Do You Use The Internet On Your Cellphone, Or Do You Prefer The Computer?

Canada
March 24, 2009 3:08pm CST
While I use my computer for 96% of my internet use, I do use my cellphone on occasion. A couple of days ago just for something different, I downloaded a couple of games. I also looked up a youtube video I wanted to show a friend, and now and then I'll dash off a quick message to someone (my step-daughter and I text fairly often). This little convenience is nice, but I still prefer my good old fashioned (wow I never thought I'd say old fashoned for this) laptop. :) I love the fact that I have a bigger screen, larger keyboard, more space, and it costs less. However when I'm on the go, the cellphone is a handy to access the internet.
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@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
27 Mar 09
I never surf on my cellphone coz I dont have connection to my cellphone.Its handy when you are on the go,but computer is definitely users_friendly. Cheers.
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@shaggin (37115)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I don't have a cell phone with internet browsing capabilities. I only have a prepaid tracfone. It is only for emergencies and when I need to call someone long distance. When I used to sell a lot on ebay I always wished I had a cell phone that could access the internet so that way I could research the things that would sell and wouldnt sell before buying them. If I was able to look them up before buying them it would have saved a lot of hassle when down the road I had to return them. I wouldnt have had to buy them at all if I could have accessed the internet while I was shopping and get the information I needed at the time. I think that with my internet addiction having a cell phone that could go on the internet would just be bad for me. I would have it with me constantly checking email and searching the web and it would distract me from getting things done and relaxing etc. Sometimes taking a break from the internet is a very good thing.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I still prefer my computer versus my cellphone.
@23uday (2998)
• India
25 Mar 09
HI friend, Maximum i will use the internet my home computer only,I have activated in my mobile phone also,When i need i will use the internet in mobile phone, I will use my internet from my computer. Have a nice day.
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I would much perfer to use a computer terminal than a mobile device. I do not have a mobile phone of my own and realy do not care for them.. Howver I do carry a bunness cell phone with me at all times becase it is required by my job. It has the intnent cabillity but it is not scribed to the net.
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25 Mar 09
COMPUTER!! Most people are going to say their computer/laptop hehe =] I used to be on the internet on my phone...when it was free! But now it costs so forget that! As you said, the computer is much better because of a big screen and keyboard hehe. And also a mouse for easy navigation! =]
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
25 Mar 09
i prefer my computer more than my phone for surfing the internet, because my computer has more disk space, because i like to download games, and movies, and also music videos..and the computer has more nicer graphic interface. the screen is larger to..
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@csrobins (1125)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I prefer the computer because I surf and type a lot and I want to be able to see everything fully. Phone internet is good for checking information and sending messages and emails though. It is very convenient and makes me feel secure to have the internet with me at all times. I did't know the phone internet was cheaper than computer internet though. That's interesting. I'm now glad I prefer the computer.
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@keasling (724)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I prefer my internet usage to be on my pc. A lot of my favorite sites cannot be handled on my cell. I do however use, myspace mobile along with facebook mobile and I check my email. All other sites I wait till I get home to use.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I like my laptop over my blackberry for surfing. The phone is ok for email but everything else stinks. I take my laptop with me when I'm on the go and want to have internet, I avoid driving since my accident I surf husband drives.
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@user_786 (1338)
24 Mar 09
how did you claculate 96%
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
25 Mar 09
Probably because It's been proven that about 78% of all statistics are made up,that's how !
@user_786 (1338)
25 Mar 09
ShepherdSpy How did you or anyone else get 78% ?? Has any survey been conducted?
@frygirl (382)
• United States
26 Mar 09
my cellphone has internet access but i prefer to use the comuter because i dont know how much of my minutes it will take if i use my cellphone.
• Singapore
26 Mar 09
It can get very expensive..
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
24 Mar 09
Hi danish, I am very comfortable with the PC, I haven't tried to explore much on my phone. I am not comfy of it but maybe when I have no choice, I'll give it a try! ''
• China
25 Mar 09
Hi!! I always surfing internet by cellphone.Because our university is not allow freshmen use computer-it makes no sense.so,the only way to explore information for us is cellphone.we have no choice!!
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
24 May 09
Oh yes...if I am not at home and on the computer I am on the internet on my cell phone...I check on my sites, emails, IM with friends and also all them texts that I do daily...I would be lost with out my computer and cell phone.
@KrauseHome (35299)
• United States
24 May 09
Personally for now, I am using my Computer the most for all of the Internet stuff I am doing. When I get a Blackberry, I will have interenet capabilities on my phone, so then I will probably find myself doing a little more on there. I might even try posting here in myLot from time to time if I can as well. The only thing is Cellphones have so small of screens and usually not as quick of connection so being on a Computer can be the Best thing for sure.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
24 May 09
I can access the internet on my iphone, but I definately prefer to access the internet from my computer.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
24 Apr 09
I would prefer net access on my table top computer rather than internet telephony.
@megaplaza (1438)
• Nigeria
24 Apr 09
i use my mobile phone to browse most of the time now, but in the past i rely on computer internet access, though my mobile phone as a result of its capacity limits what i can use it to do. i cant browse all the web i want to unless those that are mobile compiliant since i dont use mobile browsers like firefox
• United States
24 Apr 09
I'll use my cell when I'm out and about for internet but its not something I rely on. I'd rather use my big monitor to look stuff up. If I do use my cell with the web I have to spend more time scrolling around to see the screen. Now if there was a way to project your cell screen onto a larger area that would be cool.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
i use the internet on a phone if it was a pda phone , like the ones coming out today like the iphone and the sony experia because it can access any available wifi but if it was an ordinary phone using gprs then i would put it off until i get home or office to check on my emails or browse. wyhy would i want to pay more where i have for free in my home and office, unless , it is very very important that i have to go to the internet.