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Oct 15, 2008 11:01 AM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
rare_dawn
rare_dawnrare_dawnshillong, Meghalaya India24 Threads 339 Posts
"cell phones " - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity
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Oct 15, 2008 11:03 AM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
DazzleYou
DazzleYouDazzleYouSeattle, WA, Washington USA60 Threads 2 Polls 1,343 Posts
necessity for me.
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Oct 15, 2008 11:31 AM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
MysticErf
MysticErfMysticErfTampa, Florida USA8 Threads 1 Polls 241 Posts
Mine keeps me connected. I could go without it but I would get lost trying to find places, and make less informed purchases (I tell you, sales people don't like it when you have access to tech specs and reviews at your fingertips)

I'm using my cell for this right now, waiting for classes to start!
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Oct 15, 2008 12:01 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
ModestlyAwesome
ModestlyAwesomeModestlyAwesomePhoenix, Arizona USA3 Threads 2 Polls 543 Posts
I'd like to think I can go without it, but whenever I forget it somewhere I realize just how much I need it. I don't think it's a fashion icon in my case since I use it for some pretty important things, but I can see where some people do use it for that purpose alone.
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Oct 15, 2008 12:03 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
DazzleYou
DazzleYouDazzleYouSeattle, WA, Washington USA60 Threads 2 Polls 1,343 Posts
Gone are the days when I am out with a friend and I get a page, only to have to ask the waiter or waitress if I can borrow their phone.

Then I have to answer the question - is it local?

Uh....yeah, but it is the hospital to answer an emergency call, does it really matter?
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Oct 15, 2008 12:08 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
winddancer1950
winddancer1950winddancer1950Clarksville, Tennessee USA23 Posts
I told my business partner that the day I have to carry one I quit. Cell phones are the most intrusive device made to date; I have seen more bad manners and rude behavior rooted in cell photo conversations -- I don't care if you got drunk last night, or have a new friend, or wrecked your car, and I do care how loud you speak in public places on those darned things. It's annoying. I do not wish to be available 24/7, or even 12/5. Been there done that without a cell phone. NO MORE. There is nothing in life urgent enough to be cyber-linked to the world. Sorry.
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Oct 15, 2008 12:12 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
DazzleYou
DazzleYouDazzleYouSeattle, WA, Washington USA60 Threads 2 Polls 1,343 Posts
your good or service is obviously not something that can save someone's life.

But I do agree that it is annoying to be at a nice quiet dinner only to have someone chatting away loudly on a cell phone.

What is even more annoying is the guy who walk around all the time with an ear piece and you think they are talking to you and they are talking to the stooge on the other end.
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Oct 15, 2008 12:38 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
I am dependent on them since I am not near a land line many minutes of the day.

It has become a freaky business:

- If I leave it behind (on purpose) I can still feel it vibrate in my pocket as if it is calling.
- I check for it even though I know I don’t have it.
- When I have it, I check if I have got missed calls every five minutes but I would not miss an incoming call anyway because of the buzz and vibration it makes.

I need therapy. Well, that’s not new, but I need a cell phone detox too dunno

I do have the courtesy to leave the table and the restaurant when in a call and take it outside, in the lobby or in the street if there is none.
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Oct 15, 2008 1:50 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
rare_dawn: "cell phones " - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity



I think for some people cell phones can be both.
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Oct 15, 2008 2:12 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
PeachesandRay
PeachesandRayPeachesandRayConcord, North Carolina USA91 Threads 1 Polls 1,830 Posts
I think they should be prohibited while operating a motor vehicle.

I was stopped at a light when a woman made the turn onto the street I was on. She cut the turn real tight crossing the white line I had the front tire of my motorcycle on. She came within 2 feet of hitting me and she had a cellphone to her ear.

I can see having them but think there are times when they shouldn't be used
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Oct 15, 2008 2:13 PM CST "cell phones" - are they more of a fashion icon or a necessity ?
sweetowen
sweetowensweetowenSomewhere, Pennsylvania USA344 Threads 5 Polls 11,456 Posts
mike69spain: I am dependent on them since I am not near a land line many minutes of the day.

It has become a freaky business:

- If I leave it behind (on purpose) I can still feel it vibrate in my pocket as if it is calling.
- I check for it even though I know I don’t have it.
- When I have it, I check if I have got missed calls every five minutes but I would not miss an incoming call anyway because of the buzz and vibration it makes.

I need therapy. Well, that’s not new, but I need a cell phone detox too

I do have the courtesy to leave the table and the restaurant when in a call and take it outside, in the lobby or in the street if there is none.


laugh laugh I do the same things! But if I'm on a date, I don't answer it. They can leave a message. And I don't make calls either. That's VERY RUDE!!
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