Commentary

What's your phone to you?

MP3 player? GPS navigator? Camera? E-mail updater? … Addiction???

I will be the first to admit that I am obsessed with my cell phone. It’s nothing fancy; it’s simply essential. I will make the generalization that for college students, our cell phones aren’t a luxury- they’re necessary. Cell phones are our connection to friends, boy/girlfriends, and far-away family; they’re also the only permanent phone number we can give to employers and doctors, because students just don’t have landlines. For many of us it’s the only easy and reliable way to find us, because our schedules keep us in class/work/meetings and away from computers for much of the day (very few of us can afford smart phones- yet).

But I remember a time not too long ago when I didn’t have a cell. It’s been 3.5 years to be exact, and life wasn’t too bad. I was in high school. Up until that time, all of my friends had phones and I didn’t have the money to pay the monthly bills. So I did without, and life was just fine. Not now, though. And with all of the talk about CrackBerrys and especially the new iPhone, I get the feeling that I’m not alone.

So what’s your phone to you? Could you ever give it up? And if so, could you really replace it fully?

advertisement

advertisement

3 comments about "What's your phone to you?".
Check to receive email when comments are posted.
  1. Michael Durwin, August 20, 2007 at 10:35 a.m.

    I have an iPhone. It's like finding God.

  2. Celeste Johnson, August 20, 2007 at 4:02 p.m.

    it's a mobile calendar and office. It's efficiency that I need.
    I have meetings while driving...over the phone. Have out of office meetings when I need to set up other meetings or events. And can sync with other people's calendars on the spot, so not having to return later on. I dig it.

  3. Kelly Ann, August 23, 2007 at 10:58 a.m.

    I probably have over 200 numbers in my phone and I have about 10 of those numbers memorized. Yikes! That is just one of the MANY features I rely on my phone for on a daily basis. My cell phone is my calendar, alarm clock, camera (sometimes) and ultimately my main communication tool (email comes in a close second). Could I live without my phone, heck no!

Next story loading loading..