How different do you think the world would be without cellphones?

United States
February 18, 2008 5:27am CST
How different do you think the world would be without cellphones, and how big of a role does the cellphone play in your life?
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I think the world would be alot different if they didn't have cell phones. People have gotten so used to having one stuck to their ear all day long LOL. They can't even grocery shop or drive without one in the hands. I think they would go into shock if someone was to take it away. I feel the same if someone took my computer. I could care less for a phone, but I have one to text my husband in case of an emergency. We have the prepaid kind only.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
18 Feb 08
The world didn't had cell phones before, I guess it would turn out like that as well. People would be prompt at meetings with no means to give excuses like SMS.. Robbers would not have another reason to rob people. However, as things change as life goes, cell phones has become a necessity than a luxury ^_^
@pumpkinjam (5774)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 08
I didn't have one until I left home at 19. It didn't seem to make a difference to me but I had it instead of a landline. I've still only got a pay as you go which I hardly ever have credit on so, apart from people getting in touch with me (which they can do via email!), it would not really make any difference.
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• United States
25 Mar 08
I think the world will be very different. In today's time we use cellphones as entertainment. Every where you go you see people wanting to be entertained. The cell phones are basically computer devices. Technology is something that will never die out on this earth. Everyday there are new phones. So if there were no cell phones I think communication would be poor. Because cell phones are of course good for business, emergencies, family reasons and so on.
@jonirei (116)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
hmm.theres no change.it will still a good and wonderful lifefor me even w/o phone.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
4 Mar 08
LOL! It was the 70's and most of the 80's! LOL! I know what the world was like without cellphones! Now, I have a hard time dealing with life if I forget mine. It isn't that I use mine for calls a lot. Really, I may not make or receive a call from it for a couple days. But, I text from it every day and I use the calendar for reminders. There is a program in there for notes where I can put a grocery list together. And, if I am driving and I think of something that I want to remember but can't make a written note of it anywhere while I am driving, it has a voice note feature so I can just leave myself a voice note for a reminder later. But, to answer your question: when I was a kid up until I was 25-ish, I didn't have a cell. I just had to be around a land line to make a phone call or sit by the phone to wait for a call. For most of my life, there was no such thing as texting. If I wanted to say something to someone, I either had to pick up the phone, call them and tell them or I had to wait until I saw them the next time. But, back then, I didn't know any different so, I didn't miss what never was. Now, yes, cells are extremely convenient. Back then, if I wanted to get a hold of my friends, I would either call them at their house or walk over to their house and knock on the door. A world without cell phones is survivable but, they sure do make communication easier these days. So, when did you get your first cell phone? You were born in 89 right? So, I can't remember when cell phones were born but, I would imagine that you have never known a world without! That is so crazy to me! LOL! BTW...you missed a great decade for music, bad hair and horrible wardrobe choices! LOL!
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
4 Mar 08
Well the world is nothing without cellphones in todays life. Everyone is connected through cellphones, no body talk with their relatives friends face to face. All are so busy that mobile is like their one of the human organs to live life. if mobile fails then human talking would fails.
@anniepa (27236)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Wow, does this ever make me feel OLD! I don't "think" I know how different the world would be without cellphones. Without a cellphone, if you're in your car and get lost, break down or have any other kind of emergency you're screwed - or at least have to flag down help or walk to a phone. But you wouldn't have to worry about a driver talking on a cellphone causing an accident. Without one, parents can pretty much forget about ever getting to use the phone in their home unless they get a separate line for the kids, especially when they become teenagers. But they won't have a cellphone bill for their kids in the hundreds of dollars per month and they might actually get to talk to their kid once in awhile. Without one you'd have to hang around at home if you're waiting for an important call but you'll never be annoyed by the person ahead of you in the check-out line who's making the cashier wait to get paid while they take a call on their cellphone. I think more good than bad has come from having cellphones but somehow I lived quite a few years of my life without knowing I was missing them. That was back in the dark ages, of course. Annie
• Indonesia
19 Feb 08
I Think now without a cellphone, like a blind communication, One thing happened when the cellphones exist over the world now, we can reach the communication simply, easier, faster more than we've done before it.So it's big to influence my role of life especially my communication with workmate, relations, family.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I think that the world would move a little slower and staying in touch with people would return to the way it was when I was younger. You either happened to catch someone at home or you left a message and waited for them to hit you back. People would not be annoying me, driving like idiots in front of me because they are so busy on their cell phone that they can't drive correctly at the same time. People on buses, in waiting rooms, and other potentially social situations would actually talk to one another instead of losing themselves in meaningless conversations on the cell phones. My life would be much different. I would not be able to work from home as I do because I do adult phone and webcam shows and we do not have a land line at my home at all. Both my bf and I are cell phone users but we don't just use them indiscriminately without cause or neccessity.