do you close your mobile telephone when sleeping?

@sophialin (2678)
China
April 28, 2008 8:29am CST
i do close it at night before go to sleep and open it in the morning immediately i get up.but i learn someone used to leave it open when sleeping in case to miss any call. what about you? do you close your mobile telephone when sleeping?
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@gmwgreat (287)
• Ethiopia
28 Apr 08
i usually keep it opened, i don't like to turn it off, because if somebody calls for an important reason he/she will miss me, what is there is a problem in my mothers house, or something bad like that, she will call me, i will pick it just after ringing once, i like talking at night, may be thats why i used to leave it opened, there are a lot of friends who call me at 1 am lol,
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
oh it seems your friends are used to talk at night.i wonder do you have telephones at home? do you give home telephone numer to your friends?
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
well, i dont really turn it off, i keep it on silent mode before i sleep so that i wont get disturbed. its very irritating when someone calls you in the middle of the night, and you get disturbed from your sleep, and sometimes you find it hard to go back to sleep again!
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
that's a good way so that we neither miss any important calls coz we can call back the nexr day nor be disturbed at mid-night.as you said,sometimes it's hard to fall asleep again.
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@shynie (556)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
I never close my mobile phone nor turn it off. For me, it is very important since I don't have a landline or home phone. I get texts, email messages and calls from my phone that's why it is very important for me!
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
oh you don't have a home phone? it's true that mobile phone is everything for you.you can get notification form your mobile phone that if someone responds to your post,can't you?
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
28 Apr 08
Hello sophialin. I usually turn off my cell phone when I go to sleep at night so that I won't be bothered by any incoming calls. But sometimes I forget to turn it off and it is left turned on. Good night.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
but how do you deal with these emergency? do you tell your friends the telephone number at home so that they can contact you in emergency at night?
@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
28 Apr 08
I just keep it silent so that i would have a good sleep and when I wake up i do not miss any call. I just call them back.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
a good idea.keep it open but not make any noise. call back the next day.i do the same.the difference is even i don't adjust it to be silent,i won't waken up coz i'm always in a deep sleeping at night and can't wake up easily.
• Indonesia
28 Apr 08
I never close my mobile phones, I dont want to miss any emergency or urgent call. Once my dad rang me at 4 am in the morning mentioned that he just arrived and get lost trying to find my house. He didn't told me that he'll come because he said it wasn't on purpose but when the ferry arrived earlier at 3 am, He tried to find my house by himself and get lost. I am glad I didn't close my phone because if not I can't imagine my dad alone at night, lost, dont know where to go, tired and sleepy and desperately tried to contact me...
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• Romania
30 Apr 08
i always close my phone mobile when i want to sleep :)
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
yes we'd better keep our mobile phones open in such emergency.but i wonder do you have telephones in your house?
@2potty (40)
9 Jun 08
my mobile is off. Anyone would call me on the house phone if they needed me.
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Do you mean do I shut it off? No, I don't because I use it as my alarm clock. My last 2 alarm clocks have been "killed" by my cats, so its easier to have the phone in bed with me and I can check the time, charge it and have it wake me up in the morning.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
1.i use my cell phone as alarm clock all the time and it works well when shut off. 2.you raise a cat at home? it's interesting. 3.if you put your mobile phone in the bed,remember to keep it away from your head in case of the radialization.
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I don't want to worry about it, and can't check the time with it off. Raise the cat, heck, I've currently got 26 cats! Do they sleep with me - not all of them. I only had 7 or so in bed with me last night! Radiation isn't going to kill me, I'm going to die of a stroke.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
11 Jun 08
how amazing it is that you have 26 cats at home!i guess you have a big house,don't you? it seems only to take care of them cost you much time and energy.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I do not have a cell phone or mobile phone, but when I did have one, I plugged it in at night and unplugged it in the morning! I do see and hear people talking on their phones all day long! No matter where I go, I hear these people on their phones. I used mine for emails mostly and phone emergencies! It is neat the way things change in the way we least expect it!
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
but having a mobile phone is more convenient for instant contacting,though it has higher cost.email does work but you should keep being in front of computers.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I did like having one! I see the new ones have keyboard pads, which would make it even better! I will get one with gps, and camera as well! Maybe I will try to find one with a radio! And walkie-talkie capabilities too! Now I'm dreaming!
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
nowadays,mobile phone has so many functions that it can be everything.best wishes.wish you have a best one as soon as possible.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
in my case, i need to keep my phone open all the time. being a freelancer, i get a lot of calls from clients. and some clients, specially those who are very comfy with me, sometimes call me up way past midnight. in fact, its a necessity for me to have 2 mobile phones open all the time. thats in case the other phone is busy or is charging. c",)
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30 Apr 08
I don't even keep my cell phone in the room with me at night i feel if someone needs me bad enough late at night something is very wrong and they will call me on the house phone.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
well.. good for you if it works that way. but not for me though.. i don't really use the house phone. i let other members of the household use it. none of my friends and clients know of it so that they'll call me directly on my mobile. c',)
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
hi,repzkoopz,you are so busy.since you have to keep it open all the day,i suggest you put your cell phone a little away from your bed coz it has radiancy which is not good for your health. me too,don't tell my workmates the telephone number at home.i feel it a privacy of myself.
