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Poll: Do you use your mobile phone to check your emails?
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Jul 31, 2008

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you use your mobile phone to check your emails?".

This poll was originally submitted by sally bassiouni

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xxxsavaria
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No,I don't. Jul 31, 2008

My cell phone is unable to browse the web.

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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Yes Jul 31, 2008

I just got a BlackBerry and I'm in seventh heaven!

Amy


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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
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I could do it Jul 31, 2008

Even though I have this service, I haven`t used it yet. I am constantly plugged in my office and at home. At the University I check email using either my laptop or the classroom desktop. Many of the places I go to also have wi-fi connections.

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Sebastian Witte  Identity Verified
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Not just a cell phone Jul 31, 2008

I have two smartphones, with one being repaired at present, both of which are configured to download e-mail every five minutes. Meaning I receive and send e-mail including attachments using Outlook Mobile. I don't have push e-mail installed though.

[Edited at 2008-07-31 16:55]


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Istiani Prajoko  Identity Verified
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Mobile phone is very useful to check emails Jul 31, 2008

Yes, absoulutely. From time to time, I always check my emails using my mobile phone. It's very practical, I can use it anywhere and anytime. I always read online news on my way to the office, browse proz.com, send email etc.

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you use your mobile phone to check your emails?".

This poll was originally submitted by sally bassiouni

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


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Heidi C  Identity Verified
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The best invention since white bread!!! Jul 31, 2008

Amy Duncan wrote:

I just got a BlackBerry and I'm in seventh heaven!

Amy


I just got a BlackBerry.
Have had it for about two weeks.

I thought I didn't need it, but in this time it has paid for itself, as I was able to respond to clients immediately.

Can't imagine how I ever lived without it!!!



[Edited at 2008-07-31 17:42]


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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I am not fond of mobile phones, be them WAP, GPRS, 3G, Web-enabled, bomb-blasting-able or camera-capable.
But I carry a loyal 8-year-old dumbphone when I am away from my computer (provided that I don't forget it and turn it on). I can even make outbound calls when I have credits on it.
The anywhere-anytime thing leaves me cold, I work only from my office (so not anywhere) and I want to be reached only from a decent time in the morning until a decent time in the evening (so not anytime).
In trains or in queues, I read paperbacks, which don't ring nor vibrate.

However, all this might change: I was recently given by a kind soul a thing with Office and Windows, a minute sliding keyboard, a camera, bluetooth connectivity and what-not. I understand I can even phone with it. I will look into this one day (if I forget my paperback, for instance).


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Josée Desbiens
Canada
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I-Phone Jul 31, 2008

I would love to get a I-Phone but gee it is very expensive!!!!

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Ágata Sousa  Identity Verified
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Nops Jul 31, 2008

But I would LOVE to.

I want a blackberry until the next year


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brainfloss  Identity Verified
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It can be expensive Jul 31, 2008

I read my e-mail every now and then using my cell phone whenever I'm away from the computer because sometimes when you don't get back to clients immediately you may lose a deal. But at least here, I do so paying a data transfer fee which can be expensive since the more you browse the net, the more you pay when the bill gets home. Even flat rates are not so convenient (around 32 USD a month the cheapest) and that's an extra to the regular cell phone service fee. To top it off, my mobile phone does not support wifi access and that's another major flaw.

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Reed James
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Little appliances were not meant for big people Jul 31, 2008

I am a big man (the tall, not the heavy kind) and about the only thing I care to manage on a cell phone is making and receiving calls. Entering names and phone numbers with those tiny buttons is tedious enough. And how about the screen size? How can anyone manage to read anything on those tiny screens?

For the time being, I'll be content to use the cell phone as a phone and nothing else.


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No Jul 31, 2008

I check email at least every hour while at home (even while performing the task).

When I am away from home for a length of time (say one day and longer), my
laptop is always with me, with which I check email at least a couple of time a day from any hot spot.

I am not much fun of cellphone. My brain must be protected from damages caused by extra harmful electro-magnetic field of this dinky gadget.


[Edited at 2008-07-31 19:04]


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Textklick  Identity Verified
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What is the price of desperation? Jul 31, 2008

Philippe Etienne wrote:

I am not fond of mobile phones, be them WAP, GPRS, 3G, Web-enabled, bomb-blasting-able or camera-capable.
But I carry a loyal 8-year-old dumbphone when I am away from my computer (provided that I don't forget it and turn it on). I can even make outbound calls when I have credits on it.
The anywhere-anytime thing leaves me cold, I work only from my office (so not anywhere) and I want to be reached only from a decent time in the morning until a decent time in the evening (so not anytime).
In trains or in queues, I read paperbacks, which don't ring nor vibrate.


Good man! I think mine might even be older.

Reed wrote:

I am a big man (the tall, not the heavy kind) and about the only thing I care to manage on a cell phone is making and receiving calls. Entering names and phone numbers with those tiny buttons is tedious enough. And how about the screen size? How can anyone manage to read anything on those tiny screens?


Ditto! One of the stipulations I made when finally purchasing a cellphone was big buttons.

I looked at the possibility of a mobile device out of pure geeky interest, but the way I see it is that if I am out of the office, then am I am out of the office. If I am on holiday, then I am on holiday. If I am panicking because I am desperate for business, then I need to get my act together (or see a shrink).

IMHO if you are an exec in full-employment who travels a lot, then these toys are a must these days. My wife's boss does half his work on his Thingyberry because he is on the go.

If you are your own boss, then you call the shots.

I apologise to those who do not subscribe to this concept. The Net is there to serve me, not the other way around.

Long live liberty - and I don't mean "roaming liberty".


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lexical  Identity Verified
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Check the facts first... Jul 31, 2008

humbird wrote:

I am not much fun of cellphone. My brain must be protected from damages caused by extra harmful electro-magnetic field of this dinky gadget.


[Edited at 2008-07-31 19:04]


You should perhaps read the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) before leaping to support popular prejudices.

WHO Fact Sheet No. 193

Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile telephones and their base stations
Conclusions and recommendations

None of the recent reviews have concluded that exposure to the RF fields from mobile phones or their base stations causes any adverse health consequence. (…) In the meantime, WHO recommends:
- Individuals: Present scientific information does not indicate the need for any special precautions for use of mobile phones. If individuals are concerned, they might choose to limit their own or their children's' RF exposure by limiting the length of calls, or using "hands-free" devices to keep mobile phones away from the head and body.


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