Can we live without mobile phone?

@mari123 (1862)
China
November 20, 2007 1:12am CST
I was born in the time that we have no idea what mobile phone is. I remember that I was quite happy to live in that age. I could make an appointment with my friends. I could get along with (ex-) girlfriend. I use public phone to call back home when I have to go home late. All of these without mobile phone. Today, same for me, we became so nervous when we forgot to bring mobile phone outside. We are not comfortable to use public phone anymore. We start relationship by asking "mobile phone" number from the target. It looks very useful until I can't imagine anymore how do we live without it. Is this just a matter of perception? Or it really became crucial already?
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
i only have a mobile phone when i am 19 years old and that is also because i am studying overseas... my parents cannot contact me easily because i am living in a dormitary... so my elder brother gives me his old mobile phone for me to use... that's how i have one... before that, i never have a mobile phone and i am very fine with it... i think the world has changed so much now... i can see even a child as young as 7 holding a mobile phone and bring it to school... for me, i see mobile phone now as a necessity but crucial... i can still live without it... sometimes, i even purposely leave it at home when i don't want to be disturbed...
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@muralimn (535)
• United Arab Emirates
20 Nov 07
I an live with a mobile phone. I think having mobile phone all the time is really a disturbance. We no longer have private life. Anybody can call anytime. Earlier when we were out with friends, nobody disturbed us but now it is difficult to share good times with friends too. It is a useful instrument in case of emergency but I can still survive without it. If given a choice I would keep the mobile for emergency purpose and nobody will have my mobile no.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
well while it is totally handy to have, becuase you can call others while you are out and about, it is not impossible to live without it! i dont have one and i get on fine, while my daughter wishes she had one because all of her friends do!
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
I certainly can, I know for me its a luxury not a neccessity...I have owned one for years but I rarely use it, I suppose I just keep it for an emergency, I recieve calls but I dont ring out from mine at all much...To me, its just an expensive clock...
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• United States
20 Nov 07
The mobile phone and computers are of course something that I feel that us Americans have become spoiled with. We did not have either of these wonderful equipment, years ago, and now we can't leave the house without them. I know there was a time I ran to Walmart, and I saw a great deal and my husband was not with me, well I grabbed the cell phone, only to realize that it was not in my pocketbook. I think I had a panic attack in the middle of Walmart because I did not have my cell phone. I believe that we rely on things too much, like the cell phones and computers because this is what we were sold and told that we could not live without it. Oh how true is that!
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• Philippines
20 Nov 07
i grew up in time where cellfons are not yet a dream so i think i can live without cellphones these days but henceforth, i cannot live without computers. I do wish that there were already cellphones during the late eighties because i could have married the man i have truly loved deeply.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
20 Nov 07
We lived without cell phones all this time, so obviously it can be done, we can live without them, we just don't want to. I have one only cause my daughter put me on her family plan so I'd have it for safety reasons and since I keep her daughter - again, safety, but seldom use it. I will call out of state on weekends when it is free, so that is the only advvnatage I have - odn't have to pay long distance fees. I lived all this time without one nad did just fine. But times change. I thought pagers were pretty stupid when they came out. I am sorry but other htan doctors and attorneys and these dealing with serious time limits and deadlines, dont' have to be that accessible. And I dont' want to be talking to someone while I am doing the grocery shopping and it is dangerous to all to be yaking on the cell while driving - so I just think it is a luxury that has gotten out of hand.
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• India
20 Nov 07
hello mari...yes it seems like lots of people are into 'can't live without my cell' but personally i can live without it. I try consciously to use to the minimum. Like i never carry my cell when i go to temple, church , movie or a concert. Its so annoying when the cell rings in these places. When i go to my work place of course i got to carry it. But i try and minimize the use as much as possible....
