Monday, December 19, 2022

Cell phone

Almost every younger person I know travels with a cell phone on their person. It is like an extension of their body. Being without it would be just as unthinkable as leaving your fingers at home. It is easy to see why, really. They have never known a time without them.

Then there are people of my own generation. We grew up with our phones plugged directly into our walls during our childhoods. . The big innovation was cordless phones when we were adults. . Now suddenly, our phones can go anywhere.  I have a cell phone. I've had my smart phone for 3 or 4 years now. I am pleased that most of the time, when I go anywhere, I do remember it. (I would caution you not to put money on it though.) 

So who calls you the most? I was deleting call logs the other day and was a little surprised to discover that most of my calls are from me.  They all last just a few seconds, and I can tell you what is happening: I'm using my landline to  try to locate my cell phone. 



25 comments:

  1. We gave up our landline and now I live in fear of misplacing my phone. How will I find it?

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  2. The best use of my iWatch is not notify me when I leave home without my phone. It's important for Sue to be able to reach me if she needs to. Other than for family an texting, I have little need for an actual phone.

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    1. I have android. Tim is always saying that we need a phone in case he has a heart attack. 😳 he claims he is not having chest pains. He scares ...enough that I am pretty good about remembering my phone.

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  3. I have had a cellphone for years, haven't had a landline in over ten years. The phone is with me at all times because I'm old and live alone. If I fall I need it right there, no use having it in the next room or even a different floor! It's served me well.

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    1. We would save about $60 on the phone but "unbundling" the service allows them to Jack up our internet by over $100.

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  4. I carry my phone in my pocket most of the time. I use it so little I have to think about how to use it when I do need it. I carry it to count my steps each day and try to do a decent number for a 77-year-old woman.

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    1. Oh Ellie. I love my step counter. This morning I registered 22 steps. That's because my phone spent all yesterday on the coffee table.😒

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  5. Debby, you are too funny--and I related to this more than I like to say! I got my first smartphone a year ago, and am just now learning how to use the camera. (I still prefer getting out my old digital camera.) I am also lousy with texting, or remembering to take it with me. I miss my landline!

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    1. We still use our landline quite often...probably because people know we are do issues.

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  6. Emails, WhatsApp,Spotify for Rock music, checking the miles I have walked, Internet... All uses for my mobile phone.

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  7. The smartphone has become an indispensable part of my life - not by choice, but it means that I can log into work computer systems 2 step verification processes. I even blogged on my phone last night.

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  8. I use my cellphone for texting more than calling actually. I also have joined Snapchat as a way to keep in touch with my teenage grandkids. I still have a house phone which I use for calls.

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  9. I have been declared odd by others because I don't always have my cellphone on my person at all times. They also find it strange that I refrain from texting people after 8 in the evening too.

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  10. Ah, you see young people and even some older people always have their phones within reach, so they aren't put down somewhere that you might be liable to forget. I get nervous if my phone rings as it is so rare. Instead it makes lots of pings, dings and all sorts of noises as messages etc arrive.

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  11. Mine too. I also use it as an alarm

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  12. I don't leave home without my cellphone. I've come to rely so much on it... especially as my memory deteriorates. If I can't find it, I can use my Apple watch to ping it. Thank goodness, because I often forget where I put it.

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  13. Mine's pretty much on the coffee table. I'm pretty good about remembering to take it with me.

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  14. I wear older nurse tops at home, so I carry my phone in the pocket. Linda in Kansas

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  15. I almost never use my phone as a phone. It's more an Internet access device that allows me to text and e-mail. I'm not big on phone calls.

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