A new basig necessity

Philippines
October 20, 2012 12:41am CST
When I was young and still in kindergarten, my teachers would always say that the basic needs of a human being are food, water, shelter, clothing and safety. But as what I had notice nowadays, electronic load had become part of the necessity of most people now. What do you think about this mylotters, do you also treat cellphone load as a basic need?
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11 responses
@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
If I were to rate from 1-10 and 10 is the highest, I would rank it as 8. For me, I consider food,clothes and shelter are still the basic needs. we can survive even without load. for teenagers and businessman and woman, it can be considered as a basic needs but for ordinary people, it should be a semi-basic.they prefer to prioritize basic needs especially people in a grassroot class. A 30 pesos load is almost 1 kilo of rice, we just have to add around 6 pesos and it can already benefit 4 to 6 members of the family, unlike with the load, only one person will benefit. this is my interpretation about the topic.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Thanks for the very informative and comprehensive opinion about this topic. Anyhow, you have mentioned some good points there as to the importance of the load.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 12
That is how i interpret the discussion. I found it not practical to load every now and then especially if you don't use it for a good purpose.if you are just gonna use it for just texting and forwarding messages, it is not advisable. With our current situation, we really have to be vry practical. as the years goes by, the life become more difficult.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
The use of cellphone has dramatically increased over the years and although we have lived without it 20 years ago, I think it has become part of our daily expenses. But I think that the use of cellphones should be minimized. This gadget has become a source of unlawful activities. That is the downside of every good invention, I guess.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Cellphone was indeed a good innovation in terms of communication and had became part already of our daily expense budget. However, this gadget also made abuse and scamming reach the next level.
@Shavkat (65269)
• Philippines
23 Oct 12
In the modern world, mobile phones are one the basic needs.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
hi kenshin. some would really say "I can,t live without phone". but for me I have survived. Just like the past december my phone broke and had to repair it for almost a month. so I guess I can live without phones or e-loads.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
20 Oct 12
Nowadays, cellphones can be considered as a basic need but I would not place it anywhere near the calibre of food, water, shelter,safety, health, etc. Although a cellphone is integral in having access to all these (to call the ambulance or police, to call for deliveries, etc), there are still ways and means that we can live without cellphones for a long time. But it would be a very difficult one and very long one.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
20 Oct 12
yes, it is necessity now. we cant imagine our life without the cell phone. But too much of work on cell phone even irritates . Sometimes i feel like moving far away from all these and lead a peaceful life with greenery everywhere and no disturbance with all these noises. But i don't think i can live for more days like that. As we are used to all the electronic world.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
20 Oct 12
Yes it has become a basic necessity for everyone in the world especially when companies like apple and samsung phones are comparable to the desktop, notebook that you are using. It connects you everywhere you go !! It changes the life of everyone in the world yea.
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@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
It could be consider now to add up to our basic necessity since mobile phone is part of our daily life now.We really have to add our cellphone load to our monthly or daily expenses since we really need it to use our phones.
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• India
21 Oct 12
As the days passes we people could see lot of changes in the attitude as well as in the life style of the people and need of electronic gadgets like mobiles phones, TV and computers are one of them. I could really see each of the people have one or more mobile phones in their even and they are just using to meet the needs of communication. Communication had turned as an very important matter now and to carry out the communication quite easy mobile phones is the better option.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
21 Oct 12
now a days people are talking more on phone rather than the person beside them. They don't even realize that a person is beside them
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
For me, I don't really consider it as a need, but yes next to my needs I consider it as one of my priorities. Cellphone load depends on your daily routine and daily whereabouts. My daily routine is just office or if I have evening hangouts, I'm just surely at my friends house. During weekends I just stay at our church. With these locations I've mentioned, load is not a need for me because there's land line telephones for the places I usually go. If you are someone who's whereabouts are not fixed, and you're thinking whenever your parents contacts you and you can reply back, then you surely need to buy load and consider it a need for you :)) I don't have text mates too, I'm not into it. Another reason that I may skip loading my unit even for the whole week =)
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Dec 12
For me, the cellphone is a basic need, as I don't have a landline, as I just don't want to pay for both a cellphone and landline. I use it everyday, for talking, mostly, but i also will browse the web, and at times, I will post a response in mylot with my cellphone. It is a amazing what cellphones can do, as they are putting lots more features on them it sems, with every new phone a person buys. I have the samsung galaxy s3, and it has features, that I never use, but they are there, if and when I should ever decide to use them. I rewally think that the phone is smarter than I am, hence the term smartphone. I enjoy my phone no matter what I am doing with it. Take care, and have a very good day.