Cellphone - something that one can't live without?

@selece (2357)
Philippines
June 4, 2008 7:00am CST
I've been a writer for quite some time now, and I've read and wrote some articles about cellphones. There are a lot of people who imply that they can't live without one. Reasons? Well, it is one of the easiest means of communication. People I know average about 100-300 text messages a day. whoa. I don't really know if that's a huge or small number. Cellphones nowadays have highly useful features. Like cameras, music players, etc. Thus, making them even more pleasing to people. It's as if they are becoming a necessity in this world we live in. I deeply admire the people chow came up with such ideas. to be able to integrate a multiple number of features into one is really a huge accomplishment. If you have time, please share your insights about this. Thank you. ^^
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16 responses
@nanayangel (7860)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Hi there Selece! I use my mobile phone mainly for communication, for personal and business purposes. My relatives are living somewhere far away from me and my family so we really need it for communication.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Hi nanayangel! I see. Yes, it is very convenient to have one if you have loved ones that are far away from you. I use mine to keep in touch with my colleagues. ^^
@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I get a real kick out of some of tbese kids walking around chatting on their cell phone unconscious of that is going on around them. They will be in with a small group of friends and chatting on their phones! I am an adult and don't see the need for a cell phone that much! Do you think young people lack the social skills adults have becuase of the internet and cell phones?
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Probably. you do have a point. Since communication is mostly done through these gadgets. People don't get acquainted much personally. It would be a factor, a huge one.
• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
I couldn't agree more with the advancement and sophistication of technology nowadays. And I believe it's the creativeness and innovativeness of the inventors in thinking ahead in capturing the users on ideas of great features besides just using the hand phone for conversations only. I love what the hand phones could do and will be a bit handicap without mine but I try not to be too dependent on it. I will always prefer to text first before calling a person, to check whether it's convenient to call and talk. Texting saves a lot of cost and time besides with other features put boredom away and a smile to cheer up the day. But I just hate some people who speak so loud when using a hand phone, wanting the whole world to know their conversation in a way...lol and this influence negatively on the benefits of this technology.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
I agree. I do the same thing. I text first before calling. I make sure I put my minutes into good use so there, I don't call unless it is really important. And yeah, it is really annoying when I hear people talk on the phone so loud, they just want to get the attention of people or show-off their highly expensive phones.
• India
5 Jun 08
yes i have a cell phone from two years and already i am addicted to it maybe you must write articles about how to be not addicted to cell phones. if you do tell me first.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
I will come up with something like that soon. Thanks for the idea. ^^
@loss007 (12)
5 Jun 08
CELL PHONE - BASIC NEED I can't travel without a cell phone bcoz i can't live without MUSIC !!!
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
I can't live without music too!!!
• Alexandria, Virginia
5 Jun 08
I dont think I could be without my cell phone it allows me to be in contact with other people and let other people contact me. I rely on my cellphone to help me run my business.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Then it really is a necessity for you. ^^
• China
5 Jun 08
ok i really wanna my cellphone just for clock! i sometiems call a lot but sometims i think cellphone make no sense to me,,but notied,,i believe it is true that cellphone play a important role at this world,,just think about that:when you go to a place far away from your local place,,how do you contact your family or friends?
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
LoL. Such an expensive clock! hehe!
@mykmari_08 (2465)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
There was a time in my life that I really felt like I was incomplete when my mobile phone isn't with me. I had to bring it everytime and everywhere because this was only the communication me and my boyfriend used to have. It even came to a point that I should bring it even when I'm in the washroom attending to my personal hygiene. I have to admit that it really gave me problems because our bill reached more than eight thousand pesos or approximately 186 US dollars since it was a postpaid line. But all of this is different now. My boyfriend then is actually the man I married and our marriage is running for five years now. I could live without a mobile phone now and somehow, I felt that the chains on my neck and our budget had been quite loosened. I guess having a cellular phone is just a waste of money. Sometimes I even would think that in matters of the heart, letters are more romantic because in today's high tech world, text messaging is being used to court a woman or no courtship at all. Although in offices, it's definitely hard to cope up with the specifications of one's job without the help of a mobile phone.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Wow. I'm happy for you and your boyfriend, I mean husband. ^^ I agree strongly with your point, with matters of the heart letters are still more romantic. But for business purposes, phones are more than just a basic need.
