Do you take your cell phone everywhere with you?

@spalladino (17924)
United States
September 18, 2009 2:29pm CST
When I was in the shower this morning my cell phone rang. Since it was on the counter next to the tub, I was able to answer it and tell my daughter that I would call her back but then I started thinking. I don't bring the house phone into the bathroom with me, even though it's cordless and I could, so why do I feel so tied to the cell phone? I have voicemail on both. If someone tries to contact me using the two-way feature I can certainly beep them back, too. But, for some reason, no matter where I go I feel that I have to have that phone with me. Does anyone else feel the same?
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25 responses
• India
18 Sep 09
ya do man...because my cell phone is likemy wife..i carry it whereever i go....i do like to use always.... i even carry it to my toilet also............
@Msabu09 (113)
• United States
18 Sep 09
LOL - "my cell phone is like my wife".....so do you carry her everywhere you go too? That's cute.
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Me too, I Always keEp my cellphone with me in case of emergency in fact im using right now to reply to this topic. ^^
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Like my wife...I like that. My cell phone isn't like my husband though...it's not as cranky.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
18 Sep 09
I used to carry cell phones where ever possible. During bathing, I will keep it outside so that it won't get wet & if there is any missed call, I'll call back. You never know when an important call will come for you. Happy Lotting
@taztheone (1726)
• India
18 Sep 09
Calls - Talking on phone
Also many at times I used to get calls & hence its essential to keep the phone where ever I go.
@Msabu09 (113)
• United States
18 Sep 09
My cell phone is always (well, most always) within earshot. All of our family reaches us via cell phone - even those who live out of state - because we're "in network." Somehow, the house phone is different - it's not a lot of personal calls. I only use my cell phone for personal use, so I always know who's calling and it's usually someone I want to talk to. As for bringing it into the bathroom with you.....be aware that the steam and humidity of the bathroom can stop it from working. Our bathroom has cathedral ceilings and is quite large - but I still had a phone stop working due to moisture. All I could think of was bathroom moisture. It's not covered under your phone plan.....just an FYI.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Good advice, I hadn't thought of that. I was planning to stop taking the phone into the bathroom with me because it really is ridiculous. It's a needless habit and now that I know it's bad for the phone, I'll be even more encouraged to break it.
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
I do take my cell phone anywhere with me.. It's either my time keeper or my entertainment in my palm... But I'm not those sort of people who get's crazy if they forgot their phone...
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
29 Sep 09
hi spaladino, Mobile phones these days have become part of nearly everyone on the planet atleast for those who can afford it. I do take my phone everywhere i go and i usually do keep it with me even when i go to toilet because i dont want to miss any call which can be important. then if there is nothing else to do i would on the gprs on phone and would look at mails or listen to some songs or watch videos on the phone.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Well, for us our Cell phones are the only phones we have so for the most part we do take them everywhere with us as well. I never take mine in when I am taking a shower though as I feel if it is that important they will leave a message for me. But aren't Cell phones just so much more convenient than a regular phone is as well?
@vzihan (145)
• China
21 Sep 09
I even had no cellphone after I have arrived in US more than one month,and just the day before yesterday I bought a cell and used it.It is quiet without cell and I do not need to worry about missing it or some missing call and message.However,sometimes it is unconvenient,especielly when you I need to keep contact with other people.Oh,I forget to take my cell today.
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
21 Sep 09
I weened myself off the cellphone. I remember when I had my first one, that was in the mid-nineties, and I was running my company in Mexico City. Everytime it rang (and it wasn´t often) I answered it eagerly, expecting some prospect turned client wanting to talk to me desperately. It never happened. It was sometimes the landlord asking for the rent, my secretary, who was new and wanted to know what's in the fridge and whether she could eat it. Never a client..... Important calls, whether it's now cell or landline, are the least I worry about. If I would miss it, people would call back later, it's as simple as that. My landline I have disconnected per se, I get only calls from political parties wanting me to vote for them, or Pizza Hut, telling me about their latest offer for a Sunday. I go for walks a coupe of times in my neighbourhood, I never take the phone with me.
