Are Mobile Phones are becoming status symbol?

India
October 28, 2009 7:46am CST
Like most of us, I have been using mobile phones since it's started in India. A lot of changes have occurred since than. Now mobile phones are jewelery, a status symbol and lot more. What do you feel.
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4 responses
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Definitely. Owning an expensive mobile phone nowadays is already considered as an status symbol. I myself, really saved a lot in order for me to buy an expensive mobile phone because of my peers and also in anyways, I can boast to anybody that I have a high paying job and that I can afford to buy a new one. But above all, it should be treated with great care because nowadays, mobile phone have been the major causes of most crimes wherein, criminals try to make holdups with the cellphone that you carry.
• India
30 Oct 09
If you have a high paying job, and affording a expensive cellphone, it's good. It helps you build an image that you are earning handsome. but youngster who don't have that purchasing power.... or really don't need a feature packed mobile are also buying the expensive mobiles, just to show-up.
@icecubic (1851)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 09
mybe yes and maybe no guys i have stated it since mobile phone today is half of life on our community but if update phone type for lifestyle it is a symbol their status. .
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I've been using a cell phone for about 20 years now & I've never thought of it as a status symbol. I've always thought of it as a different version of "pay-phone". Anybody remember pay phones? ha ha ha. Instead of searching for change, I'll just pay later for all the calls I've made.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
28 Oct 09
Yes, with the popularity of mobile phones, it is becoming status symbol of modern people. Mobile phones being one of the easiest ways for communications have become an indispensable gadget for everyone. In the fast paced world, its obvious that everyone is busy and no one has time to meet people in person. In such a situation your mobile phone plays a crucial role. With technological advancement, new mobile phones are becoming the status symbol and playing an important role in our life. In fact, there are lots of things that can stand for the status sympol of people. But now, mobile phones are becoming another aprt of the big family.