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Anyone Stopped Using A Mobile Phone.

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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I gave up using mobiles 11 years ago , I manage quite well via landline . My girlfriend has an Apple mobile.
The reason I gave up / relinquished the use was because a cousin of mine is a tumor specialist. The conflicting information that is in the media now and for years before is a mirror image of the tobacco info that was in the public domain, again hidden covert records kept from the public about the damage it causes.
I am not here to lecture about the information , just curious as to how many can in this day and age be without a mobile . I have to admit that I am seen by some as a freak for not having a mobile , this in no way bothers me , everyone to there opinion.
At first I admit I had a smug opinion of myself for deciding to not follow the crowd , but now I look at people in busy places chatting away and think If the info I know is correct a large percentage of these people will have problems in the future, my beautiful girlfriend also




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Gave up mine several years ago. Not for any medical or financial reasons like most do, I just got tired of being "reachable."
One of the best decisions I've made, I think. I like going to the movies and not having to worry about that buzzing in my pocket, or going for hikes and not being bothered. There's something refreshing with the words "I'll be back later", and knowing you won't be hearing from the person you said those words to until you literally "get back."

Good times.




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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I know the dangers, yet I still use a mobile. That might be insane, but I figure there is so much other dangers in this world - why worry about this so much? Is there something else besides the cancer risk that you know of?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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No cell phone here.
3 years now.

My only connection to the 'outside world' over electronic media is computer.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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I never really started. I have a throwaway that I toss in my pocket if I go in the woods just in case. Outside of that I never carry / use one.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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About 3 weeks ago I decided not to pay my cell phone bill. My contract was long over, and I started to think I just don't really need a cell phone. I've got two land lines and an email account, so people can get in touch with me if they need to. Few people call me on the cell anyway, so why spend $50 a month on it? I haven't really missed the cell, and I seem to have more time to myself.

I never really considered the health issues, I'm not one to always have the phone on my ear anyway. For the most part my phone just sat on my dresser charging unless I went somewhere. Besides, I got a phone for my Mom, and she doesn't use hers that often. If I need a cell, I can always borrow hers. I've considered going to Tmobile and negotiating a new contract, but only if I can use their 3G or 4G service as my primary internet access. Then I could justify the cost of the cell by dropping my current ISP.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Hi, I'm Scott, and I have been mobileless for over a year now.....and I feel great....

Actually, it makes grocery shopping easier, faster, and less demanding.....If it isn't on the list, it doesn't get bought, if I have a choice, store brand, no more of this, 'oh yeah, can you grab, oh would you look for...'...or my favorite, 'honey, i just notice I'm out of monthly stuff, do you mind'.....i don't mind anyways, but it saves the spontaneous calls....and frees me up to enjoy the drive, the action or the people....what I have noticed, my tolerance for others on the phone that have zero courtesy of others and mandate you understand every word they are saying has gone way down......

Hmm, so has that increased my stress level or lowered it?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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You're gonna laugh but apart from the ones I was forced to use and was given sporadically and temporarily by employers I have never had nor never wanted a mobile tracking irradiating device.


Freak? Sure. People laugh in my face when I tell them, secretly I giggle inside though...



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Only what we all know , the tracking of the user etc , but my cousin is one smart cookie in a very well paid position and none of her family are using mobile phones, this speaks volumes to me , she can talk on the subject of radiation and tumors till your eyes glaze over ha ha.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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People laugh in my face when I tell them, secretly I giggle inside though.......yeah I know how you feel , but I am way past that now , I just look at people and sometimes feel overwhelming sadness , not a god complex
but just sad if the info is true , the fact that I have removed the mobile does not stop me feeling and looking with empathy at mobile users , If it turns out the negative info is 100% wrong ...........HAPPY DAYS



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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I was never a big cell phone fan to begin with. People can't go anywhere or do anything without their stupid phone ringing. People out and about always have a phone stuck to their ears. Does anybody live in the here and now anymore? How can you stop and smell the roses when you're flapping your jaws on the fricking phone?

Out where we live, the cell phone reception is awful, so we got a land line and only keep a phone for when we go somewhere, and then it is only used if there is an emergency. This is an area that is so terribly remote, if we have car trouble or whatever, a cell phone is handy. I cannot remember the last time I used it.

I do worry about my younger daughter, who constantly has her iPhone to her ear and continually yaks on it. I should speak to her about the cancer risks.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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I'd hardly call laughing afterwards to myself after being laughed at in my face a "God complex" but no biggie.

ETA Its just that I know no one in this country to call. Whats the point of having a mobile?

edit on 3/2/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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I have never owned one ever. If i need to speak to someone land line or the more direct approach visit them.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Good for you, I would love to permanetly ditch my phone.
They're so intrusive, though I need it for friends and (ugh) work.

To be honest, I find landline such a problem now because of all the sales people and cold callers that have been sold the number, I never answer to "out of area, international and unknown" callers, its them.

To sum it up my phone is essential but I wish it wasn't.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Sound's like almost everyone here has!

I'm one of them too. Personally i haven't purchased a new mobile phone since ~2007 or so. I still have it lying around for some reason, although it's never used. It's one of those phones with a camera built in, although it's so unbelievably crap for taking photo's it was decent for the price at the time (£60 and it has a 1mp camera lol).

I have a landline, i phone people with that. Anyone else i will simply talk with online via irc or email as they are on quite often. I have thought about getting a new mobile phone once or twice, but to me there's alot of downsides and i feel i wouldn't be using it. The reason i refuse to buy a cheap one at the least is that whenever a mobile phone is turned on, you lose every bit of privacy as to your location immediately. You'd just as well paint your skin luminous pink, wave at the sky and give them directions everywhere you go.

Cmon, £400 for a locked-in phone/camera with some fart apps and facebook access?
I'd be the one purchasing something useful with that money.

I know i moan at alot of things, but hey the state of today's "mobile phone world"... get baited by fart apps into paying money and then get tracked 24/7? No thanks lol. All these people mindlessly having their privacy abused by companies.

Meme for the moment: "Yo, i heard you liked to be tracked, so we put a facebook on your mobile phone so you can get tracked while you get tracked"

I'll stick to email and/or VoIP.



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