Are Cell Phones Going Too Far?

United States
November 9, 2009 11:18pm CST
Whatever happened to the days when a phone, was a phone, and not a miniature computer that has phone capabilities? It seems like modern cell phones do everything but work as a phone. Texting, don't even get me started on texting. I see these people.. with their little flip phones, with the keyboards, just click, click, clickin' away. I dont know why.. but for some reason that just gets under my skin. I know that unlimited texting is an available option for most phone plans these days.. and its cheaper than actually talking on the phone, but quite honestly I cant stand being sent text messages because most of the time its from someone who has absolutely nothing relevant to say about anything. Or getting a single letter text like "k".. i pay for my texts.. and that one little litter costs me 15 cents every time i get sent one.
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8 responses
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I'm with you, Capt! I can't tell you how many times I've disconnected an incoming call because I touched the wrong thing! My new phone is cool as a games system but it sucks as a phone! I got it because I wanted the touch screen to play certain games on but now I regret it. When I'm making a call to a place that has a gazillion numbers to push before getting to an actual human, I end up disconnecting because the screen almost always goes black before they tell me to "Press 1" or "Press 2", then I inevitably hit the wrong thing. It's infuriating! Next time, I'll get one of those little hand-held computer things AND a cell phone, not these all-in-one things. Hindsight is always 20/20, huh?
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
thats whats so great about cellphone makers.. they give you tons of products to choose from, and let you decide on what you really need or want. i don't think "going too far" is the right phrase.. i think "pushing the limits" is the better phrase.. besides, if you really don't want anybody to send you text messages, then get a phone that doesn't support sms. it really is all about personal preference..
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• Australia
10 Nov 09
i think its good that phones are evolving its so convienient like the new iphone for example
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@sucahyo (103)
• Indonesia
11 Nov 09
Some people don't realize that it is sometimes cheaper if you talk about it instead of sending text. A 30 second conversation may cost a lot less than some confusing text conversation. I guess some people like to use text because they can't talk since they are at public place and they have very bad breath LOL.
• United States
11 Nov 09
I appreciate the fact that celluar technology is advancing. My father does not understand why I insist on using smartphones or pocket pcs, but the fact is I have alot of work do. Church work, school work, and work work. I couldn't possibly do it all if it weren't for the technonolgy advances that allowed me to work on the go, when i wasn't allowed to carry my laptop around. I'm just saying that it helps...not a bad thing. As for text messages, they allow you to speak to people when a phone call is not appropriate, I am able to speak to my father about urgent things while he's work for instance. They have their advantages....
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I kind of understand were you are coming from with the text message thing. I used to text every now and then. Notice I said used to, now I've become annoyed by it. I have a friend that will text you all day, just to say what she's doing or to say good morning and she could have a whole conversation with you in a text message. I do have unlimited text messaging, thank God otherwise I would have an enormous phone bill. But now with all the text messages I've been getting, I'm like are you serious, you can't call me and say what you have to say. I get woken up early in the morning by her text messages lol. But now basically, I no longer do text messaging. The other little features that most phones have now, can be really useful. I think like the email stuff, were you can basically read your email from anywhere and if you're going on a trip you can search the internet instead of carrying around a laptop. Those are the features that I enjoy on certain phones. I can just really do without the texting. Thats a feature I no longer love.
@solared (1210)
• United States
11 Nov 09
No and in the near future the price of text messaging and data management will go down, so they can increase their customer base.
@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 09
My phone has a touch scren and a qwerty keyboard, which I use for texting my daughter when she wants to keep in touch with me. It seems like most cell phones are so sophisticated that you can do almost everything on them even call. Like one user said, they are like miniature computers, but then that makes them really sophisticated. I kind of like the all in one phones though as it saves having a pocket computer too, however, cell phones are limited in what they can do as far as the internet is concerned. I wish my phone had windows mobile OS but it doesn't, so with my phhone I am really limited to what I can do, as it doesn't have java. My daughter has used the iphone, but she doesn't own one, but she says they are really nice phones, and I can imagine as I have seen them myself, but never used one or owned one. If I had my choice, I would probably have an iphone, but I am with Verizon Wireless, who doesn't hae the iphone as of yet, but who knows, maybe they will and so will other providers carry the iphone. Take care, and happy mylotting.