Would you give up your cell phone?

United States
September 20, 2008 4:43pm CST
If the government said that it would improve the economy to give up the internet,and cell phones.Suppose it could go back to $1.39 a gallon for gasoline,and milk would be $1.00 a gallon.The cost of everything has gone up so much and promises to go even higher.I know giving up cell phones and the internet wouldn't change anything I am just curious how many people would rather go back to things not being so convenient if it met prices would go down.
26 responses
• United States
20 Sep 08
Giving up my cell phone wouldn't take that much. I hate that I can be interrupted so easily, and I keep it turned off unless I'm in the car (accidents happen) or in need of directions or something like that. If I'm expecting a really urgall and I can't get home on time, I forward the home phone to the cell. I'd happily give it up entirely if it didn't represent safety.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
Yeah I don't have a cell phone but I wouldn't give up my internet I do way to much on here.I earn a little spending cash for the time I spend on here enjoying myself.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
No internet would certainly be a handicap, but at least we can access it as we wish. It's not intrusive, as cell phones are. If it were, I'd probably want a return to the days before Gates and Jobs!
@sabbatha (287)
• United States
20 Sep 08
Well, that would be easy for me to give up my cell phone. I use it mostly for calling hubby if I'm running late. He can just wait for me, or I could use a pay phone. But I know some people who would never, ever give up their cell phones. Heck I have 1 friend that has 2 of the darn things, for reasons I still can't fathom. She tex messages like her life depended on it. Now the internet on the other hand saves me soo much money that I don't think it would be worth it to give it up. I can usually find things much cheaper online than I can in the stores around her, so in the end I save more than I spend on gas, plus I don't have to use the car as much by getting things sent to me instead of going all over the city trying to find the best price.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
I agree i wouldn't give up my internet either.I would rather pay the high cost of gas,I don't go far anyway.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I would gladly give up the cell phone, as I have a telephone in the house and that's good enough for me As for the internet, now that I wouldn't give up, since this is where I make my spending cash.
• United States
20 Sep 08
Yes I have to agree with you,I don't even have a cell phone I use the magic jack telephone through my computer.It saves me a phone bill every month but I need my internet to use it,I wouldn't give up the internet either I wouldn't know what to do without it,I am always online when I am home so much so that I sometimes let the house work go a bit more then I should.
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Well I don't own a cellphone, and haven't for years. I don't plan on getting one anytime soon either. I have no use for it. I'm always home, and rarely get phone calls except for when hubby calls from work. The only time I ever do wish I had one was when I'm having car troubles while out and about. But other than that a cellphone is not a necessity or even a convenience, I think they're actually annoying and rather rude when people are talking on them. Now as far as the internet goes, I don't think I can live without that. It's not just a convenience, it's much more than that. I can get on and check the weather instead of waiting for the news to get to the weather. I can check school closings, my bank account, find phone numbers and even menus when I want to order out. I can also keep in touch with my friends and meet new ones. Not to mention make a bit of money on Mylot. I also belong to Freecycle where I can get free items for my family such as clothing and whatever else people feel like giving away. I spend most of my day online, it's more of a way of life for me. I don't think I could give that up.
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@jaffna (778)
• India
22 Sep 08
never shall i..having become addicted to these things,how can i give up.i feel most of the people won't be agreeing upon these.they are of very useful and there could not be a day without using them
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@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I don't think its proper to give up cellphones and internet. As what all people knows, it is a BIG help to everyone. Makes things work easier. I think cellphones and internet help the economy to be better in terms of tax. The more you spend with your internet and cellphone bills, the more you pay the tax. So where do you think the tax go? to the community as well.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
no i wouldn't because i need it to stay in contact with my kids to know that they are all right, but if they said that it would better the economy than i guess i would think about it
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
21 Sep 08
giving up your cell phone will not help the price of gas are milk thats another issue its, going to require man not to bs so greed and putting all this presser on the people.
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@krissy32 (205)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Give up the cell phone and internet. No way. Not the way my landline keeps acting up. Without internet, I can't get my college work done or read my email, talk to friends overseas. Nope, no way. There are other ways to get prices down, for one reduce the cost of the internet service.
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
21 Sep 08
I would not like to give up my cellphne.. Unless EVERYONE does it :D But I think life would be harder, since we would be harder to reach, and time is money.. Have a nice day..
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@eftychiap (349)
• Cyprus
21 Sep 08
I could do that. I thing things were more convenient before, without cells and internet, since people could communicate with other ways. Moreover, relationships were closer than today, since communication was better and personal.
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@esilanna (168)
• Malta
21 Sep 08
Hello!!!!In my case, today I can't live without a mobile phone.It has become a necessity for me. If I leave my house without it I would just turn back for it. Even with the internet, it is the same story.
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@carmela0210 (1591)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
hmmm, i dont think ill be giving up my cellphones, cause next to my computer, i value my cellphone not just because it cool to have one, but because i really need it at work and home, and also communicating with my relatives miles away...
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Well I dont have a cell phone to give up so its not a biggie for me LOL In fact I've never owned a cell phone! As for the internet though, well that would be a bit tough because I do stay in touch with family and friends this way and i make my pocket money online too BUT if it were a for sure that the cost of living would go down I'd make it work I think..
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• China
21 Sep 08
I come back to ten years ago
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• Philippines
21 Sep 08
It's impossible for me to give up my cellphone, that's the only communication device that i have, i'm away from my family because of my work, i can talk to them because of cellphone, i can't give up internet as well, i use internet for my research, its a big help for me.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 08
I would give up cellphone since I dont text that much anymore. But not the Internet. No way! hahaha. Well if prices will be fixed and will no longer get high in the next 100 years, I'll give up the internet. But that will be impossible, so just the cellphone.
• United States
21 Sep 08
I would have no problem giving up my cell phone. It would be harder to give up internet but I would for the greater good. It would be nice if things were less expensive and more people could buy the items that they need (not unnecessary items like ipods, expensive cars, jewelry or expensive shoes). There are so many people that go without the basics everyday and it's so sad. I am blessed to have the things I need from day to day to survive but I see so many others that do not. So if I had to give up a few conveniences so that we can all get what we need and not be so stressed about where the next meal is coming from, Yes, I would give them up in a heartbeat.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
umm.. why cant the economy be okay and i still get to have my cellphone and internet?hehehe well, i dont know, when i try to imagine life without cellphone and internet, it's just not the same.. communication would be very difficult just like when all we have for communications are snail mails and telegrams.. i wouldnt like that. my boyfriend is out of the country and our primary source of communication is email..
• India
21 Sep 08
No, definitely not. I am not gonna give up my cell at any cost. Without it I will be crippled.
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