Would you lend your cellphone overnight to a friend?

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
January 17, 2009 8:53am CST
Have you ever tried being asked a favor by a friend to borrow your cellphone for a night? I lend my cellphone once to my friend because her cellphone broke and she was waiting for an important call from her sister overseas. I was glad to help her and i readily lend her my cellphone. How about you? Could you let go off your cellphone just for a night for a friend who needs it?
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31 responses
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
17 Jan 09
Friends are lifeline for any person. They are the ones who will stand for you when you need them. A cell phone for a night or a week is not such a big thing to refuse a friend if he or she needs it. Ofcourse i wont ever refuse a phone to friend because for me a friend is far more important than a phone. And if u say he or she is ur friend it means you trust him so it is ok and even if he does harm the phone still it is not worth to refuse him a phone next time.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I rated you because I liked your answer. Thanks. You are really a good friend in that case.
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
18 Jan 09
Thanks.
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@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
17 Jan 09
God no i would be afraid of what they might find on it, also it is my only phone so i might need it.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I understand how you feel. Of course there are lots of things in our cellphone that we don't want others to see. Besides cellphone is our personal belonging and we will not be deleting things in there just to please our friends. Good answer.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Jan 09
No I would not, she would have to make other arrangements like using her home phone or a phone of someone who lives with her.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Great. I know you have your own reason for not lending your cellphone to someone. Happy mylotting.
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@rainmark (4306)
17 Jan 09
It depends on a friend who borrow my phone. If she is my very best friend and i can trust her, not to browse my personal messages and important numbers on my phone then i can lend my phone over night for a very important reason,and that's not a problem to me. Happy posting and myloting.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Good. We really don't just lend our important belongings to someone we don't trust.
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@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
my god...overnight? that's too long to lend a cellphone to your friend. i can only lend my cellphone to a person for an hour or two but overnight...i don't think so. what if there's an emergency and i don't have my phone right beside me, that's what i am avoiding. nowadays phone are an essential tool of communication.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
You do love your cellphone that much. Could you lend it to me then? Just kidding. There are people who cannot part with their cellphone but I did it because I trusted her too much and besides, she was waiting for a very important call. Maybe if you are put in the same situation, you would change your mind.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 09
I think I can do it, espcially if it is a very good friend who I trust. I think what you did for your friend is a good thing. she's lucky to have you
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
You are right. Trusted friends get favors from us mostly.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
Since I am distrusting of people because of how badly I have been emotionally burned by people, I would NEVER lend my cellphone, or things of that nature, to anyone because I may never see it again. Anyway, who would be stupid enough to lend their cellphone to anyone? That is asking for trouble. Go out and buy your own cellphone, or have a family member purchase one for you. You would be surprised as to how cheap cellphones are these days.
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@manoj1502 (854)
• India
18 Jan 09
Yes i would if very urgent only if no other way means will help or else i wont give phone.
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Sure I would. Me and my husband both have a cellphone and I let a friend use mine for a week once until she got moved in and hers set up. It was a little inconvieneint for us but we lived! LOL What are friends for if you can't help them out once in a while.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
That's very considerate of you as a friend. Cheers.
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@mkmoney (468)
17 Jan 09
yes i would give it to a friend but only if its an emergerncy but i woudnt give to to a friend which i dont hang around much like i cant trust them or something biut its good borrowing a cell phone to someone that needs it (emregency) its a good deed
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Indeed. For emergency use only. Do you know that my son lends his cellphone every time? Sometimes for days and I always tell him not to because if he needs it then he won't have anything to use. I think there are people who are too generous.
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@user_786 (1338)
17 Jan 09
These are very small things we can do for our trusted friends. The more we trust on others, the more they will have trust on us.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
That is right. Friends are friends and the reason we call them friends is because we trust them.
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I have to put myself on the side of not being able to lend my phone out for the night. This is the way everyong gets a hold of me, and if there were an emergency in my family, or one of my other friends needed me, I would want to be available. There is also just so much I use my phone for basides communication, it really has become integral in organizing my life.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
If you are always expecting calls then there is not need for you to lend your cellphone. Of course that would be excusable to your friend and she would understand your reason for not lending your cellphone.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
17 Jan 09
Hello,Masmasika! I can't land my mobile phone to some body as in my family it is the only one phone which serves everybody's purpose.In the absence of the phone we can't manage a single night now a days as most of our calls come in night time.So sorry I can't land my phone to others.thanx.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
You have a very valid reason not to lend your cellphone and it's all right.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Hi masmasika! I would lend my cell phone to a very close friend over night for an emergency. But, it would have to be only to someone that I really trusted and they would really have to have a good reason because I only use my cell phone for emergencies myself.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 09
Hi Masmasika, definitely I won’t lend my cell phone to any friend until the following day. My cell phone is the essential device which is always along with me as I will receive important calls or messages from my loved ones and from the working places at any time. I have two standby cell phones that I could lend to siblings and my friends at anytime. If my friend truly need a mobile phone badly I usually will lend him either the Nokia 6100 or the LG phone. My younger brother had borrowed this phone twice when his phone couldn’t function anymore and had to send to the phone shop for repairing. He returned the device to me after several days. You are really a good hearted and helpful person that is more willing to lend your important device to your friend. I’m glad to know that you really had done a good deed to her so she wouldn’t miss her important oversea call from her sis. posting and take care!
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
Sure and get it back with a huge long distance phone bill, no thanks. It seems than people use your phone and forget to tell you they used it for more than they were supposed to. I think I will keep my phone in my own pocket and then I know what is on it. Besides if they break it are they going to replace it. Some of my friends would and some would not. Same with my family, I think half would be ok with it and the other half would take advantage.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
It depends on the situation and my closeness to my friend. If we're really that close and I trusted her for such, well I would because she must be needing it real bad for her to have the guts to borrow it from me.
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@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Yeah of course. But he's a very trusted friend whom I know that will bring it back to me after he uses it. I gonna make sure first that the friend was so trusted and no history of stealing in his past. and why not? he has my cellphone but I have a spare one anyway that I can still use. We are actually using a SIM card here and I removed mine so I can still contact the people in my phonebook using my other cellphone..
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
18 Jan 09
no i would not. lending things to people especially friends is not a good idea. friends sometimes take advantage and think they can keep things for as long as they want or that they do not have to give it back at all. and sometimes you do not want to make a big deal and rock the boat by saying something but a friend should just automatically return something on time as promised without having to be asked. also, i need my cell phone because we got rid of our land line to save money so it is my only phone.
@noniefam (284)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 09
no i will not cause i need my cellphn too but if my friend need cellphn for important thing i will lend it to my friend