Who here besides me does not have any type of cellphone?

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    Sep 07, 2011 7:07 AM GMT
    I used to have a company supplied cellphone on me 24/7, 365 days per year including vacations for about 15 years and when I got a position that didn't require that any longer I decided I'd had enough and so I've not owned one now for close to 4 years now. They don't even interest me and the last thing I want is for anyone including my partner calling me at whim. Like when I"m at the dog park or putzing thru the grocery store etc. Not even for emergencies.. I don't buy into that crap. If I'm out and the house burns down or I'm out of town and somebody dies.. well I'll hear about it eventually. My partner has one, he's always getting the latest every year or two and I've never even picked it up to look at it.

    So I'd like to know.. is there anyone else here like me who refuses to have one?
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:09 AM GMT
    One day I thought "Hey, I'm gonna jump off this wharf and swim to shore!!!"
    Maybe Ariel has my phone.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:11 AM GMT
    Saber170 saidOne day I thought "Hey, I'm gonna jump off this wharf and swim to shore!!!"
    Maybe Ariel has my phone.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    The only comforting thing in this hideous dystopian thread is the image of The Little Mermaid I just conjured.
  • JP85257

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    Sep 07, 2011 7:16 AM GMT
    I lost my Android and had to downgrade to my phone that ONLY texts and calls. I want to die.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:19 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidI lost my Android and had to downgrade to my phone that ONLY texts and calls.


    Ick, I may have to block you just based on this :s
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 07, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    Yes,no mobile telephone of any kind here; no need of one, no desire for one.
    I enjoy the benefits of being unreachable most of the time.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:24 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    JP85257 saidI lost my Android and had to downgrade to my phone that ONLY texts and calls.


    Ick, I may have to block you just based on this :s

    Just until tomorrow. FEDEX is on their way!
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:24 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThe only comforting thing in this hideous dystopian thread is the image of The Little Mermaid I just conjured.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    Lincsbear saidYes,no mobile telephone of any kind here; no need of one, no desire for one.


    Whew I"m not the only one.. Not that I don't like gadgets of all sorts because I do, got plenty and more and maybe even more than most, it's just the cellphone thing.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Ariodante saidThe only comforting thing in this hideous dystopian thread is the image of The Little Mermaid I just conjured.
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    I knew it.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    Saber170 said
    Anduru said
    Ariodante saidThe only comforting thing in this hideous dystopian thread is the image of The Little Mermaid I just conjured.
    [thieving slut]

    I knew it.
    It matches her hair so she ain't givin' it back.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:39 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Ariodante saidThe only comforting thing in this hideous dystopian thread is the image of The Little Mermaid I just conjured.
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    Win!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 9:36 AM GMT
    I kinda wanna make my Ariel pic my facebook profile pic...
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    Sep 07, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
    LOL. Sounds like you enjoy being contrary, which is good. But I wonder how your partner feels when he can't get a hold of you. Sometimes, especially in severe weather, etc., it's really reassuring to know that the folks you love are okay.

    Maybe you could consider getting a phone with call screening software and only let through calls from your partner, your state lottery commission, etc., LOL
  • carew28

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    Sep 07, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    I've never had a cellphone, and I don't know how to use one. I'm not very gadget-savvy and I'm not good with new technology. I didn't learn how to do e-mail until around 2007, although I use it all the time now, keeping in touch with family and friends. I thought I'd be able to go through life without ever having to learn how to use a computer, but I finally forced myself to learn at least the basic things ( e-mail, internet, Word). I still don't own a computer though, I use the ones at work, or at the library.

    Every so often I think about getting a cellphone and learning how to use it. Maybe one of these days I'll get motivated enough to actually do it, but then again, maybe not.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 07, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    carew28 saidI've never had a cellphone, and I don't know how to use one. I'm not very gadget-savvy and I'm not good with new technology. I didn't learn how to do e-mail until around 2007, although I use it all the time now, keeping in touch with family and friends. I thought I'd be able to go through life without ever having to learn how to use a computer, but I finally forced myself to learn at least the basic things ( e-mail, internet, Word). I still don't own a computer though, I use the ones at work, or at the library.

