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  1. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by vader7071 View Post
    Has anyone done the math on this?

    Taking into consideration a standard 30 day month, and all standard texts.

    Just straight data:
    20,000 texts in one month (aka 30d, or 720 hrs, or 43,200 min)
    = 666.67 txts/day
    = 27.78 txts/hr
    = 0.46 txts/min
    = 2.16 min/txt

    Now, lets take out 6 hrs per day for sleep and 40 hrs per week for school
    20,000 texts in one month (aka 30d, or 380 hrs, or 22,800 min)
    = 666.67 txts/day
    = 52.63 txts/hr
    = 0.88 txts/min
    = 1.14 min/txt

    How can you NOT notice your child either sending or receiving a text every minute? And this is EVERY DAY. I have seen my wife run up 168 texts in one day, and EVERYONE in our group noticed it.
    I think if I remember from the video, she sent 10K, and received 10K...she didn't send 20K herself....but still...how can a parent NOT notice this....
    I agree with you. This is why Cellphones should be banned from being taken out of a purse, bookbag, in class. Better yet, install a blocking device in classrooms, like they do in some theaters, so that the phone can only be used in the Hallways or other communal areas of the school, but not in class.



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    That makes sense, but it is still a total of 20K texts. 10K in and 10K out. with those numbers, that means she was sending one every 2 minutes, and receiving one every 2 minutes. Still, how can you not notice that? And let's go back and add in the 6 and 40, and say she was during school. How did a teacher not see her sending a text every 4 minutes and receiving a text every 4 minutes, and I am willing to bet that it was other people in her class texting her. And what about during tests? Did the teacher just turn a blind eye and let them text away?

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    I just still cant fathom this. I mean, I used to text a lot. And I think my highest month was like 6 or 7 thousand. Let me tell you, even with those numbers, it consumes you. I was laid off at the time (Construction), but like all you guys have said, everyone noticed that I was doing it.



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    Hmmmm, I wonder....would the Storm screen withstand that type of abuse? 10K messages in one month? Hmmmmmm.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDetroit View Post
    Hmmmm, I wonder....would the Storm screen withstand that type of abuse? 10K messages in one month? Hmmmmmm.......
    Are you up to test it?...lol I am sure RIM would let you have a new one if it broke. "I was testing the durability of your device in light of recent activity."



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    My pal from schoool's daughter who just told her parents that she no longer wants to continue with collage (1st year) has run up the bill due to texting and the parents do keep an eye on the bill. However they did sit around and watch at her recent 19th BD party when she and all her friends there sat around on the couch and text each other!!!! I asked him why didn't you suggest they try and talk face to face and check the phones at the door?? If the bill is paid each month on time VZ is not doing to give a hoot about the amount of a bill. They should however flag and notify if charges seeem to be out of normal amounts seen by the account. But that would mean being responsible and having the interests of their customers at heart. Can't let the family or mom and dad of the hook either by not monitoring the use by their children knowing this is what they do and how they communicate. Ahhhh....life...at....home. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pblakeney View Post
    My pal from schoool's daughter who just told her parents that she no longer wants to continue with collage (1st year) has run up the bill due to texting and the parents do keep an eye on the bill. However they did sit around and watch at her recent 19th BD party when she and all her friends there sat around on the couch and text each other!!!! I asked him why didn't you suggest they try and talk face to face and check the phones at the door?? If the bill is paid each month on time VZ is not doing to give a hoot about the amount of a bill. They should however flag and notify if charges seeem to be out of normal amounts seen by the account. But that would mean being responsible and having the interests of their customers at heart. Can't let the family or mom and dad of the hook either by not monitoring the use by their children knowing this is what they do and how they communicate. Ahhhh....life...at....home. ;-)
    i no exatctly what your saying about texting each other when there right next to that person. im 20 so about 3 years ago i was still in high school. and i cant tell you how many times i went to a party to see girls just texting away and worst part was they were texting the person that was across the room...y dont you get off your ass and talk to em in person, if its private conversation, go old school and step outside where no 1 is at

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    That is why they made those pay as you go phones. LOL

    Then your forced to be aware.

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