is mobile phone become a necessity?

August 14, 2011 8:54am CST
People today can’t seem to live without mobile phones. Many will argue that it has become a necessity in today’s ever-rushing, perpetually trying-to-connect-to-whoever world.Can you still remember your life before there is mobile phones? Is it really a necessity? what do you think my fellow mylotters?
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17 responses
@stanley777 (9402)
• Philippines
15 Aug 11
Yes, I can say it's a necessity.Even children as young as seven or even younger preferred to have one so that they can talk or text to their friends.I guess all of our actions seems to depend much on mobile phones, because it's the fastest communication to our love ones.And also having one may mean more expenses. Before without cell phone,our life is not so stressful I think because we don't worry too much.
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Yes, it's nice sometimes to have a day off with our cell phones.Because by using it sometimes you are wondering why she/he is not texting or made a call especially if your anticipating that he/she should have call or text to know his/her where about so you worry why.
15 Aug 11
yes I agree that having mobile phones is a necessity, to have communications with family and friends,and yes it add to expenses because of monthly bills and also by buying the mobile unit itself, but still it's nice to have a day without using mobile phone, I think it's less stressful.
@2wicelot (2945)
14 Aug 11
Mobile phones have become a necessity but it seems not for everyone. Surprisingly, there are still people out there who still do not have mobile phones. Yet others are too dependent on their mobile phones that it seems there whole lives is stored on their mobile phones. I try my best not to get too attached or dependent on the mobile phone.
@2wicelot (2945)
15 Aug 11
That's true people have a lot of things in their phones to help their daily lives.
15 Aug 11
hi:) yes mobile phones is necessity for others, but me I can still get out of the house without bringing my mobile phone, but I understand those who needs it everyday, not only for calls or text but also for entertainment and reminders.
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@saraines (154)
• United States
15 Aug 11
I think they have become a necessity, some people exaggerate, but for the ones who use it as they should, it is very necessary. Just yesterday i had gone to a friends house that is moving, for some reason my cell phone decided to stop working, i was alone at the time, waiting for them to get to the house, i needed to get in contact with them and could not, i could not call anyone, that drove me nuts, so i ended up getting in my car, driving to the new apartment, just to find out she had already left, if my cell had been working i would have known before making the trip. After i got to the apartment the cell started working again, don't know what happened, just glad i have my phone back.
15 Aug 11
yes that's true it becomes a necessity nowadays. yeah time like that you will know how mobile phone is important to your daily living, thats sad but still it's nice because you saw your friend instead of just calling them, maybe it's the reason why it doesn't work the time you needed it. so perhaps that's also the reason why other people have two or more mobile phones.
@dracopao (22)
• Philippines
15 Aug 11
for me yes mobile phones are a necessity..mobile phones are useful when we're in emergencies, when we are in a situation where in we need to have a response to somebody, when we want to talk to somebody when we have problems..
15 Aug 11
hi:) yes for some people it's a necessity, also to me when I'm out of the house so that my family and friends can communicate with me, but it's sometimes it's just nice to have a day off without using mobile phone, just to relax and live a simplier life for a day.
15 Aug 11
i can remember life without mobile phones, but i try to block it out haha i adore my hpone! it's an attachment to my arm! but i use it to call and text friends and family and my partner. i use it to tweet, facebook, calender, calculator.. eveything! so i really couldn't live without mine.. i dont even like talking about it lol!
15 Aug 11
yes cellphones are not only for communication also for entertainment and more, but me I can still have a day in one week that I dont use my cellphone, like it's less stressful, but I understand how you feel, because I felt that too sometimes.
• India
15 Aug 11
You say about mobile phones. What's the matter about electricity? In ancient days, there is no electricity. People at that time live with lamps. As modernism is increased day by day to meet the requirements with low work and little time. Therefore, all these facilities were come one by one. It is in the hands of people whether they would leave these habits or not.
15 Aug 11
yes I'm saying about mobile phones in here.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 11
flowerfest08, to me I could say mobile phone has become a necessity when my loved ones or I'm away from home. With this mobile phone those who are outside or at home have the convenience to contact any one at home or outside whenever or wherever they are handily, especially when urgent help is needed. Yeah, the time when cell phone was not available we could hardly connect whoever unless land phone or house phone was available there Happy posting
15 Aug 11
hi:) yes I understand you, for me too it's somehow a necessity when I'm out of the house, so that my family and friends could communicate with me, but me I can still last a day without opening my cellphone especially when I'm at home during weekend, somehow it's less stressful if I'm not using it. like I can relax more.
