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10:08 am on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How many cell phones do you have in your household?

Six people here and <gasp> six cell phones. I'd say it's become a necessity, like eating, drinking and breathing, to have a cell phone. How many of you agree?

Land lines into the houshold are being removed (the 24/7 fax is about to get the boot), soon to be one down from three (not counting a DSL line).

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Technically, three, between two people. Only one has worked in the last two years, though.
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2 people, 4 cell phones of which 3 are in use.

I did forget mine a couple of times when leaving for work. Felt naked the whole day. Of course noone had tried to call me during that time, but still... it could have happened.

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Deppends on which home i go to :)
Home-Home, around 17 cell phones haven't counted them for a while, not sure were they are either.
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Ive had no mobile for about 4 or 5 months now.

It was strange at first, but such a relief now! :)

>Felt naked the whole day. Of course noone had tried to call me during that time, but still... it could have happened.

You, my friend, are a marketers dream! ;)

JOAT :)

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Dont talk to me about cell/mobile phones, my bills sky high this month. I am gonna get the phone cut off I think. Save me loads of money!

Might set up a donate button for my site as well ;)

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6:39 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Two cell phones in the house... but I haven't had cell phone service for over 3 years. :)

Egads... I have a phone in my house and a phone in my office, and I'm in one place or another for more than 16 out of every 24 hours. That's "connected" enough, thanks.

Nobody needs to call me badly enough that I need to be available during the drive to work, or when I go out to eat.... it's not like I'm on call at the hospital or something.

6:45 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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1 person and 1 cell phone
7:09 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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One person, one and a half cellphones. I had a Motorola StarTac but the hinge broke and I lost half the phone so I bought a new phone. :)
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3 people 2 cells.
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Two people, one cell. I don't have a contract, just buy $30 worth of minutes every two months and only use it for emergencies.
7:18 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Zero.

Have no particular use for them.

Which reminds me of a related matter:

Just an hour ago I deleted a piece of UCE/SPAM whose Subject Header said they were looking for distributors of, get this, "Coin Operated Cell-Phone Charging Stations".

<blank stare goes here>

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7:29 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"Coin Operated Cell-Phone Charging Stations".

Would have to have three hundred adapters hanging from it to charge different models of cell phones...

7:34 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Would have to have three hundred adapters hanging from it to charge different models of cell phones...

:o

Exactly my point. But, you know someone will open that UCE/SPAM up and buy into the concept of becoming a "Distributor", eh? <chuckle>

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none...junked the ball and chain years ago.

I found I was acting as my answering service <doh!> Most conversations went something like this: "I'll get back to you when I get to the office".

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Two people, zero cell phones.

Must confess that I did have one when the better half worked in Mexico City for a couple of years (short 3-mail was great) but since she got back have no need for it.

2:13 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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3 folks, 1 cell phone. I hate mine. I don't give the number out.
6:07 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My house: two people, two mobiles phones and one landline. But my mobile is a prepay and is never on, and the landline is for the computer so I feel justified.

I've just started a new job (after 2 years working in a building where mobiles don't work) and today I had lunch with seven people. Three of them spent the entire half hour staring at their phones. One of them was texting someone in our building.

I knew mobile's were more prevalent these days but had no idea it had got like this. No one else found it odd however.

3:18 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Two people, two cells and a land-line. The cell phones are for actual use, the land-line was only put in because Ameritech wouldn't connect DSL unless there was phone service to the location. I fail to see why we need it - as far as I'm concerned, the phone bill is just part of the DSL fees. I love my cell phone. I can and will turn it off if I don't want to be reached, but the people I do want to reach me can do so any time. It's not a ball and chain if you know when and how to turn it off.
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One cellphone (years old) with 3 different SIM's. Prepay, never topped up, purely used to receive SMS from computer. years ago was used Heavily, now see no need for it except as stated. If someone brought out an SMS watch I'd be happy.

I have a landline telephone, never use the default carrier at all. I only have the telephone line as my telco won't let me have DSL without it.

9:29 am on Jan 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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1cell 1 person. I just have to have a cell when I travel. The free weekend minutes (verizon) are an excellent perk too. I had to keep the land lines for overseas calls, but I am down to two lines now and soon to be one.