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How long can you last without your phone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by Wopback, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Wopback
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    I thought this would be interesting to see the different responses on this. So here it goes....

    Considering the "need" most of have with our smart phones, how long could you go if you did not have it (day, week, etc.). Whether it breaks, lost, or stolen...... I had my Maxx shut down 3 months ago and I didnt have a phone for 1 day. It was misery because I constantly communicate with work email, texting my wife, banking, etc...


    My replacement was sent the next day. But, if I didnt have it, I would have activated my INC2.

    So my answer is 1 day......


    My...my how times have changed. Ask this 15 years ago and the title would have been "how long can you last without your pager?"...LOL!!!
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    I've never HAD to be without it, so I can't answer honestly I guess. 10 minutes? ;)
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    I have several back ups. A couple at work and a couple at home, so I would assume minutes. But I could last a day. I think.
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    I'd happily go without it for a week or so, assuming I was on vacation in a beautiful place that didn't have cell phone reception at all...
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    I went about 10 hours without mine, and that was because I forgot it at home. I felt lost without it.
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    I've gone days without mine but I didn't "last". I was begging for it within a few hours.
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    I might bag mine up so I can use it in the shower (so yea, not long at all)! :p
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    My phone has replaced my right hand. I even text my wife when she's in the next room....
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    I could go without it indefinitely. I like it and it's useful but no way is it something I need.
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    I go without mine every time I workout and run.. that's a total of an hour to 3 hours, 5 times a week...

    Then there's practice time and also gigs...
    .but if I'm not doing one of those things... then yeah. Not long.
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    That doesn't count, can't hear it ringing due to tunes. I don't even take mine with me, but I check the blinking light when I get back.
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    Sure it does. I don't listen to music when I work out.. I concentrate on my breath and form..

    Practice time is music... also gigs so that I guess might not count.
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    I cant go a day without mine. Not that i need it. Just love it so much lol
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    I can't go an hour, unless I'm home, then the tablet is in my hands.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    Lolol
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    I cannot . But i forget it at home. So i felt without happy .
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    I think 24 hours, and sometimes I really need to be free from my ipone
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    It is my only means of communicating with people so maybe a day. Not that I talk to everyone that often (well, I do talk to or text the GF everyday), but I don't have a landline at home. I could use the work phone if need be but I'm one of those people that thinks personal calls should not happen on the work phone. And besides, my job actually blocks web-based email so I couldn't get to my Gmail to look up anyone's number. LOL. Jeez...how crazy is that...20 years ago I could've remembered the phone number of anyone I knew...now they'd have to be in my contacts!
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    I would say a few hours. I usually wake up a few times during the night and check text messages.
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    I may be an odd-ball here but unless I'm in bed or in the shower the phone might as well be glued to my hip. I don't text or do any FB or other social media on it but it's still a lifeline for me. If for some really strange reason I left home without it, it wouldn't matter how far away I was I would need to drive back and get it if I realized I didn't have it.
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