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    Default Putting smartphone away for a week

    Just as a test. Because I think we're overly dependent on smartphones. It makes you kind of, forget life. Do you think you could do it? I'd just do it to prove that I'm not overly dependent on a smartphone, when I already know that I am.
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    Default No iPhone4S for a week?

    Good luck. You have more will power than I do.
    Yeah, I know we did without any phones while growing up, but at least there were pay phones available when needed. Tried finding one of those now?
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    seriously?! i cannot put it away for 1 hour let alone 1 week

    i have a problem. known fact
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    Well, should I do a 3-day preparation for this, or should I just snatch it away?

    My smartphone dictates to me when I have to go to work. Because I do not store that in my memory.

    It's basically attached to my arm at all times, without my smartphone, my life would fall apart. And I don't feel like it's completely my fault for being overly dependent on the device.

    It's a part of society, everyone is making their contribution.
    Last edited by motoleo; 05-21-2012 at 11:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    Just as a test. Because I think we're overly dependent on smartphones. It makes you kind of, forget life. Do you think you could do it? I'd just do it to prove that I'm not overly dependent on a smartphone, when I already know that I am.
    Good luck. It is not possible for me, as my smartphone is also my work pager... which I am required to carry for call out for situations at work that require my immediate response.

    However, even without that requirement, I would be hard pressed to do so.
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    If push come to shove I could go without my smartphone. I would not do it just to be doing it but if I has to, I think I could.


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    I could without question although the first day would be hard but after that I would be fine


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    I know that i could do it because i have done it in the past when my iPhone was out for repair. it is no fun and the worst thing is i found out that i don't know anyone's phone number.
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    I wish I could and have often thought about it but since i use it for work it would be next to impossible.
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    not gonna lie...i really like it when I can't use my phone for a day or multiple days in a row. people can get very annoying
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    Of course I can't. How would I answer work emails when mobile? They kind of rely on me for that.
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    As a retiree, I'd go stir crazy without my smartphone.


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    Cell phone addiction test - are you addicted to your cell phone?

    i scored a 47% . not sure if that is good or bad

    Average addiction. You are influenced by cell phones like anyone else, therefore you don't have much to worry about. You seem to need your cell phone, maybe for work, maybe for less useful reasons, anyway you are influenced by it and your life would surely be less "practical" and a little more "complicated" if you had to renounce to your phone. You use it every day and this is completely normal for you, like it is for a lot of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    Cell phone addiction test - are you addicted to your cell phone?

    i scored a 47% . not sure if that is good or bad
    I took the cellphone addiction test at the link you provided and my score is as follows:

    "Your cell phone addiction level is 9%

    Low or no addiction. Your relationship with cell phones seems to be perfectly normal, therefore you have nothing to worry about. Your answers denote that you comprehend the potentialities of cell phones but, at the same time, you are not subdued to them. You could probably live a serene life even if cell phone did not exist. This is surely good! Write us if you liked this test."

    That test needs to be updated for smartphones with questions like: do you check your social network updates on your smartphone and if so, how often?


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    I can do without using my phone - i've done it before. I mainly just use it to tx, make important phone calls and for about 1-2hrs a day maybe use TuneIn radio. I mostly use my iPad when i'm home for Safari now and then & to watch tv on at night. Honestly, when i'm out at family functions, i really don't pay any mind to my phone unless a call or tx comes in & if its not important i blow it off till i can get to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    Cell phone addiction test - are you addicted to your cell phone?

    i scored a 47% . not sure if that is good or bad


    BLiNK, i just took that survey you posted, and i scored a "Low-no addiction level" 27%.
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    20%. Not bad.
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    I think I could live with it during the day, but in the evenings, if my wife wasn't home and needed to get a hold of me (or if anyone else needed to get a hold of me, for that matter), she wouldn't be able to because we don't have any other phones in the house (have two cell phones between me and the Mrs.). That's the main issue is that I would have no other means of communication, besides sending and receiving email from the computer which would suck in an emergency. Other than that, it would be fine.
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    Being constantly glued to your smartphone is a nasty habit.

    Every now and then I just get this uncanny feeling as if I'm using my phone too much. I see lots of clients from day to day and while they all have smartphones, the casual users look responsible and then you have this one person that's just glued to their phone, they can't even walk straight.

    It's not pretty.
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    I couldn't do it... Ill admit I am addicted! I also cannot manage anything without it
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    Same here. Can't do it I live on this thing. I use my phone for everything.
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    I've done it before. For 8 weeks to be exact, but then again, I was too busy to have a smartphone. I feel like I should do it again.
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    I don't think I can do it. Well, maybe because I just graduated and still in search for a job, so I need my iPhone to keep me company. :P
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    Couldn't do it!

    I love the ability to always stay in touch with friends. I use my calender to keep myself somewhat organized, and a paper calender wouldn't work because I never check it. Unlike when cellphones first came out, I use my phone as a phone, web browser, alarm clock, (sometimes) camera, music player, digital organizer, navigator, Mobile Office (word, excel, etc.), and when bored, my entertainment. I would have a hard time going down to a feature phone (dumb phone) let alone having no phone at all. To serve all these functions, I would need to carry a backpack full of dedicated devices just to fill the purpose of my smartphone.
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    Without my iPhone I'd feel very out of touch. I have no landline, so my contact with friends & family would be limited to email. Sans iPhone I'd be lugging my MacBook or iPad everywhere for email, getting news via the Web, entertainment, and keeping organized via my Home calendar.

    My addiction score is only 39% but in reality I'm pretty damn dependent. :o
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    I got an 89% :/ Pretty sure I'd have a small seizure if my smartphone were gone!
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