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(Fox Business)   Nation's largest wireless carriers team up against texting. All are impressed by the AT&T method of discouraging texting by having the service interrupted every two minutes   (foxbusiness.com ) divider line
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2013-05-16 05:39:52 AM  
Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.
 
2013-05-16 07:53:57 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.


Well, as long as that applies to police and truckers on their CB's as well, I'll sign on.

/Never gonna happen.
 
2013-05-16 08:28:01 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.


I predict there would be less than a thirty second gap between when such a restriction was created and when it was cracked.
 
2013-05-16 09:08:58 AM  

EvilEgg: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I predict there would be less than a thirty second gap between when such a restriction was created and when it was cracked.


Especially, because, you know, passengers.
 
2013-05-16 09:15:24 AM  
discouraging texting by having the service interrupted every two minutes

Wouldn't that encourage texting? I know if I couldn't carry on a proper conversation with someone, I'd tell them that I'll just send a text.

//incidentally, the spellcheck in Chrome doesn't recognize "texting" as a word.  Nor "spellcheck", for that matter.
 
2013-05-16 09:23:49 AM  

Arkanaut: discouraging texting by having the service interrupted every two minutes

Wouldn't that encourage texting? I know if I couldn't carry on a proper conversation with someone, I'd tell them that I'll just send a text.

//incidentally, the spellcheck in Chrome doesn't recognize "texting" as a word.  Nor "spellcheck", for that matter.


It wouldn't be a Fark headline without a gross misunderstanding of reality.
 
2013-05-16 09:31:18 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.


I'm all for this too, as long as we also ban car passengers, car speakers, any gauge/display information including clocks, and the automatic transmission.  Farking simple.
 
2013-05-16 09:38:50 AM  

poughdrew: Farking simple.


Word up! Driving is not supposed to be comfortable or entertaining, it's supposed to be terrifying and the most important thing anyone is doing in their car. If you want that feeling less, drive less.
 
2013-05-16 09:40:53 AM  

poughdrew: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I'm all for this too, as long as we also ban car passengers, car speakers, any gauge/display information including clocks, and the automatic transmission.  Farking simple.


Wait. How is the automatic transmission distracting? I've almost always left mine alone while driving. I thought that was the whole point of it being an "automatic" transmission.
 
2013-05-16 09:47:39 AM  

thurstonxhowell: poughdrew: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I'm all for this too, as long as we also ban car passengers, car speakers, any gauge/display information including clocks, and the automatic transmission.  Farking simple.

Wait. How is the automatic transmission distracting? I've almost always left mine alone while driving. I thought that was the whole point of it being an "automatic" transmission.


The thinking is you aren't paying attention to the performance of the car with an automatic transmission.  A manual requires you to pay a lot more attention to what is going on.

Personally I think the people who think like this should be sentanced to 1 hour of stop and go traffic each way on their commute with a stift clutch.  Enjoy that left leg burn.
 
2013-05-16 09:57:31 AM  

thurstonxhowell: When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I'm all for this too, as long as we also ban car passengers, car speakers, any gauge/display information including clocks, and the automatic transmission.  Farking simple.

Wait. How is the automatic transmission distracting? I've almost always left mine alone while driving. I thought that was the whole point of it being an "automatic" transmission.


The automatic makes you less in tune with your vehicle and drivetrain, giving your mind time to wander off to other non-driving related things that are distracting.  Also, it gives you a free hand to do distracting things, like drink coffee, and fiddle with your mistress's panties.  Study it out.
 
2013-05-16 10:52:57 AM  
They could change that by bringing back unlimited data and limited text.
 
2013-05-16 10:55:52 AM  

sethstorm: They could change that by bringing back unlimited data and limited text.


No, they'll just switch everyone to limited data and a flat rate per text, because fark you, that's why.  Those corporate jets won't fuel themselves.
 
2013-05-16 10:59:25 AM  
"DoSomething.org, a nonprofit outreach organization, reports 56% of teens talk on the phone while driving, and that talking on a cellphone will double the likelihood of an accident. What's more, it slows a young driver's reaction time to that of a 70-year-old."

We still let 70 year olds drive, so I'm not seeing a problem with this.

Article completely ignores that the average person who talks or texts while driving is a 35-55 year old woman, who also has kids in the car.
 
2013-05-16 11:03:10 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.


So passengers in the back seat aren't allowed to text?

Derp.
 
2013-05-16 11:03:32 AM  

MadHatter500: thurstonxhowell: poughdrew: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I'm all for this too, as long as we also ban car passengers, car speakers, any gauge/display information including clocks, and the automatic transmission.  Farking simple.

Wait. How is the automatic transmission distracting? I've almost always left mine alone while driving. I thought that was the whole point of it being an "automatic" transmission.

The thinking is you aren't paying attention to the performance of the car with an automatic transmission.  A manual requires you to pay a lot more attention to what is going on.

Personally I think the people who think like this should be sentanced to 1 hour of stop and go traffic each way on their commute with a stift clutch.  Enjoy that left leg burn.


Add a 2-mile climb up a 15% grade (both ways), and I will buy ad space in your newsletter.
 
2013-05-16 11:04:40 AM  

Shadow Blasko: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

Well, as long as that applies to police and truckers on their CB's as well, I'll sign on.

