Can you live without your cell phone?

Can you live without your cell phone?
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Flavia.lm 1 10 95
Question: Can you live without your cell phone?

Examples of answers:

- Absolutely. By the way I hate it when it rings more than two times a day.

- Of course not! By the way, I have three (just in case one or two of them stop working). I use it as an alarm to wake me up in the morning, to read my emails, to take photos, to listen to my preferred songs, to access English Experts, to organize my timetable and address book… oh, yes! Sometimes I also use it to make and receive phone calls… ;)

“I couldn’t live without my phone… but you don’t even have a home…”
Melanie C, “If that were me”, one of the good songs she recorded after the Spice Girls announced the end of the group.

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106 respostas
I could totally live without it! The people I know and love always know where to find me. Same thing goes for me to find them. Well, I lived without it once - when I was a kid, it did not exist! : )

Just don't ask me to live without my computer, okay?
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Yes, I can.
Flavia.lm 1 10 95
We were much more organized when cell phones did not exist. Nowadays people just say: in case I suffer any setback, I just call (someone) and tell him I've changed my plans.

@ Van: have you already seen this one?: How long can you survive without the Internet?
WHAT THE HECK IS A CELL PHONE?

Actually I know what a cell phone is, and I can get along without one without any difficulty what so ever. As a matter of fact I did not have or use one until after Cris and I got married in 2001. She insisted on both of us having one so if something happened to me, like being killed in an auto accident, I could call her, or vice-versa.

For Fathers Day this year my step sons, Rodrigo and Ricardo, bought me a new Razor cell phone, which is cool, I guess, but all I use it for is the basic telephone. For pictures I have film cameras, for writing letters I have pen and paper, for email and research I have my computer, etc. And DO NOT even think about getting me started about games on phones or computers! :lol:

I guess that after 66 years I am just too old fashioned and set in my ways to appreciate the modern contrivances that you young whippersnappers love so much. :lol:

Words to Look Up:
Vice-versa
Contrivance
Whippersnapper :lol:
I could live very well!
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Yes, I can. But I can't live without my computer or internet. :D
Sure, I could live without it. Of course I would miss it in some occasions, but internet is magic, you can turn it in a cell phone in the blink of an eye. I mean, there are so many programs that could do that. And besides, I hate when my cell phone rings.

See ya!
I never cared much about cell phones until I found out I could actually read books comfortably using a smartphone. I bought one with a 2.3 inches screen size and soon after that I bought a new one with 3.7" screen.

It's a great experience!

I have almost 200 books in my phone, I have 4 english dictionaries and one encyclopedia three taps away, it's a dream come true. :D

Besides you can do everything you do with an ordinary book (bookmarks, highlight text, etc). I love it!
Of course I can! I use it most to Listen to music, I hardly answer my phone cause it's always on silent mode and I forget to "unsilent" it.
Flavia.lm 1 10 95
Flavia.lm escreveu:(...)

- Absolutely. By the way I hate it when it rings more than two times a day.

(...)
"Two times", Ms. Flavia? "Twice" sounds way better!

(Just as well I re-read all forum messages...)

Mr. Slayman: how come you didn't notice?
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Definitely I can't live without it. I have to use it at work. Even more now, my little daugther was born, so I call my wife all day long wherever I am.
ailime 1
No, I can not. Although I hate it, cell phone is a necessary evil. I have to carry it wherever I go, in order to be found specially by my family or to help me whenever I need. Actually, my cell phone started having problems, by losing signal time to time, what is making me feel extremely apprehensive when it happens. :roll: :roll:
It's been an effing while since the last time I bought a cell phone, though I could redirect it to my smartphone, which I cannot deffo live without. But I've been experiencing a tough time without it as I'm having it fixed. Wish this episode was straight off but it takes a while ):

NOT GOOD D:
Flavia.lm escreveu:
Flavia.lm escreveu:(...)

- Absolutely. By the way I hate it when it rings more than two times a day.

(...)
"Two times", Ms. Flavia? "Twice" sounds way better!

(Just as well I re-read all forum messages...)

Mr. Slayman: how come you didn't notice?
Flavia,

"Two Times" versus "Twice", both are correct and I would be hard pressed to defend one over the other, but you are right twice does "sound" a little better if you are using British English, however on the other hand two times "sounds" a little better to an American. While we are on this subject how about thrice?
Flavia.lm 1 10 95
w.slayman escreveu: Flavia,

"Two Times" versus "Twice", both are correct and I would be hard pressed to defend one over the other, but you are right twice does "sound" a little better if you are using British English, however on the other hand two times "sounds" a little better to an American. While we are on this subject how about thrice?
Really? :? :cry: :? :cry: :? :cry: :?
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ailime escreveu:No, I can not. Although I hate it, cell phone is a necessary evil. I have to carry it wherever I go, in order to be found specially by my family or to help me whenever I need. Actually, my cell phone started having problems, by losing signal time to time, what is making me feel extremely apprehensive when it happens. :roll: :roll:
Ailime,

Please let me know what you think about this:

"No, I can not. Although I hate it, a cell phone is a necessary evil. I have to carry it wherever I go, in order to be located, especially by my family or to summon help whenever I need it. Actually, my cell phone started having problems, by losing the tower signal from time to time, which makes me extremely apprehensive. :roll: :roll: "

Look up the difference between specially and especially

I especially like your use of the word apprehensive in this contex.
Flavia.lm escreveu:
w.slayman escreveu: Flavia,

"Two Times" versus "Twice", both are correct and I would be hard pressed to defend one over the other, but you are right twice does "sound" a little better if you are using British English, however, on the other hand two times "sounds" a little better to an American. While we are on this subject how about thrice?
Really? :? :cry: :? :cry: :? :cry: :?
Flavia,

I double checked with a friend of mind who has a PHD in English, and is a full professor of English at a university here, he agrees with my discription of the differences. He also said that he could not fault a graduate English student for using either, or even both in different parts of a paper.

