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    Cell Phones

    Do you have a cell phone?

    Sometimes I'm at places, and it's crazy to think how many waves are coming down around me simultaneously considerng how many people seem to have a cell phone. Granted, I have one too, but it's still crazy.

    Also, what service plan do you have? I have Cricket; I have unlimited calling, 500 free long distance minutes, caller id, call waiting, 3 way calling, unlimited text messaging, and maybe some other features. I pay $45 a month for it. I like the plan, because I don't have to worry about sending too many messages or being on the phone too much.

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    I have Sprint. $30 monthly; 200 anytime, 2800 nights/weekends...I'm probably going to their 300/unlimited plan, same monthly... 3 way calling, call waiting, caller id, call forwarding, plus more, can't really remember, don't use them much, cept for caller id and call waiting...

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    this may sound strange but i dont have one because right now i dont need one....actually i cant seem the purpose of it(dont try to convince me by telling all great stuff bout cellphones because i have to hear that day in day out from friends :-S)

    i would only need it next year when im going to nigeria because over there phones arent that common .... (on the countryside that is not in the concrete jungle )

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    the only time a cell phone saved my life while driving was when I was on the psychic friend's network.
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    No use for one. When I'm not where someone can contact me, I don't want to be disturbed.
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    >>No use for one. When I'm not where someone can contact me, I don't want to be disturbed.

    Exactly.

    I refuse to use one. Why would I want my boss to be able to find me anywhere?

    Though I do have one for when I am out in the boat (to ring the sea rescue). Have not charged it up for months. It has a $25 pay as you go card in it, with none used.
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    Well i own the LG 3G handset which came almost free with the dirt cheap service....

    Every month i hvae to pay around 10$ and i get unlimited free incomming calls and free 400 minutes outgoing with free messenging, Internet, streaming video of cricket matches in full colour, etc.. and after the 400 minutes i have to pay 1$ to speak another 125 minutes outgoing calls...

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    >>> streaming video of cricket matches in full colour

    To your phone? Hell, maybe I do need one!
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    I have verizon wireless. I get 1000 anytime minutes, free nights, weekends, and long distance. Free holidays, caller id, three way calling, call forwarding, call waiting, internet, text messaging, and voicemail. The phone was free, and i pay 25.00 USA a month.

    Never, ever drops a signal, verizon owns.

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    > Never, ever drops a signal, verizon owns.

    Considering how successful your last two "XXXX ownz" statements have come out, I'll stick with my Nextel on this. It's a little more expensive, but it's got more features than my Verizon did, a lot of my friends have them (and wel all have unlimited 2-way), and the coverage in my area's way better than it was when I had a Verizon.

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    AT&T here... the coverage is alright for being in the middle of nowhere...

    I have 850 anytime minutes and 1000 night and weekend. I pay $80 a month but I can call from anywhere to anywhere in the US.
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    I hate Cell-Phones. They have their good sides but most people
    just yank on and on in those things, it's really pointless.
    Sadly enough i have one, my mother insisted on it for my own
    safety, i guess she's right. I never use it or take it with me tough.

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    I don't spend that much time on my cell phone - it's just really convenient. I spend a lot of time in my car and away from other phones, so it's simpler to be able to just call home while driving or something. Plus, there's the safety thing, too - mine's helped me on several occasions when my car died on the road or stuff like that.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    I spend a lot of time in my car and away from other phones, so it's simpler to be able to just call home while driving or something. Plus, there's the safety thing, too - mine's helped me on several occasions when my car died on the road or stuff like that.
    You're right, But i'm not experiencing those situations yet, Until
    that time i'l leave it dusting away

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    I have a mobile on Orange. I think mobiles are a good thing, for instance I once used mine to call 999 when there wasn't a phone box around, but like a lot of good things, they get misused. Also, modern phones are getting way over the top. All I need it for is to make a phone call, not stream video, send pictures, browse the web, play mp3's, make cups of coffee, boil an egg, organise my life etc etc.

    I would like to see some social rules imposed on the use of mobiles however including:

    1. Cycling through ring tones when in the presence of others is STRICTLY prohibited.

    2. 'Real World' conversation takes precedence. So if you are talking to me face to face and your phone rings you cancel the call and ring them back later. I was talking to you first and therefore have priority.

    3. When in a meeting, whether it be a business meeting, a date, or whatever, the phone should be OFF!!

    Anyone think of any more?

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