do you own a cell phone?

@cher913 (25895)
Canada
July 21, 2008 8:37am CST
i heard on the radio that only 65% of canadians have a cell phone; a whopping 90% of americans have cells phones and 96% of all britts have a cell phone. do you find this surprising at all? i do!
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11 responses
@enzabird (130)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Im not surprised that most people have a cell phone. everyone in my household has a phone. Even my grandma, who is technologically challenged, has a prepaid phone at least.
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@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
21 Jul 08
It seems like everyone from all over has cell phones , and at a younger , and younger age . you can laugh at this but i dont have a cell phone . my fiance has one and we just share one .
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
hey i dont have one either...i can manage not to have one, but my hubby will be getting one shortly - they are kinda handy!!
• India
21 Jul 08
na dont find it surprising at all ,,,
@pearl1003 (671)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
im not surprised too... everyone has a cellphone in our country too... even a 3 year old kid knows at least how to answer cellphones. i do have a cell phone... if i could buy all new units i would. I have 4 phones right now... im using 2 regularly.
@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
21 Jul 08
No, I don't find it surprising in the least. I own a cell phone, but its prepaid and I'm at my wits end when I run out of minutes. I'd say you are hard pressed here in the United States to be able to find a pay phone anymore, because the majority of people do carry a cell phone. Its a matter of convenience obviously.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Hmm, cher913, I was unaware of these statistics. They are pretty interesting, aren't they? Guess the Brits are ahead of us in these statistics, only 4% of them do not have a cell phone. Maybe the prices there are cheaper.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Not really surprising to me. I don't have a cell anymore I used to but find I have no need any longer. xoxoxoxoxo
@AmbiePam (44631)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I tried anwering this before, but mylot cut me off. Hope it makes it this time. I think statistics are always skewed. It's not like they can actually interview everyone. They just take a survey of like a thousand people, and then apply it like that is a good pool to get the results from. I'm American, 27, and have never own a cell phone. I don't plan on it either. Maybe someday if I have kids, or work across town at night, but I don't even want one right now.
@alohaha (71)
• China
21 Jul 08
Every member of my family has a phone.We call each other when don't meet.Sometimes we can also take pictures with the phone.Now I am even considering buying my little sister one.She is only twelve.But I think things will get better if I can easily find her.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
21 Jul 08
The canadian numbers sound logic to me. The american and british sound too high. 96% is a very high number. I mean there must be quite a few senior citizens with no cell phone. What age brackets did they look at - do you know?
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
21 Jul 08
My husband and I both of cell phones. I am planning on getting my son one for Christmas it is so nice to be able to get ahole of your family when you need to. My husband calls me when he is going to be late so I don't have to worry that he was in an accident or something it is really nice to have them.