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Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:06 am
by Hen-Gen
I panic bought yesterday - two boxes of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Can’t live without those.

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:38 am
by Margaid
I find it difficult to believe I've just read/ watched this! Hancock is such a pompous idiot and it show how out of touch politicians are with the real world. I have a SIM only contract and because of ongoing problems with mobile phone signal here (we need a new mast) there is now no 3G coverage and 2G is pretty awful. So I bought a 4G phone - cost me £50.00. I had endless trouble trying to get it to work with the replacement SIM card I was sent (mine was at least 8 years old). I got so fed up I changed from EE to a network using Vodaphone - and it's only £5/month. I know my sister wouldn't be able to do what I did, she would have to pay for someone to do it for her, as would a lot of people.

And what happens if you live/socialise/shop in an area where there's no signal.??????????

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-54279370

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:13 pm
by Marigold
And of course it’s not only whether your phone is switched on, with you, and working, in an area with good reception, but whether the infectious person’s phone is also with them and actually transmitting.

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 pm
by Margaid
A lot of my friends only take their mobiles when driving any distance and don't switch them on unless they need to use them. I don't take mine when I shop locally because I just take a shopping bag and my purse. If it weren't for driving around the country on my own I wouldn't bother having one as I can text (albeit tediously) from my landline and can purchase 100 mobile minutes per month for £3.00 which is more than enough for the calls I make to mobile phones!

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:44 pm
by bigyetiman
OH just has a text/calls bundle on hers no internet. All of us at work have to leave our phones in the office drawer when driving, and there they tend to stay during the day so I could be next to any infectious person, but my phone isn't. At Amazon their phones have to be in their locker during work hours. So it falls down in lots of ways

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:44 pm
by Icemaiden
I can't see it helping much of Wales, unless the government stop wasting money on HS2 & spend it on phone masts in Wales instead...

I spent 2 weeks boating in Wales & didn't have a mobile signal for any of it...

And if anyone is upset by my being anti HS2, it's because I've experienced at first hand how Kent's train services have been decimated to try to force us to pay extra to use HS1. It's a curse, not an asset.

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:30 am
by Marigold
Why would anyone be upset at your opposition to HS2? It’s a monstrous scheme on all levels - from destruction of ancient woodlands and countryside, to further bankruptcy of the economy to no good purpose.

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:53 pm
by Margaid
Marigold wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:30 am
Why would anyone be upset at your opposition to HS2? It’s a monstrous scheme on all levels - from destruction of ancient woodlands and countryside, to further bankruptcy of the economy to no good purpose.
Hear, Hear!

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:53 pm
by bigyetiman
A 300 year old Oak was felled today, not near HS2 but just to provide a service road.
We have the Lower Thames crossing not too far from us, and on a walk around some farm land today, a field that had lovely hedges with Yellowhammers galore has just been all ripped up to dig test pits, a nature reserve near by has large areas all fenced off for road widening for the project.

Re: Coronavirus

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:24 pm
by Marigold
bigyetiman wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:53 pm
A 300 year old Oak was felled today, not near HS2 but just to provide a service road.
We have the Lower Thames crossing not too far from us, and on a walk around some farm land today, a field that had lovely hedges with Yellowhammers galore has just been all ripped up to dig test pits, a nature reserve near by has large areas all fenced off for road widening for the project.
Sickening. It just makes me so angry.