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#1 chrisj1968

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:51

I finally did it. I stopped posting political rants, I just posted my photography (landscapes) but I notice I used it in the greater sense, less and less. So I was told on the phone at one time that it would cost a fee of $149 to completely wipe my account from their system when my daughter got sneaky and made a FB account.  

 

So, in closing, I made the switch away from FB, I feel great, I'm not missing it, I'm living life. Some of you folks here on neowin have inspired others as well and for that

 

Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

 

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#2 LaP

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:57

I don't really understand how not using Facebook = living life ?

 

I use FB 5 to 10 minutes a day. When i'm coming back from work. I don't see how not using it would really mean living more but well ...



#3 Mr Nom Nom's

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:01

"I was told on the phone at one time that it would cost a fee of $149 to completely wipe my account from their system"

 

Who told you that?



#4 MikeChipshop

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:18

You had to close your Facebook to get a life? You ever heard of prioritising?



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:24

I stopped posting political rants

PRISM guys finally got you and made you do it, eh?



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:28

Seriously $149 Are you kidding me? I think you got scammed. What number did you call.

 

http://www.wikihow.c...acebook-Account

 

Its free. How can removing an account you didnt pay for in the first place cost you. I would just say No thanks, I just wont use it :-\



#7 shozilla

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:32

So I was told on the phone at one time that it would cost a fee of $149 to completely wipe my account from their system when my daughter got sneaky and made a FB account.  

 

149? You can deactivate your account at no charge. I doubt FB will delete your data from their servers. 

 

I don't use FB much... I only check in to see what's up with my family and friends who are far away from my area.

 

If they want to get ahold of me, they can aways email, text, or call me.  



#8 Raze

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:50

149? You can deactivate your account at no charge. I doubt FB will delete your data from their servers. 

 

I don't use FB much... I only check in to see what's up with my family and friends who are far away from my area.

 

If they want to get ahold of me, they can aways email, text, or call me.  

 

Same as above.

 

Facebook is just another web site I visit now and then.  Heck I spend more time on Neowin!  (and it's a lot more interesting and fun)



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:03

"I was told on the phone at one time that it would cost a fee of $149 to completely wipe my account from their system"

 

Who told you that?

 

the rep who i spoke to on the phone, trying to expunge the account my daughter made secretly.


PRISM guys finally got you and made you do it, eh?

 

:shiftyninja:



#10 McKay

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:09

the rep who i spoke to on the phone, trying to expunge the account my daughter made secretly.


 

:shiftyninja:

 

What guy? Why did you call somebody to close an account? Why not close it in the settings for free? Oh my lord I hope you're trolling.



#11 KibosJ

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:16

I don't see why suddenly closing your facebook account "gives you a life".

 

I've used Facebook for years, I have no intentions of closing my account and even if I did, it would make no difference whatsoever.

 

I use it just like any other website, I visit every now and again and just like Raze I visit neowin more than Facebook :p

 

Like the others have said too, please god tell us you haven't paid to close your account :/



#12 Growled

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:21

I use FB 5 to 10 minutes a day.

 

Same here. Sometimes once every 2 or 3 days. I like to keep my account because it's an easy way for me to keep up with what my family and my friends are doing.



#13 LaP

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:29

Same here. Sometimes once every 2 or 3 days. I like to keep my account because it's an easy way for me to keep up with what my family and my friends are doing.

 

Yep that's exactly what i do. I have an old friend living in Paris and another one living in Calgary. Very good and effective way to keep in touch. Back in 1990 i would have probably lost contact with them.

 

Unlike many others i just don't lose time posting my feeling on things, meme and bad jokes. I post about the important events in my life and add pictures 2 or 3 times a year.



#14 vetneufuse

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:29

facebook never charges to close an account, where would you even get this idea?.... who in the world were you talking to?!



#15 Raze

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:31

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