Morning all, my son and partner have just moved into a new house on a large housing development.
They have been there eleven weeks now and applied to have the phone connected immediately the house was finished.
Before they moved they used there laptops daily in fact his partner needed to use hers for work as she could work from home.
As yet they have had two days wasted waiting in for BT.
I went to see them a couple of days ago and I said I would be lost without been on line and they agreed it was tough for for a few weeks but they have found a work round and use a 3G stick for important usage only.
They don’t really miss using laptops any more and have stopped pushing to get the BT line into the house it seems they can manage with there mobiles.
Ex plorer to me one of your key sentences is "have stopped pushing to get the BT line into the house it seems they can manage with there mobiles." And that seems to be a growing trend; both my daughter in the States and my son over here in Essex no longer have land lines. Instead they rely mainly on their mobile phones and secondly on tablets with 3G dongles for email and internet.
Having paid for "free" anytime calls with BT I am now beginning to realise that this may be false economy as more and more friends and family expect me to call their mobile numbers which are not free and in fact they are damned expensive.
I suppose it is all a matter of need. I certainly have no real need of a computer. I send and receive Emails, post on a few Internet Forums, no not computer related once. As someone said earlier I am old enough to remember the days before home computing so I managed then and I could manage again.
My daughter however works part of her week from home as does her husband. So they obviously need their computers. My son also uses a computer for his work so again he would be lost without one.
The time will probably come when life without a computer will be not just unthinkable but impossible. Thankfully most of us will be long since gone by then.
My Daughter just uses 3G T.Mobil for last three years a she did not want to shell out for the BT line connection though its in the house, its the exchange they connect, and they are in it to make money