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    Am I the Last Man On Earth Without a Bloody Cellphone?

    I hate them. Discuss.
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    I wish I had one. My mom says I am too young (15 is too young eh?) but yea people who drive with cell phones need to die. Hate the cellphonee not the cellphone.

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    I hate them.
    Agreed. I don't have one, haven't found a true need to have one and probably won't get one. There is a limit to how much I really want to be connected to the world. When I go cycling, the last thing I want is the world (namely work and sometimes family) to find me.

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    I will never, ever get a cell phone. I hate them, and get sick at the thought of using one. I'm the same way with watches. All cell phones and watches should be destroyed.
    Is trick from science!

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    The only reason I don't have one is, I can't really afford it... and I wouldn't use it enough. I might get a prepaid one for light use, emergencies and such. Also games...

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    Denver Fox once called me a techno cumdgeon...or something to that effect. i despise the things, even if begrudgingly know they might have some useful purpose.. again. last thing I want on a ride is a phone...that is why I am riding...in part at least..
    but, then when my wife comes home late and don't know where she is at, I sort of want her to have one..even tho she hates them too...

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    My sister-in-law doesn't have one. She keeps saying she should get one, but her lack of enthusiasm towards getting one makes me think she'll continue to go without. It's not a bad thing to have, but if you become slavishly dependant on it, put it down for a few days and go without. Wean yourself off the technology.

    Now, if you don't have internet, then I would seriously question your judgement!

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    As per your question...yeah, you might be. Wait, I think I saw a homeless fella down on 8th street who didn't have one. Stick to your guns...don't let "them" assimilate you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    Now, if you don't have internet, then I would seriously question your judgement!
    Screw that! Curiousity is probably my defining character trait, after being pissed off all the time, of course. As soon as I got online, I couldn't figure out what I ever did without it! There are literally GALAXIES of information for the taking.
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    The saleswoman in Radio Shack tried to sell me a cellphone the last time I was in there. Her argument for having one is "what if you got stranded?" I was standing there with my bike helmet and gloves, and I live in a city of 4.5 million--how can I be stranded? I just said no thanks and went about my business.

    I can imagine in the future a race of humans with *very* short right arms so they can hold their cellphone better. Funny how you can spot someone on a phone from a long distance from the way they hold their arms.
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    When I used to wait tables, I could always tell if I had a table full of "undesirables" when you'd walk up and there'd be three or four people, all having seperate conversations on their cells. If no one would hang up, I'd make THEM wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Map tester
    The saleswoman in Radio Shack tried to sell me a cellphone the last time I was in there. Her argument for having one is "what if you got stranded?" I was standing there with my bike helmet and gloves, and I live in a city of 4.5 million--how can I be stranded? I just said no thanks and went about my business.

    I can imagine in the future a race of humans with *very* short right arms so they can hold their cellphone better. Funny how you can spot someone on a phone from a long distance from the way they hold their arms.
    That's assuming you don't go any any longer country cruises. A cellphone has its uses.

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    a cell phone is just an extended range phone without a cord

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    wow, too many uptight people. It's a TOOL. A communication tool! You don't always have to answer it.

    And it's not a tool of the devil. You don't want one, fine, but geez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    That's assuming you don't go any any longer country cruises. A cellphone has its uses.
    A good point, but it seems that when I am with friends w/cellphones and we are out deep in the countryside, they very often don't have a signal.

    I easily see the utility of a cellphone; if my family's work/school situation changes in the future, I could very well have a phone for my wife and son.

    I think what bothers me is the unthinking use of cellphones while doing something that affects others: driving a car or crossing the street. A few years ago I worked in a deli and dreaded customers who walked up for a sandwich and were talking on a phone. It is like trying to help someone with serious brain damage.
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    Don't own one right now, but when I'm in college I might have to.
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    A cell phone is a tool, yes. Plain and simple, it makes life more convienent if you want to pay for it. Lots of people abuse the privilage, which leads to a stereotype that some people have. However, there are lots of people who use it responsibly and in the right circumstances.

