Can you live without cellphone ?

@chayen (90)
Philippines
May 21, 2009 10:00am CST
Have you ever asked your self, Can I live without cellphone. Today, almost everyone had cellphone, it is already become lifestyle in this century. There are a lot of things that we can do with it, it is not just a communication device. It can be your memo , your diary , your mp3 player , and sometimes i can briefly say that it can serve as your truly loyal friend. Have you imagine yourself without cellphone ? is it addicted ? and why people always want the newest or latest advance feature of cellphone ?
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25 responses
• United States
21 May 09
I did so well without a cell phone for so long. I contemplated getting one and I specifically remember one of my coworkers telling me "Dont get one!". He said once I got one I would never be able to go anywhere without it. So I didnt for a while but gave in in the end. He was right. My cell phone is on 24-7. I cant be in a room without it even at home. I love my phone. My daughter can watch the little mermaid on it, I can check my email and messages and most importantly.... I can myLot from it!!! yay!!!
@chayen (90)
• Philippines
21 May 09
yeah your coworkers is quite right, i also just like you.I don't want to have cellphone in the first place. But when i bought one, i keep it like my baby. Cellphone is addictive, but in the good way of course.
• United States
21 May 09
The only time being addicted to your phone is dangerous is when people are texting on the freeway or something crazy of that sort. Some nights driving home from my moms house there will be a car in front of me swerving and when I pass them I can see their cell phone light shining on their face and the driver is taking quick glances up to keep from crashing. Theres a time and place for everything and putting others in danger to send a quick text is crazy.
@chayen (90)
• Philippines
22 May 09
i totally agree with mybrownhair2008 , i think that is one of the negative affect of cellphone, a lot of people do that. And there is a case in my country when accident happen because he was using cellphone while driving. There is also a campaign in my country that advice not to text while you are driving, I think maybe the government should put some kind of regulation with that. Like for example treat it like wearing a seatbelt or smoking inside your car. Because it really concern about the safety of other people.
• Philippines
21 May 09
Hmmm to answer your question, it depends.. For me, cellphone is the most in demand tool that's used for communicating with your loved ones around the world. Since my boyfriend is away from me and is currently taking a vacation in his hometown, I can say that I won't be able to live without a cellphone. It's hard for me to not to hear anything from him throughtout the day.. so I can say that. But if he's just near me, I will be able to live without a cellphone. My family is just here with me so I'm not worried about losing communication with them. But if by chance they decided to live in another place, I would surely need a cellphone even though my boyfriend is with me. After all, my family is important to me too. I can't afford to be away from them nor abandon them. That's it! Happy myLotting!
@chayen (90)
• Philippines
21 May 09
i completely understand , you are using cellphone as it suppose to be use. as communication tools, maybe you can live without cellphone but you can't live without the person you are trying to communicate with cellphone.
• Philippines
21 May 09
Yes, that's right! You completely understand ^_^ Thanks for understanding. I really can't live without him. That's the bottomline. Happy posting and God Bless!
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 09
before when cellphones are just new, and when i was able to get one, i could say that i cant live without it. but its so different now, since most of the time i am home, and also, there's no one to text to, i dont call since im hearing impaired... and sometimes i dont text if its not very very important as i am saving money and i dont put load on my cellphone if im not gonna use it. i've gone on a day without opening my cellphone... lol... guess i was so bored with it. i can say nowm that i can live without a cellphone.
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@chayen (90)
• Philippines
21 May 09
I think there are several chat application that can offer you for free text or something like that ^^
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
22 May 09
I think I can, I live well when I can't afford a cellphone years ago. And now, I agree with that it's convinent with cellphone for my life, I can send txt messages to our family and close friends, and I can surfing internet via GPRS. Two week ago, my cellphone is broken, and I found I am well without it. There is not work phone after 6 PM, I can enjoy myself after 8 hours working. Haha! I plan to cancel my SIM account soon, then I will be a no-cellphone guy. Haha, what my life will be? Maybe not, I don't know.
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• United States
22 May 09
Yes, I could live without a cell phone. My son has an iphone, and I'm about ready to break that silly thing! He has to get online on it, every time I say something, to check it on the internet! I'm also tired of getting junk text messages on my phone.
@songmp (18)
• China
22 May 09
There is a Chinese song named " Dates without Cellphone",very humorous. Nowadays cellphone is becoming more and more close to our life.I will feel upset even if only one moment without it.
