Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Remordere, Jan 14, 2011.
for me, it is a necessity since I use it for my work.
Cell phones, and in and of themselves, are considered a "bare minimum" in the United State's quality of life level. They are more or less on par with a land line now.
Can you survive without it? Sure. But, you could survive without electricity as well. Or, without running water. But, I'm sure most would consider electricity and running water to be necessities.
Smart phones? Still a luxury. Texting? It's becoming on par with basic cell service, not quite there yet.
Necessity due to the fact God forbid I break down or get stuck somewhere or just have an emergency where I need to contact someone
Luxury...do I really need a phone that can surf the web, play MP3's, stream video? No..but it sho' is nice to have
My cell phone wakes me for work in the morning.
It keeps me in touch with my child, as well as keeping track of her on gps if she gets into some difficulty.
I use it to find my way around cities that I am visiting. I have had to use it to call a tow truck (more than once) for my p.o.s. car.
My 86 year old mom uses it to call me at work if she has some difficulty.
My husband works out of town, about an hour away, and never knows exactly when he will be starting home, so when he gets to his car he calls to let me know that he is starting home, therefore dinner is always warm & ready when he gets home. (me too sometimes)
It can brighten someones sad day with a call of kind words inspired with love.
Yep, it's definitly a necessity.
I also use it for entertainment, which is certainly a luxury.
purely a luxury. you can live your life and do everything you need to do without a cell phone. there were technologies in place before cell phones became easily aquired, and no one lost a step during that time.
becoming dependent on a technology is not an action i see as a positive. that technology can be taken away quite easily, then where are you at?
its a luxury but whoever takes this luxury from me is a dead man