@GreenMoo (11842)
28 Apr 08
I ought to switch my phone off at night, as I have a friend who tends to send a text message whenever he feels like it, whether that be 3am or otherwise. He's woken me quite a few times now. However, I use my phone as our alarm clock and I don't quite trust it to work when it's switched off. I know that's not logical, as I know it will work providing it has enough battery, but I'd rather be safe than sorry! So I guess I just have to put up with the odd text message at 3am!
@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
hi GreenMoo I promise that it still works as an alarm clock when it's switched off. i do that way all the time and i never miss it.
@GreenMoo (11842)
10 Jun 08
Yeah I know. It's not logical at all, but I still don't trust it to work!
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
never mind.just do as you like,but remember to put it a little away from your pillow in case of the radialization.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Apr 08
I will never switch off my mobile phone no matter wat happens.. haha ^_^ Maybe it's just a habit of mine, i just find it's no point to switch off just for the 6-10hrs while i'm sleeping.. hehe
@sophialin (2678)
• China
12 Jun 08
where do you out your mobile phone usually at night? do you throw it anywhere randmly as you like?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
13 Jun 08
NOrmally i will just put beside my pillow, so that i can hear or feel my phone vibrant if my frenz were to find me while i'm sleeping.. lOL
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
28 Apr 08
I kept it on as some of my friends had only my mobile phone number. On it in case if they have something urgent to look for me.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
do you adjust it to be silent and just keep the record as to call it back or do you answer it at night when it rings as soon as possible?
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
10 Jun 08
I'll just kept it on and will answer it when it ring in the night because I don't think my friend will call me for nothing in the night it might be something important. In case I did not hear it (sleep too soundly) I will return the call first thing in the morning.
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
28 Apr 08
First of all is closing mobile equal to Switching off the mobile. If that is the case, I don't switch off my mobile before going to sleep. I keep it as is just in case to ensure to receive emergency calls either from friends, relatives or if that matters from office. Keep posting and have fun! cheers
@sophialin (2678)
• China
9 Jun 08
yes i mean do you switch off the mobile at night before sleep? do you have such experience of being called for emergency at midnight?
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
9 Jun 08
yes I do recieve the calls which are important at times at night.
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@reejane (294)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Nope, I don't turn it off. I always put it in silent mode when I go to sleep.
@sophialin (2678)
• China
11 Jun 08
that's a good way neither have your mobile phone trouble you nor miss any calls at night.
@FiveZhuo (156)
• China
29 Apr 08
i turned it on all the time untill no power. coz i don't want to miss any incoming call and use it as my alarm clock. i don't place it next to me especially put it beside my pillow. it said that it will bad to health.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
11 Jun 08
FiveZhuo,you are right.keep it away from your pillow even it is switched off.take care.
@gemini_rose (16193)
28 Apr 08
I use mine as an alarm clock and so it is never switched off. If it rings though I would not hear it, if anyone texts me I would not hear it. I only just about hear the alarm clock go off on it. Plus no one ever phones me on it anyway it is always text!!
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
hi gemini_rose,as i know we can use it as an alarm clock even under the case that it's switched off.i do this way all the time and it does work.
• Malaysia
28 Apr 08
Yes.It saves a lot of battery power.Who is going to call me in the middle of night? Plus my phone have auto off and on function.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
your phone have auto off and on function? so hoe do you set it? for me,it's not only for saving battery but also for a better sleeping at night.anyway,those one who wants to contact me at night can call me by telephone.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
28 Apr 08
hello sophialin! i dont turn my phone off but i never place it next to me in bed i always leave it at the living room coz i dont want my sleep to be distracted except of course if my hubby is out for a business trip then i place it at the bottom of the bed. i dont mind missing any calls coz i have a voice mail and i can always call them back if it is important. i guess to those who dont have a voice mail they would leave it on and next to them coz they dont want to miss any calls. anyway, we all have our own preferences and that is mine. takecare!
@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
that's a good behaviour to leave it at the living room jairgirl.someone likes to put it under the pillow which is very harmful to our health.your way is good,keep on.
@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
28 Apr 08
I close mine before going to bed as I don't wanna pick up any calls during the night, this is the main purpose of switching it off. I would check those missed calls the next morning, having a good sleep is more important to me :)
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
hi popocan,how can you know who has called you at night since you have switched off your mobile phone? i often keep it on but switch it to silent mode at night so that i have call records in my mobile phone and able to call back the next day.
@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
No, I don't. If i'm setting an alarm, I keep it under my pillo with vibration mode on. But if I'm not I just put it beside my pillow, still on but vibrate mode if off. Simply as that. Why should I turn it off anyway.. I've never heard of such way of keeping a celphone.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
10 Jun 08
hi,attention,MGjhaud,never put your cell phone under or beside your pillo.put it a little away from your pillow,coz there is radius which is harmful to your health.