    Say I'm walking around town and I see a sale for an item, I call my friend up, ask him to open an new browser window, he looks up the lowest price online, my life is made easier. I know some real uptight people who say, "well you can wait till you go home to check, etc etc." And I say, if I have it, why not use it in that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    A cell phone is a tool, yes. Lots of people abuse the privilage, which leads to a stereotype that some people have.
    So is it the cell phone that is the tool or the people who abuse it? I don't have one, I don't wanna be that available *BUT* when we got hit by a truck while riding my buddy used his to call cops. It'd be nice to have one for things like that-but to the tools that yap on them all day and night while driving and in public SHUT THE F UP ALREADY!!!!!

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    I work for a technology company.
    I have a cheap cell for I bought for $4 on ebay. It does not have a camera. It cannot send text messages. It cannot access teh interwebs.
    It rings when someone calls. I can talk and hear on my phone. They can talk and hear too.
    I can call a person. They can hear me speak and I can hear them too.
    I use it in case of emergencies. One time, a friend called to say they were going to a bar - that was an emergency. I was fortunate to receive that call and meet them at the proper bar. Chicago has more than one bar, so you can plainly see the dilemma that was avoided.
    I think I have never used more than 50% of my call minutes or whatever they are called.

    There are a lot of fat nerds at my job. They have B.O., severely lack social skills, and their shirts are often reminiscent of a meadow freshly dusted with snow, except instead of snow, it is dandruff, food crumbs and boogers. Their cell phones can save the world. They have cameras. They can put pictures of Darth Maul on the screen. They can access teh interwebs - w00t. They can send email and text messages. They can mix their own ring tones. Ring tones for all the calls they will never recieve from friends they do not have.
    I love my $4 phone. In a world of hyper-indulgent gadgetry, it does exactly what it is meant to do. Get me to the right bar.
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    As I have said before. If I wasn't working in IT fulltime I would never have a cellphone. I hate them. I am on call pretty much constantly as the IT manager so the company won't let me off without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Map tester
    A few years ago I worked in a deli and dreaded customers who walked up for a sandwich and were talking on a phone. It is like trying to help someone with serious brain damage.
    Boy, you've got that right! Another issue I have with cellphones are the hands free ones, you know the ones with the headset. 1. Any one that has one of those on look like they're on an ego trip. 2. They'll start talking and at times I've thought they were talking to me. Why would you talk in public loud enough for everyone to hear when you're not even talking to anyone in the vicinity? 3. Since I can hear you, most of the conversations I've heard are just talk with no reason to do so.
    Then there's the comment I got from my wife. She's had people on the drivethru call someone to read the menu to them for their order. Of course while the line behind them got quite long.
    The ONLY good reason for a cell phone is for emergencies, and sorry, I don't think finding the right bar is an emergency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    There are a lot of fat nerds at my job. They have B.O., severely lack social skills, and their shirts are often reminiscent of a meadow freshly dusted with snow, except instead of snow, it is dandruff, food crumbs and boogers. Their cell phones can save the world. They have cameras. They can put pictures of Darth Maul on the screen. They can access teh interwebs - w00t. They can send email and text messages. They can mix their own ring tones. Ring tones for all the calls they will never recieve from friends they do not have.



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    165 effects me the same way it effects MadMan..Great commentary 165 ..I thought cell phones had plans that limit you to so many minutes per month..? The way I follow some cell phone users in the grocery stores, I would think they would use all of their time in that one shopping/shoot the bull buyathon at Ikea.
    Usually their conversations make me sick,unless they start talking about weird kinky stuff.( has happened..) ..then it might get interesting..? Usually it is just insight into some boring life....
    but, usually I do not want to be trapped hearing about some strangers personal life..... if only such occurences were rare, I would not be so jaded...
    should we ever get a cell phone, would have to be one w/o a plan and just limited use for emergencies..like those with a monthly time limit on a phone credit card..

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    I don't have a cellphone, and I'm not getting one.

    The idea of people being able to reach me at all times is not appealing--I am too busy.

    Going on break at work, dialing a friend to say "What's up man? Nothing here either. What are you watching?" doesn't interest me.

    Talking about nothing while grocery shopping or driving on the freeway doesn't sound like fun.

    Too much talk going on with nothing being said.

    I hate cellphones.

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    I like them. Ive had one since i was 14. I can live without it but it makes things much easier for me.
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