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Is a cell phone a necessity?

 
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Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
I don't own one myself. Haven't had one in years. My husband has an older model that's basically only for phone calls. He shares it with me and we use it instead of a landline and it doesn't have any of the fancy apps.

I have a kid and I feel like maybe I NEED one of my own on me in case something happens somewhere.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
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I don't miss mine after 2 years or the 200$ month bill.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
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No they are not necessary. When i grew up not to long ago, I'm 44. We all knew where every person was. We had a note book next to the phone. We were always home when we said we were going to be, or we called first if we were going to be late. Cell phones have taken over a large part of parenting.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
What is a "Cell phone:" and what is a "phone"?

Are the necessary to live a happy, healthy, and prosperous life?

Answer: NO.
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07/04/2012 01:05 AM
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
no
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien


I don't miss mine after 2 years or the 200$ month bill.
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That's highway robbery. I imagine it was atleast a pretty decked out phone with features?

I wouldn't think twice about getting my own phone if I could just get a PHONE, that just dials in and out. Who knows if they sell those anymore. These new fangled things are too expensive.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
For emergencies, yes. If you car breaks down in the middle of nowhere you will be glad to have one. I'd get one without the monthly plan though.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien


No they are not necessary. When i grew up not to long ago, I'm 44. We all knew where every person was. We had a note book next to the phone. We were always home when we said we were going to be, or we called first if we were going to be late. Cell phones have taken over a large part of parenting.
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I agree with that last part. Technology in general has really taken over too much with parenting but society is letting it happen. Example, I had a lot of questions for my son's pediatrician about his feedings and at one point he told me to refer to the some website for feeding tips. I was floored. Yea the internet is a great place for general information, but in this case I wanted an expert in person to help with specific advice.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
For emergencies, yes. If you car breaks down in the middle of nowhere you will be glad to have one. I'd get one without the monthly plan though.
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Yea thats what I'm thinking. I didn't know you could get one without montly plans. Even the pay as you go phones seem to only last a month or so even if you haven't used your minutes.
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07/04/2012 01:25 AM
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
No, my old phone is "an old log" so will not work soon. I'm all good with that and won't be replacing it
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
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They should exist ONLY for emergency situation, (NO ONE has a reason to be on phone away from home or office except for that) or at the most, texting only necessary messages.

Prepaid, not contracts.

Otherwise, cell phones are one of THE top symbols of sheeple mentality, herding behavior, the willful participation, without ANY legitimate basis, in something that is dangerous and intrusive.

Sheer lunacy.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien




They should exist ONLY for emergency situation, (NO ONE has a reason to be on phone away from home or office except for that) or at the most, texting only necessary messages.

Prepaid, not contracts.

Otherwise, cell phones are one of THE top symbols of sheeple mentality, herding behavior, the willful participation, without ANY legitimate basis, in something that is dangerous and intrusive.

Sheer lunacy.
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Well said. What was once a useful tool has now become a play thing.
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07/04/2012 01:39 AM
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
it has been an important aspect to every job I have had since 1988
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
No, but they are very useful and handy in this "modern" day and age. Just make sure the govt. hasn't tapped it....hiding
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien




They should exist ONLY for emergency situation, (NO ONE has a reason to be on phone away from home or office except for that) or at the most, texting only necessary messages.

Prepaid, not contracts.

Otherwise, cell phones are one of THE top symbols of sheeple mentality, herding behavior, the willful participation, without ANY legitimate basis, in something that is dangerous and intrusive.

Sheer lunacy.
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yeah no one EVER has an emergency while on the ROAD..

-hey randomly capitalizing WORDS is FUN!peace

-not TO mention Your participatION on this highly QUESTIONABLE website...agent
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
definitely possible to get by without one but I'd be lost without my iPhone.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien


It is for emergency purposes, but if you can't afford it, you don't need it. Especially in survival situation, cell phone would be useless as a used condom.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
yeah no one EVER has an emergency while on the ROAD..

-hey randomly capitalizing WORDS is FUN!peace

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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
yeah no one EVER has an emergency while on the ROAD..

-hey randomly capitalizing WORDS is FUN!peace

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sheep
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lol
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien




They should exist ONLY for emergency situation, (NO ONE has a reason to be on phone away from home or office except for that) or at the most, texting only necessary messages.

Prepaid, not contracts.

Otherwise, cell phones are one of THE top symbols of sheeple mentality, herding behavior, the willful participation, without ANY legitimate basis, in something that is dangerous and intrusive.

Sheer lunacy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19089895


Says the guy using a computer and internet connection like all the other sheeple. Hypocrite.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
definitely possible to get by without one but I'd be lost without my iPhone.
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You're lost anyway then.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien


I need mine for work.

Plus with all the traveling I do for work, just in case of emergency.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Open question to all.

Are they really necessary for everyone? Should everyone have their own?

You can of course do with out one, but in case of an emergency they would really come in handy. Plus this day and age with technology existing at every corner it seem like an essential thing to carry.
 Quoting: alien


I need mine for work.

Plus with all the traveling I do for work, just in case of emergency.
 Quoting: mopar28m


Definitly understandable for work. Seems like the biggest overwhelming reason to get one for personal use is in case of emergencies. I haven't seen a pay phone anywhere in years.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
<----- Android Programmer

In answer to your question: Yes they are a necessity. Now STFU, go out and buy the latest Samsung Galaxy, download my free apps and click on the banners!

That is all.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
loads of jobs require to be reached constantly, you'll need one in that case

if you're someone who doesn't need to call all day for business, it's only got use for emergencies or when you're as socially handicaped as the people using social media i.e. constantly need to be fed communication to give you the illusion not you're leading your live alone.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Never had one.

My home phone, landline, rings maybe once a week, don't really need that either.

I do have a CB in my car, an old one.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
They are a necessity for some, I don't have a landline, haven't for years, I use my smartphone to keep in touch with my very large family.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
Easy living without one.

Fact.

Only a criminal needs a tagging device.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
I refuse to get a cell phone. Do fine without it.
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Re: Is a cell phone a necessity?
It can sure come in handy when you need to look something up while you are out. I despise most trends especially the "antisocial media" phenomenon but have many uses for my smartphone. I do not need to carry a camera anymore because there is an 8mp shooter in the phone, and I can access the web when necessary. Good for emergency situations also.
I am 20 and because I do not use antisocial media my main form of contact is through my phone - by calling people or emailing them, so for me, it is a necessity.

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