Re: 5g and me

Monte Single

Hi Gerald,

Be of good cheer.

Ear buds for only 40 bucks; grab 'em quick!

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October 14, 2020 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

I suspect that Apple overcharges for all sorts of things. I wouldn't be
surprised if other phone manufacturers overcharge for chargers and other
things as well. those with more knowledge can confirm or disconfirm this.

Having said that, I don't know what chargers made by third parties are
reliable. It is dangerous and may shorten the life of the battery or cause
it to overheat while charging and possibly explode to use an off brand
charger whose quality is not known. Perhaps there is a source to obtain
good reviews of third party chargres for Apple and other phones or devices,
but I would be careful when buying something.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Why is a charger that much, when you can get a good one for
five dollars at Wal-Mart. I did, because it is one that the
plugs fold in. I keep it in my purse, so I can charge my
phone if I'm gone longer than expected, but it works fine.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Start trembling. A charger will set you back $40. Plus
another $40 for bluetoot earbuds, which are also not
included, but you may need, anyway, because there is no
headphone jack. Oh, and didI mention a case and screen
protector, probably another $60 or so. And if you walk
around with a white cane or guide dog harness in hand, a
neck lanyard will come in handy, probably about $20. And
don't forget sales tax. By the time you're finished, that
$700 IPhone 12 Mini will wind up costing closer to $1000.
But hey, Tim Cook has taken a page out of the P.T. Barnum
playbook: There's a sucker born every minute. Blind
consumers are no exception.


On 10/14/2020 2:16 PM, Monte Single wrote:

Here is where I begin to tremble.

How much is a charger for the I phone 12?

I'll likely have to go with a generic case!

<> <>
<> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: October 14, 2020 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

As long as you have a 4G phone, it is compatible
with 5G networks, and you are not missing much of anything.
Unless you buy into the media hype and want to fork over
$700 or more for a 5G IPhone 12, which, shockingly, does not
come with a charger and like previous models, does not have
a physical home key. But, hey, it's your money.


10/14/2020 1:46 PM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi List,

What am I missing if I do not have a 5g

Well, yes I know about the lightning fast
uploads and downloads.

That is, whenever my carrier actually gets



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