Wednesday, November 23, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Tell You Are An SMS Text Message Addict

On today's show Paul sends us ten tell tale signs that we could be using our mobile phone text messaging a little too much:-

  • 10 - Text only friends
  • 9 - T9 is quicker
  • 8 - Bluejacking
  • 7 - Quicker than QWERTY
  • 6 - The arrival buzz
  • 5 - Spam yourself
  • 4 - TXT SPK
  • 3 - Communicate more via text than by talking
  • 2 - Withdrawal symptoms
  • 1 - Checking the phone every 10 seconds

What more can we say? Send us your audio comments to topofthepods@gmail.com so we can play you on the show.



12 comments:

Molly said...

I used to think text messaging was really stupid, until I got it free for a month. I've been addicted to it ever since! Well, not addicted by the Paul standard, but I do enjoy it.

My brother-in-law got a PSP for his birthday, and has been showing it off since he's in town for Thanksgiving. I'm not really into gadgets or video game stuff, but I have to say, it was pretty impressive!

Mark said...

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) now offer PSP inflight.

Bazza said...

The usual way to bluejack is to create a 'fake' number contact and type a message in place of the name and save it. You then scan for other visible phones in range and you send them the contact as a business card.

Personally I have a Nokia 6600, it a good little phone and loads of extra software available for it.

I keep thinking of upgrading to a 3G phone but frankly I'm sick of upgrading. It's about time you could build your own phone for your needs, like a PC or just upgrade the components you need to.

BlueJackA said...

Thanks guys, ill listen to it in a minute :-)

SMS Text Addict said...

Oops i just checked the email i sent you rob and jon, it was done from my phone and i should have read it again to make sure there wasnt any mistakes in it (blame it on the T9);-)plus i had the flu and wasnt really all there (excuses yeah i know).

It was natural not nature for number 6. I have a life, but as i drive for a living i send texts as its easier to respond to compared to a phone call as i can answer a text when i get stuck in traffic ;-)even through i spend a few hours a month with the phone attached to my ear in phone conversations.

Lastly it was extrememly hard to find ten reasons, but will admit only 8,7,3 and 1 apply to me but one was exagerated abit. As for the email address it was suggested to me when i use to send over 2000 texts a month, but now im down to about 300 ish a month.

PH said...

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

sam smith said...

dont do 3 mobile bazza, if you go to 3G. go with vodaphone if there data service is anything like there 2G one.

check out the today on 3G podcast, pretty useful for picking a new phone.

Hwei Shan said...

Just a totally useless fact:

Kimberly Yeo of Singapore holds the world record for the fastest SMS texter for the following message:

The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.

She clocked 43.24 seconds... Woah.

Bazza said...

Is that with or without predictive text?

diane s said...

think it's without, Bazza...

aww, bless Rob- relationship advice AND top ten lists ;-) xx

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PH said...

Top 10 Ways To Tell You Are A TOTP Comments Addict?