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  12946 votes / 44%
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If my phone runs, I'll chase it down and kill it.
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  • Nothing. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Nutria (679911) on Monday June 04, 2012 @05:02PM (#40213537)

    It's a land line.

  • Re:Nothing. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anne_Nonymous (313852) on Friday June 08, 2012 @06:13PM (#40263301) Homepage Journal

    Ah the good ol' days* when you didn't wear an electronic leash everywhere you went.

    *no really

  • by metlin (258108) on Saturday June 09, 2012 @12:21AM (#40266033) Journal

    Most people stopped thinking of phones as just devices for making "phone calls". These days, they're just mini-computers with pretty much everything on them.

    I've my work email, personal email, calendar, games, photos, camera, GPS, diary, ebook reader, media, and pretty much everything else on my phone. I count my calories very religiously, and I've an app that lets me scan what I eat, and watch my caloric and protein consumption. I have my company's VPN app installed, which lets me get on the company network. I can do my time & expense on my phone. My phone is my alarm clock, my timer, my emergency flashlight, and my calculator. It tells me the weather and the stock market. I shop on my phone, check-in for my flights on my phone, including the boarding passes. Going some place and one of us doesn't have cash? No worries, pull out your iSquare card reader on the phone and I can charge it in (carry one around in my bag at all times). Media? My music, movies, Netflix, YouTube are all on my phone. And of course, games. Everything from Angry Birds to Doom (yes, old school Doom).

    So, nobody thinks of a phone as a "smart phone" anymore. It's expected to do these things. The other "phones" you talk about are just kludgy leftover remnants from back in the day. I'm sure people complained about cars with stereos and air conditioning because they weren't just "taking them some place" like a good old horse buggy.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 09, 2012 @12:45AM (#40266143)

    People with like interests gravitate to one another. Most of your friends probably don't know many android users either.
    Most android users only know a few lonely iphone users. It works both ways.
    And even fewer of us know anyone still using a blackberry unless their company bought it for them.

  • Re:Nothing. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 09, 2012 @03:38AM (#40266739)

    While not the original poster, I also refuse to have a cellphone.
    While there are valid resons to have one, I live in a densly populated area and I don't think I'm further then a 10 minute walk to the nearest phone, but that's not why I won't have one.
    Once you have a cellphone other people's attitudes towards you change. They expect you to always be availabe to communicate with, and if you're not they get upset. Screw them. When I don't want to talk to people I don't even answer my home phone. It's much simpler just to not have a cellphone then deal with other peoples inabillity to realize that whatever utterings come out of their mouths isn't my highest priority.

    That, and I need a land line for ADSL.

    "It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone." ~Mark Twain, Christmas greeting, 1890

  • by AmiMoJo (196126) <mojoNO@SPAMworld3.net> on Saturday June 09, 2012 @12:45PM (#40268957) Homepage

    Simple, you personal experience is no indication of a general trend and the same is true for almost all situations. Just look at the Android vs. iPhone sales figures and it should be obvious that there are far, far more Android phones in circulation now. No wonder because ignoring the relative merits of the two platforms for a moment Android simply covers more of the market. The cheapest phones available for free on £10/month contracts run Android where has you have to pay a fair bit more to get an iPhone, so for anyone who doesn't want to spend a lot the latter isn't even an option.

  • Re:Nothing. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by geoskd (321194) on Saturday June 09, 2012 @06:04PM (#40270561)

    Once you have a cellphone other people's attitudes towards you change. They expect you to always be availabe to communicate with, and if you're not they get upset. Screw them. When I don't want to talk to people I don't even answer my home phone. It's much simpler just to not have a cellphone then deal with other peoples inabillity to realize that whatever utterings come out of their mouths isn't my highest priority.

    On the other side of that, I find that for many typical problems (work, or home, or whatever), It is almost always easier to answer the phone at an inconvenient time (or shortly thereafter), than it is to clean up the mess that happens if I am not available to take the call. Mind you, The people in my life and work are expected to solve problems for themselves. My co-workers will catch hell for bothering me with a problem they can solve themselves, and generally if its my family calling I want to know whats going on.

    For everyone else, there's caller ID. If its disabled, don't expect me to answer. If you're having a problem with people expecting you to answer, then your life sounds like it revolves entirely too much around what other people think of you.

    -=Geoskd

  • Re:Nothing. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Daetrin (576516) on Saturday June 09, 2012 @06:36PM (#40270783)

    Once you have a cellphone other people's attitudes towards you change. They expect you to always be availabe to communicate with, and if you're not they get upset. Screw them.

    Really? Do you have really crappy friends or something? The only thing that changed when i got a cellphone is i started getting invited to more spontaneous gatherings. They don't _expect_ me to hang out, but they want to give me the option and about half the time i take them up on it (and the other half of the time there are no hard feelings.) Actually, i'm not even sure i'm actually being invited more often, or i just started getting those calls in time to go have fun instead of getting home and finding a message on my answering machine too late.

    Of course given how useful my smartphone has turned out for everything other than talking to people, even if i wanted to avoid getting called i'd be tempted to get a smartphone and just not get a plan or not give anyone the phone number.

  • Re:Nothing. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Teun (17872) on Sunday June 10, 2012 @05:48AM (#40273073) Homepage

    You don't have to worry about that in the UK. All inbound cell calls are free, at the originating parties expense

    Why are you limiting this statement to that island of Great Britain?

    Such is standard in all other European countries and the EU is working on also getting rid of roaming charges between the EU member states.

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