Do you think you could cope without your mobile?

@Fidget (291)
January 20, 2008 10:12pm CST
Do you think you could cope without your mobile? I went without a mobile phone for over 6 months and I was inconvienced very little. Infact, occasionally I enjoyed the peace and quiet. And after a month or so I'd pretty much forgotten about it. In the end my mum turned round and brought me one as she was sick of not being able to get hold of me! Now I have a phone again I'm not particualry bother about it and hardly ever use it though I expect it's only a matter of time before it's part of my life again.
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• China
21 Jan 08
Hi,there,Fidget, I have already without cellphone for almost one month as there was an iomportant exam for me to deal with so I need some quiet life without anyone bother.and regards...in the first of the few days in fact it is hard for me to cope with the things without it for I have used to it.and look at it whenever possible ,It is really invonvient for me......However,after about half of the month(exactlly,already after the exam).I am really so glad that I also can lead a rather quiet life without cellphone.so by now I haven't took my cellphone..maybe it will take a long time..haha. Molly;-)
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
The peace and quiet is great, isn't it.
• China
22 Jan 08
Yeah,that's true ,it is another way of living a full life...
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Right now, no, i couldn't cope without it...but, my husband is overseas and that's how he gets a hold of me. if he was home though, i really wouldn't care if i had one or not. they are aggravating at times, although he would never let me be without one. LOL! thanks for sharing this discussion and God bless
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
That's a good reason to have a phone. What I particulary hate is that work can phone you all the time!
• United States
21 Jan 08
This is true. I am a stay at home mother though, so work has me 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. LOL!
• United States
5 Feb 08
I would and have- die without my mobile. It's attatched to me 24/7. But I don't have a home phone so that could be why. I see no use for a land line phone when I have my celly. I have to be available wherever I go, so can I cope without my mobile- NO!
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@Fidget (291)
14 Feb 08
Different life styles demand different things. I was very lucky with where I lived when I didn't have my phone but as my lifestyle is changing so is my need for mobile technology *sigh* I hate spending money!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I absolutely could cope without it. For most of my life there was no such thing. I choose to carry one right now in case I have an emergency when out and about with my son. I do like the comfort it gives me to know that I have it if I need it.
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@Fidget (291)
22 Jan 08
When it comes to saftey, every little bit counts. I might have been quicker to get one if I travelled a lot or still lived in a city but I was lucky enough to have been living where I was.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Don't think I could go without my mobile. I have it for work cause i'm a manager and if my employees need me thats their way of getting a hold of me. On the other hand sometimes I wish I didn't have to have just for that reason. LOL I also work at night and drive about an hour to and from work. So I feel safe having it with me.
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@Fidget (291)
22 Jan 08
Safety is something I think mobiles are good for when you are travelling about esp at night.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I could do without my cell phone. For about 4 years my hubby and I shared a phone. I recently got my own because he got a car. I feel more of a need to have it JIC something happens. I really don't use the phone that much.
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
That's the main reason I bother to put mine in my bag every day, just in case. But it's main function is as an alarm clock.
• Philippines
21 Jan 08
For now, I can't imagine living without it because I basically use it everyday to communicate with my friends, especially whenever I have to pass on an important announcement or something. But I think I'll be able to let it rest once summer comes. Maybe take a pic using it or something and text/call a while but really, it's some sort of PA system for me. I can also reach people faster that way. I do think getting a break from your phone is really a resting experience. Maybe I'll try it for a month and post it here on my updates, whether I can live or not,. haha!
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
If you do try it, Good Luck!
@infoguy (210)
• India
21 Jan 08
I dont think now i can really cope with my mobile thats the piece of communication that available around me..i always have a hold of it.Its always required to reach us quicker in emergency.
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
They are good for an emergency as long as you can get a signal. That would so be my luck.
• China
21 Jan 08
Mobile has been part of my life,I think.It's hard to communicate wihtout it.
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
I always try and use a landline where possible as it is generally cheaper plus I talk to friends on MSN rather than text. But I suppose that's an adaption from when I got cut off from mine.
@patgalca (14650)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Jan 08
We don't have one in our household. I actually am beginning to despise them. I think they would be great for emergencies but when I see all these kids and teenagers walking around with them ALWAYS in the their hands, it really bugs me. I was at my daughters' soccer games today and at half time some kids run out on the field and kick a ball around for a bit when they get the chance. Here was one girl, kicking the ball, cell phone in hand, looking at the cell phone and pushing buttons. My daughter said she thought she was probably playing a game on it. This is just way too much. If my husband had a cell phone, he would probably leave it at home. For two years he was leaving his wallet at home until he found a better way to carry it around. I always make sure my kids have a couple of quarters on them so they can call home if they need to. Half the time they end out using their friend's cell phone. I can, and do, live without it.
