Question of the Day

cellphone

This one’s a two-parter, submitted by my Big Brother Mike:

Is a cellphone a necessity? Is there any type of trip that you would take, where you would consider not taking your cellphone?

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13 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. Joy says:

    Good question. I don’t consider my phone a necessity. I would consider mine insurance. I only really have one in case I need help out on the road. I think if I could use my phone like most people and it worked at home, I’d use it more often. I text once in a while and that’s it. I do think for people who travel daily, cell phones are great.

    I could take almost any trip and leave my phone behind.

  2. SKL says:

    (a) Not technically, but it is a lot more convenient than a land line – and we let our landline die – so for practical purposes, yes. It’s necessary.

    (b) I would love to go away and leave my cell phone behind for a while. I’d go hiking/camping in the woods that way – provided it wasn’t a very dangerous / remote trip. I’ve gone to foreign countries where a cellphone isn’t useable. What are you gonna do with your cell phone up on Macchu Picchu? Oh yeah, I did bring mine because I could still get reception in the nearby town, LOL, but that was not really necessary. It was more that things got boring while waiting around for the next activity.

  3. mssc54 says:

    Few things in life are REALLY necessities. Food, water, etc. but cell phones no.

    Having said that, how in the world would I have posted 87 pictures in my Facebook, Vacation album if I had not had my Blackberry with me. So yes I would take it with me. I’ve earned a few simple pleasures at this point in my life. lol

  4. LVISS says:

    THESE THING LIKE CELLPHONES AND TVS APPEAR AS LUXURY FIRST, THEN THEY BECOME A “WANT” AND ULTIMATELY A “NECESSITY” . IF YOU ARE USED TO IT IN A BIG WAY U WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO WITHOUT IT. I THINK A CELLPHONE IS A VERY USEFUL THING TO HAVE WITH US. UNLESS BARRED FROM USING THEM IN A PARTICULAR PLACE I TAKE IT WITH ME.

  5. Jenny says:

    I would like to always have my phone with me when I’m driving in case of emergencies. Or if there is an emergency at home where someone needs to get a hold of me. I don’t think I could leave my phone at home on vacation just for that reason!

  6. Laura says:

    I don’t consider my phone a necessity, mostly because I never use it! Yeah, it’s in my pocket, but more than likely, I’m in a “dead zone” so I can’t make/get calls anyway.

    I guess I see it more as a tool. I’d have it with me on vacation as a tool to use if there’s a need for it – I needed to call for help with a broken down car, for example. Since everyone and their infant has cellphones now, you can’t find a payphone, so it’s kind of become a default “necessity”. But for texting, or checking my facebook, or whatever people do with their cellphones now? No.

  7. Nikki says:

    Well if I could find my dang charger!

    Anyways…no, a cell phone is one of the least necessary item I own. I do like it, I text my oldest sister and best friend, but that is it. I like having it when I leave just in case I something happens. The only type of trip I would not leave home without my cell would be, a long trip by myself or with only my son, for emergencies. Other than that, I don’t need it.

  8. Ellen says:

    I do not need it as much as lots of people do, and I do not need to have the newest one, just the one that works.

  9. Karen Joy says:

    At home its not a necessity to me but on the road,any trip,I want a phone for emergency.
    By the way Joy,I love the brown border you have up today!

    • Joy says:

      Thanks Karen. The photo on top is a friend of mine who’s in Idaho now and I saw it on Facebook. The brown is a nice border color.

  10. lucy says:

    It’s not a necessity in the same way as food, water, and shelter is. However, it my only phone I have and I like to be able to stay in touch with family and friends. I also like to have it as an emergency. I’ve gone on trips without my phone (mainly to Europe) and its kind of nice to be unreachable, but it also makes meeting up with people more of a pain. You have to make plans and stick to them. You can’t call that you are running late. You can’t change the location you want to meet. Although this has it’s good sides (people actually have to commit to meet up instead of saying “oh I’ll let you know later”), but it can be really inconvenient.

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