how's life without cellphone?

Philippines
January 7, 2010 8:17pm CST
can you live now a days without your phone? well i don't think so. so am i, i don't think i can live without my cellphone with me. i remember one time when i am about to go to baguio and i left my cellphone at home it seems that my visit in baguio is not complete without it. i feel that my cellphone is part of my body that i would like to carry wherever i go. she is my baby. you, can you live without your hone?
21 responses
@danitykane (3193)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
hi ralphbrian, Yes I can. I actually spent a week without it. At first it is really hard but once you get use to it, everything will be fine. Although, I must admit that it worries me a lot because I won't receive some important calls and text messages.
• India
8 Jan 10
same here i too had my phone for repair for a week and i faced a lot problems at that time missing important calls and all
• United States
8 Jan 10
Every so often I get a call from a telemarketer trying to sell me the latest and greatest cell phone or calling plan they are promoting. They always ask what brand of phone I'm using now, and what carrier. Then their always shocked when I tell them I dont have a cell phone. Right about this time the go into their sales pitch and always quote some survey that somebody did that says 95% of all americans have a cell phone. I then start to laugh at them and tell them how full crap they are because its highly doubtful that 95% of every man, women, and child in the United States has a cell phone. Personally I dont have a cell, don't need a cell phone, and unless my employer requires me to have one, and pays for it, I will never have a cell phone. Ironically this comes from someone who works for a call center as a customer service specialist and programmer, which mean I set up new accounts for my company, and part of the job is programming cell phones to accept messages through our system.
@Canteen (595)
• China
8 Jan 10
haha, you're funny. i'm curious why you will never buy a phone. isn't it inconvenient for others to find you or for you to contact others?
@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
Hi ralphbrian, I believe we can still all live without a single cellphone just like before. There are still many means and ways of communication people used aside from cellphones. The only difference maybe is the fast, advantage and much convenient transfer of messages as compared to letters, telegrams, telephones and many more. I agree with you when you say that we can not live without water or food, but to say that you can not live without a cellphone is I think not reasonably right.
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
nice one hey
• United States
9 Jan 10
My life without cellphone would be sucks for many reasons. I can't know what's happening right away without calling and I can't share whats going on with my friends. Life wouldn't be that fun.
@tangurama (206)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
I recently got my first cell phone and I thought it would be the best day of my life, but it turns out a cell phone isn't really as exciting as people make it out to be. Yes I occasionally chat with friends and yes it's very convenient; however, I think not having a cell phone is really not that big of a deal. I personally think I can't live without my computer.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
I guess I can live without my cell phone for a few days. My friends don't usually call me and I am the one making the calls. I like to use my cell phone for other stuff like listening to music or for watching some movie that I am interested in or taking a picture. My cell phone has many functions.
@skyhawk3 (63)
• United States
9 Jan 10
Wow that's a tough one. what would you do without a phone ? your whole social life would be over and even your safety is at risk. i mean what if you are in trouble or someone else is in trouble and you need help fast. of course you would call the cops if it got serious. i mean i don't even know why they put pay phones out there if nobody uses them. most parents are selfish and don't buy their kids cellphones because "it may cost them a lot" or "no your going to stay on it all day" but those are all lies, they just don't want you to get one so you won't bother them when you are in need or something. you are completely left vulnerable without a cell phone, robbed and being laughed at are the main causes why you should have a cell phone. hope you like my explanation and am on my way to getting a better cell phone.
• United States
9 Jan 10
Yup. And I have before, numerous times. The only time it really hinders me is when I need to call to get a ride home and I don't have it with me. Payphones are pretty much extinct, so this can be a problem sometimes. But I don't use my phone much other than that. I don't text, surf the internet, or make lots of calls.
@angela018 (143)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
hi ralphbrian well,, most people thinks that they cannot live without their mobile phones.. but NOt all.. because through our mobile phones.. we can reach our love ones especially our partner like boyfriend/girlfriend. right? if you are in a relationship.. most numbers in your inbox is message from your partner.. heheheh thats why you think that u cannot live without it.. but when you are with him/her its ok.. right? :)
• France
8 Jan 10
It's just in your mind. All humans started with nothing at all, no internet, no cellphones,.. It's just an addiction, and it's up to you to resist to it :)
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I am perhaps one of the few people who does not own a cell phone. Oddly enough, the world has not ended. Everything is fine for me. Still, I can sort of see where people would need to have a cell phone on them and it would be a crisis if they did not have one. I feel the same way about my computer. On my most obsessive days, I would rather lose body parts then lose my computer. Actually come to think of it, I see that with a lot of cell phone users. There have been a couple of public freak outs around where I live.
@coolsudan (313)
• India
8 Jan 10
its hard but i think i can manage it without my phone for a long time ....but if ur doing a job or something u cant survive without that.......phone is a must ....u can leave ur wallet at home but u cant leave ur phone while going out
• India
8 Jan 10
We more often than less always rely on our cell phone. We always a common view now that when we go for a walk on the streets, be it morning or evening, we see many people who have their earphones plugged in their ears listening to music from their mobile phones. Also, many people are so dependent on mobiles that their cell never stops ringing. Well, there are a lot of problems associated also with the use of cell phones. But I will never give up on cell phones and would take the necessary precautions in doing so!!
• India
8 Jan 10
I tried to do it. And to my surprise i felt too relaxed . No disturbance to my thoughts and my privacy. From then on i made it a point to switch off my phone in my exams or when i need complete solitude.Its comlete relaxation.SERIOUSLY
@bingchen (1126)
• China
8 Jan 10
i think that it is tool of my communication with other people.when i hope to find someone to chat,so it become the first select tool.i would not leave it in my life.it takes good convinience in my life.if i have cellphone.i find it is very difficult to notice other people immidiately,because the life's steps fast too much.i could not delay many minutes for my life and work and other thing.so it become the most tools to communicate with other people.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
8 Jan 10
I'm sure I can and I will find out in a couple of weeks when I give my phone up. My contract will be up and I'm putting in a landline phone in my house. I lived without a cell phone for 50 years so I know I can live without it for the rest of my life. The reason I'm giving it up is because its causing me pain on the side of my head and I always have to use it with the speaker on. I have used a regular landline phone and never had to deal with this pain. I heard a story on Dr. Oz about guy who has used a cell phone for 20 years and he ended up with a brain tumor on the side that he used his phone. I know they are not good for us. So before I'm diagnoised with something I rather get rid of it period.
@Canteen (595)
• China
8 Jan 10
without cellphone it will make me uncomfortable and feel something amiss. it's really strange. last month my cellphone was broken, i was so impatient to wait to buy a new one. after i bought the new one, still few people call me or message me. i just use it to read novels online. life doesn't change whether i have a cellphone or not, but somehow, i feel better with one.
8 Jan 10
Lifes bad without a cellphone. It would be a tough job to keep in touch with people if you are out and about. I remember once forgetting my phone at home and it was terrible. I had to find public phones to make calls. It wasnt a good experience. I would not be able to live without a cellphone.
@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
Cellphone is one of technology product. I cannot have myself complete in a day without my cellphone. It has many purposes. Especially when there is an instant SMS or emergency reasons that I must be aware off. This is also good for business deals and many many more.
@alilin28 (1532)
• Uruguay
8 Jan 10
i could not imaginate my life without my cell phone!its crazy, its like a dru*g, but its true, nowdays, its too dificult not found a person who doesnt have a cell, and more now, just cells have a lot of atractionns: camera, music, internet, and more! for me its impossible!