1) paying for the convenience of knowing if your car breaks down you can call for help. if someone is bleeding in the street you can call for help. if you have a heartattack you can call for help. if you're driving home and you're gonna be late you can call your wife to let her know without pulling over to a gas station and asking to use their phone and them saying "no"ethios4 wrote:Let's see, by using a cell phone I am
1) paying 4x as much as I would for a landline,
2) exposing myself to the risk of brain cancer,
3) reachable at all hours of the day and expected to respond,
4) locked into a cycle of having to buy yet another product every year or two because of the built in obsolescence of consumer electronics. All for the "convenience" of being able to make a call anywhere, anytime (see #3). WTF.
2) didn't they disprove that? seriously I could swear that turned out to be a myth brought on by irrational fear. could be wrong though.
3) I agree with that one, but I've learned the fine art of the ignore button. my old voice mail used to say "if I don't answer my phone I'm either busy, sleeping, or ignoring you. if I'm busy, sleeping, or ignoring you it's obviously not okay to call me back in 30 seconds"
4) I've used cell phones for 3 or 4 years before, I tend to not have to upgrade them until they actually start breaking on me.
5) quit yer bitc*in if you don't want a cell then don't buy one. the only reason to make a list of reasons why you don't want something is cause you're trying to convince yourself you aren't missing out. or maybe you actually do have one.. then you're just making a list of things that bug you about having one... thats not very good for your moral
(about the cancer thing, I did a little google search and came up with this http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=fac ... ain-cancer seems to say there is some evidence to support that they can cause cancer but not enough to make it conclusive and even if they do it's an extremely minimal risk. thats what I got from the article anyway..)