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#1 May 20 2004 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Cell phones are more trouble than they are worth, I mean when you try calling someone on thiers, no answer, yet when you want to avoid them most you hear the ringing of the newest model nokia thats about 2 days old and already out dated.

And they are bothersome, so many wrecks happening because some dumb bytch was talking on the cell phone while doing 85 on the freeway driving an SUV.

Then your trying to enjoy a movie and you hear the bonaza theme ringing behind you and some fat ass answer and speak 10 times as long as he needs to.

It sucks too, as bad as they are its like they are required nowdays. I mean kids in like 8th grade have them now.

Im still stuck with my first generation nokia with a cracked lense after I ran the fuker over with my truck hoping to break it...
#2 May 20 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Cell phones have their puposes, in my job I travel a lot and never know where I will be. The cell phone helps by letting people call me for emergancies and it allows them to call me without long distance charges. I dont believe driving while on the phone is safe or smart that is why you get voice mail, if it is important they will leave a message and you can pull over to retreive it and call them back.
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#3 May 20 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
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We put off getting a cell phone for the longest time, and we use them as we believe they should be meant to be used. For emergencies and just before we're about to head home to ask if something is needed from the store.

We finally got one because my husbands ward was in a car accident in Kansas City, and had to go to the hospital. We couldn't leave the house because the hospital was going to be calling us for information, but we wanted to go to Kansas City to see how Patrick was doing!

After that, we got a cell phone each.

Mine is always on silent (I'm in school, and no one but my hub will call me anyway), and as I'm getting in my car to head home, I flip it open and see if he called me. If he had, I call him back to see what he wants. If he hadn't, I call him to see if we need anything from the store.
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#4 May 20 2004 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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I am finally breaking down and buying a pre-paid cell phone. But it's only for emergencies when im travelling. If i need to call someone while i'm in town, it can wait until I get home.
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I don't answer my landline, why would I get an extra phone to carry in my pocket?

Only thing more annoying are those Nextel radios. *Brrtrrtrrbtt!* Joe? You there?? *Brrtrrtrrbtt!* Yeah, what's up? *Beee----BOOOOOOP* *Beee----BOOOOOOP* *Brrtrrtrrbtt!* Did you hear me?

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#6 May 20 2004 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I dunno what worse, people drinking and driving or people talking on their cellphones and trying to drive.
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Some states have outlawed using hand-held phones while driving.

Which doesn't matter too much, because when I'm deep in discussion, even if it's just to a passenger in the car, I'm not paying as good attention to the road as I should be. But, I do have both hands on the wheel, at least.
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#8 May 20 2004 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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..and one time... when I first got mine.. I had a $400 bill for going over my minutes... $400....fckn insane
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#9 May 20 2004 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I had a $336 bill once and I had free nights & weekends and free incoming calls regardless of time of day. I would call people and have them call me back if at all possible.

Heh... however, the bill was that much from Long distance charges from keeping up with people back home.
#10 May 20 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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They are good for emgernices and other things really important but people now days are using them as a regular phone.

I worked at Celluar One(local cell serivce here) for a few weeks and there was one girl, with the 1500 weekend minutes, actually went over. How she did this I dont have a clue. She went about 200minutes over, well the bill was about 600 hundred dollars.

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Some states have outlawed using hand-held phones while driving.


I know New York City, LA, Houston and a few other big cities have done this, dont know about any states.
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Cell phones are more trouble than they are worth, I mean when you try calling someone on thiers, no answer, yet when you want to avoid them most you hear the ringing of the newest model nokia thats about 2 days old and already out dated.

And they are bothersome, so many wrecks happening because some dumb bytch was talking on the cell phone while doing 85 on the freeway driving an SUV.

Then your trying to enjoy a movie and you hear the bonaza theme ringing behind you and some fat ass answer and speak 10 times as long as he needs to.

It sucks too, as bad as they are its like they are required nowdays. I mean kids in like 8th grade have them now.

Im still stuck with my first generation nokia with a cracked lense after I ran the fuker over with my truck hoping to break it...


i hear your pain, but they are both good and bad. just like a gun. its the stupid rude ppl that make them good or bad for the most part.

those you discribe are the stupid rude ppl who deserve a swift kick in the butt. they do come in handy at times. you are driving down the road and a belt breaks? do you cary a spare, do you have the tools to change it, do you know how to change it? if the answere to any of those is a no, then a short phone call can save the day. not all states have call boxes every mi along the road.

same goes for your late to a meeting/date/appointment due to traffic. pick up the phone make a very short call, "im stuck in traffic, ill get there as soon as i can." hang up the phukking phone. no need to drive down the road and be on the phone.

i love what england has done. if you are driving and on a cell phone/car phone at the same time and its not hands free then you get a ticket. i love that idea.
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I dunno what worse, people drinking and driving or people talking on their cellphones and trying to drive.


