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    Default Top 10 Signs of Cell Phone Addiction

    over the weekend a couple of my relatives tried to pull an "intervention" on me because they think i am on my iPhone more than an average person should be. of course i argued until i was blue in the face. finally it ended with them telling me i needed some sort of "smartphone rehab" wtf?!

    found this article today and i can almost identify with every one of these.. scary

    Top 10 Signs of Cell Phone Addiction

    10. You’ve spent more on accessories than on your phone.

    It started out with something harmless like a car charger, but then you stepped up to the car FM transmitter, armband, a different case for each day of the week, spare batteries, screen protectors, a stereo Bluetooth adapter, wireless speakerphone, and even a dock powered by tube amps. You realize that it’s just a phone, not a kid, right? And that none of it will work when you inevitably upgrade to the next version six months from now?

    9. You have 30 different apps installed. And use them all.

    We’ve all gone through app-installing binges where we’ve installed some questionable stuff on our cell phones. Two weeks later, we either figure out it’s garbage and delete it, or leave it to stagnate. But those of you still checking on your digital iPhorest trees, using car locater to find your Camry down the block every morning, and thumbing through digital copies of the U.S. Constitution during heated political debates are the real nuts.

    8. You have alarms telling you when to do everything in your life.

    Business meetings, doctor’s appointments, and group meetups. All valid events to put in your phone. Have an alarm for putting out the trash on Wednesday night? You’re in way too deep, buddy. When you need your phone to prod you through every step of the day, it might as well be your respirator or dialysis machine.

    7. You read about your phone on your phone.

    Not content to dream about your phone, fondle it in your pocket all day long, and relish every chance to use it, you actually invest time in finding out more about it, while using it. You read through the latest TUAW posts on your iPhone, or threads on the Crackberry forums from your Bold. Your phone is no longer a means to an end, it is the end.

    6. You’ve cut back on necessities to afford your $100 a month cell phone bill.

    OK, lunch is pretty important. But $5 a day adds up to like $150 a month, and that can totally pay your phone bill if you just switch to Jell-O and ramen noodles for a while. Or maybe you could just start hopping the turnstile instead of paying for a subway pass. Or move to a cheaper apartment. Or carry a balance on that credit card…

    Does this logic sound familiar?

    5. A full battery charge barely lasts the day.

    After brushing your teeth and washing your face, your last ritual before bed is plugging in that smartphone. Because if you don’t, there’s no way that sucker’s lasting another full day after the workout you gave it today. We’ll admit that the battery life on some modern smartphones is pretty dismal, but if you’re downing a full charge day after day, you might need to lay off the juice.

    4. You broke it, and it feels like you lost a friend.

    In a moment of clumsiness, you went to remove it from your pocket for the 37th time in the last hour, slipped, and sent it pinwheeling toward pavement, where it landed with a sickening crack. Or, in a moment of carelessness, you let it slip out of your pocket on the train, waiting to be snatched up by some hawkeyed bum. Even worse, in a less-than-sober moment, you dropped it into a fountain (which is not a urinal, by the way). Whatever the circumstances, you can’t stop replaying the event in your mind, running over its irreplaceable digital contents in your mind, and kicking yourself for letting it happen. Maybe you even have dreams about a reunion with your long-lost friend. Er, phone. When the symptoms start to border post-traumatic stress disorder, it’s time to move on.

    3. When you meet people with the same phone, you can only talk about the phone.

    “You have an iPhone too? Oh awesome, have you tried the PDXBus app yet? Yea, this case is pretty cool, but I’m getting this metallic one soon that’s even slimmer.”

    If this sounds at all like a conversation you might have upon meeting someone with the same smartphone, you should reconsider your smartphone addiction and your social life.

    2. You feel a brief moment of panic when you touch your pocket (or grope to the bottom of your purse) and it’s gone.

    We’re not talking about a lost phone here, just realizing you left it at home. And feeling the skipped heartbeat of sheer terror.
    “What if people try to call me?”

    “What if I can’t find the nearest Starbucks without asking someone?”

    “What will my Twitter followers think?”

    Take a deep breath before you need an iDefibrillator app and forge on without your faithful digital assistant. Life will be OK.

