What all do you use your cellphone for?

@JenInTN (27545)
United States
April 12, 2009 9:49am CST
Cellphones have so many options and they are ever growing. Some people use their cellphone for an alarm clock or a calculator. They can be used for a camera and even surfing the net. Some people have cellphones with limited options and some use them for everything under the sun. What uses do you have for your cellphone?
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63 responses
• China
12 Apr 09
i think cellphone only the cellphone,i don't like cellphone have so many function.most of the time i use my cellphone for calling,contact each other.sometime i use my cellphone send and receive short message.i never use cell phone play game,take picture and listen music...........i like simple cellphone.....have a nice day.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Simple is sometimes better. Sometimes we just want a phone. Thanks for responding and take care.
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@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
the very main purpose of my cellphone is texting for my clients and family and for my business, 2nd is for calling, and receiving as well, 3rd is the camera.. i love goofing in front of my cellphone's camera. LOL
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
13 Apr 09
LOL...thanks for the response carrine. The camera option can be fun. I never have a camera when I need it and a cellphone is always with you.
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• Australia
12 Apr 09
I'm afraid I'm a dinosaur. I do have one, but it's pointless me giving out the number, I never have it turned on. It is also quite outdated, and has none of the modern ancillaries. I only use it to ring out: take it with me when I am driving in case of breakdown, or walking, also in case of breakdown lol. I'm uncertain if the concerns about radiation are correct, but I'm suspicious of a lot of modern technology because we seem to do a lot of things just because we can, and without proper analysis, so I guess it has to be an element in my dislike of the things. Lash
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I have heard about the possible radiation issue. I have also wondered about it myself. I'm thinking that basic can be better for a lot of things and to be honest, I don't like the fact that I might become so dependent on one certain thing. Thanks for the response.
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@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hey Jen! I use my cellphone for emgencies only! I have a prepaid cellphone that is about 3 years old! It it used for mostly outgoing and once in awhile incoming calls if I am out and someone needs to get hold of me! I put money on it when I need to! I have a home phone so I use that more often for most of my calls since it has a flat rate and I can call anywhere for one price! I don't need a phone to surf the net or anything else!
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi Opal! I don't need all the extras either. I think that the more basic options are really all most of us need. They are handy for emergencies and I am fond of the picture taking option on some of them but other than that I'd be ok with the basics. Thanks for the response.
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
12 Apr 09
Hi JenInTN....My cell phone is very basic. I have no desire for a blackberry or phone that does fancy things. I have used it for text messaging only a couple of times once I learned how but to me, it takes up too much time. To be honest, I use my phone more for taking pictures than anything else. I carry it when I travel incase my car were ever to break down, but other than that, I hardly use it.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I like the camera option too. Just because you usually don't have a camera around when you need it. I think that for most of us..basic is the best way to go. Thanks for the response and take care.
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• United States
12 Apr 09
I have a Blackberry. I use it for surfing the net, taking pictures, calculator, memo pad, address book, alarm clock, GPS, games, watching videos, listening to music, Ebay, password protector, tasks, and other stuff.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Wow! You do get a lot of use out of your phone! I'm thinking you really get your moneys worth! Good job. Thanks for responding.
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• Malta
12 Apr 09
I use its basic use like text and call. However I use it to keep notes. If I see a website I want to visit, I save it as a draft in a message and then get back to it when I need it. I also use it as a torch in the dark :)
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
LOL..a torch huh? I had some friends go camping once and get lost. It got dark and they used a cellphone to find their way out. Thank goodness for the oversized screen thay had..lol..Thanks for responding.
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@Absinto (2388)
• Portugal
12 Apr 09
I use my cellphone for everything except surf the net.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Everything huh? Wow! Thanks for the response.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Apr 09
mostly i use mine to collect dust lying on the dresser. i very seldom use it. i do use it for long distance calls but i make very few of them. i usually forget it when i go out to run errsnds. i just have never gotten into them like most people have.
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
12 Apr 09
I use my cell phone if I need help from some one on the way home.if I got to much stuff.or not feeling good!! cd
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Sounds like a very good use. I'm glad you have someone to call that will help you out. Thanks for responding.
