Do you use your phone as an alarm clock?

@oyenkai (4398)
Philippines
November 19, 2008 8:52pm CST
There are only three things that I NEED from my phone: to send SMS, to send/receive calls, and to wake me up in the morning. I realized the third one when I left my phone in the office yesterday. I didn't mind being unreachable for a day, but I couldn't figure out how I'll be able to wake up on time! I had to borrow my boyfriend's ipod (some expensive alarm clock, wouldn't you agree?)
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@YamiKiba (938)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I don't particularly use it since I sleep in anyway, which allows me to a certain extent because my schedule allows me to do so since my classes are mostly in the afternoon. But my brother uses his cellphone as an alarm clock and you'd have to be completely knocked out not to be able to wake up to that annoying default ringtone, which is really high-pitched and loud.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
annoying indeed! my brother is exactly the same. I can't figure out how they CAN'T wake up after a couple of times of ringing haha
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I used to but I got used to it that I can sleep through it even when it's sounding the alarm at max volume already. Good thing though I have taught myself to wake up at a certain time of the day always.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I hope no body else woke up when you had your max-volumed-alarm x__x I found it annoying when my ex-housemates would snooze for an hour. But your new found feat is cool! I only usually wake up on the first ring of the alarm, but that's good enough for me :)
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• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Thanks for the Best Response!
@mindym (979)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I use my cell phone AND a regular clock alarm. This decreases the chance that I will oversleep.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
cool! as long as you're the only one who gets up to turn them both off right?
@mindym (979)
• United States
20 Nov 08
It is just me, but I set my cell phone alarm earlier than my regular clock alarm, so my cell phone alarm goes off and then I get up and turn my regular alarm off before it goes off.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I agree with you, those are the 3 basic things that I do with my cellphone as well. As soon as I had my cellphone, I gave my alarm clock to my father because I use my cellphone's alarm to wake me up everyday. Yeah, your alarm clock is quite expensive huh? How I wish that I have the same alarm clock.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
Well it isn't really mine haha I gave it back the very next day. There's no way I'm keeping it with me long or I might scratch it...or die of paranoia that I might :D
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Yeah I actually do. My cellphone is my phone, alarm clock, and my watch. Oh yeah, my digicam sometimes too. My husband has an alarm clock and it's so loud. I like my cellphone more.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Yeah, my phone also has just the right amount of noise :)
• Philippines
22 Dec 08
hehe same here, i use my cellphone as my alarm clock all the time. =)
• United States
22 Dec 08
I do tend to use my phone as an alarm clock. Its my only means of waking me up seeing that I don't have any other thing to wake me up.
• India
2 Dec 08
yaaa i agree....me too use my mobile phones for alarm purpose daily.....i do it because i set my favourite song as the tone so that i can start the day without any regrets.......
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@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
26 Nov 08
I always use my cellphone as a alarm clock, I have 2 cellphones and both of them have the alarm clock set from Monday to Friday and sometimes on Saturday too. I also use other methods to get up early in the morning, for example I set my computer to play a disturbing song at the morning at some time, or turn on the tv very early so the noise won't let me sleep again.
• United States
25 Nov 08
I use my mine as a reminder mostly to let me know when the bus is due so i can be at the bus stop in time to get them on/off the bus. My husband uses his as an alarm clock to get up in morning.
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
i do, whenever i'm not sleeping at home or whenever my mom is not around. if not i'll just get my mom to wake me up- it's more effective that way haha!
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• India
22 Nov 08
yeah.. I use Recurrent Alarm... but no use i got up and switch it off.. andddddddddddd................. again goes to sleep.............
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
Well, I do also use my cell phone as an alarm clock. I have to wake up at 4 am everyday to prepare breakfast and packed lunch for my kids. I don't have an alarm clock so I use the alarm on my cell. LOL. HUGZ always!
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 08
Yeah, I use my cellphone as an alarm clock too. After I have a cellphone, I don't need to buy alarm clock anymore. The alarm function has become more and more advanced in the latest cellphone technology. I can't imagine how I am going to wake up in the morning if my cellphone is spoiled.
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@orevro (716)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
yes, i do use it as an alarm clock:) But my flaw would be when the phone alarms, i wake up, turn it off and go back to sleep again.. after 20-30 minutes i wake up to realize that i've fallen asleep..- and that i'm late! Sometimes, because of habit i guess, before my cellphone even alarms, i turn it off..lol and then do back to sleep..
• United States
20 Nov 08
I use my cell phone as an alarm clock sometimes. I have a regular alarm clock for the house but I don't really know how to use it.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I used to do this when I was living in a house several months ago.. I had no choice. I had no clock to see by. So, I had to use my cell phone as an alarm clock. But, it was a very old cell phone.. I ended up throwing it away..
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@aweins (4203)
• India
22 Dec 08
hello my dear friend, i also use my cell phone as an alarm clock but i am always awake before it bells or rings.