Can you live without your celphone?
February 18, 2007 11:09pm CST
I was just informed by one of myloters in one of my discussions that she doesnt really need celphones. How i wish i could be like that. My sister is also like her and if really despairs us when we try to contact her but cannot reach her. I for one sleeps with my celphone..bec i use it as alarm clock and reminder that would alert me for things that i should do. it seems i cant live without my celphone and i prefer to have it with me than my wallet or purse...LOL... They say the celphone adds stress to our life and it could be true on some instances but it really made things easier for me.
17 Apr 07
It's really hard without a cellphone.. Last April 15 I had no cellphone since I left it in my boyfriends car. He lives 3 towns away from my city so i didn't ask him to go back here in my city to give the phone.. But leaving my cellphone in his car didn't mean I haven't use a cellphone on that day. I constantly borrowed my cousins phone to text.
19 Apr 07
Yes, I can live without a cellphone. However, communication flow will be back to the old ways. Why then should I sacrifice what is available at hand to be back to the old times which was tattered with difficulty? I will use it now that it is around, of course.
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19 Apr 07
I try to get away from the cell phone use. I was always texting and talking on it. It is a very tough thing. In the beginning of January I had gone across country and I had forgotten my cell phone. It was so hard to deal with going a week and a half without, but I managed and I realized that the world doesn't come to an end if I don't have my cell phone on me. It was quite a liberating experience. I still freak out if I don't have it on me, but I do tone down the use now.
27 Apr 07
I agree with you that the world doesn't come to an end if we don't have cellphones but it would certainly make some things difficult for us. It's another adjustment that we have to make if we don't have cellphones and during this very 'not so safe' times, it is also very helpful in cases of emergencies. I don't necessarily freak out when I don't my cellphones with me, but it does increase my stress level thinking the calls, text messages and income that I may have missed.
17 Apr 07
just like you, i also used my cellphone as an alarm clock during the day for many years now. not only that but also storing my password or pins in atm machine and even mylot password. cellphones is an "in thing" nowadays. if you have no cellphone, life is not easy and you cannot communicate thru text or mms.
19 Feb 07
well i do not really need my cell phone and am the one who happily forgets it anywhere but even then it has still never been lost. well if u really need alarm u can use wristwatches like mine with the alarm and reminder function on it. mobile is accessory not necessory for the people and it is only required by people who want to talk all the time. for business is good only when done during office hours.
17 Mar 07
I disagree with you my there my friend that cellphone is only required for people who wants to talk all the time. Cellphone has become a necessity for me for monitoring my kids whereabouts and it has become a very good income generating tool for me. For very busy people and mothers like me, cellphones has helped make our lives easier. I think nobody here would just want to spend unnecessary time and money just to talk nonsense over the phone. At this very difficult times, the cost (of cellphones) must be justified and the returns many times over.
19 Feb 07
I'm also one of those individuals who can't live without my cellphone. I find cellphones to be very useful. Almost all the members of my family (except kids below 7 years old) have cellphones already. It's an easy way to communicate. I can text or call any of my friends & relatives anytime I like. Like you, I also use it as ana alarm clock. All my reminders are set on my cellphone so I will not forget a thing. It's like my purse, I can't leave the house without it. I would even go back at home to get it, even if it means I'll be late for work. I think there's nothing really wrong with being dependent from cellphones. Like what you said, it has made my life a lot easier.
17 Mar 07
Hurray! to cellphones then for making things easier for us. I am getting forgetful these days and my cellphones do remind me on what bills that I have to pay and things that I have to attend to aside from giving me additional income. Thanks for responding!