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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 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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    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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    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'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, F Apr 26

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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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    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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    Sometimes I don't feel sociable enough to pick up the phone.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Every time I call them, it's always everything else is more important than my phone call. It could be anything from a tv show to telling me they just spoke to someone else or...
    SadDrama SadDrama 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    when i don't want to i don't pick up calls except of from my parents...MIL..or hubby :) ..so who ever is calling me ..they need to wait for that time when i want to gossip ;)
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F 1 Response May 3

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    I don't want to talk to my parents, they live their lives in a sea of hatred and condemnation. I want to live among loving, forgiving people. I told my mom I was diagnosed with...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    We are now plagued by so many sales calls that I will not answer the phone if it is from a number that I recognise. It is getting to the point where the phone is becoming a...
    rodscot rodscot 51-55, M 2 Responses May 12

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    My dad called. I didn't answer. It turned out that I sent my package to the wrong address. I still have not answered a day later. It's nothing against him, I just hate my phone so...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 1 Response Apr 27

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    Just because you call me doesn't mean I have to drop what I'm doing to talk to you. But I always answer calls from my parents. Besides I'm not a big conversationalist but when I do...
    youreable youreable 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    I used to use them, but it doesn't make sense with a walker. I think they make a canopy that I could somehow fasten onto it, but lacking that, I prefer a baseball cap, as the visor...
    Simpfan Simpfan 56-60, F 2 Responses May 14

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    💯✔️ Most of the time it's just people tryna sell my ****.
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    i don't have a phone but im getting the Samsung galaxy s3 this august but I'm not pretty sure what months
    carlosgalindo1010 carlosgalindo1010 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    It doesn't matter who owns the land, you pay taxes anyways. I don't want to sound offensive, but why would anyone be OK with giving up their life just so the world can keep...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M May 8

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    I've never had that kind of money, and I Don't see the point of buying a cheap flip phone (all I could afford anyways) if the world is moving onto smart phones now.
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Venting: "Would it be okay if I call you? We could hang out some time." Another reason to hate phones! I know I should just say no, but the question always comes across so casual...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F Apr 28

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    I'm on my phone 24/7. I take with me everywhere. I even use it in class. And the teachers don't notice me
    halieya halieya 13-15, F 4 Responses May 5

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    I literally don't even go to the bathroom or walk into another room without it.
    willawd willawd 13-15, F May 7

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    my teacher gave my class the assignment of not using any electronics for 24 hours, I don't think that I'll be able to achieve this
    anonymus000 anonymus000 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Grommit has what she needs more or less and is happy. A couple sliding last night. They catch me so I catch them. Haul them up the slope. This morning further chats and then a...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    All of her life my Mom has been a victim. Every thing that has happened to her has shaped her into this person that I just can't stand. When my Dad left her when I was 15 I began...
    PerpetualPisces PerpetualPisces 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    More like I can't get offended. I don't know what it is or how it works, I just don't. _(•-•)_/
    Lackoflogic Lackoflogic 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    eally don't know how to express this but I've actually feel comfortable enough to even post this! My life right now is not as pleasant as it should or could be! I'm a 28 yr old...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 25

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    It was a Tuesday, I think…maybe a Thursday I can’t remember. At the time, I was content with where I was in life. Single…healthy, happy, no debt, free to live life as I chose...
    1StateAway 1StateAway 36-40, M 4 Responses May 5

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    my mom doesn't want anything to do with me . I am 26 I don't live at home and I wish she would just talk to me when I need to vent . it's sad when your own mother says to you when...
    backw00dsbarbie88 backw00dsbarbie88 26-30, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I've studied sociology, anthropology, psychology and biochemistry and I don't think I'll ever get it. I've experienced infatuation and lust but love..... Nope. I'm not sure it's...
    4science 4science 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I don't have many friends. . . . . . Do classmates count? I will say unless we continue to stay in touch afterward. In my dictionary, friends are people who you can share your...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M 2 Responses May 7

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    I don't know how to speak to strangers on the phone and it kills me, I feel like a failure. I'm 17 and I can't even speak. Most 17 year olds are starting their lives. I can't take...
    m4riiam m4riiam 16-17, F 3 Responses May 9

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    my mom treats me like ****, she's hurt me physically and emotionally. recently we went to go get a phone and she lied to me, she got in my face and spit on me. She treats my older...
    2anxious 2anxious 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm currently looking for a job, but it's hard to decide which direction I want to go. I don't really know what I want to do with my future.