@JLS_12 (41)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Yes, very true. I had an incident where I was supposed to meet up with a friend in a mall but when I arrived there my cell phone ran out of battery. I wasn't able to contact my friend and we ended up not seeing each other. I just went home and charged my phone and found out that my friend also went home already.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
That's too bad... It sucks when you really need your phone and it's incapacitated... I've experienced that too.
@celticeagle (123098)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jun 08
It has always been my opinion that when you have several features in one module there is that much more opportunity for things to go wrong. And, when just one thing goes wrong you are out several while one is fixed. It tends to get frustrating and not alittle irritating. And expensive to boot.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
You have a point, having a lot of features into one, when it gets broken or so, all those features are gone compared to one with a dedicated feature. Then again, they don't get broken all the time though... and we can avoid that if we take care of our gadgets well.
• China
5 Jun 08
YES,more and more people can't live without cellphone.These IT products bring the convenient and interesting to us,i think their value is positive.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Agree. Positive. ^^
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
This gadget gives us more convenience and all, we can do everything just a snap of a finger ^_^
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Hi! I agree. ^^
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Hello selece. I just got a new cell phone 2 days ago and went back today to purchase a car charger, carrying case, and an M2 data storage chip. And I must say, the A T & T location where I went was packed both days. I commented to the A T & T representative about how busy the place seemed and she acknowledged that business has been really good. She said, "People want their phones and will spend money to have them." It seemed quite interesting to me that with all the economic struggles so many people are having right now, people will not do without their cell phones. I guess we can deduce that we all need and want that human contact, and the more we have, the more we want. I'd like to think I could live without it, I just don't want to. Take care, selece. PearlGrace
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Hi Pearlgrace! "I'd like to think I could live without it, I just don't want to." It totally makes sense to me. Thanks for the response. ^^
• India
4 Jun 08
Well yes ...a cellphone today has become a basic necessity..cellphone alone determines that mobile communication is a big success...plus...they are integrating so many things like music player...camera...radio...internet...etc...allat nominal prices....so its sumthing which every man should hav.... but all good things come at a price...theother day i was thinking ....there are so many networks...and so many radio waves pass thru our bodies....which ofcourse wud hav adverse effects....the worst thing is...studies related to these wud come up with an answer 15-20 yrs from now...wen every person...i hope..n think...wud own a cellphone..... life will never be the same as our grandparents live...without all these harmful rays....and pollution from cars....( i dunno whr pollution from cars came from !!!!!)\ Have a nice day !
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
I agree. Still there are hazards and disadvantages of cellphones no matter how useful they are.
@beybes08 (125)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Actually, in the Philippines, it has become a huge necessity for us. I used to only need it because my parents lived abroad and we needed some way for them to contact us at any time. But now that I have a cell phone, it really does become an addiction. I can't go out of the house without a cell phone and if I do, I'd probably drive myself crazy. I use my cell phone, almost 24/7 and it is the first thing I touch and check when I wake up in the morning. About the 100-300 texts a day is still a small number. I get about 500 texts and above a day and even up to a thousand when there is class. Since I'm a really lazy "texter" I only text back about half or even less than half of those texts I receive. In the morning when I check my phone, it already reaches up to 60+ and that's just the morning. I use my phone when I take pictures, I listen to music when I have time, I play when I want to. I really like having a cell phone. I agree, it's really a good invention of communication, but having self control is also very important. We also have to be cautious because even texting is not always safe. In the end, it's still a good source of communication no matter the disadvantages (like bills, security, radiation or health threats) it may also bring.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I agree on the disadvantages. self-control is really important. Wow 500 text messages a day? hehe. I usually get only 60 Lol. Thanks for the response! ^^
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I agree with you that they are amazing devices. They make life so much easier and efficient. But I lived most of my life without one (before they were invented and some time afterward). I survived. Before I got one myself, there were times when I really could have used one! As I said, though, I lived for, let's see... about 48 years without a cell phone, and I'm still here! So, in answer to your post question, yes, you CAN live without one; they just make life so much easier when you have one.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
On my case, I'm still a college student after all, but I spent most of my student life without one. I never really cared at all, but time after time, I needed one to keep in touch with my peers and other people since I am active in school events and activities. You're right we can live without one and that it just makes life more convenient. ^^