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I Hate Cell Phones

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    Calls At Inconvenient Times and Places

    I really hate having a cell phone. (shh, don't tell my family). I don't like being interrupted when I'm driving and that thing starts ringing. I try to ignore it. After a few minutes of silence it starts ringing again. I'm trying to concentrate on the road while digging in my...
    awannabe74 awannabe74 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    No Family Support

    Just need to join other like minds in this anti-cell phone endeavor.  My pre teen kids are non stop begging for a cell phone.  My husband will not say "NO" which leads the kids to believe they stand a chance with him...  NOT with me.  I don't see the...
    kabahuss kabahuss 36-40 May 27, 2009

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    Here Goes My Popularity

    Well, by writing this I may lose some of my popularity from those of you who are pro-cell-phone.  No matter, it's who I am, and that's the idea here, right, to be who I am and not to worry about being popular. It's not like I really hate cell phones.  they are an...
    darknight darknight 46-50, M 13 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Totally unnecessary! I have one

    because I need it for my job, maybe twice a year. Other then that it's almost always shut off and I get truly annoyed when people call me on it, or text me. I DONT TEXT! EVER!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    I Hate Cell Phones

    I lived a few years without a phone and then eventually buckled under and had telephone service, then I got the job I have now and almost had to have a cell phone, and I hate the fact that it seems like no matter where I go there is someone talking or texting on one, no face to...
    ihavapa ihavapa 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2010

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    Some People Are Dangerous

    I was almost run over in a parking lot the other day by some idiot talking on a cell phone.  Police really need to enforce the "no cell phones while driving" laws.
    cmh82 cmh82 41-45, M Jun 2, 2009

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    Mobile Cell Phones

    yes i have an iphone, i dont mind people having mobile phones, but when u r on the bus and people are shouting down them gets annoying. in the supermarket people cant seem to shop without talking on mobiles.kids having them at school now ? they have ruined society.people walk...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Jan 18, 2012

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    All Phones

    Though I will admit they are useful from time to time. Where do I begin? I hate them. I only have one because places like the bank and real estate agency require a phone number (i don't use phones enough to bother with a land line). Also so work can call me when i'm out at lunch...
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    I could care less for phones.

    I stopped using mine months ago. I love riding bikes to someone house or knocking on the door! My brother is the exact opposite. I hate how they have taken so much time from our lives and people dont even realize it. I dont think advancing in cell phone technology was any good.
    petramullins petramullins 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    The cell phone I had gotten

    for work died a horrible painful death a couple weeks ago, now the cell phone carrier is trying to ram a smart phone down my throat that I neither want or know how to use. All I want is just something that simply makes phone calls, nothing else. It's just going to live in my...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M Oct 11, 2014

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    Why?

    Why people like cellphones I don't know. I was given a cellphone by my boss, a week later my 3yo "broke it" . I have no desire what so ever to be connected to the world 24-7.  With three kids I barely have a minute to myself as it is, do I really want a...
    myheadreallyhurts myheadreallyhurts 31-35, F Nov 10, 2009

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    Help!!

     Hi Everyone! I am so glad to meet others who hate cell phones! Does any one know of a nice way to deal with someone in a public place who's yacking away. Do you think it's rude or odd to hand them a preprinted note about cell phone abuse? Thanks for your opinions...
    ElaineWoman ElaineWoman 51-55, F May 5, 2009

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    Really hate this iOS.

    I lost another day cause of this phone. My apologies to any trying to reach me
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F Jul 2

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    Someone I Dated

    I could give you a hundred reasons to hate cell phones. Let me tell you the story that got me started on the hatred. I dated a lady with terrible manners who never stopped using her cell phone when we were together. At one point everything was going wrong in the relationship...
    j238 j238 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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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 that it's not until after that I realize they have other intentions. Grrr, I don't want to talk to you, especially not on the...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I have the zte valet

    and it sometimes takes forever to load and the connection for the internet isn't as good as I thought.. So what are your guys opinions? A zte valet or a samsung centaur. Which one would you prefer? I saw reviews on both, and comparisons but there are conflicts for both phones...
    adl117blue adl117blue 13-15, F Sep 2, 2014

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    Hate Them

    Who every thinks they are that important that they MUST answer the phone every time it rings, no matter where they are, or what they are doing, YOU AREN'T  that IMPORTANT you aren't making a multibillion dollar deal, your not making a choice that is going to make someone die...
    lingerieme lingerieme 51-55, M Feb 1, 2013

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    How Aggravating!

    Sure cell phones are great when you're in the middle of nowhere and your car tire explodes, but jeebus christ! even when I talk to someone face to face I only have about a third of their attention because they're on their phone! people don't even notice the world around them... I...
    learntoswim learntoswim 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    not hate but....

