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I Use My Cell Phone As My Alarm Clock

hey, why not? You're probably attached to your cell phone the entire day..might as well use it to wake up. 3,466 People

    I have an alarm that goes off 15min

    before 'Sleepy Hollow' starts :)
    MadHattress3 MadHattress3 18-21, F Dec 14, 2013

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    Haha yes and a tip for all of you out there.

    Get a pillowcase with a zipper so you can put the phone in there. Then you have to search for it lol.
    flexforchange flexforchange 18-21, M Mar 30, 2014

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    I sometimes set many alarms.

    I also use it in my classroom to keep us on schedule. So convenient!
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F Jul 26, 2014

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    Under My Pillow.......

    I use an unused cell phone as an alarm clock. I set it every night and slip it under my pillow, and the vibration setting wakes me every time, It even has a snooze function, just like all phones do, but I still remember when phones were hardwired to the house and use a dial, NOT...
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Aug 24, 2013

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    Well Yeah

    There are times when I'm so groggy when I first wake up I dunno what button I'm supposed to hit to turn it off and I fumble with it while it grows louder and louder and annoys me. but most mornings I'm not that bad and I can turn it off within the first few seconds.
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2008

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    Hell, I use my phone

    for everything. It's become my best friend. (I do cheat on it with the tablet, though) if you want to wake up on time, out your phone in another room. Then by the time you get to it to turn the alarm off, you should be awake.
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire 41-45, M Jun 10, 2014

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    When I am at home I typically use the tv

    as my alarm clock. But if for some reason I am not home I have a really really obnoxious alarm for my phone.
    Aiyana77 Aiyana77 36-40, T 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    soma1971 soma1971 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Can't complain. It works.

    I do get up when it goes off. That's all I could really ask for. :P
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Feb 15, 2014

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    Everyone school morning at 4:00 am,

    then again at 4:04 and then again at 4:15, and i still only get out of bed at 4:30
    Kasney Kasney 18-21, F Mar 27, 2014

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    Yeah I do, I like waking up to hear one of my

    favorite songs then eventually annoyed by it so I wake up quicker when it goes off when it goes off.
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jan 16, 2014

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    Used to

    I used to always use my cell phone as an alarm clock. I am incredibly addicted to my cell phone (I have to have it with me, it has to be on, it has to have service, and there has to be battery power), so when the extra loud alarm clock my parents had gotten for me wouldn't even...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2009

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    6:15.. 5 more minutes.

    6:20 5 more minutes. 6:30 aww crap!
    ayoino ayoino 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    Dancing bars across my screen.

    ..wonder if my phone is about to go out??
    HappyGirlJenny HappyGirlJenny 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    csouls csouls 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I Have Such A Loud Ringtone!

    I have a special ringtone I downloaded for free from a website.  It's a ringtone that plays an alarm that is used in a building, and a guy says, "C'mon, Man! C'mon, man! It's time to wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Waaake Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuup! [pause] Please?" ...
    mariatortilla88 mariatortilla88 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    For As Long As I Can Remember And Will Continue To Do So

    ...because it’s very reliable and I get to wake up to the sounds of my favorite tunes! Currently I wake up to the sound of Sean Paul…fire burning on the dance floor! :)
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2011

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    Yup! It doesn't work

    that well either considering I wanted to wake up at 9 and now it's nearly 12. Ffs I need to get back into a routine xD
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    ...but I always wake up a few minutes

    before the alarm goes off!
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    Always, I work on parts

    and pieces of the national power grid. You just never know when the power will trip off under a maintenance outage. The phone doesn't care
    say81 say81 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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    I use it's as back up cause my phone is not

    something to be thrown across the room
    hime1998 hime1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    I use my cellphone as an alarm

    because I'm too lazy to go to the store and buy one
    gregbombastic gregbombastic 16-17, M Jan 14, 2014

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    It's Loud Enough To Wake Even Me...

