Survey - 1 of 3 Pinoys can't live without cellphones?

Philippines
October 5, 2012 2:27am CST
this morning I have read PDI newspaper. As i scanned the pages, my eyes glare into these survey. One of 3 Filipinos can't live without cellphones. It stated that "nearly a third of urban Filipinos claim not to be able tolive without their mobile phones, according to a survey on the digital and media habits of consumers. mobile phones are important for communications, but urban Filipinos also use them for games (22%), as a digital camera (25%), and MP3 or audio player (23%) This survey was conducted on 2011-2012 survey showed 30% of the philippine urban population saying that mobile phones are necessities in life and 21 pecent saying they plan to use their phones more often" Does this mean that we hold the award for having the number of cellphone users worldwide? what do you think mylotters? :)
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@kenshin2143 (1882)
• Philippines
7 Oct 12
This is a pretty good information that lets us be aware of such fact going on in our society. Well, indeed cellphones are already a necessity in communicating with other people. However, we should not be that dependent on such phones for time will come that they might be obsolete.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 12
I think so , yes. Not only do we use our mobile phones for texting and calling, but we also use it as a camera for taking pictures, as a clock, as our computer especially for social networking and many other things! One thing though, is this really something that we should be proud of? hmm ..
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
cellphones today has a big impact to our lives. Just like what the reports are telling, it just not to be use for communication instead for entertainment also. in the first era of cellphones and texting we hold as the worlds capital for texting. i think we are still rank as it is as there are a lot of unlimited promos out there. :)
• Philippines
7 Oct 12
I have no idea, though i know even poor can now use cellphone but in the case of i cant live without having my cellphone is not really applied to me, in fact i can go our without my cellphone and its more risky to have cellphone now a days, though i may cant live without internet specially now that im alone and nothing to do at home, i normally open my laptop everyday from work and start browsing than checking my cellphone. I can still use land line if i want too call or if they want to call me.
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
In 2009, the Philippines is branded the texting capital of the world. If only our economy is good and most Filipinos are well off, we must have been proud of this statistic. Although not bad in itself, the use of mobile phones for texting and others must be carefully evaluated. The following article outlines the pros and cons of text messaging: http://sergspogi.hubpages.com/hub/the-need-to-use-mobile-text-messaging-appropriately
@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
hi there mrsuniega. first off, welcome to mylot. remember to stick by the rules of the site and you will be fine. read the FAQs and guidelines and you will find yourself doing better at the site as time goes by. for any other concerns or questions, please feel free to chat with the site admin or any of the more tenured mylot members. you will find out that the mylot community is a very helpful one. back to the discussion on hand, i read the same article and actually, i wasn't surprised. as a nation, we filipinos have always been in the top tier of most number of mobile users. i think we were and still are the 'text capital' of the world. cellphone use has been an integral part of our daily lives that it si really hard to imagine how life was before the advent of cellphones. although i have a cellphone as well, there was a time that i didn't have one and although i got weird stares and equally weird queries as to why i didn't own and have a cellphone, i was really happy at that time even if i didn't have a cellphone, i wrote about it in one of my discussions (link here, http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2691415.aspx). anyway, cellphone usage has both its advantages and disadvantages. ultimately, it is up to the user if cellphone ownership will be a blessing or a curse. cheers and happy mylotting!!!
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
I think that is right in the Urban population. Since we really deals with communications in our day to day lives here in the City. We really cannot live without mobile phones here in the City especially if we are working. Your bosses and your co-employees will text and call you so you have to be contactable at all times...
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
i believe that survey. I am one Pinoy who cannot live without a cell phone. There is hardly a person I know even in this rural place that I live in who does not have a cell phone except from those who are in their later years and no longer enjoy new technology. In fact, some people I know have more than one cell phone. It seems like the Philippines is not only the texting capital of the world but the holder of having the number of cell phone users. One time, my friend who came from Canada was overwhelmed when she saw that even newspaper vendors and sidewalk vendors are using cell phones. Take a ride in a public transport and soon enough you will notice that almost everybody is using a cell phone.
@SIMPLYD (86525)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
That's true. That's because the people have found one gadget rolled into one. A phone , a camera , videocam, radio , an alara clock, a notepad , a gaming equipment and a computer in one small gadget. Thus, everyone is hooked in having a cellphone.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
Naturally, human beings can live without this devices. But with today's generation and technology innovation, cellphone is now necessary and not just for show. Whatever model or version you have, people don't usually care on it as long as you can be contacted by your cellphone... Communications today is going easier and faster, making us more active..
@owlwings (40039)
• Cambridge, England
5 Oct 12
According to this page of collected statistics, the Philippines have more cellphones per head of population than China and a higher proportion per person than the worldwide average but are WAY below the US and the UK, for example. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of_mobile_phones_in_use The country with the most mobile phones per person in Montenegro, where, it seems, there are enough mobile phones for every person - man, woman and child - to own nearly two each!
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
It is up to the person how important his cellphone is in his personality.Cellphones nowadays are becoming more handy and its uses are keeping on upgrading,that is why more people are said to be lifeless without bringing it with them.Before it is not very important to bring your cellphone with you because there are so many stores having some payphones in their place and some corners have a telephone both to use.Now your cellphone has the ability to become a camera,which are useful to outings and parties and other special occasions.Some cellphones have the access to the internet,so no need to go to an internet cafe to rent some computer.A cellphone has the capacity to send many massages as you wish without calling your friends.a cellphone has the ability to call not just another cellphone,but also a land line phone in the locality and abroad,without the aid of an operator,and much more usage of the cellphone, that is why more and more people are not going out without it in their pockets.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 12
Hi, No data was published regarding use of mobile of other countries so we can't really conclude whether we are rated as the highest users of it. Other countries may have their own mode of using them, the range of users may be more than our number given their size and economic status.