1. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    So I was listening to NPR on my drive home from work and this guy just uttered the most pretentious thing I have ever heard, in regards to the iphone.

    "....I am on vacation in San Francisco so I am calling from my iPhone..."

    Maybe I am just grumpy tonight, but that annoyed the heck out of me. Normal people would say "I am talking on my cellphone".
    10-13-2009 02:08 AM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    He's prob just some NPR talking head trying to be funny. Or maybe he hates San Fran.
    10-13-2009 02:33 AM
  3. obee1's Avatar
    So, the most pretentious thing you've ever heard is a person specifying which cellphone they are using?

    Umm...how dare he?
    10-13-2009 09:46 AM
  4. chobbs1's Avatar
    I have heard many things that are much more pretentious than that
    10-13-2009 10:18 AM
  5. Crogs's Avatar
    Obee, no one really does that. "I'm calling from my BB Storm!" or "I'm calling from my HTC touch!" or "I'm calling from my Moto Razer!"

    It's a bit pretentious to make it a point to say you're calling into a radio show from your iPhone.
    10-13-2009 10:25 AM
  6. canadu's Avatar
    You can also say the same thing about Mac or PC users. It's about branding. Most pc users will say, "I'll send it from my computer or laptop" whereas mac users will say "I'll send it from my mac or powerbook". The iPhone is an icon and thus people will refer to it as is rather than the category which defines it. Great observation though!
    10-13-2009 10:52 AM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    So I was listening to NPR on my drive home from work and this guy just uttered the most pretentious thing I have ever heard, in regards to the iphone.

    "....I am on vacation in San Francisco so I am calling from my iPhone..."

    Maybe I am just grumpy tonight, but that annoyed the heck out of me. Normal people would say "I am talking on my cellphone".
    Perhaps. My friends will tell you that I am nothing if not pretentious. I use Kleenex when tissues would do. I use Band-Aids when bandages would do. I drink Coke rather than soda. I use a "Mac" rather than a computer. I go to Starbucks rather than the cafe. I pay with my Visa card when a credit card, or heaven forbid, cash, would do.

    What is more, a lot of work goes into getting me to so pretend. It is called "branding." And, yes, I talk on my iPhone rather than on a generic cell-phone.
    10-13-2009 11:14 AM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    Obee, no one really does that. "I'm calling from my BB Storm!" or "I'm calling from my HTC touch!" or "I'm calling from my Moto Razer!"

    It's a bit pretentious to make it a point to say you're calling into a radio show from your iPhone.
    I have talked to lots of people on their "blackberries."
    10-13-2009 11:18 AM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    He might have been preempting the call that just might be dropped. AT&T service in San Fran is down right terrible.
    10-13-2009 03:48 PM
  10. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    Obee, no one really does that. "I'm calling from my BB Storm!" or "I'm calling from my HTC touch!" or "I'm calling from my Moto Razer!"

    It's a bit pretentious to make it a point to say you're calling into a radio show from your iPhone.
    That was my point. Maybe I exaggerated though.
    10-13-2009 03:50 PM
  11. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    He might have been preempting the call that just might be dropped. AT&T service in San Fran is down right terrible.
    Haha, touche. Although I have been fortunate enough to never really have an issue in my area.
    10-13-2009 03:50 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    i feel the same way about emails that i receive with the classic signature;

    sent from my iPhone or Sent from my BlackBerry

    its irritating and i always delete from my phone or account right away.
    10-13-2009 03:55 PM
  13. milani's Avatar
    i feel the same way about emails that i receive with the classic signature;

    sent from my iPhone or Sent from my BlackBerry

    its irritating and i always delete from my phone or account right away.
    Which, ironically, is probably part of the reason that referring to your mobile phone as an iPhone has become the norm.
    10-13-2009 06:49 PM
  14. Pearlish's Avatar
    i feel the same way about emails that i receive with the classic signature;

    sent from my iPhone or Sent from my BlackBerry

    its irritating and i always delete from my phone or account right away.
    :o Ok I have to admit that I am so happy with my iPhone that I actually edited that signature line to read "sent from my awesome iPhone." I will now quietly slink away in embarrassment.