    Every so often I think about getting a cellphone and learning how to use it. Maybe one of these days I'll get motivated enough to actually do it, but then again, maybe not.



    May I suggest you make a concerted effort to try and join the 21st Century icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 9:17 PM GMT

    Nope, no cellphone. No cordless phones anymore either. Not since we found ourselves hearing some of the neighbours calls, which meant they could likely listen in on us as well.

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    Sep 07, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    carew28 saidI've never had a cellphone, and I don't know how to use one. I'm not very gadget-savvy and I'm not good with new technology. I didn't learn how to do e-mail until around 2007, although I use it all the time now, keeping in touch with family and friends. I thought I'd be able to go through life without ever having to learn how to use a computer, but I finally forced myself to learn at least the basic things ( e-mail, internet, Word). I still don't own a computer though, I use the ones at work, or at the library.

    Every so often I think about getting a cellphone and learning how to use it. Maybe one of these days I'll get motivated enough to actually do it, but then again, maybe not.



    May I suggest you make a concerted effort to try and join the 21st Century icon_lol.gif


    Yeah! For only $799.95 you can have one of these convenient, lightweight and portable "cellular phones".

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    Calls are only $5.99 per minute and batteries have a long-lasting 30 minute life... you'll be all the rage at your next yacht party or at the movies, when you call all your buddies who still are stuck having to drop a dime into pay phones to make their long-distance calls!

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    Sep 07, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
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    And for those of y'all wanting a truly new-fangled dee-vice that all the young whippersnappers are having installed in their homes - the Telly-O-Phone is the ideal gift.
  • MrPapo317

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    Sep 07, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    I want a zack morris phone.
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    Sep 07, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I got my first cell phone in 1990, a big, clumsy bag phone, and thought I was behind the times. Just like when I didn't buy my first home computer until 1983. And didn't get a Palm Pilot PDA until the late 1990s. All the time thinking I was becoming outdated and falling behind.

    But to me technology is just a tool. I only ever get those things I think I need, that will help me, and after they've been proven, not gimmicks. I've never owned an iPod, nor do I intend to. Nor a video game console. I have no need or interest in them, so I don't own them. But the new things I think I might need, that might help me, I get.

    A cell phone is not merely a convenience, but a potential lifesaver, s lifeline to emergency services. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to be without that safety net.
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    Sep 07, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    I work for Vodafone (European Verizon)

    I find myself getting irrationally angry at random strangers in my office because the cellular network only extends to the first two cubicles of the men's restroom which are occupied by people who don't have personal email/text/calls to send on their bathroom run which has to last 6 mins or less or the work calls and emails will build up to such a volume I will spend the rest of the afternoon catching up

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    Sep 08, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    With no cell phone are you sure you even exist?


    I get where you're coming from OP. I love my cell phone AND I love not having it available all the time too. I hate feeling shackled. I conveniently leave my phone on vibrate in my bedroom to charge while I'm in the living room. I go to the dog park and usually leave my phone in my car.
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    Sep 08, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Ermine saidWith no cell phone are you sure you even exist?


    I get where you're coming from OP. I love my cell phone AND I love not having it available all the time too. I hate feeling shackled. I conveniently leave my phone on vibrate in my bedroom to charge while I'm in the living room. I go to the dog park and usually leave my phone in my car.


    Yeah I think, therefore I am, so I must exist icon_wink.gif

    Shackled is probably the right term. Like I said in my op I was shackled to a phone 24/7 for so many years. Leaving it behind to go out somewhere was not an easy option in my case. It was part of my job requirement and as for the vacation part having to take it.. technicallly against labor laws since all employees are legally entitled to a vacation..the unwritten "corporate law" in my case though was tow the line and keep your mouth shut, you're being very well compensated (financially) which I was .. so I went along with it.. Too long probably but I guess the price I paid did serve me well in the end. Enough that I was able to take a good package with bridging compensation and leave at a relatively young age.

    Now that I'm free of all that I somewhat cringe when I see everybody out and about,like at the dog park or store yakking on their phone etc.. and I don't want to be in that position.. Even carrying it turned off,, it's become the expected norm now that if you have a cellphone everyone expects that they can always get in touch with you.. no thanks.