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Old 03-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Are you an addict?

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Brains of many cell-phone-using young adults react to ringing and vibrating smartphones as they would to the arrival of a loved one, a recent study in San Diego suggests.
The same researcher reports that the sound of a vibrating cell phone ranked third among the most powerful and affecting sounds of the modern world — after the Intel chime and a baby’s giggle. (Read the New York Times story on cell phone addiction.)


Cell phone addiction an actual disease?? hmmm. I'd say yeah.

Top Signs you are an addict:

6. You've ignored a date while texting.
5. You've missed most of an expensive movie/play/ballgame while texting.
4. You have to have it out on an elevator or other awkward social situations
3. You can't put it in your pocket or purse. Must be hand held at all times.
2. You've nearly walked into traffic, or wrecked your car while texting.
1. You use it on the toilet.

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Nope, I'm not addicted. Don't have time or the patience to be texting all the time. If I need to contact someone then I'll call them instead of sending text messages. Can't stand to see the young people so obsessed with modern technology.

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Nope, I'm not addicted. Don't have time or the patience to be texting all the time. If I need to contact someone then I'll call them instead of sending text messages. Can't stand to see the young people so obsessed with modern technology.
Well I'm old and I text a lot! but I'm not addicted. I could quit anytime I want.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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I don't understand why you all need to text. Don't you get charged extra for texting? You got your phone in hand, why don't you just talk to one another? It's one thing to write a post or reply to one, but with a phone, you talk, you're done... Plus you can't use your cell in a vehicle anymore. I donno.
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I don't understand why you all need to text. Don't you get charged extra for texting?
Unlimited texting package. Very economical for my family since we sent/received over 17,000 texts one month. Ridiculous, but when my son texts me and says 'Hey' it counts as two on our bill - a sent and received.
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Wait you can talk to people on the phone? Huh learn something new everyday. Gotta put that up on my twitter so all my friends know too.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #7
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Unlimited texting package. Very economical for my family since we sent/received over 17,000 texts one month. Ridiculous, but when my son texts me and says 'Hey' it counts as two on our bill - a sent and received.
17,000?

Wow. I thought 150 was a lot. But, I have an older phone with no keyboard. You know, where you have to push the 1 three time to get a "c".

My wife and I were eating out last week, and there was a 20ish couple sitting near us. They each had the phones out texting someone the whole time we were there. I don't think I saw them speak to each other once.
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Texting is actually easier than calling sometimes.

Sometimes I only need a simple question answered. It takes longer to make the call, exchange pleasantries, etc. and then get the response I need. And that assumes that the person I am calling is available and has time to take the call.

When you text someone, they can answer on their schedule.

But I tend to stick to the "3 text" rule. If what I need to say/gather will take more than 3 texts, I pick up the phone and call.
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I play nintendo games on my android phone in the bathroom, does that count?
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I guess we're addicted to the internet too.

Texting is great for lying on the spot.
You get minutes to think up a reponse for your wife or significant other.

I've texted and facebooked on the toilet so that's no biggie. Hell, I even play guitar on the toilet.
Great acoustics in the can!
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Hell, I even play guitar on the toilet.
Great acoustics in the can!
Quote of the day for me. That is so true though!!

I guess I fall into a category of my own. I think the cell phone addiction goes beyond just the phone.

This blows my 8th graders away when I tell them I was 21 and a junior in college before I got my first gaming system, a PS1. I paid for it with coins I had left over after waiting tables. I didn't get my first cell phone until 2000 and I was a senior in college. I didn't really do much with the internet until 2002 when I was deployed and had nothing to do at night. So I like technology and appreciate it, but I have never really felt addicted to it.

I like having the cool technology of the iphone 4s that I've got. However, I usually wait a while to get the new stuff so I can get it at a "reasonable" price. I like being able to play games, internet, text, talk, all that stuff but I don't have to have it. It's simply a product of modern technology to me.

My wife and I have a standing rule that we don't text/talk at the table. We don't text while driving, instead we hand the phone to the other person. We will talk on the phone while driving, but neither of us really likes talking on the phone. I have been known to take it to the toilet with me, but it's usually a result of me playing chess on the phone and I'm in a good game...otherwise q-tec's/4wd catalog is the way to go.

We try to abide by our rules, but we do break them from time to time. We have felt that our relationship is much better when we set up and follow these simple rules. It's amazing how far or how much a little conversation at dinner will do for a relationship. Sometimes putting the phone down and ignoring it is great.
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