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@jshekhar (1562)
• India
12 Apr 09
Hello Jen! I was in hostel for the past three years and I have used my cell phone for a lot of purposes. Alarm would be the most prominent feature, apart from the usual talking and messaging. we had a free SMS service over there, hence I was really into messaging. I also used it for camera, as I went out a lot with my friends. Its sad that I broke it a few days back and now I am having to do with a phone that really hasn't got any features.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi jshekhar! I hate to hear you broke your other one. It sounds like it was very handy. At least you have a stand-in. Thanks for the response.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 09
For celphones, they are just simply for communicating. for TXTing and Calling. That's all. If i want a camera, i'll just buy the SLR cameras which has a WAY better capability compared to a celphone. For internet, i'll just but a laptop and search for places with WiFi capabilities. I guess I can say all of this because I still have the old models of Nokia... :-D
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
LOL...I think that sometimes the more basic the better. I guess it's better for some people to have all the options rolled into one. Sometimes they just want a phone. Thanks for the response.
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@savypat (20244)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Ours is pretty much only for emergencies and travel. Others in the family cannot bear to be parted but that is not the problem with Hubby or me.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I have noticed that people have become very dependent on them. I'm not so dependent either. Thanks for the response.
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@bdayboy09 (153)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Mainly for communication purposes. However, cellphones nowadays are being molded into more complicated products, thus the list of its uses grows longer and longer. :)
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
That's true. They are more and more complex by the day...and smaller...lol..Thanks for responding.
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@kumarpslv (3216)
• India
12 Apr 09
At the start , I utilized most of the functions of my mobile and then lost my interests in handling it as pressing the small keys are irritating. Now I am using my mobile for making calls and rarely for text messaging. If necessary, I will use the reminders and alarm functions.I will not use the camera or FM in my mobile.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
The small keys are a pain sometimes. I can understand just using it for calls. Thanks for the response.
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@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Cellphone is very essential to my job. I use it to text and to call my client. This is very useful for people who are always on the go.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I can see why it would be important to you. Cellphones are a very important means of communication when you are on the go. Thanks for the response.
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@luckywolf (156)
• China
12 Apr 09
mostly for calling , and my cellphone is NOKIA 6110N ,it has a fuction of navigation, but actully it doesnt work so well, it react slowly, and as a smart phone, it can use lots of softwares, i always use the reading,train timetable,and music ,sometimes i see movies in the cellphone when i was on train, it is more convinent than laptops ,how do you think?
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi luckywolf! Sounds very handy! Much more easier to carry than a laptop. Sounds like you use your cellphone for a lot of things. Thanks for sharing.
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@freak369 (5122)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I do a lot of texting. Thankfully I have an unlimited plan so I get phone service (local and long distance), texting, pictures and internet for $50.00 a month. The internet service isn't all that great but for $50.00 a month you can't beat it. I also have my internet service with the same company so I get a $5.00 discount for having both. For $97.00 a month I have unlimited access on both services. Most of the time I am texting but I do talk a lot on weekends when friends are off work.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi freak! Sounds like you have a great plan. Texting has become a huge thing. Thanks for the response.
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 09
Mine is a PDA phone with quite a few features but mostly I would just use the phone, calculator plus play a game called bubble breaker. Once in a while I might use the wi-fi when I really need to. The BT goes with my wireless headset which I only use when I'm on the highway going out of town or coming back. The camera was more utilized when we didn't have a digital camera but now it's more like a white elephant? Haha!~
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Heyya zweeb! Sounds like that phone can be really useful. With you and your business I can see you needing several options. Thanks for the response.
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 09
Yeah, I really need the extra space to store contacts actually & yeah, the wi-fi feature as well. If not, I would have just stuck to a monochrome most basic Nokia cell phone even without MMS as I have never ever even used that feature, haha!~
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
13 Apr 09
LOL..you'll have to try it.
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
I'm primarily using my phone to surf the net. I'm away from home so i have no choice but to use my phone to go online. I download and watch movies straight from the phone too! My phone is 3G so the internet speed is decent enough. I'm using a Nokia 6680. It's an old phone and it runs on Symbian operating system which means it functions like a computer because it works like a computer. Music and video, installable games and applications, office and many more. I can even use my phone as a mosquito repellant! Lol!
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
13 Apr 09
LOL! Sounds like that phone of yours can cook a mean dinner too. Always need mosquito repellant too. They definately have a lot of uses and if you are away from home often..I can see why it would need to have so many uses. Thanks for responding modstar.
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
Yeah, without my phone, i don't think i'd reach two payouts since February. I owe it to my phone. I do have another basic phone and i love it hehe... What do you want for dinner? Because i'm going to command my phone to prepare it for you. Lol!
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
14 Apr 09