@cudamani (996)
• India
14 Aug 11
It is not an absolute necessity though. The days have changed. We find the very same people who criticized the use of cell phones have one on their palms now! It seems they realized its significance rather late!
15 Aug 11
yes cellphone is somehow a necessity these days but still it's simplier and less stressful without it.
@DoctorDidi (7018)
• India
14 Aug 11
It is no doubt a reality that mobile phone has now become a part and parcel of our life. We can no more survive without it.
15 Aug 11
yes like if you don't have cellphone it's like your out of this world already.really a necessity nowadays, but sometimes it's just nice turning it off so no one can disturb you especially if its weekend, time for relaxing.
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
14 Aug 11
I can remember my life without a mobile phone. It was less stressful then. I think people rely to much on them. I think it's rude to be in public and talk on a cell phone. Especially, when you are at a restaurant or grocery checkout line. These people are paying absolutely no attention to the waitress or checkers. I can even begin to imagine what they are thinking about the customer. Best Wishes!
15 Aug 11
hi:) yes I think so too, less stressful and simplier.. using cellphone while you're on public is really rude, some people like that need to learn some respect too... happy mylotting firend:)
@thatgirl13 (7294)
• South Korea
14 Aug 11
Well I think the answers depend on the responders, as for me, yes my phone is a necessary item for me. I cn't seem to go anywhere without it and I am totally dependant on it even for knowing the date and/or time. Without it I wouldn't know what day we are in and so on. I can remember life without cell phones, i was in middle school and things were much more fun and stress free.
15 Aug 11
yes cellphone nowadays is already a necessity, not only for communicating but also for fun and for reminders and something like that, actually it's really beneficial, but me I can still go out of our house without bringing it
25 Aug 11
Hi flowerfest...Nowadays we really know that mobile phone is already part of our everyday life. Its now the mean source of communication. Before there is no mobile its less stress than now. Even though there are bunch of pros and cons when talking about mobile phones, but as new generation we must have to adapt the more high technology.
@Shankerj (241)
• India
14 Aug 11
I dont know any family around me who are not having atleast one mobile phone, and many families are having 1 mobile for each member. Mobile phone is gadget which is very helpful in many types (social, business etc) of communication. and it is a good to have a mobile phone.
15 Aug 11
yes It's necessity not only for communication, but also for entertainment and for many things too, but I can still live a day without it.
• Philippines
14 Aug 11
We can live a simple, stress free life without a cellphone. I remember I was on my childhood days were cellphone is a "WANT" gadget and I do not even mind touching our soap like cellphone before. We have to admit that cellphone nowadays is an all-in-one gadget. We can stay connected anywhere at anytime. We should also learn that in some part of world, cellphone or telephone is not even known in their vocabulary and they have easy and simple living.
15 Aug 11
yes that's true, I think life without a cellphone is simplier but nowadays having a cellphone is a must because without it it's like were out of this world anymore.
@greenline (14838)
• Canada
17 Aug 11
Mobile phone and the internet are pretty much becoming absolute necessities these days. I have been traveling often on my business trips within my country and overseas. Whenever I travel, I carry along my mobile phone and my laptop computer, as the means of keeping in touch with my family and with my work place back home.
@kaylachan (57450)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Aug 11
I remember when mobile phones, and the world of the internet were nothing like they are today. I watched technology explode throughout my life. I remember corded phones, touch tones etc. And, despite this I agree (for me) a cell phone is a must-have. I was able to break away from my phone (in a sense) and from the being tied down and paying bills I didn't need. But, with the mobile phone I can get rid of bills. Which makes me feel so... free as a person. For me, my phone is a need. A connection to the outside world. It powers my internet for my laptop, and so much more. I can honestly saiy I don't know what I'd do or where'd I be without it. Obessed isn't what I am... smart. that's how I see things. Smart.
• India
16 Aug 11
You can forget your wallet at home but not your cell phone... cell phones have become a necissity and people cant live without it.. According to a survey.. 60% of the people sleep with their mobiles next to their pillow...now thats harmful for health... people are crazy about their cell phones and often play games or keep doin small things with it... now a days u can chat, use the net n all on your phone... it definately is a necessity...