@azimsay (545)
• India
20 Nov 07
We can live without mobile phone, but we are out of our house then family member are in tention ,they can find where we are. It is very useful for us.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
20 Nov 07
that's the best thing about mobile phones. we can bring it anywhere. so, in case of emergencies, we can be contacted. it's really useful especially to people who are really busy and isn't at home most hours of the day. anne
@diillu (5128)
20 Nov 07
I also thought the same thing. I used to be so panicked if I would forgot my phone in my room. I couldn't go anywhere without my cell phone. I just thought that it was impossible for me to live without my cell phone. But last time when I lost my mobile..I was so fristrated to buy new one. And I haven't bought new one. I'm not thinking for a while not to buy the new one cause I'm enjoying my life without mobile. It's been 4 months I have stayed without mobile.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Good for you!!! I only have one cause my daughter put me on her family plan ($10 a month) so I'd have it for safety for me and since I keep her daughter she wants me to be able to get help. Okay, that is fine, but that is all I use it for. I will call occassionally on the free weekends to out of state, but these days with email - contact is immediate nad I love writting those old fashioned things they used to call LETTERS. I just don't think that anyone other than doctors or professions like that, need to be accessible 24/7/365. And let's not forget reception! I live on the first floor of a brand new apartment complex. I can't not get reception in my apt! I have to go outside on the patio and get some, but for "usable" reception, I have to go out into the parking lot. Good grief - call me on the landline!!!! My sone calls me on his way home from work and he lives up over a hill on the interstate and we talk for about 5 miutes nad then he hits that hill and there goes the reception. What's the point!!!
@lyfhot61 (55)
• China
24 Nov 07
I'm very frustrated because my new moblie phone was stolen last week.I almost lose all contacts with my classmates and friend.With the missing of the phone,the world becomes quite and drear.Losing the phone,I feel like losing myself.
@joahnna18 (368)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Of course we can live without cell phone. But today having a cell phone is a necessity that we need in our daily life to communicate faster. Cell phone is very useful to us but if your asking so we can live without that. But world is evolving and always offer good technology that helps us to live a better way. That's why they always offering new technology to make life easier:) And it helps a lot to us..
• India
23 Nov 07
yes..it will be relief without mobile phone
• India
23 Nov 07
yes..it will be relief with mobile phone
• Malaysia
23 Nov 07
I guess in a way you're right. To some people, mobile phones are a part of their lives already. They spent almost 24 hours a day on the phone, and their phone rings non stop etc. nowadays people don't have landlines anymore because of mobile phones, and with the current technology there are just so many features in a mobile phone which makes people can't part with it even more- camera, music player, radio, web browser etc.
@candytang (341)
• China
21 Nov 07
Though cell phones can make communication easier,I think I can live without it.As we know cell phones are all the communication tools,our people can adapt to the life there don't have cell phones.
@mansha (6301)
• India
21 Nov 07
I am living without one. I lost my mobile two years back and never got around to buying another one and I think I much more comfortable without one and do not need one. Life is a lot stress free without it. PIn the begining it was due to lack of funds but now its by choice that I am not going for a cellphone.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
Of course we can..the first generations lived without it and yes we can.. the only advantage of having a mobile phone is it is making our lives easier and makes things faster than we thought.. i remember my grandma used to tell us stories about future generations and all she said came true ..mankind can be possibly as genius as god as all the gadgets are so fantastic that one human can ever invent.
• China
21 Nov 07
Yes, the mobile phone have brought us too much conveniences, but to me, i find it is not a good stuff sometimes, because i get many spam SMS everyday, even during the night when i have fallen asleep and it wakes me up which is so boring. Also i kept reciveing many calls which i didnt want to answer, but i had to answer in order to show the politeness, so in the past few years, i kept changing my mobile phone number, but the new troubles still kept coming. Sigh...anyways, i have to keep it in order to keep in touch with my parents, friends and coworkers. Everything has two sides, bad and good, but i have to confess that the advantages that mobile phone have taken to us are much more than its shortages. So its not a bad thing.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
21 Nov 07
it is same with me. i think with all others here. when we were born we had no idea about mobile and we grew up without it. But suddenly it has become indispensible part of our life and we can't live without it. May be when we leave home without it, we feel bad.But we also try to manage without it for that day. its the matter of habit.