I Hate Cell Phones

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     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

    Really hate this iOS.

    I lost another day cause of this phone. My apologies to any trying to reach me
    ophelia379 ophelia379
    31-35, F
    Jul 2, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    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

    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


    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
    70+, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2012

    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
    Aug 25, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    May 27, 2009

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Apr 2, 2013


    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Mar 23, 2010

    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
    May 3, 2012

    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
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2015


    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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