Do you use the Internet while you are on your cell phone?

@cream97 (29154)
United States
November 1, 2008 2:59pm CST
I don't have this feature on mines. So, what about you, Do you use the Internet on your cell phone?
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@stinge (808)
• United States
1 Nov 08
That's the main reason I use my cell phone for is to get on the internet. i gamble on sports, and I do most of my bets on my phone. It makes it great for those times when I'm away from home without access to my computer. I use it for online shopping every now and then. I'm not in favor of carrying a laptop everywhere I go so my cell phone is perfect.
@cream97 (29154)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Good for you! I find this thought hard to do when you are on the Internet!
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Do you also do online bill pay from your phone? I have, and in a pinch it works! You can even purchase things from ebay if you're fast enough.
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@stinge (808)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I used to pay my bills on my phone. I only do it if my bill is late. It was running up my credit card to t do it. Now I just Make sure I have enough money to pay it when the bill comes.
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I don't on my phone, I think my phone is capable of getting the internet, but I have to pay extra for it, and I think it can be expensive, so I just use my phone for calling people.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Yes, it is an added feature that will have additional costs to it. I agree with you, I would rather have an telephone to call people, rather than use my cell phone.. My phone plan is unlimited. I have Vonage..
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@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Vonage is pretty good! We used to have it but now our local cable company bundles cable, internet, and VoIP so we have the same type of phone service as Vonage for less lol.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
4 Nov 08
So, how much are you paying a month with your usage? I have my Internet Service and Cable with Time Warner. And I have my telephone services with Vonage.. I have been doing my best to get it cheaper.. I guess this is as cheap as it gets.. It is so much better than paying Verizon. They can be pretty expensive when billing..
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I do occasionally because I have an unlimited data plan (internet, text, email) but it is nothing like internet at home on a desktop or even mobile on a laptop. First of all even though I have an excellent phone with a large screen, it still isn't big enough to see things without frames and some things just will not display properly. It's also much much slower and sometimes I can't even pull particular sites up. I've used it a few times to log onto mylot and post, which is fun but again takes extra time because of all the scrolling involved. If I had to pay for my usage, I wouldn't use it at all, there is no way to know how much you are using until you check your bill, and it simply isn't that good. I know that the iPhone is supposed to be nearly as good as using a laptop with wifi but despite the speed, it doesn't seem any more user friendly than my Tmobile service. I didn't have it on my previous phone but the model I have is pretty much designed FOR the data plan, without it some of the features don't work right. I'm a text addict and it was only 10 bucks more for unlimited data on top of unlimited text only so I sprang for it.
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@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I also have access to messengers (yahoo, msn, aim) on my phone and again it's included in my data plan so I can instant message mobile all day if necessary lol. I also take advantage of the email, I communicate with my husband at work using it.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Wow!!! You just have taught me all there is to know about having an cell phone that is applied to the Internet. Now, I see how it works! Thanks for the info~
@ty90012 (42)
• United States
6 Nov 08
No, it's way to expensive. The only time I would recommend to use it, is to buy games from the company and not via the text to buy games. The web way is cheaper.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
6 Nov 08
You are right! The web is so much cheaper and easier to navigate!
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
Yes, I do, I really like to surf in the net on my cellphone especially during the times that I needed to use the net. I usually use the internet using Wifi that way it's free but rarely use the internet if there's no WiFi access near me, it was quite expensive if I use it.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, having an WiFi is very useful. I would make sure that this is around alot. That way it can be very much cheaper..
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I have it on mine but it can be costly, and since my cell phone is prepaid, I have a prepaid plan with unlimited texting, my data plan is not covered and I have 1.01 for that type of extras right now, so no. No net on the cell for me.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, it is very costly. I agree. I would just use my Cable Provider to access the Internet..
• United States
5 Nov 08
Nope, that is just to much for me. I am just making calls and ever now and then I get a simple text. I do take pics though.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, that is what I would do too. The simpler the better.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
5 Nov 08
Hi there cream. I actually prefer not using the internet at all on my cellphone as i like to save the money i would pay for this service since i have internet both at home, at my girlfriend's place and at my university.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, it is expensive and it is best that just one Internet Provider is needed..
@cuttyrish (2668)
• United States
5 Nov 08
yeah, but its too expensive.. i only use the internet in my cellphone, when i am traveling and net to check out something important, i also try it to downloads stuff for the phone..
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, these are ways of using it for what you need it for.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Well, I did that before but it charges me a lot. I used my cellphone before to communicate with my sister via internet. Means, she is using the internet while sending message to my cellphone. Now it is inverted, I am using the internet to send message to her through her cellphone. She just registered her number on yahoo and that I could reach her through my internet connection. That's cool!!!
@cream97 (29154)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Yes, that is very cool! I would like to learn more about this. It sounds very interesting!
@camomom (7535)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I don't have that feature on my phone either but I do alk on my cell and use my laptop at the same time.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Great! I do wish to have a laptop that I can use for my daily Internet activities..
2 Nov 08
Hi cream97, I do try to but sometimes it hard as you are trying to listen to the other person and at the same time trying respond to on Mylot, you loose your consentrations, so in the end I just talk to the person on the cell phone. Tamara
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Yes, I can see that this is much easier to do for you.
@arunmails (3012)
• India
2 Nov 08
I don't have the internet features in my cellphone. So, I don't use the internet over the phone.......
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Yes, me neither. I don't have this feature. I am glad that I don't either.
• Fiji
1 Nov 08
i don't have such a feature as well in my phone....i am thinking of buying such a phone in a few times...
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Oh, and if you do, I hope that you enjoy it!
• United States
1 Nov 08
Sometimes, I'm not hardcore about it, if I need anything I'll surf at home where I can view larger pages.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Yes me too, I like to see an larger screen. It is much easier to access the Internet like this.
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
i use it when checking my incoming yahoo mails...
@cream97 (29154)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, I have been told that this is the way to do it. I would like to be able to try this out and see what it is like. Is the words very small to see on your cell phone screen?
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
im not sure if the words seem small, coz, maybe im just used to using it, that's why i really dont notice.. :)
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Oh.. I guess it is easy to read then, if you don't hardly notice. I will have to get me a cell phone that has this feature on it..
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
6 Nov 08
No, it will cost me too much money.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, that is the main reason why that I am not using my cell phone to access the Internet. The phone that I have now, does not have this feature.. And I am so glad that it does not..
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
3 Nov 08
it would be nice but very expensive using internet thru cell phone.
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Yes, it would be nice, but yet quite expensive. I think that I will get confused with all of those numbers combined on one pad.
• United States
2 Nov 08
i have the option to have it on my phone but i cant afford to use it
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Yes, I know what you mean. If I had this option, I too, would choose to not have this feature on my phone either.
1 Nov 08
no way it's too expensive
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@cream97 (29154)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Yes, I truly agree to that!