How is it having a cell phone?

United States
December 3, 2008 1:21pm CST
Everytime I talk to people on the internet they are always suprised when I tell them I have never owned a cell phone and I don't know anybody who has a cell phone in my family. It's true though! I've never owned a cell phone and nobody in my family has ever even touched a cell phone. So what's it like having a cell phone? Being able to drive and talk on the phone at the same time? You know what I think? I think it means you're going to get in a car accident if you do that. But I'm sure cell phones do have advantages! Like if you get lost somewhere you could call home, get somebody to look at a map, and figure out where you are.
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36 responses
@molloy (136)
3 Dec 08
well to start off driving while on the mobile phone is against the law in th uk. personally i couldnt live with out my mobile phone so for me its a must have. if you have never owned a mobile phone then i suggest you try it and i dont think you will be disapoined
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• United States
6 Dec 08
I think driving and talking on a cell phone should be against the law everywhere!
@flojever (404)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
Driving while talking on the phone should be banned.It's risky and too dangerous. A driver should pay attention to the road so as to avoid hitting anyone. Going back to the topic,there are advantages for having a cellphone: you can still communicate with your family while being away, you can send instant messages to friends and family and you have something to call the authorities incase of emergency. I've been using a cellphone for quite a long time and I can't begin to imagine how I will finish my tasks without the aid of my cellphone.
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• United States
3 Dec 08
Really??? wow all the people i know got a cell phone!! well i have one i use cell phones since 2004 and i like its very good because if i need someting and my dad or brother are in the supermarket i just call him and tell what i need!! and its so nice :). Why you dont have one? you dont like it? well have a nice day and have a nice day ;) see you soon and bye bye.
• United States
6 Dec 08
I don't have one because it wouldn't pick up around here anyway. And because we are really REALLY poor.
@Banksey (12)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Hello thanks for posting this. I've had a cell phone since I was 16. I really can't imagine my life without one! How do you communicate with your friends or family without a cell phone, and where are you from? Do you have a land line?
@sudhibus (100)
• Kuwait
4 Dec 08
Oh..You had cell phone since you were 16.Whats your age now 16.5 or 17??Just Kidding dear. As you said its hard without a cell phone.I agree
• United States
7 Dec 08
It's just great, but has been a nightmare in the past. Good to have if you're on the go. Free long distance, internet, GPS, etc. These are on some phones. The one that I have now doesn't have a camera, but I can get online, listen to music and download stuff. I hate paying the bill every month. If you have insurance for if you lose or break your phone, then it's a pain paying for the deductible if something happens. I have had my phones both lost and stolen before. Some phones end up being way too expensive, don't drop them or you'll be sorry enough to cry. I don't think that driving and talking on the cellphone at the same time is a good idea. Sometimes you have to do it though. I have seen people nearly crash while talking on their phone. Scary!
@prasanta (1947)
• India
5 Dec 08
Good. I have neither thought that you would meet with an accident nor even felt that you will be foolish enough to talk on cell phone while driving. You can keep it off when driving.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
4 Dec 08
wow, i don't remember life without a cell phone, even my 9 yr. old son has one, it's prepaid and for emergencies only tho! but still that's amazing, i thought everyone had one, even my relatives who r low income have one.
• India
4 Dec 08
In india using a cell phone and driving is against the law so we don't have the facility to that but i use a wireless headphone and drive so that there is no problem for the law but you are right if we have a cell phone we can get in to contact to every body and give a number to our friends so using a cell phone is good but if we get addicted to it we may be in trouble
@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
4 Dec 08
My phone has a GPS system on it, LOL. The things technology can do for you these days. I love it. I can keep in touch when I'm not near a computer and I can't exactly sit and have a phone conversation with someone. I hate people who talk on their phones or text when they are driving because it's just plain out dangerous, and no body likes dangerous drivers. It's not surprising that you don't own a cell phone, not many people do. They aren't an economic necessity or anything. You will live without one.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
4 Dec 08
I bout my first cell phone in 1996. I couldn't live without one today. It's just so convent to be able to call when I'm out of the house. I keep my calls short. 1 or 2 minutes and don't spend much on the bill.
• Australia
4 Dec 08
A mobile is pretty essential for me although i use it just for the messaging and calls and most of the time there's no need to talk and drive anyway. It's convenient when you just wanna inform someone of something or for emergencies and people can contact you where ever you are. It's hard to find a payphone in certain places as well. Nowadays cell phones are cheap and available on sale everywhere so it's really no hassle just to get one in case.
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I have one but it's the kind you have to buy minutes for before you can use it. I'm too cheap to buy them so I hardly ever use it. I use my computer to email people and to text my children. For business calls I borrow my childrens. I don't even have a land line phone anymore. You really aren't missing much if you ask me...
• United States
4 Dec 08
you gotta get a cell phone they are really awsome!!!!!!!! but..you gotta respect the rules though like the freeway or just driving no talking unless you have a bluetooth id get one :D
@061234217 (134)
• China
4 Dec 08
Life will be terrible without cell phone.It has been a necessity for me.I am a confused girl.I always forget some very important things.Then cell phone is my savior.I would ask my friends or someone for help at any where at any time.Of course there are lots of other advantages for me.But surf the net and send SMS are the most commen functions I used.
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I have a cell and for me it is convient in case my mom or daughter needs to get in touch with me. I do not drive so the talking and driving does not apply to me but I agree with you on the accident part because I have seen so many people talking on their cell phones and not paying attention to the road.
@sindhu88 (306)
• India
4 Dec 08
heyy Iam also like u rey till last year but not completely like U but We had cellphone in home it is used by all in our home. And I have owned my persnol cellphone last year only befor that all of my friends used to tell why u dont own I used to say when ever it become perticular to me Then only I will buy. And I make them all to call to my land for communication till then.
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I need my cell phone on a daily basis. I usually work in the financial industry and I need to be able to be reached at any time. That means if Im out on the road on the way home, at dinner with my family, or at a baseball game, any time at all. Without a cell phone there would be pretty much no way for me to do my job.
@toxicMDR (153)
• Romania
4 Dec 08
It happens to forget my phone home just once or twice a year, i always have it on me, I feel isolated from the world without it, it`s faster to talk to someone then the internet, i don`t pay every month, i just reload credits once a month or 2 months with 4 to 10 $ (that`s not much), so cellphones are a necessity in our present world. Good day
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
4 Dec 08
I never have one either although I thought of getting one because I have a small business and sometimes I need to travel but I don't want the extra cost especially in times like this I need to be prudent with my spending
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I've never owned a cell phone either so I wouldn't know. ATM, I've seen cell phone plans which're cheaper than landline, so when thinking about my future I'm trying to figure out alternative means of communication besides letters and the internet that's semi-mobile OTHER than cell-phones, lol. I kinda...really dislike cell phones and wish to never own one.