how many numbers, from ur cellphone, do u know by heart?

China
January 13, 2010 8:57pm CST
i dropped my cellphone today, and it's black now. so i have no way to get the numbers out unless i change a new cellphone. so bad. i only know a few numbers from it by heart. such as brother's, aunt's, some new best friends', mostly, i have no idea. maybe next time i need to prepare for a notebook to write the numbers down. how abt u, how many numbers do u know by heart? do u keep them in a notebook, or only store them in the cellphone?
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 10
Oh yolanda, what a pity to know that you have lost all the phone numbers of your loved ones, relatives as well as your good friends. Don't be sad my dear, you can take out the simcard of the cell phone and then insert it to someone's cell phone to display the all the phone number. In this way you can jot down the numbers you wish. Of course to write down all the phone numbers in a memo as a backup is the best way to trace them in case facing such problem again, or lost our cell phone. For the sake of safety, I have kept all the important phone numbers in my laptop as well as the external hard drive. I'm quite dependent on the cell phone name list so I can remember the phone numbers of my loved ones, siblings and some good friends only. Have a nice day and happy posting
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• China
14 Jan 10
really what a pity, i not only stored the numbers in the simcard, but also some in the phone machine. so the ones in the machine cant be taken out now. in a word, i must be careful next time, i'd better to keep then down in a notebook, i think.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 10
I understand that without a cell phone is really inconvenient for us if we want to keep in touch with our close and near ones as well as our friends too. I hope you have got another brand new cell phone now. Yeah, after copying all the particulars to the new device you then can contact anyone you wish easily at anytime Take good care of your new cell phone my dear. Good luck
• China
18 Jan 10
hehe, the fact is until today, i havent gotten any new cellphone. but i'm planning to buy a new nokia from online shop in the next few days. well, it's really not convenient without cellphone. i even dont know when the time is, also no alarm when i having a nap... because of cellphone, have thrown the clock away long time ago.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Jan 10
Hi Yolanda, The only cellphone number i know from my cellphone is my husband's number. Of course i know my own number. i am very dependent on my phonebook. i don't want to stress myself in memorizing their numbers hehehehehe.
• China
14 Jan 10
nowadays, most of people are dependent on their phones. so we need to take good care of our cellphones.
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Jan 10
yes we really need to do it. at the same time i encourage us to keep a back up of all the numbers that we have in our cellphone. just to make sure you'll not be crazy if by chance you lost your phone.
• China
15 Jan 10
i think i was really near crazy when the first time i lost my cellphone on the bus. that was my first cellphone, and i bought it when i was in the university. but after that, i still have not learned from it, cause i have no backup.
• China
14 Jan 10
i am so sorry to hear that .may be you should note your cellphone number down on your online phone book.it will be more securious than write them down on your notebook.because your notebook can be lost too. it's just my own view.it's hoped to helpful to you
• China
15 Jan 10
hmm, it's really helpful. but if i write them down on the notebook, then i wont take them out, just stay it at home, and it wont lose, right?
• China
15 Jan 10
you are right.may be it will be better if you record it in your online phone book especially when you need your phone number immediately.If you lost your phone ,worsely and left your notebook in your home,it will be boring
• China
15 Jan 10
if i lost my phone, and if i have recorded the numbers online. i still need to go back to open computer to get them. the same boring, right or not?hehe..
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
14 Jan 10
Oh, so sad to hear that. Previously, I have copied all the numbers (like 100+ of them) in my cellphone to my notebook, only to lose it anyway(due to misplacement). And now that the technology is so advanced that as long as we do not lost our SIM card, all the numbers stored within the card can be transferred to another cellphone, I don't even remembered my boyfriend's cellphone number. Right now, I only remember by heart my home number, my mom and my sis cellphone number and that's about it.
• China
14 Jan 10
i think maybe u can try to remember ur bf's phone number, maybe though he calls u all the time. sometimes i store the numbers in the phone, not in the SIM card, much worse, right?
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
14 Jan 10
Last time I remembered my bf's number but he changed the number so I am trying hard to remember the new one (still trying). And yes, it's really something discouraging that the number is in the phone (which some of my friends' number I forgot to store them into my SIM and when I changed phone, their numbers are lost). Hope that you will be able to recover the numbers in your phone after repairs.
