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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    It truly shows a sign of weakness when you refuse to stick to what you post. If you honestly feel that way, you're entitled to post it. I find it disappointing to see people delete...
    endlesschapters endlesschapters 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I was half considering not picking up this call I just got from a friend that's not very close and anyway, I picked up after a few rings, and it turned out to be the sweetest phone...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Really, it's probably one of the main reasons I don't bother with friends too often anymore. This day in age it seems like everyone can't just put their dang cell phones down for...
    RebelCobra RebelCobra 18-21, M Feb 15

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    For university I moved roughly 1,000 miles away from where I grew up DELIBERATELY(I didn't apply to any university within 600 miles of where I grew up.) and haven't left the town...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I love my phone so much i don't wanna let it go for 1 second
    julietflaws julietflaws 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Damned if I live and damn if I don't. I don't want to live, but when I don't I will start hell. I don't want hell either. I am embedded in a mental, spiritual, physical earthly...
    youcthrume youcthrume 36-40, M 42 mins ago

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    I need a outsiders point of view on my current problem. My ex gf is a foreigner, she is here with her student visa but isn't going to school since she came here and instead she has...
    LifeSuxorz LifeSuxorz 26-30 1 hr ago

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    People just keep becoming friends with me and ditching out and I'm tired of it. No wonder some people think being a hermit is a good idea. I miss the days before cell phones. At...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Feb 16

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    Don't you get tired of always taking one for the team? Why, in the world, am I doing all the sacrificing? I too, have **** to deal with. Why can't somebody take the weight off of...
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I hate it when my bf feels the need to hide his true self to me. I wonder why? It is painful. I respect privacy but if you feel there's something that should be left unsaid maybe...
    lkmlkmlkm lkmlkmlkm 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    If you don't have anyone else, let me know your problems, I'll hear them.
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    This site is to meet people chat and have fun and it's up to you what pics you post and want to look at. I've read alot of complaints about guys showing their packages in there...
    dnknance dnknance 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My mom and I have never gotten along. She always wants things to happen for me way more than I ever want them to happen for myself. Of course I have huge dreams, but she expects me...
    koalabea koalabea 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I don't understand why they think there's a magic pill for every ailment. Tell me how to change my lifestyle in a way that will promote healthy cell growth and overall well being...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Feb 16

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    It's okay to block me. You don't have to like me. I'll block you back and leave it at that. But don't create another account just so that you can constantly harass me. Don't use...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like wut? I think I just lost half my brain cells by reading an article that praised misogynists. "Leave her if she gets fat!" "Make sure she's sexually available to you at all...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I don't know why but I get so anxious when I have to call or answer a phone. I think it's because I can't see their face or read their body language.
    MaxyD MaxyD 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It happened again: my husband basically told me to pick out my own holiday plans and he would pay for it. Dinner reservations? Nope - I'm making my own Valentine's dinner at...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I hate it when my mom always blames me for everything even it wasn't me who had done it. It's so convenient for her to just pass everything to me and would sometimes call me...
    fleurry13 fleurry13 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Dear World, Dear God, Dear Buddha, Dear whoever or whatever you are out there, I am listening as of now. I applied for a fast food job and got an interview - and hired. That was...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Feb 11

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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I'm sitting in my room right now listening to my kat. I have been talking gathering up info and stored it where it would be save, so that could get to it and organize it. my...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I've always known that I don't want children of my own, for multiple reasons I'm not a patient person. I want to live my own life. I don't want to live the life of my children...
    AntiveninKisses AntiveninKisses 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so lonely. I've always been lonely, but I don't think I've ever been as much as I am now. I love being alone, but it's because I can't be left alone that it makes me feel...
    BlueRio BlueRio 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I won't get into a huge sob story about my childhood. Long story short, my mother and I stopped speaking a few years ago after I found out she was abusing my social security number...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 1 Response Feb 6

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    Lonely,hungry for your affection Sitting by the phone wishing for your attention I know you. Inside and out You make 10 calls a night to blow it all out Did my face cross your mind...
    OsageBetty OsageBetty 31-35, F Feb 9

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    I'm living in a situation where I'm not loved, appreciated or even treated with decency. What's even sadder is that it's in a house with my bf and my mom. My mom is the most...
    therapeuticalsentences05 therapeuticalsentences05 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Nope. Because I have before and usually always, I'm completely wrong. It's so unfair how some people are quick to judge another, or you. Or vice versa. I used to work at a sushi...
    kaylasaurus kaylasaurus 22-25, F Feb 11

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    Yeah the world today is all about people furthering their own agendas. Makes me want to get off grid. Reconnect with what is real. Get away from all the human bullshit our species...
    Progs13 Progs13 22-25, M Feb 15

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    Seriously wish I knew what job I could do. I suffer from social phobia which I was diagnosed with (which I think is actually avoidant personality disorder or I even have both...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Feb 16

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