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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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. :)
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M Mar 31

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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