Do you keep contacts in your phone if you don't talk to them?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I go through my phone every six months or so and get rid of contacts that I don’t talk to anymore (a lot of times, this has been previous work contacts or school offices)

Post # 4
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I have contacts that I re-labled as “do not answer”. I don’t remember which ex’s they are, but at least I know that they are never phone calls or texts that I want to bother with. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a bunch of contacts all named “Ignore”, but otherwise I delete contacts every 6 months or so!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsPanda99:  I too have a bunch of “Do not answer” contacts. I also have a lot of old numbers. Every once in a while I go on a trip or something with a bunch of people I  don’t see/talk to regularly. It’s nice to be able to contact them while on the trip without having to ask each time. I also have several good friend’s parent’s numbers. You know, in case they die while I’m with them and I have to call their mom 😛

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have old numbers because I never thought to go through my contacts to delete them.

Every once in a while, I’ll see a contact in my phone that I haven’t spoken to in a long time and I wonder how s/he is doing. But it never occurs to me to delete the number. lol.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I occasionally delete numbers from people I never talk to. But any time I get a spam call it goes under my “don’t answer” contact.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t delete contacts on a regular basis, but if I come across one that I know I won’t need then I delete it. But some contacts I might only need to call once a year but they stay in there.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do have some that I haven’t talked to in 6+ months because I know that I might at some point need their number (Ex: my aunt) but beyond that I delete contacts pretty regularly.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I keep contacts if there’s a chance they will be in touch at some point (like if they’re acquaintances). I don’t want that awkward text where I’m like “who is this?!”, and I may have to contact them for some reason. If it’s someone that I haven’t talked to in YEARS, I will delete them when I notice them in my contacts list.

I am not a big phone person (calling wise, anyway), so realistically if I didn’t talk to the person for 6+ months I think I’d have 3 people in my phone 😛

I also keep a bunch of other #s in there.. like stores, taxi companies, etc… I probably have more of those sorts of things than actual people in there.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I delete contacts every once in awhile, but usually only if I haven’t talked to them in years. My fiance, on the oher hand, never deletes contacts “just in case”. He has people he hasn’t spoken to in a decade.

Post # 14
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504 posts
Busy bee

I don’t go through and delete any of them simply because I don’t feel like taking the time. There are still contacts from high school in there and I’m 24.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t answer numbers I don’t know. If it’s important they can text or leave a voice mail.

I have a couple of numbers (like four) I keep just in case, but for the most part, I go through and delete if I haven’t spoken to them in a year.I probably have their info in my email contacts if I really need it…

…However, my Email contacts on the other hand is out of control. I should probably delete at least 3/4 of it.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I do incase they leave me a voicemail. I ave a few relatives/friends that I only communicate with a few times a year by text or VM.

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