Can you memorize then number of even 1 of your contacts in your mobile phone?

@daryljane (3439)
Philippines
October 3, 2007 9:14pm CST
I make sure that i memorize my moms phone number..not minding other contacts...thats for me to contact my mom in case of emergency and i dont have my phone with me. Its become a rule in the family when all these cellphones started. There was one time when im out and my cellphone ran out of battery, and there emergency that i need to contact home, but dont know how because my cellphone doesnt turns on anymore, that i have to ask someone in the public to have my sim card inserted in their cellphone..but with all the crimes going on around, there are people that dont just trust those acts right away and some will think that its more on hoax..from then on, i make sure to memorize my moms phone number and make sure also to leave home with phone fully charged.... what about you??? do memorize numbers in your mobile phones...
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22 responses
@darshakk (2142)
• India
4 Oct 07
yes i know atleast the most imp -home number- and also the freq numbers... well ur case is a bit diff as hw can u nt remember ur home fone no :P .... atleast u remember ur mom's no...thats good....
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
14 Dec 07
i keep a record of my moms phone, because i know when things gets rough, shes the first person id call..
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
I was able to memorize the cell number of my husband since it's almost the same number as mine except for the last digit. hehehehe. But as for other people's number.. na-ah... I know if I worked on it I would be able to memorize even one of the numbers but I know that I'll forget it again coz it wouldn't be used too much since I can just input the name of my friend and I can contact them without actuallly touching on the numbers... or something to that effect...
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
14 Dec 07
yeah, more often then not, we tend to search for names and not the numbers on our cellphone and dial it, when sending msg on the other hand, we also send it to names listed and not through numbers..thats the reason even we send them text msg everyday, we still cant memorize their numbers.
• United States
4 Oct 07
I know my fiance's cell phone number and our home phone number, and the phone number for one other friend (though she lives 2,000 miles away from me). Other than that, though, I never bother to learn phone numbers anymore. I just put them into my cell phone and leave them there.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
14 Dec 07
i guess a lot of us dont mind memorizing other people phone number as long as it is stored in our mobile phone..what we only memorize by heart is people important to us..
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
4 Oct 07
I have numbers that I call frequently memorized, even though they are in my phone's address book. I just do it automatically.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
thats nice! you can get to call them during emergency and when you dont have your phone available...
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 07
From your story I know that how essential to memorize certain important contact numbers which are to be used during the emergency. To me these essential contact numbers are quite meaningful and so they could be remembered without any difficulties.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
yeah! thats a lesson learned and before leaving the house, i make sure that my phone is fully charged.
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
4 Oct 07
I do remember the number for my mum, brothers and sisters, and a brother-in-law. I used to memorize these numbers even before cellphones were commonplace. I must admit though I can't remember the rest of the numbers in my cellphone, but then I keep some of these in my PC too, so I have a backup.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 Oct 07
i just made a back up on all my important contacts in a small phone book..at least when phone is not available i have somwhere to look for referrence..thanks!
@infoguy (210)
• India
4 Oct 07
After the use of celllphones i do accept we do not memorise many numbers...But i do remember the number of my family members and close ones....Others i keep searching n my mobile....Have even lost the habit of making a note of the numbers in a diary or piece of paper
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
yeah, i guess maybe you get only get to memorize these numbers when we get to text them very often...
@shadowing (309)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 07
Hi Daryljane. Well, basically I able to remember all my family members' phone and also some of my close friend's. However, the main problem that faced by me will be - I failed to remember my phone number. ;p
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
yeah, i can relate to that...me too, there are lots of times that i forget my own number..lols!:)
@angemac23 (2006)
• Canada
4 Oct 07
I would say that I remember about half the numbers in my mobile phone. The rest are numbers that I don't call that much anyway.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
i see...there are also other numbers in my cellphone thats for personal referrence only...you know, just in case in the furture in need to contact them...
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
yes, I have several contacts that I memorized by heart, those were imprtant numbers like my husband cellfone number and my boss mobile number..and some close friends number too.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
yeah, i also memorize our office number just in case i need to call them though...some important numbers you really need to know by heart huh? thanks!
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
I memorize my sister's celphone number, just in case I lost my celphone, or something of an emergency arrives, at least I have someone from my family to inform to. Its not my habit of listing down all the numbers in my phonebook...chances are, I would only lost the list hehehe
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
yeah, its really important for us to at least memorize important numbers, especially when emergency arises...thanks!
@swatig (1187)
• India
4 Oct 07
usuall i forget mine own mobile number. as at first instant,its not coming. its happen many times,not always.i memorize number of home,office and my best frend and usually of mine own. other numbers i put in dairy also to avoid the situation where phone battery goes off and need the number at instant. anyways keep smiling with me like this :) with good wishes, swatig
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
you know what, that give me the idea to note all my contacts in some small notebook and bring it with me so that cases like battery runs out, i still have a copy of all my contacts...thanks for that then..:)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
Just my wife's.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
i see...someday when i get married, ill memorize my husbans number too...lolz! :)
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Well I have my mom's number memorized for many years since it is the same number we have had since I was 11, and that is 35 years with the same number. I do have other numbers memorized that is in my cell, but a whole lot more that aren't memorized.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
its good that they didnt change number for 35 years..mom just changed her number so i need to memorize it again..whew! :)
@GardenGerty (87554)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct 07
I grew up in the days before cell phones. I memorize all important numbers. I have many phone numbers memorized. I would have a hard time if I had to rely on cell phones. It makes your brain work better to do things like memorizing.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
after that incident, i make sure to memorize all important numbers too...
@anonymili (3140)
16 Jan 08
There are only a handful of numbers that I know off by heart and those include my husband's mobile, my home number, my parents home number (as they never actually switch on their mobile except for outgoing calls) and my brother's mobile number. There are a few more of my friend's numbers that I do know by memory but not sure whose numbers they are so I wouldn't ring them in case I call someone I don't need to speak with. Before I had a mobile phone, I had this knack of remembering people's home, office and mobile numbers. Now I can count on one hand how many numbers I have memorised. Technology dulls the brain LOL! On a more serious note, I make sure my phone is charged pretty much every night, many people say it's not good for the battery life but I tend to change my phone every year or so usually but this particular one I've had for nearly 2 years and there is no indication that the battery life is getting shorter :)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I have a few of my numbers memorized. Not to many mostly just my mom,my dad, moy cousin and my boyfriends home and cell number along with his mom's number.
@noriko (1254)
17 Dec 07
i know my hubby's number, my moms number and my best friends number. whats funny is i dont memorize my number.
@uu4h708 (638)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
i know about 50 numbers from my contact... all the numbers of my family, important and frequent contacts and friends.. n_n
@navtech (1776)
• India
11 Oct 07
Dear daryljane, before cell phone coming into market I used to memorise more than 22 numbers; this includes family members phone and important office numbers. When I started using mobile phone, I have to remember only 3 important numbers i.e. my house landline number, my wife and daughter's cell phone number though they are recorded in my cell phone. I have more than 100 numbers in my cell phone. I do not remember not a single number. That is advantage of cell phone.