Do you think you can live without cellphones?

Philippines
February 26, 2009 7:34pm CST
I think cellphones is part of basic necessities in my life. Even if in far places, I get to call or text important messages to my loved ones and co-workers. I feel paranoid whenever I left my cellphone at home. I always think that someone might have an emergency call or message for me. _
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27 responses
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
27 Feb 09
Definately not! If you asked me the question ten years ago, I guess it would be OK! When you have already got used to something, you will find it hard to change!
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
How true! Changing old habits is really hard but its still p0ssible! ^_^ Thanks for sharing!
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
How true! Changing old habits is really hard but its still p0ssible! ^_^ Thanks for sharing!
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
27 Feb 09
for me,most of my friends and my family keep in touch by cellphone here.i was unlucky i lost two cellphones last year.my parents called but it said my cellphone was power off all the time. they didn't know what happened and worried about me much.and i kept all my workmates and friends numbers in my cellphones .i nearly lost contact with some friends,what a pity to me!
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Oh no! Me too! I lost 2 cellphones. One, when I was at a mall. Someone took it inside my bag. I didn't even noticed it!. The other one, when I was riding a jeepney. Someone made a slit in my bag. I didn't noticed that too! It's really sad to lose all those valuable contacts in the cellphone. I hope you find a way to get all your lost contacts. Thanks for sharing! ^_^
@Nancy312 (283)
• China
28 Feb 09
oh,it's really a pity. Usually i have their numbers stored in my cellphone first,then i will also write them down again to make a backup.It will be more safety that you won't be worried about lose any of your friends' contact phone number
• United States
27 Feb 09
hi naomi...besides the phone aspect i rely on my cell for alarms. i have separate alarms. one for waking, one for laundry, items to-do, and reminder for a favorite tv show.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Me too! I used my cellphone as alarm in the morning. Sometimes it's effective, sometimes it's not. LOL! I unconsciously turned my cellphone off. _
• United States
28 Feb 09
you unconsciously turn off your cell? that would pose a problem. hehe.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I could live without out a cellphone if needed! I only bought one, a tracfone,mainly for emergency's. I also bought it so when I travel I have it long just in case my car breaks down or whatever! I don't end up someday in the ditch or worse and not able to contact someone! If it wasn't for that I wouldn't have one!
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Oh no! That's one dangerous situation I wouldn't want to happen to me. _
• United States
27 Feb 09
Yes, although, life is so much more convenient with a cell phone. Cell phones have become our communicators. You all have Star Trek to thank for that.
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
I haven't watch Star Trek so I didn't know that they introduced the idea of cellphones. _
• United States
27 Feb 09
i think that i can live without a cell phone, but it wouldn't be something i enjoy doing. i like texting people, and what if my car broke down somewhere, what am i supposed to do??
@arnon29 (52)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Feb 09
of course life will still go on even if u have no cell phone there are lots of things wc we can communicate to our love ones but the down side is that its not that convenient for us anymore. it would be so hard especially if your living abroad and the only link between the two of you is ur cellphone. even a simple hi would cheer up ur day already because some one remember u. cellphone makes our life easier to be connected to our love ones and somehow lessens the sadness that we are facing especilly when we are alone. and in case of emergency it is better that u have ur cell.
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
I agree with your point that it lessens ones sadness. When my brother was in U.S., he often called us using his cellphone. He felt lonely and he missed us a lot. We missed him too! Thanks for sharing! ^_^
• Netherlands
27 Feb 09
in our days ... cellphone is like bread n milk ... the highest % of the pples @ homes have cellphones ... Hmmm abt me (^.^) well i do have a cell ... cz for me if i got any urgency my cell is 1the thing that came up to my mind :) n it may be the rescue ...
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Yes, you get to call anyone if you have emergency issues using your cellphone. My mom used to call me if she forgot to buy something in the grocery or pay some bills. _
• Malaysia
27 Feb 09
i could if i have to. it would not be the best feeling to live without a phone but i don't really depend on my phone so i don't really mind if i don't have it for a short period of time.
