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Texting offically turns 20 yrs old today

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TBO, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Cool, not only am I older than texting, I'm older than Internet Explorer too.
     
  6. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    Just got out of a day long meeting. The last thing the boss said was that one of our fellow employees was texting back and forth with her boyfriend. Went a couple messages then it stopped. She drove up on the wreck where her boyfriend blew a stop sign in front of a semi and was killed.
     
  7. Little Joe

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    And I've never sent one in my life.
     
  8. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    stupid hurts
     
  10. skinny99

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    I for one am glad. Texting is a very convenient for me.
     
  11. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I'm callin BS. Prove it
     
  12. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    IVe always avoided it because its a ripoff. Vzw always wanted a quarter each direction if u didnt have a plan. Last few phones have had some kind of internet or email ability and ive had that....fortunately the gateway allows texts to be sent from email and vice versa within the 160 char limit.

    I think i have all texts blocked on my phone. Hate em. Only used when essential

    Funny, 20 years ago i was a roaming coordinator for a cell company that had a presence in the Gulf states now owned by Century. In that era when texts were developed the industry only had 5% penetration. Its probably 95 now.
     
  13. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I still hate it, and refuse to participate in it unless forced.
     
  14. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    There was a rather chunky girl who was texting and rolled her vehicle. She survived fairly unharmed, and was sitting on the grass texting about her experience.:shocked:

    I really don't understand the obsession.
     
  15. papercidal

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    I sill don't get it and have had texting blocked since the first time I got charged to receive junkmail.
     
  16. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    In other news, Sexting turns 20 tomorrow.
     
  17. 2bgop

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  18. countrygun

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    And it came to it's glory recently with,

    "Jst rbd d bnk,EZ
     
  19. scwine

    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    Heck, I just started texting a year ago. I still would rather call.
     
  20. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    On a serious note, I believe Hurricane Katrina is credited with bringing texting to the mainstream. As cell service went down calls would not go through but we could still get text messages across the network.

    Of course then it all went down.

    http://wireless.sys-con.com/node/128261