• China
15 Jan 10
i dont want to repair it again. maybe i can get the numbers online by other ways. now, i'm planning to buy a new one. well, if u call ur bf as much as possible, then u'll remember it easily. such as the customers' numbers, because i always call them, then i can remember a lot of their numbers now.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
14 Jan 10
i am a sucker at this yolanda .. i know only my home's landline number nothing else, i am so dependant on my cellphone that i am careless to remember important numbers, dear i don't even know my girlfriend's number, she should kill me .. i don't remember my brother's or any of my friends, nothing! only my home's landline phone number, how careless i am!. . . . now i am wondering why did i just all that:-0
@voldrox (7205)
• India
14 Jan 10
well you know i am quite a lazy person
• China
15 Jan 10
voldrox, i remember u. once u responded one of my discussion, and said u were a lazy person. haha... well, to call ur girlfriend's phone as much as possible, then u'll learn it by heart naturally.
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
15 Jan 10
i remember you yolanda i had posted to your discussion but don't remember it was actually about.. well since you reminded me i have mentioned i was lazy, you know i didn't change still.. i am still as lazy as ever... nice to see you again yolanda:)
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I only remember 2 phone numbers by heart, mom's & my girl-friend's. I do have everything backed up on my computer. I have all the emails in my phone, too, & I don't remember any of them except my own.
• China
14 Jan 10
only two? then how abt urself's phone number. joking. well, i found lots of people have the numbers backed up on the computer. that's a good way, maybe i need to learn from it.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Ha ha ha... Ok, ok... I know 3 numbers by heart, including my own. I don't know what phone you have but I have blackberry & it comes with a software called, "desktop manager". It allows people to back up phone content on to the computer. Also, in an email program on computers, such as outlook express, you can save contact informations on it.
• China
15 Jan 10
it was a nokia brand, but the old version, so it had no such advanced features as urs.
• Estonia
18 Jan 10
I only know one or two numbers by heart I think:D If my mobile phone would get broken, things would be very screwed, as I would have to get everyones numbers again.
• China
19 Jan 10
so maybe now u can make a backup, in case anything bad happens. u can write them down, or upload them to ur computer.
• Estonia
19 Jan 10
Great idea!;)
• India
14 Jan 10
I honestly speaking i know most of the numbers by heart.. the reason behind this is that i always call people without gap and have a goo touch with them
• China
15 Jan 10
so ur bill is very high each month? well, the one can remember a lot of numbers, there is a saying that he must be very clever.
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• India
15 Jan 10
not really but little..
@thenieruz (137)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I'll admit that I don't even know my own cell phone number, let alone the contacts I have stored in there. If I lost (or had it stolen) or broke my phone, or changed networks, I'd lose all contact info. I figure the really important ones will try to get in touch with me some other way. At least in the scenario of knowing my own number I can use the excuse that I don't call myself!
• China
14 Jan 10
wow, u really dont know ur phonenumber all the time? if someone askss u for ur number, what would u say. 'give me urs first?' or sth others? i only would dont know my phone number at the beginning of my new number.
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Yeah, thenieruz is right, we are of the same situation. I for one doesn't know my number and I would have to concentrate more and deeper to recall my number. What more for the hundreds of phones registered in my contact box. If I lost my phone, I don't know what to do next.
@Sreekala (22720)
• India
25 Jan 10
Hi yolanda, I don’t think people are remembering the numbers in their mobile set. Like you I can remember only few numbers and I too don’t have the habit of making diary for keeping the numbers. Earlier I had the habit and still that small diary is with me but I am not adding the new numbers to it and just adding it on my mobile set. You have done a good thing by sharing your problem because we also will be on alert after reading this post. It is good to keep a phone diary to avoid the loss of important numbers in future. Thank you very much.
• China
26 Jan 10
hehe, so just go on with ur old small diary. before i have cellphone, i always kept the numbers in the notebook.
@avimra (456)
• India
24 Jan 10
Approximately I know 50 numbers by heart. Mostly I will select from contact list for doing call or text messaging. Sometimes I will think, what would happen if I lost my mobile or lost the contacts in it.
• China
25 Jan 10
wow, can know 50 numbers by heart? avimra, i feel u'r a genius.
