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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

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    I Vant to Be Alone......

    I just can't stand the idea of people being able to get ahold of me all the time.  I'm old enough to have gotten through most of my life just fine without a mobile phone.  The very brief period of time when I tried to have such a phone ended with the phone in the...
    guzele guzele 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    It Feels Good

    i've always hated the feeling of people being able to contact me whenever they feel like it. i had a cellphone for a couple months, but i got disgusted with it and stopped paying for it. i feel like if i want to talk to someone, i'll call them. cell phones are supposed to be a...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Apr 11, 2008

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    Not Essential

    I don’t have any particular need for a cellphone. Why would I pay for something I wouldn't use very often?
    NoEh NoEh 22-25 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    I Lied --

    My wife bought me one -- in ten years I used it twice when my van broke down to call AAA.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Jul 16, 2009

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    I manage to get through college very well

    without one, but life would be SO much easier if I had one!
    AlayaRi AlayaRi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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    No Cell

    So far I haven't needed a cell phone. I'm typically close to a phone either home or work. And in between I enjoy my uninterrupted free time. So I have no plan on getting one.
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2007

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    I Kinda Want One Though...

    I only have an iPod Touch. not one of the newer cooler ones where you can take pictures or anything even. I don't want to ask for cool technology because of my adopted parents not being my actual parents... and I'm grateful enough for them taking me in... I don't need expensive...
    HowSmashing HowSmashing 18-21, F Jun 24, 2013

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    Nor Does Anyone I Live With..

    I guess it's unusual to not have access to one at my age. But I avoid asking others, so this is the way it is.
    pitapockets pitapockets 13-15 Jun 30, 2011

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    Why?

    I just can't bring myself to pay so much for something that I really don't want. I can just borrow other peoples' cell phones when I need to. And I don't want people to feel they have the right to contact me at any time, no matter what I'm doing or where I am.
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F Mar 8, 2013

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    I Don't Own A Cell Phone

    I don't own a cell phone.  I have a regular phone and get hardly anyone calling me.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 18, 2012

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    Call Me If You Can

    My cell phone was stolen about five years ago and ever since I didn't bother to replace it. I don't really need it since no one really calls me but if they need to get in contact, it's through my brother's cell phone or the internet. However, my family member have been...
    ThatOneAloofGuy ThatOneAloofGuy 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I don't want to be hooked to everybody else's

    problems, yet I love people. I guess it's the superficiality of it that turns me off. If cell phones were being used for spiritual growth, how awesome it would be!
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M Jul 13, 2014

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    Not For Me...

    Sure I'd love a cell phone but when your fingers don't work there's not much sense having one. But if my fingers don't work how am I typing you're probably wondering. I'm typing with the side of my pinky knuckle.So I won't be entering the world of texting or apps or smart phone...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I just can't get used to it. bit latter i am gonna turn out to be thirty this year and still i think i can't get ever be used to how telephone work in our daily life especially...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M Jan 5

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    It comes in handy. You can store all your important info in a small system and have it when you need it. I actually don't care that i'm addicted to my phone it is a great thing...
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    What's the point of somebody trying to make you feel wanted and says that they love you,when his hiding his cellphone make sure I don't get to see his msgs hide them from home...
    Maria0439 Maria0439 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Just wanted to mention this............................................. I have enough to deal with and don't need to get dragged into anyone's problems here with other members...
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    Talking to some hoe and I can't crack the account to see whats going on and being said but I do remember the past and you met her on Craigslist I believe... And I always see you...
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    Some of my friends always remind me of how deep my voice is. I usually don't mind, but whenever I hear myself, while talking on the phone, I sound like a grown man. It bothers me...
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