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Does your cell phone come with you wherever you go?

Do you keep your cell phone with you wherever you go? Does it go shopping with you and on a hike, or when you’re playing a round of golf?

Do you even take it with you when you walk around the RV park for a little exercise? Or when you walk down the street to get your mail? Or when you’re jogging?

That’s what we’re curious about today. Our guess is that most of you will respond that you keep it with you at least most of the time. But that’s just a guess, so let’s find out for sure.

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rvgrandma
1 month ago

I carry mine only in case of emergency. Now that I am a widow even more important to have it with me. But, I don’t talk or text on it while driving, rarely use it when not at home. I carry it for emergency.

Steven N
1 month ago

My work doesn’t allow us to bring cells in with workers so it stays out in the truck.

MrDisaster
2 months ago

Just because I carry it most everywhere doesn’t mean I’m going to answer it when it rings.

Tom
2 months ago

I have mine with me most always, take when taking a walk or when shopping, check in to see if any last minute additions to list.

I don’t take it in restroom with me.

Estep
2 months ago

I have health problems. In case of emergency it is almost always with me or within reach.

B N S
2 months ago

Respectfully, “Wake Up People”! Especially Americans… Will the future poll ask if you have become “Chipped”??

Gordy B
1 month ago
Reply to  B N S

If you carry your cell with you, you are already being tracked (or traceable). Happy Trails

B N S
1 month ago
Reply to  Gordy B

Yes, Gordy… Many American Citizens dont realise this… “Happy Trails” are Surveiled… Liberty and Privacy are slowly being removed from society…

Scott
2 months ago

use it at work for needed prescription authorizations (controlled substances) and when traveling to and from work, after that, on the charger at home. These things are electronic CRACK and we have a serious addiction in society with them. Just look at how often people around you check their phones each hour….we can only guess the long term effects on the users.

TScott
2 months ago

Yes, sometimes I just forget to bring it with me.

Diane Mc
2 months ago

Yes. But depending on where I am….like Church….it is turned off and in my purse.

T. Hudson
2 months ago

I keep it with me almost all the time. I’m outdoors a lot. I want to have it to take pictures and keep track of my activity. Pedometer, etc. But also for emergency. Keeps us connected to family back home. I keep the sounds turned down so it doesn’t interfere with enjoying nature.

Ron T.
2 months ago

It’s with me unless I forget to take it off the charger which I do on a semi-regular basis. Has that caused me any problems? Not yet!

Frank Niehius
2 months ago

I bought a Tesla and now I need to have it with me all the time if I want to drive or just get into the car, trunk etc. Also its so handy when you need to take a picture of something you want to save maybe a great view or a serial number or broken parts to send to someone.

Gary
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank Niehius

That’s ridiculous. I would never own a car that required that.

Impavid
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary

To each their own Gary. It probably wasn’t necessary to chastise someone just because you don’t agree with their decisions. I’ll leave it at that.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Impavid

that’s not how i took the comment. more that it was ridiculous for the mfg to require a cellphone to operate the car.

KellyR
2 months ago
Reply to  Rich

That is how I took the comment as well, Rich. I can’t fathom having to have a phone to operate a vehicle. Dead battery on cell phone, you can’t get in the car, or call for help. Dead battery on both and you are up a creek. Power goes out and can’t charge anything. My Tesla would have to have a horse trailer behind. Not just a spare tire but also spare horse power to get me somewhere. AND, I have nothing against EVs, just that – why do we have to computerize things that do not need to be computerized?

Gordy B
1 month ago
Reply to  KellyR

I agree, over computerization is becoming a problem. I like my phone for communicating or pictures. Occasionally GPS or Googling. Happy Trails.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary

agree completely

B N S
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Agreed!

Cheryl Bacon
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary

You don’t have to use your phone app, if you choose not to. There is also a Key Fob and Key Cards.

George B
2 months ago

This is an issue separate from the question, but despite the good from cell phones, they are also society’s downfall. I understand the dependence young people have with them, since they had one in their hand since birth. What is confusing for me is when I see older people like myself who are on them constantly. They didn’t grow up with them, so why? Wife always says its for Facebook, but again I say why? Normally, what is so important that a response can’t wait several hours and what good information is on Facebook that wasn’t available all along?

Neal Davis
2 months ago

I often leave it in the house or RV and leave for several minutes if the battery is low. I usually take it with me if we go for a hike. I would never carry it when running.

Bob
2 months ago

I still only have a flip phone that I carry most of the time but if I forget it, no big deal. My wife has a smart phone and since we are together 90% of the time, we use her phone most of the time. I personally think most people spend way too much time talking and texting on their phones!!!

Snoopy
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

I’m thinking that you don’t know any teenagers, they totally live on them, they will text you from the next room!! Not sure if they are just lazy or that’s what has happened to our society!
Snoopy

KellyR
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob, you and your wife are me and my wife. Just today in the doctor’s waiting room there was a 20 or 30 something girl using both her smart phone and laptop at the same time, not talking, just punching buttons on both. Maybe her smart phone was “talking” to her laptop?? Well…. I sometimes talk to myself, maybe that is what she was doing.

Gordy B
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

We have found it nice to have them when shopping, we can go our seperate ways and just call the other when done to arrange a place to meet. Happy Trails

Bill
2 months ago

It’s my Camera, and a lifeline when I’m in the woods. You never know when something will happen. Better than 3 arrows in the sky.
I always take pics of anything, most of the time.

Sherry
2 months ago

I have tmobile so my cell phone is unreliable. We find most cell phone vendors do not come close to fulfilling their promises or advertisement. However, my parents are very elderly and it gives them comfort to be able to look on their phone and for the most part see where we are at

Bob M
2 months ago
Reply to  Sherry

I had AT&T and over time and with each newer iPhones the reception got worst to none. Switched to Comcast which uses Verizon and I hardly have a reception problem. Some Pa State Parks in the boonies don’t have cell towers near so I may not have reception at them.

Gordy B
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob M

We have Cricket and have had no reception problems at all so far (three years). Ninety dollars per mo. with hot spot, unlimited text, and internet. My wife is addicted to facebook and is on it 12 to 15 hrs on the average day. Happy Trails

Lindalee
2 months ago
Reply to  Sherry

You should try Boost! I’ve traveled coast to coast and NEVER lost reception once!

Lindalee
2 months ago
Reply to  Lindalee

Plus, it is probably cheaper!!

Skip
2 months ago

Who wouldn’t want there phone with them if for only emergency use. Maybe if you are using another communication devise(s) you wouldn’t.

Bob
2 months ago

I have mine in a holster on my belt, not in my pocket or walking around with it in my hand.
Emails are very seldom read on the phone. I wait til I get home on the computer. I glance at phone calls and texts, then decide either to answer it or wait for a convenient time.
It gets turned off about 9pm and back on in the morning, except when traveling. No need to have it on all night. BTW, we still have a landline.

Scott
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Same here, I commented earlier with the same thoughts, I also have a landline at home and force people to use that number since I do not give out my cell number to limit the garbage that comes in unwanted on the smart phone. I am concerned with the dependence and instant gratification we are witnessing in society from use of the smart phone…

Gerry B.
2 months ago

Yes, except to church.

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