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No, I went a long period of time without one in my late teens and now I have one and my social life sucks just as much.

Honestly a cell phone is a waste of money at this point in the life.. I'd do just as well without it and save $50 a month.
 

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It would be nice to play around on the net with while away from the house.. but otherwise it would have no significant role on my own sense of self worth. I can't justify the expense of it.
 

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actually probably does the opposite for me, it's something I can pull out of my pocket and look at to distract myself from getting into a social situation, it is a waste of money though, seeing as hardly anyone texts me besides my mom these days, but it is a nice little tool to have I guess.
 

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No, I have a basic phone, not a smart phone; and it's really just a tool.

It's the only phone I have so I do use it to call my parents and make a few other social-type calls every once in a long while.
 

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Not at all. I rarely get texts or calls from anybody. My iPhone's pretty much just a $600 portable entertainment center for me. Whenever I'm bored, I just pull it out and browse the internet. I sometimes PRETEND to text in public to make it look like I'm normal. I see people all the time, and every one of them always texting someone. When I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE. It seems like I'm the only one that isn't texting someone. I go MONTHS before someone texts me for whatever reason.
 

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I think my cell phone made me even more anti-social. Then again, I hated using a regular phone. Hated answering it lol
 

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Not at all. I rarely get texts or calls from anybody. My iPhone's pretty much just a $600 portable entertainment center for me. Whenever I'm bored, I just pull it out and browse the internet. I sometimes PRETEND to text in public to make it look like I'm normal. I see people all the time, and every one of them always texting someone. When I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE. It seems like I'm the only one that isn't texting someone. I go MONTHS before someone texts me for whatever reason.
Ever consider other people are doing the same as you? Lots of people use their phones as a crutch in social situations to avoid feeling awkward or whatever.
 

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No. I honestly hardly answer my phone. I prefer quality conversations and refuse to answer texts from friends that merely say "hey, what's up?" or "hi". If they wish to ask a question specifically or speak of something mildly interesting, sure, but otherwise I just ignore them. I have done this so often my friends rarely ever text me anymore, although I really am not complaining. I have better things to do than to indulge in dull or idle chatter.
 

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I had a basic cell phone a few years back that I brought for like £10. The only contacts I had on there were my mother and father. The phone has long since been forgotton about and is likely collecting dust bunnies in an uninhabited area of my bedroom,
 

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i set a new ringtone, never heard it since.
phones are mainly just for personal entertainment, barely for communications.
 

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I prefer quality conversations and refuse to answer texts from friends that merely say "hey, what's up?" or "hi". If they wish to ask a question specifically or speak of something mildly interesting, sure, but otherwise I just ignore them.
Same here. I find that whenever one of my friends texts me saying one of those phrases, they usually want me to do something for them. Every time I respond it's always, "Hey, I need 20 bucks." or "Hey, I'm at a party and I'm too drunk to drive. Can you drive me home?" or "I want you to come to my business meeting." There's always ulterior motives.
 

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I had a basic cell phone a few years back that I brought for like £10. The only contacts I had on there were my mother and father. The phone has long since been forgotton about and is likely collecting dust bunnies in an uninhabited area of my bedroom,
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It sucks because everyone is always on their cell phone and no one really wants to talk anymore.
 

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Hell no.

Try having a phone and no use for it.
 

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No. I don't use it too much. I mostly just use it to talk to family. People only call to tell me where they're at or ask me simple stuff... no real conversations. I mostly get texts of the same nature too... just text a couple of people, but it doesn't make me feel more social, no.
 

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No, I have a basic phone, not a smart phone; and it's really just a tool.

It's the only phone I have so I do use it to call my parents and make a few other social-type calls every once in a long while.
I have a basic phone too :)

For me, it's for safety rather than socializing.
 
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