Post # 1
I would just like to say that I HATE cellphones. *gasp say it isn’t so*
I really do. I hate searching through my huge purse for it while it rings it’s high pitch tone. I hate the lack of quality cellphones. I hate feeling like I’ve left a limb at home when I don’t bring it with me. I hate that most people would rather text me than spend 5 minutes talking on the phone about it. I hate that they come in all different shapes, sizes, qualities, service providers, colors, add ons, etc. yet not one is really *that* great. I hate that you are charged an arm and a leg for a pointless phone and charged even more money when it breaks, malfunctions, or if you simply wish to get rid of the damn thing. I hate the fact that it is almost impossible to find a decent phone that doesn’t require some stupid data plan of sorts. Excuse me but I don’t want you to tack on $10-$25 extra dollars when I MAY or MAY NOT use the internet.
I have a GPS.I have a lap top. I have a camera. JUST GIVE ME A FREAKIN PHONE TO CALL PEOPLE/ALLOW PEOPLE TO CALL ME. Yet somehow despite all of that I got roped into getting a smartphone. It started with a iPhone…what a dud. Then we switched providers and I got a Blackberry…pointless waste of materials. Then I got a HTC Evo which has been nothing but a thorn in my butt since day one.
I really wish I could just go back to my old Nokia brick phone. Seriously, when was the last time you heard someone say”Oh I broke my nokia brick!” Never! Because those things were tanks. They were built to work not look flashy and do all sorts of neat tricks.
I’m seriously thinking about getting rid of anything and everything to do with a cellphone. Charger…in the trash. Otterbox…give it to a spoiled kid. Extended life battery…find some way to make it into art. Then days/weeks later when people start showing up at the house in panic because they can’t get ahold of me I’ll simply say, “Oh now you feel like seeing me in person WHEN YOU CAN’T TEXT ME 24/7 about your cat throwing up hairballs.”
Yeah…that sums it up.
I HATE cellphones!
Post # 3
I have one of the basic LG cell phones. I do not ever intend to go to a smart phone unless forced to. Honestly if I forgot my cell phone it isn’t the end of the world unless there I am traveling. Then that is a different reason altogether since I am usually traveling by myself for work and need to make sure I can get help if I needed it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Chapel of Flowers
I wish there was a way to “like” this post!
Post # 5
I hear ya! I hate being accessible all the time. Sometimes I long for the days when you could just leave the phone off the hook and no one could reach you.
Post # 6
As much as I love my cell phone, I *love* when we go camping and there’s no where to charge it and I can keep it off for a week!
Post # 7
Hm. I don’t use mine as a phone. I only really use it for internet. It’s also my iPod, GPS, grocery list maker, alarm clock, airplane entertainent, e-book reader, point and shoot camera, online banking, recipe finder, on-the-fly price checker, parking finder, I could go on and on and on.
So….yeah, I don’t agree with you for my own personal needs :-).
The GPS function alone makes my iPhone a wash in terms of cost.
Post # 8
Love it! I have a “dumb” phone and its the best. I just make calls and texts. No pictures, internet, gps etc. If I leave it in my car all night or forget it somewhere ..oh well! My whole life, social security, credit cards, accounts are not linked to a piece of electronic plastic.
Post # 9
@crayfish: yes, this. i love having access to the internet everywhere i go!
if i don’t want to be reachable i just don’t answer. nothing says you have to answer a phone just because its ringing.
Post # 10
Up until a month ago I didn’t even have a cell phone. I don’t know why they are such a big deal? *Shrugs shoulders*
Post # 11
Except when they keep calling and calling and texting and b*tching that you’re not answering lol my family is good for this and it drives me crazy!
Post # 12
I wonder what it was like when people didn’t expect me to respond in an instant.
Post # 13
Don’t get me wrong. I understand why people like them and find them useful.
I’m just over cellphones in general. Do I really need Angry Birds at my hand 24/7? Do I need a GPS on my phone with I have a perfectly good, no even better, one in my side console? Is it really that important for me to have 4G internet access to allieviate some minor boredom at the doctors office?
It wouldn’t be so bad if I felt like they made quality cellphones these days. Do I really need an Otterbox with military grade materials to protect my phone? I ran over my first Nokia phone(a big, clunky S.O.B) with a Ford truck and it took it like a champ. Not one scratch or crack on the thing. If I did that to this Evo it’d be in a million little pieces.
My second HTC Evo broke today. Well technically the phone itself didn’t break(although that has been an unwanted adventure all on it’s own) but the battery port did and for some reason the broken battery port keeps frying my battery.
But I have decided to not get it fixed/replaced right now. I’m going sans cellphone for the time being. No emails from works. No calls from my sister asking if I can watch the kids in between class and work. No texts from my Maid/Matron of Honor saying “Check this wedding thing out.”
I’m giving up my cellphone for as long as possible(FI hates this idea and keeps saying he’s buying me a new one regardless)
I’m just soooo over it.
Post # 14
I just upgraded from my old school flip phone to the Droid Bionic and it is easily one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. Great, my phone can play movies and do my dishes but making a simple phone call is almost impossible and the keypad is a nightmare to text on. Ughhhhh.
Post # 15
I do too. We have 1 between the two of us, it is actually a “prepay.” We have to drive to the store to add minutes on it! We hate them!
Post # 16
lol I wish I could “like” this comment.
Can it play movies, do dishes, paitnt your nails, and plan a wedding? THEN it might be worth it.