    ...I am extremely difficult to wake up in the mornings. I don't like to get up in the mornings. I want to keep sleeping in the mornings. I love my iPhone. I use it for everything.... ...stop watch... ...timer... ...texting... ...games... ...music player... ...mini tablet...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    I like to set it to wake me Up early on my day

    off. It's so wonderful to wake up at six in the morning and know you can just lay there all snug
    6foot4with4point6 6foot4with4point6 36-40, M Oct 7, 2014

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    It's Partially So I Can Change Up My Alarm Sound.

    I find the same sound every day ends up with me turning off the alarm and not remembering I got up. If it's the radio I just let it play or, again, turn it off without remembering. The many uses of a cell phone is wonderful so long as it isn't a ringing at all hours.
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    Do I dare tell you what at 38 I use

    as an alarm on my phone, kind of like a kid thing.
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    Whats The Story, Morning Glory?

    Right now my alarm's set as Morning Glory by Oasis...Love hearing that song when I wake up. I once fell asleep to my iPod on random and I woke up to the song playing. I remember feeling energised and motivated and great and had the song in my head the whole time. Walking to the...
    Erutrevo Erutrevo 22-25, M Nov 9, 2009

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    I have used my cell hone

    as my alarm clock for years...today it failed me and I was late for work. I had two alarms set too.
    epariseau epariseau 31-35, M Jan 13, 2014

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    And as watch as well

    I plan to buy some real watch (Seiko Kinetic) for some time. But somehow it is always postponed. And I do occasional (now, before it was quite regular) business travel and stays in hotels. I have not found some suitable small alarm clock i can take with me. And I do not trust...
    MrQ MrQ 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    Fur Elise

    I had to start using my cell phone as an alarm clock, because one of my cats made the connection between my alarm clock going off, and me waking up. So, on days I could sleep in and didn't set my alarm, he would start playing with my alarm clock and wake me up. I put my alarm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    I've become so dependent of my cellphone alarm

    that now I use it to let me know when is my next class, appointment or any other thing I've got on my schedule. I put an alarm even for when I need to go groceries shopping.
    Tina2138 Tina2138 22-25, F Aug 19, 2014

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    RIP Real Alarm Clock

    As it turns out, alarm clocks don't take being repeatedly bashed against a cinder block wall very well. Oh well, that thing was less than reliable anyhow. I've had better luck with using cell phone alarms, so I'll keep using them.
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2009

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    I just hate when I set it

    for PM instead of AM
    7lee7 7lee7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    And I Use the Most Annoying Ringtone!

    Works like a charm. An infuriating,chirpy,aggravating,want-to-bounce-my -phone-off-a-wall-and -pound-it-to-atoms-with-a-mallet charm... Oy!
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    *Haaah* Sleepy

    Every morning I wake up to 2 alarms. the first one is my phone and the second one is my (please don't laugh) my Lego Star Wars Bobba Fett alarm clock. The ringtone I have on my phone is from my favorite video game series.
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    Seems like a practical thing to do.

    I have my phone with me every day and it's much easier to set than an ordinary clock. Damn I got too much spare time if I'm writing crap like this. 
    Riffster Riffster 51-55, M Dec 7, 2013

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    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M Jan 31, 2014

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    Alarm Clocks Don't Wake Me Up!

     From the first night i learnt how i got my first phone,i stopped using alarm clocks... they're mostly complicated,bulky and my first reaction is always to hit the snooze button. I set an alarm for almost everything--to catch the bus,to go to bed,to study,to make a phone...
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F Oct 19, 2009

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    Iphone- Alarm

    I have an iphone. Initially i has no interest on downloading the apps but using it simply as a phone. Calling and receive the calls, especially the alarm in the morning. I love iphone.
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 Aug 25, 2013

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    Like is that a bad thing using your cell phone

    as an alarm? It works better to me than using an alarm clock. Actually it comes in handy since I use my cell constantly to text and run the internet
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F Jan 10, 2014

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    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    😊😃😲Just had a fight with my alarm clock.It wanted me to wake up, I disagreed.Things got violent.Now the alarm clock is broken and I'm wide awake.Not sure who won.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I swear the noise from an alarm clock cause actual pain.
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I am addicted to my phone, and trying to stop so many apps, but deleting some today to keep my phone away from me
    Tyfly Tyfly 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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