    1. You use it in the bathroom.

    This is just wrong. But not for hygienic reasons as you all suspect. If you’re using your smartphone on the can, you’ve just robbed yourself of your last refuge from interruption. You’ve tainted mankind’s last fortress of solitude by draggeing the entire equivalent of a computer into the equation. Can’t you live five minutes without e-mail? Really?
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    Thumbs up Lmaooo

    Yesssssss I'm addicted and I even KISS my phone when I look at it!! GREAT post! I am 1-10!!
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    Haha, wow; I've certainly got 1-9 covered. It's close on #10, but I haven't really bought that much for my iPhone 4 because most of the stuff I got before with past iPods and iPhones still work.
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    9, 7, 5, 4, 2, 1

    HTC Droid Eris > HTC Droid Incredible > VZW iPhone 4 16g

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    LMAO !!!!! I love getting up in the morning and getting a great laugh. Great job. On the serious side though.... I can apply every one to myself. I love it. I just sent this to a friend who manages an ATT store. She called and was laughing so hard she couldn't talk. Finally, I heard her voice say..."That's me"
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    1 to 7 lol
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    10, 9, 7, 5, 4, 2, 1 -- ugh..
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    All but #10! Hahaha I think they forgot to add the "annoyed spouse" in there somewhere.
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    I was expecting to see ghost vibrations. 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Missed 10 because I already had plenty of iPod stuff, and a car mount from my old droid, all I had to get was a case.
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    1,4,7,9,10 and the upset husband
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    For me it's 9,8,7,4,2,1. Lol.
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    5, 3, 2, 1
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    Hi, my name is Corinne and I am an iPhone addict.
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    I literally check Android Central and TiPb all day tons of times.
    I think i have a problem

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    Egad! I'm more addicted than I thought, and getting more so by the day (minute). Help????
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    Thumbs up Great post!

    LOL!! Great Post! I'm an addict: 9, 7-1. My husband claims he is not an addict but I beg to differ. Haven't broken mine (knock on wood!) but I have forgotten it at home or in the truck and felt completely lost and helpless!
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    1,2,3 good ice breaker,5,7,8,9
    yikes
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    1,2,3,4,5 also text during conversations!
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    9-1...and like others have said, the annoyed spouse. My boyfriend tells me I spend more damn time on my phone r
    than I spend with him.

    This is just scary .
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    LOL .. If anything for me its just a social media addiction - gotta check my twitter at least 5-15 times a day. Life of a college student. Disclaimer: Yes, I do have a 7 day a week job to support my living expenses so I'm actually just quite successful at managing my time.
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    Yep thats me. Got a glow in the dark skins today and clear snap on case.
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    10. You’ve spent more on accessories than on your phone.
    -nope. I just get restless with cases- I have a bumper and a sleeve and am getting the power support crystal films.

    9. You have 30 different apps installed. And use them all.
    -I'm working my way up to 30

    8. You have alarms telling you when to do everything in your life.
    -gulity as charged. But it is so helpful. I'd be lost without. It's not any different from having a day planner.

    7. You read about your phone on your phone.
    -hell yeah, I google news the white iphone daily. And iPhone 5

    6. You’ve cut back on necessities to afford your $100 a month cell phone bill.
    -nope. I get a discount from work which helps. I can still go out and eat.

    5. A full battery charge barely lasts the day.
    -it used to be true, but the iPhone 4's battery is pretty solid.

    4. You broke it, and it feels like you lost a friend.
    -my phone IS my friend, it's my personal assistant, I am OCD with it.

    3. When you meet people with the same phone, you can only talk about the phone.
    -I do that, but it's not the only thing I talk about. It's a ice breaker.

    2. You feel a brief moment of panic when you touch your pocket (or grope to the bottom of your purse) and it’s gone.
    -I freak out, it is my life.

    1. You use it in the bathroom.
    -I am guilty of this, but this is not wrong. I've always brought something with me- magazines, books, etc. So it's the same thing, but I've updated my reading material for the 21st century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkTwice View Post
    1. You use it in the bathroom.
    -I am guilty of this, but this is not wrong. I've always brought something with me- magazines, books, etc. So it's the same thing, but I've updated my reading material for the 21st century.
    Reading is OK, conversing in the can is just plain wrong. The things I've heard from one side of a conversation going on in the stall next door...
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