Mobile phone on everyone's hand

@yanzalong (10150)
Indonesia
July 5, 2012 10:03pm CST
Especially in the waiting room or in a long queue, you will see them looking at their phone to avoid boredom because of waiting for their turn. Facebook is probably the site they visit or if you ure blackberry, you open the messanger. I notice some of them smiling while looking at their phones.
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@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
Mobile phones are one of the great ways ti kill boredom especially when waiting. There are lots of things to do in mobile phones now like listening to music, surfing the net, playing games, reading books and many other more that depends on what the cellphone you have offers. Great technology innovation that we are using right now.
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@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
You are right we can do many things with mobile phones--chatting, facebooking, tweeting, gaming and so on. Or you can just browse photos of your own collection.
@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
You are right we can do many things with mobile phones--chatting, facebooking, tweeting, gaming and so on. Or you can just browse photos of your own collection.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
6 Jul 12
Yes, yanzalong, when I look around at the people around me in public, it is as if they are possessed, staring goggly-eyed at the little eletronic contraptions in their hands. I often wonder what holds them so spell-bound. I wonder what this constant communcation with those in the virtual world will do to the prospects of a friendly chat with strangers in the real world? Peace
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@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
Hi page turner, They seem absorbed in playing with their phones just to avoid boredom. If I were one of them, I would certainly do mylotting. Whats your take?
• United States
6 Jul 12
Yes, I think that most of it is to avoid boredom, but also they may be excited to hear from someone or to communicate with someone. I never use my mobile in this regard. I just use it for talking or texting. Back in the old days I played a couple of games on my mobile, but those days are long past.
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
6 Jul 12
There's that and also lots of people listening to music on public transport. Everywhere you look these days people are on their phones. I think it's rude when you are out with someone and they are on their phone txting or tweeting or on FB. You go out to socialise in person and they are socialising online. What's the point? I don't even have a phone with internet on it :D
@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
I cant believe you have no mobile phone with internet connection. Really? C'mon. Tell me the truth. Lol.
• Australia
6 Jul 12
Well I think I can get it somehow but I don't use it. I don't have a smartphone to use Facebook on. If I get a really good job I'll consider it but I hardly use my phone for talk or text. $30 can last me months :D My mums phone is even older and definitely can't get internet. It's not even in colour HAHA! XD
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
ah yeah this is a common sight nowadays, but lines in banks are not allowed to have phones being used by the customer by the bank. Oh well but for all others, people do a lot of things such as games or chat on the phone or browse the internet nowadays whenever they are on a long line waiting to be served.
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@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
I guess that should be fine. I am always in line in a bank. I notice many customers busy with their cell phones awaiting their turn to be served.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
yes I do see people playing and just pressing away on their mobile phones while waiting for something. i think it is because of boredom or they really have to get in touch with someone in their family.
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@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
As you know waiting is boring. They just want to pass the time, I guess. Instead of doing nothing but wait. This is very boring, isn't it?
• United States
6 Jul 12
If it is me with the phone in my hand in a waiting room i am more than likely playing angry birds. My nephew got me addicted to that stupid game and now i can't stop lol. I go on Facebook too though :) But not to check in or post how bored i am waiting wherever i am
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@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
I know that game too. Many play and get hooked on it. I don't play it as I am not really keen on the game.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
6 Jul 12
Since I don't wear a watch, I usually take out my phone to see what time I is... I used to wear a watch but it bothers my wrist a lot so stopped wearing it... When I'm in a waiting room or on a long travel where I don't have to travel, I usually listen to music on my iPod... I only use my phone for what it is, a phone, ok on few occasions as a clock... I don't play games on it, I don't listen to music on it, I don't watch movies or videos on it... So I don't really have much reasons to take out my phone except for 3 reasons, make & receive calls, text messages & to see what time it is...
@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Jul 12
You are so right, and I have done the same thing while waiting to get my hair cut. It passes the time, keeps me from being bored. I also have angry birds as well, and it is so addictive, but I try to avoid playing it, as I can't stop after I start playing. You will see more people with cell phones, than you will those that don't have them. It seems they are our lifelines, and I know mine is, as I am lost without it, especially when I go out and can't take it because it needs charging. I use my phone everyday, mostly for talking, but when I get bored doing other things, then I can play games on it as well. Take care, and have a very good day.