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@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
Wow, on the phone whilst playing soccer? That's crazy! I'd never considered doing something like that let alone have the nerve! My brother use to think that his social life would be ruined if he didn't have a mobile, that is until he dropped it into a swimming pool (mwhahahaha) and had to discover other ways to communicate. Whilst pay phones are good they're getting rarer because people don't use them anymore, which can be annoying.
@gunner29 (53)
• Philippines
22 Jan 08
Now? I think not. My wife who's pregnant is in province. It would be very very difficult to communicate with her without my mobile phone especially during emergencies.
@Fidget (291)
22 Jan 08
A very good reason to have a mobile. Thanks for the response.
@buster14 (122)
• Fiji
22 Jan 08
I think that a genuine reason you cannot go without one
• India
21 Jan 08
No, I don't think I could cope without my mobile because I keep calling my boyfriend throughout the day. My folks also keep a track of me this way.
@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
That's fair enough. I was lucky to live somewhere so small people were rarely a few streets away so I could always go and see them if I need to talk when I didn't have my mobile phone but I did have a landline which I used to keep in touch with people who were outside of town.
• India
22 Jan 08
You sure were lucky. :)
@buster14 (122)
• Fiji
22 Jan 08
I think mobile fone is not necessary for me. After losing my mobile I have made myself get used to MSN and skype which is very cheap and also using land lines. Thanks
@Fidget (291)
14 Feb 08
MSN was one of the things I relied upon a lot when I didn't have a mobile. I still use it as a first port of call to see if friends are avaliable even after my mother went out and brought me one (it annoyed her, me not having one, now I can't escape, LOL).
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 08
When I am out I can rarely find a phone box and if I do I may not have the right change. I like to text friends more than talk to them on the phone. I have used my mobile phone overseas to stay in contact with my family and friends. I have recently bought a new mobile phone because although I could receive and make calls I had so many text messages my phone wouldn't text anyone. It wouldn't delete all the text messages. I just had to get the new mobile phone and I am glad that I did. I couldn't cope long without my my mobile phone.
@Fidget (291)
22 Jan 08
I know, where have the phone boxes gone?!
@buster14 (122)
• Fiji
21 Jan 08
Its funny how technology was brought to make our lifes easier like mobiles, telephones, internet but they have not only made life easier but now havve began to rule our daily lives. We jump when an the fones ring and we let our coffees become cold when an email pops in. I used to have a mobile but lost it and ever since have gone without it for about 2 months now and am not bothered. i dont think we should let technology rule us. what say??????????? May be someone will buy one for me like in your case!! lets just wait and see
@Fidget (291)
22 Jan 08
no I don't think technology should rule us. I'm not saying we shouldn't use it because it is both fun and useful but when you can't cope without it the it's time to rethink your usage.
• United States
21 Jan 08
I could not cope without my cell phone, my husband owns a business and is constantly calling me to run errands for him. It's always good to have a cell in case of emergency. Whenever I leave the house and forget my cell phone I feel lost.
@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
I've never felt lost without a phone but I can see why you need yours. Just remember to turn it off when you are on holiday!
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Hi, I actually lost my cell a few months back and it was about a week before I could get a new one. I actually felt a bit sad when I got the new one! The feeling of being without the phone was liberating. Mine usually rings at the most inconvenient times when I am busy or driving. Anyway, I guess if you have kids you gotta have one, but I sometimes wonder how we all survived just fine without one? When they didn't exist no one seemed perterbed or bothered that you couldn't be reached. They just had to wait and keep on calling!
@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
On the one hand I think that there is no need for everyone to own a moblie but on the other hand I'd want my family to be able to contact me whenever they need me. It's a hard one.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
21 Jan 08
When I was born, there was no cellphone available yet. So I know I can live without it, even if I know I have to have one. When I first lost my cellphone, I know that I was missing it so much as I used to be a text addict. But as time goes by, I am starting to hang of now having it. I believe it took me two years to have another one, that I seldom use now. I think that it is important to have one of those cellphones, as long as we know how to make good use of it. Sometimes, these technologies can provide you both help and can put you into trouble as well..
@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
I pretty much resisted having a phone until 2000 then I broke and got one, mainly because I was going to University and it made it easier to keep in touch with home.
• United States
21 Jan 08
my cell was just turned off about a month ago. And to be honest I am not missing it at all. The thing drove me half nuts most of the time anyway. Half the time I wanted to throw the thing at the wall. I am really liking not having it
@Fidget (291)
21 Jan 08
I never threw a phone in at the wall, snapped in half maybe! It was just a scientific experiment to see how much pressure it take to break a flip phone - it wasn't much, oops.
• United States
3 Feb 08
I think I could manage with out my cell. but I would rather not manage without it.