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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #435 on: February 19, 2020, 11:12:22 AM »
Could someone please explain to me the problem with texting. Why is it unacceptable?
Texting can be very detrimental to a yeshiva bochur. It can bring his head elsewhere. Picture texts make it MUCH worse since it makes it very easy to get pictures you would not approve of from "friends/enemies" depending on your perspective. Even plain text makes it easy to get onto inappropriate chats.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #436 on: February 19, 2020, 11:14:24 AM »
Why do you think it's UNACCEPTABLE? It's mostly a גדר some people take in themselves to be farther from technological things.

(There is however an issue some point out that in text it's much less shameful to communicate inappropriately than there is over the phone.)

The reason I think some find it unacceptable is that Kosher phones and phone lines in Israel have no texting. My question is what seems to be the issue that causes texting to be banned?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #437 on: February 19, 2020, 11:16:09 AM »
Texting can be very detrimental to a yeshiva bochur. It can bring his head elsewhere. Picture texts make it MUCH worse since it makes it very easy to get pictures you would not approve of from "friends/enemies" depending on your perspective. Even plain text makes it easy to get onto inappropriate chats.
Picture "texts" are MMS. I can understand blocking those, and it's much simpler to block those. But I think at this point in time plain texting has become an efficient way of communicating short messages, without the intrusion of a phone call.

Even plain phone calls can get into inappropriate chats. Where's the difference?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #438 on: February 19, 2020, 11:19:10 AM »
Picture "texts" are MMS. I can understand blocking those, and it's much simpler to block those. But I think at this point in time plain texting has become an efficient way of communicating short messages, without the intrusion of a phone call.

Even plain phone calls can get into inappropriate chats. Where's the difference?
much easier and on 24/7 for anyone on to post at any time. Phone conversations need to sit and join.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #439 on: February 19, 2020, 11:20:03 AM »
And a friend can add you to a group which puts you in contact with a whole bunch of people who you might never be friends with in real life
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #440 on: February 19, 2020, 11:22:42 AM »
And a friend can add you to a group which puts you in contact with a whole bunch of people who you might never be friends with in real life

much easier and on 24/7 for anyone on to post at any time. Phone conversations need to sit and join.

Thank you for the clarifications.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #441 on: February 20, 2020, 05:35:32 PM »
And a friend can add you to a group which puts you in contact with a whole bunch of people who you might never be friends with in real life
Isn't that only possible with a smartphone - which presumably a good Bachur wouldn't have anyway?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #442 on: February 20, 2020, 05:55:20 PM »
Isn't that only possible with a smartphone - which presumably a good Bachur wouldn't have anyway?
texting groups?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #443 on: February 22, 2020, 01:07:26 PM »
Hey guys,

I noticed a lot of you guys were trying to get apps on the LG Exalt and other 4G flip phones.

Checkout www.apps4flip.com, it features a small selection of apps modified to be installable on the LG and other phones.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #444 on: February 23, 2020, 01:39:50 PM »
Hey guys,

I noticed a lot of you guys were trying to get apps on the LG Exalt and other 4G flip phones.

Checkout www.apps4flip.com, it features a small selection of apps modified to be installable on the LG and other phones.
Interesting.
I had my browser on Kyocera cadence fried, is there a way I can still get an app?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #445 on: February 23, 2020, 07:16:32 PM »
Hey guys,

I noticed a lot of you guys were trying to get apps on the LG Exalt and other 4G flip phones.

Checkout www.apps4flip.com, it features a small selection of apps modified to be installable on the LG and other phones.
Hey, someone claiming here that this app steals the users data and location. Anything you know about it?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #446 on: February 23, 2020, 07:28:37 PM »
Hey, someone claiming here that this app steals the users data and location. Anything you know about it?
Allegedly the launcher app calls back home
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #447 on: February 23, 2020, 07:34:16 PM »
Allegedly the launcher app calls back home
According to that person's claims, it does not only "call home" (which would mean a network request, and I would understand it for statistics purposes), but it sends your location and steals your contacts etc as well...

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #448 on: February 23, 2020, 08:21:05 PM »
According to that person's claims, it does not only "call home" (which would mean a network request, and I would understand it for statistics purposes), but it sends your location and steals your contacts etc as well...

If it were a Chinese website, I would fear that. Did you read the "about" section of that website? Why not ask these guys straight out?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #449 on: February 23, 2020, 08:31:30 PM »
If it were a Chinese website, I would fear that. Did you read the "about" section of that website? Why not ask these guys straight out?
No reason not to ask... I actually sent them an email. But in the meantime people should be aware of it.