/Never gonna happen.


It is actually standard protocol for ambulance drivers to text each other to coordinate locations according to my friends who are ambulance drivers/EMTs.

Obviously the people in charge of responding to car accidents don't think texting while driving is dangerous, because they order their employees to do it daily.
 
2013-05-16 11:07:00 AM  

Guelph35: sethstorm: They could change that by bringing back unlimited data and limited text.

No, they'll just switch everyone to limited data and a flat rate per text, because fark you, that's why.  Those corporate jets won't fuel themselves.


Sounds like they just should go full Compuserve and throw everyone in the walled garden.

/That's why I've got a T-Mobile plan that has $6/mo flat rate data
//and it doesn't care what kind of phone I put on it
///Unlimited T-Zones ftw
 
2013-05-16 12:13:30 PM  
I hate ATT. I have a monthly plan that cost $70/month but it doesn't even include text.
 
2013-05-16 02:33:30 PM  

Shadow Blasko: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

Well, as long as that applies to police and truckers on their CB's as well, I'll sign on.

/Never gonna happen.


Or us hams.

Especially those of us who Morse and drive.

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2013-05-16 02:53:13 PM  

Bullseyed: "DoSomething.org,
We still let 70 year olds drive, so I'm not seeing a problem with this.


I see a problem with it. Ban 70yos driving as well. Or at least require a road test every other year.

Maine is now officially the 'elderly state' and I have given up riding a motorcycle or biking anywhere well trafficked roads.
 
2013-05-16 04:26:28 PM  

Mr Guy: EvilEgg: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I predict there would be less than a thirty second gap between when such a restriction was created and when it was cracked.

Especially, because, you know, passengers.


Can't be helped any more than we can accommodate religious objections to baking gay wedding cakes.  Riding is even more of a privilege than driving, so read a book or walk.
 
2013-05-16 04:43:27 PM  
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2013-05-16 04:50:09 PM  

Bullseyed: "DoSomething.org, a nonprofit outreach organization, reports 56% of teens talk on the phone while driving, and that talking on a cellphone will double the likelihood of an accident. What's more, it slows a young driver's reaction time to that of a 70-year-old."

We still let 70 year olds drive, so I'm not seeing a problem with this.

Article completely ignores that the average person who talks or texts while driving is a 35-55 year old woman, who also has kids in the car.


I also came to comment on the 70 year old thing. If it is a negative that a kid is impared enoug to compare to the elderly, maybe that us your sign that a maximum age limit is also needed for licensure
 
2013-05-16 07:11:21 PM  
I have AT&T and I like it. Works all over the country.
 
2013-05-16 08:35:53 PM  
So the basic consensus on Fark is that no one should be allowed to drive except for the author of any given post regarding who should be allowed to drive.

Got it.
 
2013-05-16 11:06:24 PM  

umadbro: I have AT&T and I like it. Works all over the country.


Doesn't work where I just got a new job. In a town if 15k people in southern Nebraska. So we switched to Verizon. Ill probably be texting on my way in to work just to stay awake.
 
2013-05-17 01:00:55 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Riding is even more of a privilege than driving, so read a book or walk.


Yes! Grumpy Dad-style drivers unite!

/don't get me started on GPS
//check your tire pressure, people!
 
2013-05-17 07:09:40 AM  

MadHatter500: thurstonxhowell: poughdrew: BarkingUnicorn: Let me know when they team up with carmakers.

When the wheels are spinning, only 911 calls are allowed.  Farking simple.

I'm all for this too, as long as we also ban car passengers, car speakers, any gauge/display information including clocks, and the automatic transmission.  Farking simple.

Wait. How is the automatic transmission distracting? I've almost always left mine alone while driving. I thought that was the whole point of it being an "automatic" transmission.

The thinking is you aren't paying attention to the performance of the car with an automatic transmission.  A manual requires you to pay a lot more attention to what is going on.

Personally I think the people who think like this should be sentanced to 1 hour of stop and go traffic each way on their commute with a stift clutch.  Enjoy that left leg burn.


Maybe you should exercise more, if your leg hurts from shifting then you are severely out of shape.

Texting and driving is only an issue because of the way people drive, usually the idiots slow down 15-20MPH when they start texting/talking. Personally I think they need to make audio systems that will read out texts and who is calling like the Lincoln MKZ we rented, they also would respond using voice activation. Loved that car.

Also, ATTs service is better than Verizon, our techs have to go out and buy rechargeable minute phones on quite a few job sites since their Verizon phones won't work. Its funny one of our guys couldn't wait to get his iPhone on Verizon since he worked in NY most of the time, after he did it was realized their network was worse than ATTs in NY.
 
2013-05-17 07:14:42 AM  

rolladuck: umadbro: I have AT&T and I like it. Works all over the country.

Doesn't work where I just got a new job. In a town if 15k people in southern Nebraska. So we switched to Verizon. Ill probably be texting on my way in to work just to stay awake.


There's a reason for this, just like in Florida the states that are flat can use old tech that work well in that terrain but suck in mountains or tall buildings. They have made it where speeds are better but are limited and data is horrible unless they are built up to cache information. Their network is really showing its age now.
 
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