I often used to let the battery run down, or forget to charge it, or forget to turn it on. Now that I live in what we might politely call a 'seismically active area' I take my phone everywhere I go, it is always fully charged and pre-paid, and I never turn it off.
1. Calling family and friends 2. Texting family and friends 3. Checking emails (both personal and work) 4. Checking the TORn boards 5. Listening to my personal selection of music (all music from the LOTR Complete Recordings, the OSTs, the Rarities Archives, the ripped end credit suites, the ripped extended edition DVD movie audio tracks are on there) 6. Listening to the radio 7. Playing games (this is mostly when I'm travelling, or not getting sleep at night :P)
So yeah, I'm quite dependent on it for something or the other. I almost never switch it off... there's a reason they invented silent/vibrate mode
Same goes for Gmail and Facebook. I keep in touch with a lot of family and friends from overseas, and I can't imagine what I would've done without, nor how I once lived without!
(This post was edited by Earl on Jan 20 2012, 12:21pm)
Yes, it's annoying to be so dependant on it (I feel naked without it)
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There was life before mobile phones and internet. Surely we'd learn to live without them after some learning.
Hah, I was just reading a book about biologist stydying African Painted Dogs. They were observing the pack 24/7, with one person observig it for some 6 hours until the replacement came to release him. The pack was often on the move, and they described the difficulties they had trying to locate the pack and the person following it. I was baffled why they didn't just phone the guy... then I remembered they didn't have such luxury in the 70s. And even yet they made a fine study.
my phone or iPad but would miss the phone and really miss the iPad. I just love my iPad! I use it for so many things - research, reading books and magazines, music, videos, games. I considered whether to buy one for about a year and am totally pleased that I decided to get one.
I have had one for emergencies for several years. I rarely use it and rarely even have it on, but it has proved useful when I needed it. However, I CANNOT learn the number, so I finally just put a tiny sticker on it, with the last four digits of its number. All the cells had the same area code and exchange numbers around here when I got mine and one for my son, so I just had to write down the last four.