Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dr Diversity, Sep 21, 2005.
I am one of those people, otherwise what it the point of having one?
I think the above post, was meant to go in this thread here!
Mmm, that would fit
What's the point in having a bike and walking?
You can use it when you want to is the answer.
Nobody has to be chained to a phone, sometimes it's nice to know you can't be contacted
Hmm, I wonder which thread you stole that from?!
I do not carry a mobile with me because I don't it to be in contact 24/7, I'm not that important.
I only carry it when I'm expecting a call or know that I will have to make one that day.
Otherwise I just use a pay phone, home phone or better still, email.
Mobiles for business use = an invaluable tool
Mobiles for making personal calls = a useful tool
Mobiles for talking constant drivel while destroying your brain and downloading frog ringtones at £3 a pop = fur king pointless!
I carry mine everywhere, but i'm a beeyatch for insisting everyone switches off when we're eating out, or if there's a good match on in the pub.
nothing ruder than talking to people who arent there, when you're out socialising with good mates... There should be a law where you have to turn your back to talk on your mobile ( there is if you're out with me), that would sort the comms junkies out a bit..?
Do people who do this only turn on their home phone when their expecting a call or wanting to make one?
Its extremely annoying trying to get in contect with someone whos only point of contact is the mobile phone but they allways have it turned off, just why?
Also if you have a car it doesn't mean you use it to go to the shops round the corner (do you?) or travel to china (taking the ferry over the watery bits obviously), so i'd say the bike thing is a false annalogy too.
I have my phone with me / switched on so that I can be contacted by my family in urgent situations. Not for business use being a private connection but the number has leaked out but not been abuse yet...
I can perfectly understand not mixing business with personal numbers, and i would put any annoying person on my business number so as not to be pested but i may just be fortunate not to know any one who pesters me anyway.
Have mine with me all the time, its a business one but I use it as a personal one as well and just pay for the personal calls and texts (can't be bothered with 2). I put it on silent if I'm anywhere that I think people would rather not hear it ring but its always on.
I rarely if ever use my home phone now - everyone just calls me on the mobile.
Thing is a lot of people do go to the shops in their car they can't go anywhere without their car. I think that's just as mad as people thinking there's a need to have a phone with them 24/7
If i want to be contacted i'll make sure i can be contacted, if i don't i won't. People don't have a god given right to speak to me at will if i want some peace.
Turning the phone off is no good when your old dear wants you home and she know's you've got it with you. Any fella knows that
the reality is... most of us just aren't important enough to need to be contactable wherever we go, whatever we do...
how many times when your mobile rings is it actually a call that you needed to take, there and then?
mobile phones in social situations are just plain rude, imagine if we were having an interesting discussion about mobile phones and I ju
I agree that you should turn your phone on to vibrate or even off, nothing worse than if you in an interview or giving a presentaion and your phone goes off.
But its abit like having a laptop or a gameboy and only ever using it pluged into the wall, its not being used as intended but if you need to turn your phone off to get some privacy then fair enough.
I don't always leave it, i just don't always feel like i have to have it with me. Which i don't
Seldom, is probably the answer. Mobile phones have only become common in the last ten years and I'm sure that the youngsters of today must wonder how this country ever functioned prior to the 1990's. Before about 40 years ago not many people even had a landline at home yet business life and social life functioned well enough.
My mobile is a business tool and is therefore switched off at 5:30 every night remaining off at weekends too. Close friends and family have my home number and if there is no answer that is because I am not there and they will ring back.
Actually I get so fed up with salespeople calling that I do actually do that.
Then if people can't be bothered to leave a message, well.................tough!
They are certainly an in valuble tool on an ad hoc night out, also arranging things and meeting up with people in general.
Agreed if the calls you get could be facilitated on the a land line then its really no different, but when its actualy used as a pretty much indespensible mobile communication tool, it works very well and it comes very handy on those long train journeys.
I'm sure that the people sitting opposite would agree
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