People who drink,read the paper, put on makeup, shave, and talk on the phone while driving.Oh and those fat slobs who eat while they're driving and looking down all the time to see if they can get any of droppings off their stomachs.
#13 May 20 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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I like my cell phone. It's spiffy and does stuff and can be used to do interesting things to bluetooth pda's
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#14 May 21 2004 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I'll tell you what I told my kids. "Cell phones are a responsibility and if you misuse it, it well bite you in the butt." Well I would have if I had kids or cared if they waist there money going over there minutes. Me I have had no problem staying within my minutes and stuff. (Because I have no friends) :.(
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#15 May 21 2004 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
I like to say I hate my cell phone but when I forget it at home, I actually miss not having it. It's the thing I hate to love =/
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#16 May 21 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I used to be like a lot of y'all, hating cell phones and refusing to own one. But then I did finally break down and I have to say I'm very glad that I did. It's just too convinient to not have and it's nice to be able to recieve calls anywhere. If you don't want to be talked to, simply turn it off. I'm not into text messaging or the trendy ringers or anything silly like that, I'm just all about the phone and a good nation-wide plan. :)
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#17 May 21 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
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Just yesterday one of my co-workers was in an accident a block away from work. A woman was on her cell phone and ran a red light. He was fine, but she was taken away in an ambulance.

Personally, I think they come in very handy. I've already had to call 911 from mine. I try not to use it while driving though. It distracts me too much from eating, smoking & changing radio stations.
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I love mine, wouldn't be without it. And I don't use it much.

It's replaced a land-line in my home, it's the only phone I have.

Can't stand people driving and talking though.
#19 May 21 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not so bad if they own a headset unit like I do. I haven't actually used mine yet, but I have it. :-P
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I dunno what worse, people drinking and driving or people talking on their cellphones and trying to drive.

I'll tell you what's worse. Women talking on their cell phones and putting on their makeup while trying to make a left-hand turn in a Suburban that is too big and serves them no other purpose than picking the kids up from soccer!

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#21 May 21 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
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Honestly though, the increased accidents caused by people using cell phones while driving is probably far outweighed by the much faster emergency response we get by having cell phones all over the place. It's a wash in that respect.

They're also just amazingly convenient. Being able to contact people even whey they aren't at home is huge. Knowing that if you call someone's cell number, you'll get that person, not their home, or their work, or some other place you think he might be at, is pretty darn useful as well.

How many times back in the day did you play "phone tag" with someone. You'd call them at home, and get their machine. Then they'd call you, and get yours. It could take days to get ahold of someone, just due to bad timing. With a cell phone, you can still play tag, but the time is much shorter (and isn't because the person isn't there, but because they have their phone off).

Personally, I think cell phones are one of the most significant personal technological improvements we've had since the washing machine.
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#22 May 22 2004 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I used to get annoyed at drivers who use their cell phones while driving. Not so much anymore. I now get annoyed at people who talk on them everywhere. Post office, library, bank, supermarket. theaters, etc. And of course if someone talks on their cell phone in a movie theater you can have the manager remove them. It's great. I can deal with the supermarket. I mean besides reading the Weekly World News what else is there to do in a long line waiting to check out your food? But not the bank, post office, theater, funeral home, church, during major surgery or while flying a commercial airliner.
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#23 May 24 2004 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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during major surgery or while flying a commercial airliner.


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#24 May 24 2004 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Those things are great for the supermarket. My wife always thinks of one more thing we need after I've left. Now, I can check and save myself an extra trip.
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#25 May 24 2004 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally, I think cell phones are one of the most significant personal technological improvements we've had since the washing machine.


hmm I have to say mini frig, save all those beverages you want certain hands to stay away from.


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I'll tell you what's worse. Women talking on their cell phones and putting on their makeup while trying to make a left-hand turn in a Suburban that is too big and serves them no other purpose than picking the kids up from soccer!


Hey, that Suburban also helps with all four hundred bags in the back when they max the credit card at the mall.




A while back a Houston rock station did a count of how many "crazy bytches talking on a cell phone while driving a SUV" could be found on the road. I think they ended up with about 100 total, probaly some two or three times.
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