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@anday0108 (632)
• Philippines
22 May 09
I agree cellphones can be real addicting. With the ability that cellphones can do now, not just for communication, it can really be hard to detach yourself from this piece of technology. I think I can live without a cellphone because I have lived my life for a long time without it. However, I will sure feel that something is missing without my cellphone with me. It would be nice to have direct communication with friends and family through my cellphone but if it will be removed from me, then I can always go back to traditional phone and emails.
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@mc1988 (77)
• China
22 May 09
I do noy think I can !Because i have to use the mobile phone almost every moment!Especially in the time outside,it is necessary to use the mobile phone to Internet!On noe occasion I forgot to bring mobile phones ,suddenly I feeling very empty ,and feel very boring!So I think the mobile phone is indeed very important for me!
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
22 May 09
Mobile phones (as Australians calling it) have become part of my daily life. I carry mine everytime I am away from home. It serve the purpose so well that everyone can contact me and I can use it when I needing it. Not bringing a mobile phone feels like going out naked for me :)
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• Philippines
22 May 09
Yes, I can. Actually, I had lost my Cellphone when I was 12 years old. And then I told myself. I really can live whithout it. But If you did just asked about computer. I guess I will say no. hehe.
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@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
21 May 09
I have a prepaid cell phone. It is on only when I leave home. I do not have one of those cell phones with all the new technology and I do not want one. I know people who have the new cell phones and they are addicted to all the different things they can do with the phone. I do not think I could live without the cell phone. I can call family and friends if I need too when not at home.
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• United States
21 May 09
I could Live Without a Cellphone. Just Because i dont talk on the phone alot so i really dont need one. But i Did get one just in case something happend with my children or they needed to call me for something or Something happend to one of my family memebers and they can get ahold of me if im not at home. But other than that i dont really care for it. And im Only 22 and dont seem to think cell phones are all that important.
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• United States
21 May 09
I can Live without a cell phone. I did it for a very long time. Only reason i got one was just in case something happens to my children or family members and someone needed to get ahold of me. Other than that i probably would have never got one jsut because i dont talk on the phone alot.
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• Canada
21 May 09
I don't think I could live without my cell phone. It seems like everyday there are atleast 5 phone calls I need to make, some for work and some for friends/family. It's like now in the 21st century no one bothers going out and meeting friends face to face, when you can talk to them from the comfort of your living room. So while I admit it's convenient, you would be right in saying people these days are getting lazy.
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@cmy1004f (381)
• China
21 May 09
To me cellphone is not so important that I cannot live with it, but accident always be happened in usual life. When I go to work or back home by bus, I cannot expect that if there a traffic jam in front of the road; or by metro for the same way, I also cannot expect when the train will stop suddenly on the way. At the times above if I should use cellphone to confirm my colleague or my family what happen and where I am.
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• Mexico
21 May 09
No really i can't live without cellphone.Because i have phone call all times.But i dont use phone only for that.Its a communication for me.And as you said,those other features are good like,Camera,music players,fm and mostly i use is note pad.
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• United States
21 May 09
My cell phone is right here without any minutes on it. I have no desire to put minutes on it right now either. I find as long as my daughter's phone is working I can live without mine. i never realized just how aggravating it was to have it ringing all the time. Now I am sitting here realizing yes I can live without a cell phone.
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@GemmaR (8521)
22 May 09
I hate to say it, but I could never live without my mobile phone. I am completely obsessed with it, and send often more than 100 text messages per day. It's a good job that I earn so much, otherwise I wouldn't be able to pay for it! I am on contract though, so get it a lot cheaper than if I were paying for it any other way.
@chayen (90)
• Philippines
22 May 09
yeah me too the first time i started long distance relationship with my bf, he liked to text me around 100 everyday. But now, not that often :(
@loisvite (47)
• Philippines
22 May 09
Cellphone is really an important tool nowadays. Before I was kinda addicted to it, but now I seldom check on it in a day .. I had the latest cellphone as far as I know, but I really come to being bored on it. I seldom reply on friend's messages, if its not important. My husband is working abroad, we communicate on Yahoo messenger or skype, but a lot on on-line games,, lol.. And we spend about 8 hours on the net, since I own a net cafe so it's easy way. Cellphone for me is only for important things, including families and business matters.. So I still can say "I can't live without cellphone."
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
22 May 09
i think i can... i hardly use my cell phone and i don't use it that much except to keep in touch with my hubby every now and then... but i had left my cell phone a few times at home and i can still survive... i just have to use the office phone to make phone calls and make arrangements before hand to meet my hubby... take care and have a nice day...