Noop i don't use my own phone as it is, i don't like phone calls, i only have a simply touch screen phone too, no fancy features, just compact and i only text on it (if i have the money to top it up), of course i don't go any where so it's never topped up, i carry it around with me to check the time though and i use it for the alarm but that's it. Of course people view me as a "weirdo" for not even owning a smart phone or iphone... lol even other guys look at me like i've done something terribly wrong and they take it personally as if i don't want to talk to them or something... and they judge me on that 1 little thing, if they can't talk to me on my phone then i'm good for nothing... they become uninterested straight away lol people are morons...
Yes.You realize that nobody uses them as phones right? It's pretty much considered rude to phone someone in non-emergency situations. :D
Tell that to 99% of people who text/ring etc all the time, no matter what the time
I get called like once a week, and only answer about 1/3 of the time.Texting... yup. It's different though.
This is so true! I was thinking about how when phones became extremely widespread at the end of the 90s, there was outcry and anger at folks walking everywhere making calls constantly, society has to put a stop to it! So we did, now we text instead!
Another example of the 'anti social' reality of the social age
@meatballs21I remember like my parents being hesitant to get cell phones, and when they got them they barely had them on. They didn't want to constantly be at everyone's beck and call.Well, nobody does, and that's why phone etiquette has changed. Back when we all used landline phones, you could not answer if busy. With cell phones, there's sort of an expectation that you're always available. But people don't want that. And I think that's one reason calling has become NOT normal, texting has. You can text someone right back... or not. It's less intrustive and not nearly as demanding of the person being contacted.
I wouldn't say it's 'anti social reality'. Cell phones allow for a level of on-demand connectedness that nobody actually wants outside of emergencies. That's why texting took over.
As phones have developed, they’ve gotten better at doing more (and intruding).Consider the Crackberry, which let you read your emails and also respond to them. EVERY businessperson had one because of that feature combined with the full keyboard.Consider also things like iMessage and Facebook Messenger which tell you when a message was delivered, and when it was read. So you can stress about why someone read the message but hasn’t responded yet.Several of my co-workers have resisted getting company-issued phones for fear of having that expectation to carry on working or checking messages outside of their normal working hours.
I just cannot handle them, even texting, i find that so intrusive. and then there is the 'big brother' aspect, in regards too people knowing where you are always
Uh, they can't generally tell where you are, always, unless you choose to share that info.And you can respond to texts when you have time, if you dont' have time, respond later.
Im referring to the government/police etc etc
Oh, I see. yeah, that part is alarming.If you have an iphone, look under settings/privacy/location services/system services/frequent locations and be horrified, if you haven't shut it off.
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I'd think it'd be pretty odd, but to each his own I guess.
More of a luddite, a Martian would have a hyperwave communicator.
Hehe, that is very clever, thanks for the giggle
... What do you use to pass your time while in the bathroom?
lol, sports magazines
@iron_man doesn't own a cell phone either, if i remember well
@Klaatu51 Its an electronic leash. I have a home land line phone with voice mail, I do all my business from home.
I have had cell phones before
I won't judge ya :D
Not at all I'm much like that myself.
Welllllllll you're 43 and a GaGer... I can see why and understandable.
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