If somebody want to borrow your cell phone for a urgen call in the street?

@icesmile (7172)
January 14, 2010 12:28pm CST
Would you let a stranger make a call or text from your mobile?Of course if he ask your cell phone for a good reason, for something very urgent. Will you borrow your phone, or you are afraid that this person will just run with your phone, and you can t catch him?
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@owlwings (40132)
• Cambridge, England
14 Jan 10
Nobody would want to run with my phone. It's a pretty basic model! I would still want to know why the person wanted to use my phone and whether the call was emergency, local or long distance. I would be more inclined to lend my phone in a pub than to a random person in the street, I think.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
14 Jan 10
I am not for high technology in phones too, just because i lost few cell phones until now..is a problem, of course if he or she have a long distance call, is a big problem
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@angelsmummy (1700)
14 Jan 10
It depends on the urgent situation. If the stranger was in trouble and really did need to use it and could prove it then yes I would! If it seemed like it wasnt urgent I would give him money for the phone box. I have insurance on my phone so it can be replaced matirial things arent important I would feel so guilty knowing I couldve helped somebody and didnt! I guess I am too nice!
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
It is always nice to help. In doing things, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the other to be able to understand a situation. Wouldn't it be nicer to be a recipient of such kindness and helpfulness?
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Jan 10
There are a couple of times I've done that, but its always been in places where they couldn't run. I have unlimited everything so I'm not concerned about that, but I wouldn't lend my phone out if I thought for one second they would split with it. Being when I'm out in public I'm confined to my wheelchair it doesn't make me that pleased. The two times its happened George was with me, and he was next to the person so if they did run he could catch them.
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@rosekiss (30256)
• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jan 10
I think I would, but the thing is, I probably would do it for him, that way, I would make sure he or she doesn't run off with my phone. It is hard to trust some people, and unless I knew the person, I wouldn't let them use it. It is just way to easy to give them the phone to use, and they run off with it. I can't afford to let that happen, as it is the only phone I have and use, so I would be very leery about lending it out. I am a very trusting person, but there is a limit too. I know others might not agree with me, but that is the way I woulod handle it. Take care, and happy mylotting.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
16 Jan 10
Hi there Ice Smile. I live in your country, so this probably isn't a good idea. Perhaps if the call was local, and the person could prove that it is really an emergency that could not be handled by me calling. My mobile phone is a business class phone (but quite an old model) so if i was robbed i would not loose too much, but nevertheless, i like this phone, and there is none on the market that i like at the moment ( i am pretty strict when it comes to design). I also used to have a phone booth card at me at all times, and lend that (or sell that) if someone really needed a phone. Once i had one with about 1 dollar at me and sold it for 2 dollars as the person offered me as wanted that card at night and probably needed it :) i didn't said no, why not i said :)
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
dear ice, it happened to my sister. she was only trying to help thinking he was in dire need. but alas, the phone was stolen and she went home frustrated and disappointed. so one has to be really be very careful. have a nice day. ann
• Canada
15 Jan 10
This actually happened to me, and we were in the middle of a major emergency. However, I wanted my own security, so I offered to call 911 for them, and report the problem. That is to say, I dind't want to be caught in a dangerous situation without a way to call for help. The lady and I resolved the issue, and the cops came. We still made the call, and I managed to hold onto my phone.