I am thinking about my cell phone..

United States
March 16, 2013 4:02pm CST
I just redid my entire budget. I already made scheduled payments for most of my bills. The ones I could pay with the bank. I was thinking about giving up my cell phone. I am thinking of reasons I could benefit from not having one. All I can think of is me not paying the bill saves me $25 a month. Then I think about me being in the street and something happening and I not have a phone. and long time ago they removed pay phone as well as mailboxes. when would you give up your cell phone?
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16 responses
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Mar 13
No, I wold not do it as I regard it as my lifeline to my cildren and emergency services. I need it to for my part time job as travel agencies contact me all the time by phone or email To me, a cell phone is a necessity and not a luxury.
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• United States
17 Mar 13
That is all important and I would agree with you. thanks
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
16 Mar 13
No I would not give up my cell. Quite often I am out at night alone and feel so much safer having a cell handy. I refuse to read or answer texts messages while driving but will talk if I get a call. However, I won't answer it if I am in lots of traffic. Just a little too risky. My advice would be to keep your cell phone. Need some kind of safety measure if or when you are walking especially if it's after dark.
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• China
17 Mar 13
It is mainly about budget cut.Perhaps it is reasonable for her to give up cellphone for a period from her standpoint.
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• United States
17 Mar 13
I would not be comfortable outside without a phone either and would stay home more than I already do. I think I will find something else to cut back on.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
17 Mar 13
It's well worth it to me to have a phone but that's just my opinion, for what it's worth! Safety first is what I was always taught.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Mar 13
hi gifts I think prudence is the better part of virtue. If your cell phone will make your life a lot easier and safer I would look at that twenty five dollars as an investment in safety and find another way to save 25 dollars a month. I do not have a cellphone but then I am not o t and about like you are. The one time that you needed the cell phone could make it a real bonus too.At least think about it before deciding either way. A cell p ho9ne in an emergency cu ld really pay for itself a thousand imes olver.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Mar 13
darn typos I hit post too soon ot should be out phone not pho9ne, could not cu ld. darn typos.
• United States
17 Mar 13
I am thinking like you are right now and need to find other ways to cut down on my spending. thanks.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
17 Mar 13
i wouldn't give up my cell phone because it is a means of contact between me and at least one person in my family at all times for safety.
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• United States
17 Mar 13
I know for me I should think of other ways instead of my phone. I don't even use it that much.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
I don't think it is that wise to not have a cell phone. Because they are really important at times especially during emergency. While on normal days, you may be expecting to contact your friends and family. I have no idea why you can save 25 dollars from not using your cell phone. Because I am only using a maximum of 10 dollars per month on my prepaid sim card. sometimes not even 5 dollars. Perhapss you are using a postpaid plan which sometimes is really more expensive depends on how you use it.
• United States
17 Mar 13
I pay for unlimited calls and text messages. I got my phone during a special and it cut the bill from $50 to $25
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
16 Mar 13
No I will not be giving up, my cell phone I just had my, cell phone turned back on, and the earnings, I make here online will go toward, paying my cell phone bill, I just made a payment on my cell phone bill, my bill is $33.00 but I choose to pay $40.00, I want to make sure my phone doesn't get turned off.the last phone company I have with my phone, was asking for too much money, for my phone bill so I told them to turn the service off.
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• United States
17 Mar 13
I should start paying more on my bill so I could get a free month paid up.
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
I would give up my cellphone if all people do not use them anymore but since it is impossible for cellphones to become obsolete then I wouldn't really give it up. Cellphone is not just a gadget for you to stay in trend but it is also a very important thing. It is of great use in times of emergency. If I were you, I wouldn't give up my phone but just cut down the number of your calls to lessen your bills.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
I think that cellphones now have become a necessity. Coz just like you, I think of what might happen while I am alone or out of the house. I need to contact my husband or my parents about what has happened. I used to have a postpaid plan but then I gave it up when I was no longer working. so having the prepaid option serves me best.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
I cannot really say, I don't think i can give up my phone to be honest. I am already very used to this and I know it's an extension of me already. I would probably have give up my phone when there is a new technology that could replace cellular phones. If none, I am sticking with my phone. It's good you are thinking of the possibilities that you may need the convenience of having a phone with you all the time. Just try to see if you can just downgrade the subscription that you have right now and just use a basic phone.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
17 Mar 13
I use it for emergencies and communications. I would give up other things before it. I have gone to work, which is 25 minutes on the backroads, to break down. If I didn't have my cellphone I would of sat there for 6 hours before a car drove by.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
17 Mar 13
I wouldn't give it up, Gifts. I have a tracfone which is really cheap and I only pay about 20.00 every 3 to 4 months. Only a few people have the number and it is for emergency only. I guess you could go that route if you had a landline as well. I would not recommend a tracfone for everyday use. 25.00 is not all that bad at all. With all the situations you find yourself and your daughter in, I think you should keep it.
@dragon54u (31609)
• United States
17 Mar 13
I would keep the phone. If you have a landline, drop it. You can give up your cable and subscribe to NetFlix--my son pays $10 a month for it and can watch nearly anything he wants. There might be other places where you can cut back, good luck.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
17 Mar 13
Well, even though I arrived at the age of 24 years (it was the year 1999), and had never beforeĀ  a mobile phone, to the present day seems to me almost impossible to stay without the mobile device. Before maybe I do not realize it, but now I often receive important calls, and also as you have specified, it can be useful in extreme emergencies. In the final line I say NO, I would never give away my phone.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Hi Gifts! I have a cheap phone in which I buy regular eload. I need it for my kind of business. It's like my office really so I don't think I will ever give it up. It is also my contact with my family.
@GardenGerty (96657)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Mar 13
I use Tracfone. I bought the phone, with double minutes for life. I only refill it when I run out of minutes and I add time every three months or so. In other words, after my initial investment, I pay less than ten dollars a month. I do not go online with it, it is not a smart phone. I can text if I want to, but mainly it is for when I am out, for emergencies.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
Id get rid of cable tv, before a cell phone.