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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

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    But i want one so much!

    my parents won't get me one because they say I'm too young. When I say all my friends have them they say a. you don't have that many friends and b. If they all jumped off a bridge would you too? I wish I could convince them to get me a phone.
    BethCole BethCole 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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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!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I'm 21 years old and i don't own a cell phone

    i owned one once when i was 16 due to anxiety attacks at school and other problems in my life. But after i hit 17 i on my own canceled everything because i didn't need a phone, i have a computer and a Skype because my friends i know offline but are long distance. But...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    My old one died some time back

    and for a while, I just kept putting off replacing it. Now I'm deliberately going without and it feels good. I may eventually buy another one, but I'm in no hurry. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    people call me for every little thing ,

    what am i to do? CALL SOMEONE ELSE i can't seem to find peace with people calling me so i did away with it
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Jun 10

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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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    When I married my husband 6 years ago, I was in my late 20s and on the fence about kids. He was in his late 30s and pretty sure he didn't want any. Now, I'm feeling the pull...
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    I've gone through life with them, I don't think I'll ever befriend somebody who gets me. Not truly.
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    I'm grateful for my small circle of friends, but to be honest, none of them really understand me or show compassion for me when I need it most. My best friend whom I love to death...
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    I Don't Like It When Someone Lies to Me Of course, I don't like it when someone lies to me, but lies happen... Right? I mean you and I are texting away and having a pleasant enough...
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    I hate it! My family is always making fun of me and lowering my self esteem. I am the eldest sibling in my family. My brother is 11 and my sister is 14. My brother is popular at...
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    I always get sad when I watch romance movies because i want to feel loved and cherished just like the characters I see. The subtle neck kisses and endearing kisses on the forehead...
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not always in the mood of answering the phone, I'd rather call back later. something my friends can't understand is that I hate talking on the phone for more than the...
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