Is a cell phone/hand phone really essential??

My Phone - W850i - My Hand Phone
Singapore
October 29, 2007 8:42am CST
I'm 16 this year and I own a handphone. Majority of my friends and people around my age have handphones. However, I do know of some who do not own one. Many say that they are a "must have" in their life. Many say that they are just a "want" and not a "need". I'm sure that you have friends who bury themselves in the world of text-messaging and would literally die without their handphone by their side. How about you? Are you such an extremist or do you just use the handphone for emergency purposes? Is it always by your side or do you not even own one? How has handphone affected your life? Share them here=)
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9 responses
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
29 Oct 07
My god kid - that's like asking if the Internet is really essential - there can be only one asnwer, and that's of course it is. How else would I keep in touch with everyone all over the world ;-)
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• Singapore
29 Oct 07
But some of my friends do not own one. They use the Internet instead xD
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• Philippines
30 Oct 07
Wildboarking, I use a handphone since 1999. It is so important to my life that whenever I left it at home and I'm out I felt bad.
• United States
30 Oct 07
I would love to say that my cell phone is not a big part of my life but I would be lying. I use my cell phone EVERYDAY and could easily run through 1300 minutes a month. I talk a lot but i'm rarely home so my cell phone is my main source of communication. I didn't get my first mobile until I was 18 years old and I didn't "need" it until that point. I bought one for emergency purposes since I was driving more and now I have crossed that line. It has become some sort of necessity in my life.
@cozuni (42)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 07
ya...handphone has become an essential gadget to own nowadays. It has become a part of our organ in our body. Without a handphone, I'll be like losing my hand( do not know what to do)
@markdan (127)
• Philippines
30 Oct 07
Yes, very much. And I cant leave with out it. Every human being must have one. Communication is important. It brings us more closer.
• Singapore
30 Oct 07
Mine just broke down =( Up lorry liaoz.
@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
It can be both depending on the attitude of the person. If he/she is the kind who goes all the way to getting the newest and sleekest design then he/she isn't being practical and goes for the luxury side of the cellphone. On the other hand, if he/she doesn't see anything else in a mobile phone and only as a means of communication then that's more of a necessity. I guess it's a personal thing. There are those who just can't help but see other people having better phones than his/her. Media does indeed play the Devil's Advocate role.:)
• India
10 Nov 07
Hi widboarking! According to me, The necessity of cell phone depends on the person who is using the cellphone. I am a college student. For me, cellphone is very essential. I dont only use my cell phone to communicate to many people but I also use my cell phone to take important pictures and videos that help me in making my projects and presentations...... Also in this modern world, cellphone is realy very handy and essential tool that can be used anywhere and anytime. These days, you get many features in your cell phones such as camera, radio, messeging and many other things that helps us a lot and make our life very easy. I think cellphone is a much needed tool for everyone above 16 years of age!
@firumon (501)
• India
5 Nov 07
Hi friend, According to me cellphone is very necessary. I am a college student and without cellphone the college life is not assumable. I mainly use my phone to sms.. I daily sms more than 20 sms.. We only call when there is only very urgent matter or some thing else.... I love smsing too much.. I have created many folders to store these sms.. They have friendship sms, sms jokes, flirt sms and more more... My every folder is filled with more than 75 sms.. I also use my phone to use GPRS... I have always activated GPRS connection.. My hostel mates are very much depended on this one.. We connect mobile with computer and browse from that... I short without this all, the life is not enjoyable.. That is why i said the life is not assumable without cell phone... Anyway i'm concluding my discussion... Thank you....
@firumon (501)
• India
5 Nov 07
Hi friend, According to me cellphone is very necessary. I am a college student and without cellphone the college life is not assumable. I mainly use my phone to sms.. I daily sms more than 20 sms.. We only call when there is only very urgent matter or some thing else.... I love smsing too much.. I have created many folders to store these sms.. They have friendship sms, sms jokes, flirt sms and more more... My every folder is filled with more than 75 sms.. I also use my phone to use GPRS... I have always activated GPRS connection.. My hostel mates are very much depended on this one.. We connect mobile with computer and browse from that... I short without this all, the life is not enjoyable.. That is why i said the life is not assumable without cell phone... Anyway i'm concluding my discussion... Thank you....
• India
30 Oct 07
I am using cell phone from past 5 years. It helped me a lot by saving my time my money energy in different ways. I really appreciate who invented and I feel cell phone is essential for every one