@Castiel (102)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I know five my mom and dad along with my brothers two numbers and the house phone.
• China
19 Jan 10
all ur relatives? hehe...not any one that u call often, such as maybe one of ur customers or friends, or ur boss, or...
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
Well, I only memorized one number on my cellular phone. Its the number of my wife. I did not basically took much effort to memorize it. Its just so happens that I call it often and eventually was able to memorize it. I do keep a copy of all the numbers on my phone since my phone is synchronized with my laptop. Just in case my phone gets lost or the sim card is lost, I have a back up copy of my contacts on my computer.
• China
19 Jan 10
now that ur phone is synchronized with ur laptop, so it's much more convenient to keep a backup. but my old one, it's a old version, cant connect with my laptop.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
16 Jan 10
My goodness I know what you mean! I have a cordless phone and have put all of my numbers in my phone. In the past when I had a regular 'corded' phone it was nothing to remember most of my phone numbers. I would be in a real pickle if I lost all of my phone numbers. What I should do is back up all those numbers somewhere on my computer or an address book. Technology has it's advantages, but, at the same time it's making us very lazy! LOL! I hope that you are somehow able to retrieve all those numbers of yours. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• China
18 Jan 10
hi, Catwoman, nice to see u again. u'r very right. Technology has it's advantages, but, at the same time it has its disadvantages. such as making us very lazy, sometimes, what's more, it even destroys the human life, and so on.
• India
16 Jan 10
hi yolanda. Ya. Mostly all of us store numbers only in cell phones. But in a situation like this it is safe to have a backup for our contact. I am already writing all the contacts in separate notebook.
• China
18 Jan 10
hi, pragash111 it seems that this is ur first response on mylot? it's my great honor to know u here. have happy days always!
• China
15 Jan 10
I have only less than 20 contacts in my cellphone. Still, it is so hard for me to learn all the cell numbers by heart... I only know my father's as well as my elder brother's...
• China
15 Jan 10
hehe, i think maybe u'r still young, so not much as others, mostly, more than 200 contacts in the phone. or u just keep ur best friends or dears in ur phone? or others...
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I'm usually pretty good at remembering numbers. so if it is a number that I call often I can remember it. But if it is someone that I don't call very often then I can't remember the whole thing. I try to keep all my numbers in more than one thing like my phone, my pda and my address book. that way if something ever happened to my phone i'd be okay.
• China
15 Jan 10
i found there are a lot of people like u are very careful,to make pre-preparation. i do think i'll learn from it. i'll do it now. thanks.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Honestly, I only knew and memorized my own number. Have my cellphone number for more than 10 years now and its a shame for me if I cannot memorize it until now. lol. Funny, because I'm good at numbers but I never memorized any telephone numbers saved on my cell phone. But I have a list of all the numbers of my cell phone, so it will be no problem for me if ever something will happen to my phone. I hope now, you would do the same thing for future references.lol. Experience is the best teacher, learn from it.
• China
15 Jan 10
hi, Fulltank, thank you very much, i think i'll learn from u. well, can u tell me why u'r interested in numbers? i think i'm not. but i want to. and well, they say the ones good at numbers are very clever. right? hehe...
@janale6 (52)
15 Jan 10
out of maybe 200 contact (already from two phones) i only know 5 numbers.. HAHA my mom's, special friend, my 2 nos., my special friend's brother i had memorized a few but i forgot. before, i used to write the numbers on the notebook but now i dont. if i lost my phone then i have to ask for numbers again. coz sometimes the nos. that i have arent the phone nos. they are using anymore.
• China
15 Jan 10
yes, now because of cheap sim card, more and more people change their numbers now and then. we need to update them at times.
• United States
14 Jan 10
I know 1 number in my phone by heart. Just my boyfriend's phone number. Unfortunately, I know all too well how bad it sucks to lose numbers by a messed up phone. It's happened to me quite a few times. Unfortunately, I havent learned my lesson. Still only store numbers in my phone. Hmm.. maybe I SHOULD move them to a notebook or file on my computer or in my Microsoft office? I should, but most likely...I won't. lol I guess I have the theory that "OHHH that won't happen again", until something else messes my phone up.
• China
15 Jan 10
unfortunately to me too, because i just broke one cellphone not long before, while i also havent learned my lesson. how bad!