Thrice and three times are also interchangable and equally correct, however thrice is somewhat archiac and stilted, especially in American English. ;)

A most enlightening discussion indeed. :D
I can't live without it cause its the only way that I have to be connected with my friends and my musics.
thiagogothai escreveu:I can't live without it cause its the only way that I have to be connected with my friends and my musics.
Thiago,

If you do not mind I would like to suggest two minor changes to your post. Please use because instead of the slang cause, and the word my before music is redundant.

Thank you for letting me try to help you with your English.
w.slayman escreveu:
thiagogothai escreveu:I can't live without it cause its the only way that I have to be connected with my friends and my musics.
Thiago,

If you do not mind I would like to suggest two minor changes to your post. Please use because instead of the slang cause, and the word my before music is redundant.

Thank you for letting me try to help you with your English.
Thank's for your help Bill, I agree with you!!!!
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ailime 1
w.slayman escreveu:WHAT THE HECK IS A CELL PHONE?

Actually I know what a cell phone is, and I can get along without one without any difficulty what so ever. As a matter of fact I did not have or use one until after Cris and I got married in 2001. She insisted on both of us having one so if something happened to me, like being killed in an auto accident, I could call her, or vice-versa.

For Fathers Day this year my step sons, Rodrigo and Ricardo, bought me a new Razor cell phone, which is cool, I guess, but all I use it for is the basic telephone. For pictures I have film cameras, for writing letters I have pen and paper, for email and research I have my computer, etc. And DO NOT even think about getting me started about games on phones or computers! :lol:

I guess that after 66 years I am just too old fashioned and set in my ways to appreciate the modern contrivances that you young whippersnappers love so much. :lol:

Words to Look Up:
Vice-versa
Contrivance
Whippersnapper :lol:

Bill, will you really call your wife if it happens to be killed in a car accident? :lol: :lol:
I use Cell phone just to make calls and to receive phone calls too. :D So, I bought a cheaper one this time and I think that because of that it has broken so quickly. :cry:
Regarding especially and specially I got confused, but I will check them out better, I promise.

Regards,
ailime
Absolutely! But it'll be a lack, my cell phone is my watch! Without it I won't be punctual in my tasks! And I won't have my Walkman, my musics touching e making me calmer at hard moments! I won't have a way of communication with anyone! Ok, I change my answer, it's... Yes, I can live without my cell phone, but I won't be myself anymore.
felipeh6 7 56
Hi,

If I make an effort, perhaps I can, but as far as I use it also to work, it is one of the ways to be in contact with customers and suppliers, so it is essencial to do my job. In that way, things turn a little bit complicated if I don't have this way of contact. All other matters about a cell phone could be managed. I believe that you must control yourself about the use of it, then everything is gonna be alright. You must use the cell phone, the cell phone must not use you!

Regards!
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Now and then I will leave my cell phone behind at home. Leaving it behind, however, does not constitute a source of trouble for me. The fewer times it rings, the better I feel comfortable. Fewer people have gone to the trouble of phoning me, my wife included, on a daily basis.
I use the cell phone only for see the time and listening musics, but I prefer listening music on my MP5 and see the time on MP5. I hardly ever use the cell phone to make phone call, only for emergencies.
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Jerry Dorien 4 46
of couse we can, other day I was over training about first aid in DETRAN-AM, I remember something very fun that the instructor said, he told in an amusing way:
-We must take priorities on serious cases:
-Without stomach we can live.
-Without spleen we can live.
-Without gall bladder we can live.
-Without pancreas we can live.
-But without heart we cannot live.
-Without a brain we cannot live.

it was just for fun !!! don`t get me wrong !!! I have cell phone, but without it I think we had to discover other resources to communicate.
I don't know. Because I really need my cell phone for many things.
I think I can, but I know that would miss it in some situations.If this question was made, maybe, two or three years before I would say "I can totally live without it, actually I don't even have a cellphone because I hate telephones", I used to say to my mother "I hate answering calls, the person never wants to talk with me and even if the call is for me, it's never something good". Yes, I was pretty pessimistic back then haha.
But then, one christmas my family brought a cellphone as a surpise for me, they said that I needed one so they could find me when I was not at home. A simple one (high tech gadgets are nice, but probably I would be afraid to use a expensive cellphone on the street), and now I have to agree that it's very handy.
Well, I used to forget to carrry it with me a lot (or to recharge the battery), but since I started to work sometimes familiars look for me to lunch together, my boyfriend sometimes calls or texts me on the middle of the day and I use to remember the phones fo my contacts (I have even my own cellphone on my agenda hah, blame my terrible memory for phone numbers) so nowadays I have it always on my sight.
Of course no!
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