texting while on travel?

@asliah (11149)
Philippines
December 18, 2010 10:51pm CST
do you use your mobile phone either texting or calling when you are in travel? such as in public jeepney or other public vehicle, coz im afraid to use my phone while on travel, it because a lot of snatcher scattered anywhere especially this month of December.
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@wjack2010 (755)
19 Dec 10
No. I don't need any comunication really on public transport but I will always have my phone on me just in case.
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@vicereine (458)
• United States
19 Dec 10
I actually use my phone quite a bit but I don't really ride a bus much or anything but while I am out at the mall or somewhere I freely use it. I suppose I should be more cautious especially in this month but I usually am all right.
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• Philippines
19 Dec 10
At this time of the year, you better not use your mobile phone specially in public places that's too crowded. You know snatchers are everywhere. It's like they're just in every corner waiting for their prey. So don't take the risk. If it's really not that urgent, just keep your mobile phone and use it in safe place.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
19 Dec 10
Hmm, I won't waste time on texting or calling somebody while traveling. I would rather enjoy my trip sightseeing, and enjoying the activities I participate. Why should I do something like that on my regular life?
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• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Yes, you should be careful when you ride public vehicles. Plus is december, a lot of people need money. I think riding jeepneys while texting is very very dangerous. You better use your fone in a place where you think its safe.
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@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 10
I do at some point. I always bring my cell phone for an emergency but I do not text though. Only for calls and when it is really important for me or for my family and love one. I always make sure I'm keeping it well as well because nowadays, this gadgets are really expensive if we wanted the brand new one. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
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@anitoton (390)
• Kolkata, India
23 Dec 10
yes i use phones while on travel.becuase i always connect the headset with it and listen music,and keep it on my pocket holding by hand so the cannot have the chance to steal mine..
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I do, when i know im waiting for a really important call or text. But if not, i mostly don't use it. I know my phone is not that expensive to be liked by the thieves and snatchers but id rather not show it just to be safe. We just don't know when their minds would want to put a knife in your side or threaten you to give your old phone to them with a knife in their hands..that's too much and i can't bare being threatened. So better be safe always and not show off my phone.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
21 Dec 10
Hi asliah, when I'm away from home, especially in outstation or going on vacation in foreign country, cell phone is an essential device for me. It's the most convenient communication device to keep in touch with my loved ones at home. Therefore I always have its battery with fully charged. And the charger is a must to bring along. what for to brig a cellphone with battery out of power. It's really important to make sure that fully charged battery and charger is with us before leaving for distant destination. As what we know the charge of cell phone texting is far much cheaper than voice calling. for the purpose of saving I rather like to send sms to my loved ones or friends when I'm having vacation oversea. I usually like to make phone call when I'm in my own country. Have a nice day
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I avoid using it when I take a public utility vehicle. I don't get why people are so addicted to their mobile phones and have to text or call in public. One, I get a headache typing or reading a text message when the vehicle is in motion. Two, it is very rare that you get a text message that cannot wait for a reply. Three, I do not want people to listen to my conversations. I read a study that it is more annoying to listen to a one-sided conversation because your brain has to work overtime to make the connection seeing as you cannot hear the other party. So why annoy other people by shouting into the cellphone that you are almost there? We have become people enslaved to technology.
@fgb_fritz (278)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
haha.. definitely your pinoy.. i do it sometimes if important but i am always alert, alive awake, enthusiastic! lol and when texting while on a vehicle makes me feel dizzy.. i hate it
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Yes, I always use my cellphone whenever it permits. I can use it anywhere because my cellphone is not that expensive. That is a lot safer. If ever it will be snatched, it will not be that "hurting" because anyway it is cheap! LOL
• United States
19 Dec 10
I do take my cell phone with me while I travel as you just never know if there is some form of emergency. But as for calling anyone and or texting this I will not do as although I may be a passenger I like to talk to the driver to keep the person alert and awake. I also like to enjoy the scenery so I rather not be involved on a call so that I can enjoy all the surrounding different areas.