    It's strange for me that some people can spend half an hour or even more doing something with their phone like there is so much they can do with it. I don't bother to recharge it very often and forget it somewhere, or at home. Everybody sees this as a part of my absent-minded...
    Newredbird Newredbird 22-25, F Nov 11, 2009

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    I Hate Cellphones

    i was on the bus today on the topdeck it was not that busy there was a man on his phone just talking like he thought he was important and he made us listen to his conversation because he was shouting obscenities at the person on the other end of the fone. to say he used fu.k was...
    chumbachumba chumbachumba 22-25, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    I Hate Cell Phones

    Maybe its just me...maybe I'm just the sort of person that is self sufficent enough not to need one....But i absolutly HATE cell phones! I've alwasy felt that there was no phone call that was so important it couldnt wait until I got home. There's nothing that's so much of a...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Oh No Thanks!

    I find it slightly amusing that there's only 7 people in this group :) I'm in my 20's and I dont' have a cell phone and I have never had one. And surprise surprise- it's actually possible to LIVE WITHOUT A CELL PHONE!!! I find the whole cell phone phenomenon...
    xsadiex xsadiex 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Password

    I can not get into my voice mail with out a password. And to get the password I was told I need a password. What does that mean? The phone was a gift so I have no thoughts what went on in the store when it was bought. Sounds like Catch 22 to me.
    tigerjo tigerjo 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    Very Scary. Warn Your Children

    Out of Pocket The worst place to keep your phone: in your pants or shirt front pocket. Even when you’re not on a call, your cell phone is still transmitting microwaves, Davis explains. And unlike your head, where a thick skull offers your brains a protective barrier, your...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    Irritating...

    Well I hate talking on the phone to begin with....so all of a sudden I simply HAVE to have a cell phone or people will go 'what? you don't have a cell?!' So, yeah I have one..mostly because if I happen to get stranded somewhere or something and need to call for help... But I...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F Apr 15, 2009

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    Ramblings

    I actually hate all phones but I couldn't find an: I hate phones group and didn't want to start one. The thing about phones is you can’t gauge people’s facial expressions. This makes it hard for me to communicate. Also the person can’t see me making it necessary to make...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    I Hate Cell Phones!!!

    yes i have a cell phone!!! and yes, they keep me in contact with my friends and so on!!!! but im beginning to hate having one!!! i mean, the idea of having a cell phone is good, thats until you actually own one!!! now, as i say, the idea is good, but i hate it, because we as...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Paying For Toll Free Calls.

    this one makes me absolutely LIVID. Since most of the nation has switched to cell phones, why hasn't the cell phone industry kept up with that??? Why should we pay for a toll free call?  It is toll free. I will not be keeping my cell phone much longer as I do not have...
    ckngbbbls ckngbbbls 56-60, F Mar 1, 2010

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    Oh Well to Technology

    i never had a cell phone(unlike everyone else i know). But then again, i hate talking on phones and answering calls. i'd rather talk to people personally, not by electronical means. so what if i'm not too good with "today's modern technology?"
    DatOneGirl DatOneGirl 13-15, F Aug 2, 2009

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    Cheap junk... Hey! Let's make a port to charge

    the device that breaks when you use it! Thank you China you bastards.....lol
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I know this is ironic

    that I'm saying this on here and all but I hate how every is attached to their phones. You can't do anything fun without every else around you constantly on their phone! It's annoying!!!
    mfsc76 mfsc76 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    They make me feel like there's a bunch of

    secrets or things wrong on there. Always hiding the phone, so will I. Tired of phone secrets
    IntoxicatedFairy IntoxicatedFairy 18-21, F Jul 26

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    Smart Phones Are Pretty Darn Stupid

    Glitch, after glitch, after glitch, and another glitch before the next glitch. Yeah, they really frustrate me.  I know I need them though but they are so cheaply made it's almost intolerable.  I know iphones are worse though.  It seems like any technology that has the "smart...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Nov 10, 2012

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    Words Cannot Describe How Much I Hate Them

    I abhor cell phones. Not the devices themselves, as I am always impressed by the technology that goes behind creating cell phones, but because of what it has turned everyone into: dim-witted, dependent, and self-important drones. I hate having a cell phone. I actually had to...
    Castorinox Castorinox 22-25, M Apr 2, 2013

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    I Despise Cell Phones.

    I have deep dislike for cell phones. They turn people into children with ADD. I hate it when someone starts texting right in front of me while I'm speaking to them. Unless it's some dire emergency whereby the other person can't wait ten minutes (and when does that happen...
    losthighway losthighway 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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