    Edited to add: I don't think I would have said "Hi I'm calling from my iPhone though. A phone is a phone is a phone? I probably would have said cell phone.
    10-13-2009 08:22 PM
  15. irjoeyy's Avatar
    UGH! I completely agree! I can NOT stand when people refer to their stuff by brand name (barring things completely embedded in the lexicon like Levi's instead of jeans)! It's so boastful!

    Ex. Referring to a North Face jacket as "my North Face" rather than "my coat." Same with iPhones... "I can't find my iPhone" as opposed to "I can't find my phone."

    Is it really necessary to state what kinda stuff you have? Seriously... Save that for nouveau rappers and the like.
    10-13-2009 09:13 PM
  16. Crogs's Avatar
    i feel the same way about emails that i receive with the classic signature;

    sent from my iPhone or Sent from my BlackBerry

    its irritating and i always delete from my phone or account right away.
    Yep, I just made it match what my GMail sig line is. I don't need people to know that I'm emailing from my mobile device. I think its there so people think "WOW HES WORKING ON THE GO!" (i.e. in a business environment).
    10-13-2009 11:22 PM
  17. obee1's Avatar
    Obee, no one really does that. "I'm calling from my BB Storm!" or "I'm calling from my HTC touch!" or "I'm calling from my Moto Razer!"

    It's a bit pretentious to make it a point to say you're calling into a radio show from your iPhone.
    I understand what he was saying. I just think on a "pretentiousness scale" of 1-10, that it's a 2. It's not that it isn't a bit pretentious, but it's just not that big a deal. I have a facebook friend that has "posted from my Blackberry" everytime he posts something from his phone. He's proud of his ownership of that particular brand of phone. Doesn't bother me. I never once got into an iPhone vs. Blackberry battle with him over it.

    Besides, preamble on radio talk shows is always rather awkward and inane. "Hi, Phil. I'm listening to you on the radio and decided to call from my phone." Well, no sh*t.
    10-14-2009 02:56 AM
  18. tpj88's Avatar
    When somebody asks if they can use my phone they don't ask if they can use my cell, they ask if they can use my iPhone. I suppose it depends on the manner in which he said it.
    10-14-2009 03:14 AM
  19. bergman's Avatar
    I've seen one or two people edit their e-mail signature to disclaim responsibility for typos and spelling errors because they are sending from their iPhone or Crackberry. As if the fact that they are mobile is a get out of jail free card for sloppy communications. what's next? Resumes sent from iPhones complete with spelling errors and applicants asking us to believe that they really are careful and detailed?
    10-14-2009 09:06 AM
  20. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The funniest thing was when I was emailing with a contact to buy an item. My iPhone sig at that time was "Iphone often immitated, never duplicated, yes that means you Blackberry." Just a bit of fun LOL, I laughed when I noticed at the end of the guy's email Sent from Blackberry but he loved my sig said it made him laugh.
    10-14-2009 11:00 PM
  21. milani's Avatar
    The funniest thing was when I was emailing with a contact to buy an item. My iPhone sig at that time was "Iphone often immitated, never duplicated, yes that means you Blackberry." Just a bit of fun LOL, I laughed when I noticed at the end of the guy's email Sent from Blackberry but he loved my sig said it made him laugh.
    That's awesome!
    10-15-2009 02:37 AM
  22. Ipheuria's Avatar
    LOL yeah it was funny, it was like talking to someone about how awful smoking is for you and suddenly looking down to discover they have a cigarette in their fingers
    10-15-2009 09:12 AM
  23. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I am typing this after reading your post on my iMac...
    10-16-2009 01:29 AM
  24. Ipheuria's Avatar
    LOL I'm reading this in Windows 7 running on my Macbook Pro
    10-16-2009 08:31 AM
  25. Watcher's Avatar
    This thread is making me chuckle as I sip my Dos Equis and type on my Kensington keyboard on my Vaio PC. I'm listening to my iTunes music and also staring at my iPhone. I just remembered I have to put some more videos on my Western Digital HDD to play through my PS3 on my Pioneer Kuro HDTV. I think I might have to go to Blockbuster in my Lexus GS 300!
    10-17-2009 12:29 AM
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