I'm one in a million!

United States
November 6, 2015 6:52am CST
Really, don't you believe me? I could be one in a trillion or maybe a ka-zillion! I'm the person (my husband and I so that's two people) who do not, I'll repeat that DO NOT use a cell phone.We have a landline and it serves the purpose. Here are some facts: * We don't get a lot of calls, thankfully * We both hate talking on the phone, it was a big part of all my jobs * I'd much rather send an e-mail, which serve as proof of conversations if necssary * I'm not important enough to have a phone permanently attached to my ear and hope I never will be But.....I do own one - for one reason only - emergency only. When bad weather hits and the nice man on the TV says, "Go to your safe place" I'm taking the cell phone with me so that when power goes out I'll be able to know if the threat of tornado still exists. Oh, I have used it for something else - We got a new Panasonic phone with all kinds of cool stuff and I wanted to test out the features so I had to call the house phone with the cell phone. Other than that, I'm one in a million and I know my place in the world...thank goodness.
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@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Nov 15
I use my cell phone for an alarm clock and if I go out, to communicate while I am away. But I don't even want to talk on the landline, let alone be tracked down on my cell.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
Mine never leaves the drawer - it likes it in the dark - turned off.....not bothering anyone! LOL
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
I do the cell as alarm too, I dont trust ones that plug in, what if the power goes out?
• United States
7 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt There are cocks that have battery back-up so when power goes out and comes back the clock is the right time.
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@MALUSE (37875)
• Germany
6 Nov 15
You're not alone. My husband and I both have cell phones but use them only to call home when one of us is away. We can't be reached via our cell phones. We don't send or receive text messages, either. We're content with the situation and are not to be pitied.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
That's good to know! No one even has my cell phone number - I won't give it out! Do people react strange when you tell them you don't use a cell? We gt all kinds of weird looks.
@MALUSE (37875)
• Germany
6 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill If they do, I don't care. Once I was in Berlin with a group of students who all had cell phones, of course. The teacher who had organised the tour also had one and they all exchanged numbers in case someone got lost. This is sensible, of course. I had only a minor function in the tour organisation and so it was no problem that I wasn't included. Some pupils asked me what I would do if I were alone somewhere and something happened to me. I said that there would always be a young one nearby with a cell phone and for 1 Euro they'd certainly allow me to use it for a local call or even call for me.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
@MALUSE Exactly, there is always a way to get help w/so many cell phones around!
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
I like having a cell so if I break down I can call for help. I've had an accident before and had to call hubby to come get me....and since we are cheap, we just did away with the land line, no point in paying for both
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• United States
9 Nov 15
We have OnStar so if we wreck they call us! Mine is for tornado warnings.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill none of my vehicles are that fancy, lol. hubby uses his cell at work as he gets staged on the side of the road for hours sometimes, can read, or surf or study on it. we use ours as mini pcs alot
@LadyDuck (147094)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
You and your husband look like our photocopy. We have a landline, we do not have a smart phone, only an old mobile phone just for emergency. We both hate to talk on the phone. I am glad to be that way.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
It's too bad we live in different countries - we could be best friends!
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@LadyDuck (147094)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill I am sure we could, we do not like so much the modern life.
• United States
7 Nov 15
aint y'all jest fortunate? i'd love to toss mine into a big ol' pile 'f horse apples myself, the family'd've a fit though. seems they got used to me bein' 't their beck 'n call with the last "real" job i had. dang the luck... took out the land line when my dad passed, he was the only one who called it.
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• United States
7 Nov 15
There are things I can live w/o very comfortably and happy.
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@mom210 (6523)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Nov 15
I love your post because it could be me. I do have young children at home so I have one so that when I am away at a dr apt or the store, I can be reached by them. My husband and kids have the number and nobody else. I refuse to have my meal out interrupted by somebody that thinks what they have to say is more important than my steak.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
Oh I can understand why you would need one with kids there is always something. I hate to see people in restaurants talking on the phone the whole meal.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
6 Nov 15
I have one because my Boss says I need one so he can forward the business line to it. I'm real old school...I remember when only jails had 'cell' phones...
• United States
6 Nov 15
Business is different...I've had no jail experience...
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6 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill It's like working but you can't go home
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• United States
6 Nov 15
@PhredWreck Gotcha!
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@boiboing (12207)
• Northampton, England
6 Nov 15
You aren't missing much.
• United States
6 Nov 15
LOL - I didn't think so...I wish the people who drive/talk/text would understand that.