Have a look. I'm very happy with my Samsung phone, and they've been very good about updates recently.
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Re: What people don't know about you!

Unread postby John27 » 19 November 2020, 00:40

Thanks!

Interesting learning of Tello--I'd never heard of them before. They should be viable, since they apparently use Sprint to actually provide the connection.
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Re: What people don't know about you!

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 21 November 2020, 21:51

Marmaduke wrote:
Magic J wrote:
erti wrote:Why do they wear those though?

I've heard various reasons for it. The simplest reason is that's what they've traditionally worn. Another reason I've been told is that the uniform (wig, robes, etc) act to depersonalise the barrister (lawyer) so that they can act in a neutral capacity. Much like any other uniform, I suppose. I assume that wigs in general would have been more common in the 17/1800's, and that happened to be around the time that courtroom procedures were being formalised.

Yeah, the uniforms are only for jury trials, which is why they’re only seen at crown court or higher. They are meant to prevent the jury from drawing any inference as to the quality of a defendant’s advocate, and thus the validity of their defence, by virtue of the barrister’s appearance. Barristers actually take it quite seriously, they guard those wigs with their lives because if they ever need to get a new one, it’ll look new and the jury will assume they’re new at the job and don’t know what they’re talking about. Whilst the rules say the wig should be white, the wigmakers that produce them predominantly get asked to make them with grey so they don’t look bright white and brand new. You’ll find policemen are the same with their flat caps and deliberately make them look worn and old so as to bestow upon themselves an air of experience and reliability.

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