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Am I the only one here who does not use a cell phone ?

I did not say I don't own one, I just don't use it.
I keep it charged, but not powered on.
I take it on trips and rent a sat phone when I go on extreme adventure trips.
I turned it on today to check my call log and the last call was on 11 March 2014.
In fact my cell phone is as old as my newest vehicle, a 2000 GMC.



I remember walking into a restaurant a few weeks ago and a large family (10-12 people) came in and as soon as they sat down, each and every one of them had their faces buried in their phones and hardly said any words to each other.
When did people stop talking to each other? I wanted to walk over there and drop all their phones into the lobster tank and say "you'll thank me later".

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post #2 of 33 Old 11-04-2017, 05:29 AM
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i don't have a land line, it got screwed up when at&t installed the dsl line

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WITH YOU brother, don't own one of the darn things, don't want one either,
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I have a landline and answering machine. No Need for an "Electronic Leash."
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Total opposite. I own 2 cells and no land line.

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My wife and I avoided cell phones as long as we could. We had no cell phones, and just one land-line phone at the house, until about 4 years ago.

What tripped the balance was one summer evening, I was away at my Garden railroad club meeting until 9pm, Deb was home with the cats in the backyard, one of our cats jumped the fence to chase off another neighboorhood cat..they ran into the street, neighbor cat crossed safely, but our cat did a barrel roll underneath a moving pickup truck, then ran off and hid. Deb couldnt find him, and didnt know if he was hurt or not..she searched for 30 minutes..finally the cat came out of hiding, thankfully unhurt.

But, before the cat appeared, Deb was panicking, and she had absolutely no way to reach me..that did it, we got cell phones.

Now we each have a phone, and we got rid of the land line..no reason to have it anymore. We pay a total of $80 a month for both phones and lines combined, which is more expensive than the land-line, but waaaaay cheaper than most people pay.

I still talk as much on the phone as I ever have, about 10 minutes a month, and I keep the 4g data turned off unless I need it, which is seldom. I mainly use the phone for texting my wife! we text back and forth quite a lot during the work week, its actually quite handy. We basically dont touch our phones at all during the weekends. We have unlimited "talk" minutes and texts included in the plan, Deb talks to her mom on the phone about an hour a week..i talk to my mom about 10 minutes a month..I would say we use the phones 85% for texting, 10% for talking, and almost never for data...the portability is very handy though..and we did use the data a lot on vacation! Having a map in your pocket, that always knows exactly where you are and can tell you how to get anywhere else, is incredibly handy. And finding out where gas stations are, resturants, etc. You have the internet with you at all times. Very nice when you need it.

Also, I work in IT, and I do need the phone for work, for connecting to the work VPN and other random things..

So, im glad I have it! Im not glued to it constantly, but it is definately useful..

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Good to know that I'm not alone !!!

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I'm not very fond of cell phones either. I dislike most social media. So, I see no need for a smart one. I hate texting too. It's more difficult to multitask while reading and typing, and it often takes more time than just calling somebody. It bothers me when I see everybody's faces buried in a phone everywhere I go, and there is also a certain freedom about not having a phone in your pocket that I miss.
But, I haven't had a land line in close to a decade...

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My land line is still from the phone company and I still have a few working rotary dial phones around the house.
It's fun to watch the younger kids/nieces/nephews come over and try and use the rotary dial phone.
Last month I stopped in a convenience store and asked them where the payphone was and they looked at me like I was from another planet. They yanked them out a few
years back, so I just used the clerks cell phone.

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