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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12525 on: September 11, 2020, 01:56:23 pm »
Nat West, on their "Contact NatWest" page (https://personal.natwest.com/personal/support-centre/contact-us.html for anyone playing along at home) have a picture of someone using a smart phone as an actual phone. However, NatWest fail to put a contact number on that page, or anywhere I can find that links from that page.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12526 on: September 11, 2020, 02:34:49 pm »
a picture of someone using a smart phone as an actual phone

Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12527 on: September 11, 2020, 02:50:33 pm »
That page has a whole load of numbers. And he is an old person. They're the ones with money, after all. Though apparently he isn't old enough to have a bluetooth headset.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12528 on: September 11, 2020, 02:51:03 pm »
a picture of someone using a smart phone as an actual phone

Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...

Isn't that so that the deadly EM radiation doesn't fry your brain?  Judging by the kids shambling down to the bus-stop of a morning, it doesn't work.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12529 on: September 11, 2020, 05:29:33 pm »
Sweeping up the crap from the kids, honestly, I didn't miss the daily tide. Do they eat some junk. Nice smashed bottle of strawberry milk at the end of the road.

I think this term I'm going to bag it up and return it to the school.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12530 on: September 11, 2020, 07:42:11 pm »
Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...
Other nonsensical ways to hold a phone are available
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12531 on: September 11, 2020, 08:11:35 pm »
Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...
Other nonsensical ways to hold a phone are available
Amusing! And a Blondie video to finish, that's good. They could have followed it with the Undertones, 'Why don't you ring my number?' Because, as we know, Feargal Sharkey is 75 but Citoyen "still would". Or did I get that mixed up?  :D
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12532 on: September 11, 2020, 09:18:47 pm »
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« Reply #12533 on: September 13, 2020, 05:56:52 pm »
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12534 on: September 13, 2020, 06:05:50 pm »
a picture of someone using a smart phone as an actual phone

Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...
I have discovered the two reasons for this apparent idiocy
a) you don't accidentally disconnect your call with your cheek
b) you can select the appropriate key press when required to press one for sales, two for purchasing, three for customer service.

a is an actual thing I have done many many times. Presumably because I have hamster-esque fat cheeks?
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12535 on: September 13, 2020, 06:16:52 pm »
a picture of someone using a smart phone as an actual phone

Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...
I have discovered the two reasons for this apparent idiocy
a) you don't accidentally disconnect your call with your cheek
b) you can select the appropriate key press when required to press one for sales, two for purchasing, three for customer service.

a is an actual thing I have done many many times. Presumably because I have hamster-esque fat cheeks?
Most half-decent phones have a detection method that disables the screen and keyboard when the phone is held to your ear.

The main reason for the 'talk into the phone' thing, with Apple phones, is that the top speaker is one of the first failures. So you either have to use headphones with mic or put phone on speaker.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12536 on: September 13, 2020, 09:21:49 pm »
a picture of someone using a smart phone as an actual phone

Ha, he's holding it to his ear like an old person.  Everyone knows that you're supposed to hold phones outstretched horizontally, away from your mouth...
I have discovered the two reasons for this apparent idiocy
a) you don't accidentally disconnect your call with your cheek
b) you can select the appropriate key press when required to press one for sales, two for purchasing, three for customer service.

a is an actual thing I have done many many times. Presumably because I have hamster-esque fat cheeks?
Most half-decent phones have a detection method that disables the screen and keyboard when the phone is held to your ear.

The main reason for the 'talk into the phone' thing, with Apple phones, is that the top speaker is one of the first failures. So you either have to use headphones with mic or put phone on speaker.

I always thought it was so people knew what phone you had, like how they don't seem to be able to put it in a pocket.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12537 on: September 19, 2020, 07:30:35 pm »
We got our new Caxton cards today (foreign currency cash & contactless), for all the use we're going to get out of them for the foreseeable.
Anyway, the actual grumble is that they are not embossed like normal credit/debit cards, they just have your name and number printed on the back.
Which is fine except Pingu's card (or is it somebody else's?) has been through the machine twice and has two names and numbers on it.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12538 on: September 19, 2020, 08:35:48 pm »
We got our new Caxton cards today (foreign currency cash & contactless), for all the use we're going to get out of them for the foreseeable.
Anyway, the actual grumble is that they are not embossed like normal credit/debit cards, they just have your name and number printed on the back.
Which is fine except Pingu's card (or is it somebody else's?) has been through the machine twice and has two names and numbers on it.

Notwithstanding the double printing issue I have to say I like the Caxton card as it's flat and doesn't take up so much wallet thickness - the WeSwap forex card is flat too (although I wouldn't recommend the product) - the Pingit debit card I have is flat too . . . although the small Pingit keyring dongle is easier to use.

Cards don't need the embossing nowadays as nobody uses the old carbon paper chits in the slider machine thing  (OK, I think some places in the US still take "imprints")

The more flat cards the better.