Will you feel a shame for using a basic phone?

@Shavkat (63451)
Philippines
December 15, 2012 5:12am CST
Nowadays, the use mobile phones are very essential for the people. If I am going to ask you, can you still use a mobile that is too basic? I know that the mobile phones upgraded from time to time and the demand for the consumers are very high to have the latest featured mobile phones.
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@Mavic123456 (10022)
• Thailand
16 Dec 12
no I like basic phone since it is handier. You can put it out in the public without any worries of being snatched from my hand. I can talk and send sms in public transportation and I can just put it on top of my table while having a coffee without any fear of losing it. I am much secured with my an old phone. Unlike my phone now I am so frantic every time i am out or went to a place. I did not buy this, I just got this for a challenge, where I was able to solve. LOL. nevertheless, I know the price of this phone so I don't use this in public areas. I don't feel a shame of an old phone.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I am going to be worrier in the public, if I bring the latest mobile. So I just need to bring my basic phone.
@Mavic123456 (10022)
• Thailand
18 Dec 12
Oh yes, me too.
• United States
15 Dec 12
I would definitely use a basic phone if I had to. I started out with a basic phone, and I still have it around just in case something happens to my phone now. Some people spend 100's of dollars on upgraded phones, and I personally find it somewhat ridiculous. As long as I'm able to talk and text, that's all that really matters to me.
@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I do like living in a modest lifestyle. It doesn't need to have the latest features of upgraded mobile phones.
• United States
18 Dec 12
I totally agree with you on that.
• India
20 Dec 12
I think there is no matters to get shamed for using the basic phones. Mobiles phones are used just to meet our needs and it is not show it to others. Months before I was using a simple basic phone with the capabilities to message and call. I don't feel anything shaming while I use it.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
21 Dec 12
Yes, we shouldn't be feel ashamed because of using the basic phone. Most important is, people easy to locate us when we are out from our home. At home, i have a land pone, so it is not necessary for me to have my cellphone with me.
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@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
16 Dec 12
I'll definitely won't be ashamed of using a basic phone. There's nothing wrong with it. As long as I can still use it to call ang text, I will still continue using it. I currently have a basic phone and two smartphones, however even if I use my smartphones more often, I will still not be ashamed of my basic phone even if that's the only phone I have.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I do have the same notions, when I had a meeting with the higher ups internationally. I was awkward at first to bring the basic phone, surprisingly they do use the same thing.
• Philippines
16 Dec 12
Hi! I am a basic phone user and I am not in anyway ashamed. First of all, it does what it's supposed to do. I had an xperia smartphone before and I lost it. Haha. I almost cried when I lost it. That's why I don't buy expensive phones anymore. I did buy myself a tablet. Besides, I noticed before when I had a smartphone with me. I couldn't concentrate at work because I would always check updates on twitter and facebook.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
If we have advance phones, we tend to keep on exploring the features.
• Philippines
16 Dec 12
for me... no... i love using basic phone... or just a cheaper one... because im not prone in pickpocketing and hold ups... and its easier to use and very convenient. unlike using hi-tech mobile phones which its hard to use especially in public... and regarding my temper i cannot use expensive phone coz sometimes i throw my celphone if i am mad...
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
That's a nice thing to have that kind of possession.
@mayka123 (10730)
• India
16 Dec 12
The type of phone one uses should depend on ones needs. If a person uses the phone only for making and receiving phone calls I dont see why the person should be ashamed of using a basic phone. Advanced phone should be only if one needs it.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
To have mobile phones depends on their needs. If it is highly recommended advance phones, could be job-related per se.
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• India
16 Dec 12
Hi friend, there is nothing wrong in using a normal or basic phones, i don't feel shame in using a normal phone, but we are living in technology world and need in connect with the internet for various purposes, so i am using a phone which is having online facility, but my phone is not a smart phone as well as i am not a technology addict. Some youngsters are thinking that updating their smart phone based on the trend is a social status, but their attitude is not right
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I do have basic phone, but still I used to read and check the latest model not to be left behind of knowing what's new in technology. Thanks
• Philippines
16 Dec 12
I am actually using a Nokia 3310. Well, I have lots of them. I am a cellphone technician by profession and have handled different models of cellular phones but my actual phone is one of the basic. I am not actually ashamed of using this kind of phone. I think that a person's choice of phone would depend in his personality. For me, I use my cellphone mainly for sending SMS and calling. Other features of the latest cellphone we have at present, I don't normally use them since I am also into photography and so I have separate high end camera and I am in front of the computer almost the whole day.