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Thanks for sharing! ^_^ Your thoughts coincide with my brother's. He doesn't really mind if he doesn't have a cellphone. What he minds though, is if we don't have internet connections at home. _
@genterx (110)
• Mexico
27 Feb 09
I can live without a cellphone , If the loved one or coworkers wants to talk to me he can call me on my cell but no more, it is very expensive where I live to text messages to friends and family and also the calls are super expensive so I only use my cell on emergencies. So yeah can live without a phone and living without a cell phone.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Here in the Philippines, we get to have very low rates in texting and calling the same networks. Why don't you let them call you? Instead of you calling them? Do you share charges with the one who's calling you? Or the one who called you gets to pay for the whole phone call session? Thanks for sharing! ^_^
• India
27 Feb 09
I agree with u dude... Cell phones have became the basic need in these days. I cant stay a single day without my mobile with me. I call my parents and siblings each and every day. I cant stay without talking to them a single day. If i dont have a cell phone that would be more difficult to speak to them every day as i need to go to a public telephone and call. And even my parents dont have a landline at home. So it would be very difficult without cell phones these days. happy myLotting...
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Wow! You call your family everyday? Sweet! ^_^ I think everyone in the household should have a cellphone, just in case of emergency (like missing them! ^_^). Thanks for sharing!
• China
27 Feb 09
Yes,I believe everyone live in the modern society can't exist without cellphone.Especially someone like me work far away from my hometown.Every week I will phone home to talk with my family.I can't image that how life will be without cellphone.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Life without cellphones will mean less communication, I think. _
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Just like you i get paranoid whenever my cellphone isn't with me.. i've been using this high tech gadget for years, if i'm not mistaken for 11 years.. i've had my first phone when i was 12 years old, it was a birthday gift from my relatives.. text messaging wasn't invented that time yet so basically i use it to call my family and some close friends..
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I have my first cellphone when I was 15 years. _
• China
27 Feb 09
Hi,I think that I can not live without cellphone,and it is obvious that most of us today can not live without cellphones.Maybe it is becouse objective reasons that cellphones are the main communication method or your own reason that it has been with you for so long that you feel uncomfortable.I just think that I can not do without it.Of course,at some special time you may be have to leave it off you for work or personal reason.But it will not last for long.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I think we've been using it a long time that's why it's hard to part from it. _
@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Feb 09
Well if I would just stay in my house and not moving all the time I can say I don't need one. But for me who is working and moving from house to work I think cellphone is a necessity already. Being in touch almost all the time is very important when you are mobile.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I agree! You want people to reach you and vice versa. ^_^ Its also easy to check on to your loved ones when you're far from them. Thanks for sharing! ^_^
@miukal (5)
• China
27 Feb 09
I think the cell phone is not the key. But a convenient way to communicate is. If the internet is very developed, all of us will just have a multimedia terminal that can do everything but not only talk and sms.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
That's a great idea! I wonder when will that happen. _
@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
..well, definitely for me, I can live without cellphone because I have experienced having no cellphone in the past and its okey.. The only difference if I don't have my cellphone is, as you said, for easy communication to important people in our lives.. I can't easily reach my family and loved ones if I have no cellphone.. however, I could still live a normal life without it..
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
That's really amazing! I also experienced without cellphones when I was a kid. But I really don't have the necessities back then so having a cellphone when I was a kid is not a big deal. _
• United States
27 Feb 09
i can but i dont wanna.lol. sometimes i leave my phone at home or turn it off when i go to work then i worry if the daycare may call or my husband or whatever. it just seems that my most important calls come in when its off or left at home.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I noticed that too! When you leave your cellphone at home, important calls kept coming in! But when you have your cellphone with you, you hardly have any emergency calls. Weird. Thanks for sharing! ^_^
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Well right now I do; but I sure miss it. I do. I had service with Alltel and made the mistake to give my youngest a phone and she ran me up so I gave it up. I am sorry for that because I had good service with them. I am still reluctant to do any business with anyone now since I'm not working and that is another bill to concern myself with and I don't need that right now.
• China
28 Feb 09
I do not think I can live without cellphones.So far as I know,The cellphones possesses considerable value.Everybody almost use it every day ,if you have cellphones.And the cellphones are supplies us with a lot help.so I think everyone with have it in the future.