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monkey44

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Posted: 05/18/22 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We particularly enjoy camping where the electronics are not available and only the birds make noise. Or the wind sings in the trees... or a coyote greets the moon.


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jkwilson wrote:

Remember the rows of pay phones campgrounds had near the office? Phone calls when you changed campgrounds and periodically so people back home could get in touch if they had to. It was nothing to be out of touch for days if you were out west.

This came up last night as some neighbors complained about the lack of cell coverage in the campground and how “dangerous” it was to be unreachable.


Was a time about 20 years ago where we had some drunk out of control camping neighbors where I thought it could turn into a dangerous situation. Lucky for us they we not directing it at us but I had wished I had a cellphone in case the situation had changed for the worse. By the next year we had our first cells. Yeah sometimes I can find all the technology tiresome but that's not why we go camping. [emoticon]

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It's okay. We are used to conviniences. Nothing strange

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For some people it is necessary to be reachable during the day.
Lets not forget all of us who have online businesses and still work while traveling. We often use slack sms to get in touch with the clients or workers but for video calls we need a very good internet connection.

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jkwilson wrote:

Remember the rows of pay phones campgrounds had near the office? Phone calls when you changed campgrounds and periodically so people back home could get in touch if they had to. It was nothing to be out of touch for days if you were out west.

This came up last night as some neighbors complained about the lack of cell coverage in the campground and how “dangerous” it was to be unreachable.


Before cell phones I had to carry a pager and then find a phone booth when it went off. Campground booths and those near retail stores weren't bad but most of them on City Streets became too foul to use. Seems like too many thought they were also Urinals.

The campgrounds I prefer don't have either pay phones OR cell phone coverage. If any family emergency arises I can be reached through my Garmin InReach Mini. Takes some training on how to send the message but it's really nice as I get absolutely no Spam or Telemarketer calls. Any emergency on my end is handled by pushing the SOS button.


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"But I texted you!!"
You texted me on my home phone? Good, that is a land line, did you see the note that said DO NOT TEXT! ???
My cell phone is for my business only client calls actually make it ring and even it have the text feature substantially disabled. (I couldn't remove it, but it is on a back screen and notification is turned off.
The business died in the last recession and I only carry the phone in case I break down on the road and it is not usually even turned on.
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I found this little gem in downtown Georgetown Tx last week. No dial tone

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monkey44

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HAHAHAha ... It probably records the number you call so it can call it with telemarketing. The next step up in capturing phone numbers .... [emoticon] Fake street phones.

Where is the sarcasm emoji when we need it?

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