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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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    Why should I be at the beck

    and call of everyone in the world. When I am away from home I love my peace and quiet.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 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

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    I am not a slave to my phone. Sometimes I am doing something and I don't want to be distracted. I don't take my phone in the bathroom with me. I sleep. My full attention is...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I never answer the phone unless I'm expecting someone important to call. So therefore, I don't answer the phone 99% of the time. If someone constantly rings the phone wanting me to...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I don't answer the phone unless someone is in trouble, in crisis, or mad. #SorryNotSorry
    Icelayna Icelayna 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I sometimes resent having a cellphone or people having my cellphone number because I don't like peoples' expectation being that they have direct access to me and that in wake of...
    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I don't like phone calls. Well, I try to avoid them. If I can't, I like to keep things straight to the point. I suppose it's the whole instantly having to react to what's being...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 24

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    People constantly call my phone all day. I usually avoid it, I know they usually want me to go visit them or the H needs something. I purposely avoid his phone call because I know...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    People don't quite understand no matter how much I tell them. If I pick up a book I'm dropping my phone. If I nap, I'm not going to message you for hours, if i don't feel like it...
    Wislinefrancois Wislinefrancois 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    my auto text that is sent when I ignore a call is "I don't feel like talking, call tomorrow unless someone is dying " my friends just text now and ask me what type of mood I'm in...
    lostinthoughtss lostinthoughtss 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    know the number, don't feel like talking, and when I'm in a meeting. luckily no voice mail is set up!
    boxing4life boxing4life 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Thanks to caller ID... Lots of times I don't bother reaching over to the table to pick it up. If I want to talk, I'll call you!
    hoosierdaddy62 hoosierdaddy62 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Before you pick up that call, there must b a total change of mood, reorganized state of mind. U may b in a happy mood but as soon as you pick up that call everything around you...
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I tend to let my phone ring until it is sent to voicemail. It's so weird. I feel nervous sometimes. I'm not anti social or anything. I have a rather outspoken personality. I'm...
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F Nov 22

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    Sometimes when my phone gives a ring, if it's someone that always lets me down and never answer my calls of help, I won't answer the call. Or if I'm lazy I won't answer the call...
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F Nov 24

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    Its feels very uncomfortable to talk to our friends over the phone.. However they think i am loose footed champ..!!
    sreejithu1991 sreejithu1991 22-25, M Dec 4

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    The phone just rang and I was standing right next to it... I just let it ring.
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    some people text me even if they know i feel not great and need time to be alone.that’s really annoying me and flastrating. ''would you please leave me alone for a while''
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Which caller ID app works best wit iphn 5s. I really need to hear who's calling before I take unecessary race in picking up the call
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F Dec 3

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    God. I'm so fixed on my phone it's unbelievable...It's no longer a 'want' but a 'need'- I have absolutely everything on my phone; personal and work related! it's become such a...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    They totally have like I don't really use a phone anymore I use my iPod its kind of the same I guess but I only use it when I'm alone and I understand taking photos but when you...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I can't go a minute without having my phone with me when I put it down for a while I feel as if I lost it and if I don't find for a minute after looking for it I destroy the house...
    skittlesrawr skittlesrawr 16-17, M Dec 7

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    So a while ago I asked my mom if she trusts me and she told me without a doubt that she does. I mean, why wouldn't she? I behave, do my chores, i do great in school, and I help her...
    jaybgkid98 jaybgkid98 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I don't know if this is really true. It is a bit absolute. Depending on how I feel and what I need, ....friendship is a word that can have many meanings. Like the untrue story that...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 5 hrs ago

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    Yeah, as long as it isn't in their perfect square of a jail cell, they ain't happy. And since I'm not happy, that makes three unhappy individuals. O wait, two individuals, and 1...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid 18-21 Dec 8

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    I don't look my age either ... Someone told me that I haven't aged in the last 20 years ... Dorian Grey eat your heart out ... But then he had a portrait in his Arctic.. That's the...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've been home-schooled for awhile and I'm pretty out of shape. But I've lost 30 pounds in the last 2 months on my diet, which is good I guess. I've been in an online school since...
    adamantium98 adamantium98 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    Everyone does even if they don't intend to...
    twowheelbanditwife twowheelbanditwife 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm told I don't look my age .. I probably look older .... Be honest ...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Like what's the point of lying & hurting people when you can just be real with them & tell them you don't love them
    cutegirl104 cutegirl104 18-21, F 1 Response 19 mins ago

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    I don't know why but I hate talking on the phone! I always get side tracked and get nothing else done. My friends know if you want to talk text me Bc otherwise I'll most likely...
    BlueEyes31 BlueEyes31 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't like it because I hate silent moments when I said what I needed to say and want to hang up but you still want to stay on the phone. Rather text, so I could reply when I see...
    samsdname samsdname 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I have many 'fans'. I've been added to so many peoples' circle, but I've never really heard from them. Except to randomly heart one of my stories. It's like big brother watching...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    Hi . I've always wanted to express my feelings but i don't have any close friend That i can tell this. So my parents devorced when i was 10 i think and i didnt spend That Much time...
    Readmystory Readmystory 13-15, M Nov 19

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    I've probably said this to 20 people on here. But its worth repeating: The source of all unhappiness is having expectation. Expectations exist solely in your mind. They are a...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19

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