20 Sep 09
Actually, the first and last time I ever took my cell with me to the bathroom, it fell into the toilet bowl (it was in my jeans pocket). Luckily, I fished it quickly enough. I don't take my phone everywhere except when I leave the house. As you said, the voicemails are there and even the SMS. There are even times when I don't know where I left it, I had to use the landline to locate it. Worse, I also leave the house without a phone and that's not so smart. A phone can save you in emergencies.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
20 Sep 09
It's really funny actually because I was thinking about this very thing the other day. Just a mere 5 or 6 years ago, before I had a cell phone, I really didn't feel that much of a need for one. I thought nothing of traveling anywhere without the need of a cell phone. Now, if I happen to leave the house to go somewhere and I discover I don't have it, I will return to get it. I feel I must have it in case somebody needs to get hold of me or if my car breaks down or whatever. I feel I HAVE to have the phone with me whenever I go anywhere. This silly little device has gone from novelty to necessity. When I'm at home however I don't always keep it on me. I'll have it nearby but won't take it in the bathroom when I shower or even carry it if I'm outside mowing the lawn or changing the oil in the car or whatever. I will check it when I go back inside though to see if I missed any calls. Oh how dependent we get on technology, eh?
@offlimits (601)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Yes, I do. Most teenagers really do, actually :) It is not that I wait for business calls or something, but it is actually very useful for someone who gets school updates with it. I don't know what will happen to me if I don't get to check my phone, because not knowing that you don't have classes in a certain subject makes you want to wish you should have not come to school in the first place! And of course, it is my means of communication with my parents who are both abroad and also keeping in touch with my friends.
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
19 Sep 09
I`m almost like you . I`m taking my cellphone wherever i`m going , not matter what`s the time . I like to be in touch with all my friends and my family too . Sometimes just when i really forget in the other room my cellphone, the phone rings and it`s an important one . For that, i`m trying to take it all the time with me . I really have it in my bathroom too .
• United States
19 Sep 09
Like others when it is time to go out I often keep it with me but don't bother if it is left at home by mistake.
• United States
19 Sep 09
No I don't. I take my phone out when I go shopping and when I go to work but when I come home, I end up putting that phone somewhere in the same room with me for a few hours and then when I get distracted and have to do other things that phone stays right where it is. I don't carry it with me all over the house as I don't carry a regular phone all over the house. If someone doesn't get ahold of me well they don't. I'll end up calling them back eventually.
@dodo19 (34007)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Sep 09
I used to bring my cellphone everywhere. I'd feel uncomfortable if I didn't have it with me. However, things changed, and it's not like that anymore. I don't carry my cellphone with me anymore. I hardly ever use it, which is I hardly ever have it with me. It's not as useful as it was.
@Zaneclan (68)
• India
19 Sep 09
Hi Spalladino, I think this is a very good question you have asked. In todays's technologically addicted world it has become a necessity for everyone to own a cell phone and always carry it around with them. And I do agree with this. But sometimes I do feel that it is not always necessary to keep the cell phone with us. Especially when you do not want to me disturbed by anyone. As for myself I always carry it along with me. When I do not require it I just switch it off. I live with my girl friend and I think hence I do not feel the need to keep it switched on always. But I feel if someone is all alone and there family members or loved ones are not around then it is important to keep the cell phone in reachable range at all times, as no one knows when an emergency may arise :)
@Masssko (239)
• Estonia
19 Sep 09
Hi! as long as I don't have a house phone, my cell phone is my only option to keep in touch with the world around me. I used to have my cell phone with me all the time before. But now I tend to leave it at home, when I go out for a short period of time. I think this gives me a bit more personal freedom. I don't have any urgent work, so anybody can wait another 15-20 minutes before I call them back.
@sssb21 (70)
• India
19 Sep 09
I think it is a essential thing these days and in most caese we need our phone. Sometimes if it is not wiht then also our family members and friends can tell us any imp messages. Thank you.
19 Sep 09
i always bring my cellphone everywhere i go because it serve as my time keeper and for emergency purposes in my work if ever i will stock in an elevator. but when im at home i will just place it in the table and have my ring tone to the loudest level so that whenever im in a far distance i still could hear it.
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
I bring my cellphone with me all the time, infact I bought a neclace and hang it on my neck. My husband is always calling, no fix time and he gets mad if I wasn't able to answer him, regardless of what reason. So to end up the argruement or to avoid problems I came up to this solution.