@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I like that, life will never be happier for having other passion aside from using basic phone.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
16 Dec 12
I do have a very basic phone too. I got it free when I bought a lappy before. It’s been more than 4 years already with me and it is working just fine. But I normally leave it at home and using it as my roaming phone, just receiving messages. I don’t feel the need to carry it with me all the time as I have two more phones which I need to carry with me everyday. One is my smart phone while the other is another basic phone which the company lets me use as I needed it to call colleagues, suppliers or customers for any urgent matters.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
That's nice, you still used it for 4 years. You really know how to take good care of your belongings. I hope my basic phone will have lifespan like that.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
16 Dec 12
I really don't mind using one. In fact, I still own a few of them and I sometimes use it, too. I think that the most important think is we are still able to use something whenever the need arises.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I agree on this. We need to use not for unnecessary things.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
16 Dec 12
There is not a lot in my life that I am ashamed of .and I am certainly not ashame because I have a basic phone..... I have a camera for taking pictures, I have a computer if I want to get on the internet or facebook or emails, I have a bible for my scriptures...No I am not ashame, I only need my phone for calling from point A to point B ...and that what I have...
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
It is a good thing to be not that conscious of having basic phones. I find it cute for some people who used it. Some of my friends are laughing out of the basic phones, but I am proud to show it off.
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
I am not into always using basic phone right now for I always use my android phone and smartphone, but I still have a basic phone and use it in public and I don't mind it at all if it is a basic phone. There is nothing to be shame of using basic phone for it still serve the purpose on calling and texting.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
If I go out with basic phone, I don't feel worried. The bad elements won't dare to get it from me.
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
15 Dec 12
I have a landline and non Smartphone mobile phone because I can't afford a Smartphone. Plus, I see no need for it since I am always on the computer at home.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I used to be in that way too my friend. Mobile phones are needed if I just go out from home or going out of town.
• United States
15 Dec 12
I still have a mobile phone, that's pretty much all I can get right now. My phone can only call and text people. I would love to get a smartphone but it's very expensive and I'm not sure how useful it would actually be, and I barely use my regular phone anyways so no need for me right now to get a more complicated phone.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Even I, I don't use it so often.
@marguicha (97401)
• Chile
15 Dec 12
I have the most basic of basic phones possible. And I am very happy with it. It doesn`t even have a plan but I buy a prepaid card for it. I use it to call a taxi when I need one, to call a friend who is not at home just to say a couple of things. I belong to the pre cell phone era, when you used the phone only if needed.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Same thing my friend,prepaid is good to limit the costs of calling or texting. You just used it for emergency purposes.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
That is what I have, a basic phone that is very cheap. I do not need an expensive phone because all I need it for are texting and calling. I don't need any fancy phones.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
The most important thing, we can still communicate to other people using basic phones.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
I ave no problem with using one as long as it does what I need it to do, make and receive calls and send and receive text messages. I even opt for some basic phones at times because of the lifespan of the battery. I use one now that can go on for 4 to 6 days without recharging while being used a lot everyday.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I have mine too, the battery will last in days before charging.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
15 Dec 12
Well, I'm one of those people with just a basic phone. Of course both of my boys are in their 20's ,so they feel the need to have the latest models. As long as they pay for it, who cares ,but not me. I'm still not in love with a cell phone and I enjoy doing other things in life.
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
For younger generations were so into latest model. I understood them foe this, I've been that age before.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
15 Dec 12
Personally, I think buying the latest thing out just because it's the latest thing out when what you have works fine, is a waste of money. Also, that newest thing out is probably going to be out of style within a year. Are you going to keep buying each year just because it's the newest thing out?
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@Shavkat (63451)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
For some people they do. For me, I am contented with my very handy mobile phone.