Do you use your cell phone as the alarm clock?

@lzjilbb (425)
China
July 9, 2007 12:19am CST
I was told that it's not good for health if you don't shut down your cell phone at night. Is it true? Do you leave the cell phone on to use it as an alarm clock?
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@XuryaZ (479)
• India
9 Jul 07
everyday man. i have a really cool alarm. it's the only alarm tone that can wake me up. Never heard of the 'not so good for health' thing. But I've heard that talking over a cellphone damages our brain's neurons.
@lzjilbb (425)
• China
9 Jul 07
What's your alarm tone? I'd like to try it,hehe
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• Philippines
9 Jul 07
i use my cellphone as my alarm clock because like the sounds that coming out whenever it alarms compare to the true alarm clock. I dont think its not good if you dont shut down your alarm clock at night, i think its healthy because you will know the life of your cellphone on howlong it will stay alive.
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• India
9 Jul 07
i use my cell phone as the alarm.moreover if u r a kind of person who receives calls at night u cant afford to switch off ur mobile phones.and i havent heard anywhere that it is unsafe to use your mobile phone atnight.its the same everytime.the radiation is just similar
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@tellus (1442)
• Finland
9 Jul 07
hello lzjilbb! i have never heard that cell phone can give health problems.. but anyway..i use my cell phone many times as alarm clock and also when i have something important to remember i use it. my memory isn't the vry beat so it's good help.
@dafnie (382)
• United States
14 Jul 07
i think maybe they meant the phone's health... maybe!
@arcidy (5013)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I also use my cell phone as an alarm clark and I love it. I use to use this annoying regular alarm that would make this loud buzzing sound that you would hear all the way on the thrid floor but I found out by my self that cell phones had an alarm clark which I never knew and I use it every night its much more plesurable to wake up to a ring tone then an annoying buzzing sound.
@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
yes yes i do. i also use my cell phone as calculator and as a reminderfor birthdays and anything that needs to be done.
@lzjilbb (425)
• China
9 Jul 07
So do I :) I can hardly imagine how to live without a cell phone. Once my phone is out of energy. Things just got so hard,ha.
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@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
and i am so angry when i dont know where i left it. lol
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@youless (104226)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Jul 07
I have a smartphone. And people who use smartphone seldom turn off their cellphones unless the battery runs out. I have a software for my smartphone and therefore I can set three different alarm time. It will ring at 7:00am because I will take my son to the kindergarten. Then it will ring again at 7:50am as it's the time for my husband to wake up. Finally it'll ring at 8:15am on Saturday because I need to work at that time.
@lzjilbb (425)
• China
12 Jul 07
I also set three times but all for me ,hehe. Coz I find it difficult to get up so I'll set three times 5 minuts between each two :)
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@fly_shay (333)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
yes i do.I really use my celphone as my alarm clock.It's more reliable than clocks do coz sometimes, clock wouldn't just be on time especially if the battery goes out.So far, I haven't heard of that not for good health thing.
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• China
9 Jul 07
yes, I do. But I think it's not very well. Because the cell is so close to your brain ao that there is radiation. Maybe I should use a clock~~
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@tantal25 (839)
• United States
9 Jul 07
yeah i use my phone as an alarm clock.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 07
Hello Izjilbb, I have an alarm clock for 'helping' me to wake up though I can wake up on my own (just in case *smile*) Sometimes, I do switch on my cell phone 24/7 and sometimes too, I use it as an alarm clock. I put it on a dressing table and whenever it rings early in the morning, I will start searching for it in my dream *smile* It seldom helps me to wake up!
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@bluishrose (2290)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
I think there's no harm if we dont turn it off. I always use my cellphone as alarm clock because i really get awake on the tone that i assigned compared to ordinary alarm clocks.
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• Canada
9 Jul 07
I use mine as an alarm mainly because my radio clock does not work properly and sometimes will turn off in middle of the night
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• India
13 Jul 07
Sure, i am using my mobile phone as the alarm clock.By keeping the phone a little distance , it will cause any problem.
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@lzjilbb (425)
• China
13 Jul 07
keeping a distance will be a great idea :)
• Canada
13 Jul 07
It's funny you should ask. I have no cellphone service out here in the valley, but I brought my cellphone with me, just the same, because the alarm clock feature is more than handy. It's nice and convenient to have an alarm clock, a calculator, and a calendar all rolled into one. If I have to get up at a certain time, and I know about it a week from now, I'll set the alarm for that particular point on my cellphone's calendar.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
I keep it off, unless I have to use it. I wake up automatically around six in the morning, so do not need the cellphone as an alarm clock. Besides I am just getting used to how to work all the stuff that is in it and right now my biggest worry is if the automatic deduction via credit card will go through. I want the battery to last longer, and we also have a land line. Now if we did not, I would keep the cellphone on all the time.
@creaaam (41)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Yes, i sometimes use my cellphone as my alarm clock. :) WHAT? turn it off at night? that's a bad idea. haha. i dont know if that thing is true =D
@terrych (1227)
• United States
25 Sep 07
YEs I do use my phone as alarm!
• Malaysia
23 Sep 07
when i'm not home, like if i'm on a business trip or something then yes, i'll use my cell phone as the alarm clock. else, if i'm at home, most of the time my mom will wake me up hehe..
@nyumix (1659)
• Belgium
22 Sep 07
I don't know if it is good or not for the health but I do sometimes use my cell phone as the alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. of course when I want to use it as alarm clock I need to leave it on. Actually my cell phone always on, I don't often turn off my cell phone.I don't carry it all the time in the house.Only when I go to bed, I will put it on top of the table next to my bed.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
well, it hasn't affected my cellphone.. and my previous ones too... i have it on 24 hours a day since i got 2 years ago. i use it as my alarm clock...though i would snooze it incessantly...LOL...