Are Cell Phones a Modern Necessity?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Million of people in the US now carry cell phones with them everywhere they go. If you’re one of the few that doesn’t own a cell phone, perhaps you’ve been hiding under a rock or in a cave. If you don’t have Internet, you’re liable not to read this article. Yet, if your rock or cave does have Internet access, then maybe it’s time that you begin to understand what has made cell phones so popular and, seemingly, necessary regardless if it is a new cell phone or a refurbished cell phones

When cell phones first appeared on the market, they cost so much that they were only realistic for a select few people, and everybody else was simply content using landlines and payphones to stay in touch. Likewise, there was a time when everybody simply accepted having to write letters to communicate and wait weeks to months to hear a response, as opposed to the more common and popular email today.

Over the last decade, cell phones have become an absolute necessity in life for people of all ages, races, religions, creeds, colors and so on. When cell phones first went public, it was an adult use item that was not even allowed in schools or many public places where younger people were assembled. I can even remember a time where they told us that cellular pagers (remember those?) were for drug dealers. How the industry has changed now.

Nowadays, everybody you know needs a phone: you, your children, your parents, your grandparents, your children’s teachers, neighbors… the list can go on. Remember that time is of the essence when it comes to dealing with people; thus, having a cell phone, whether it is a used cell phone, refurbished blackberry or an unlocked cell phone, is necessary for every day life. Think for a moment about what you would do if your car broke down on the way to school or work on the Interstate. These days, people don’t generally stop to help people (though some people pass by, not out of malice, but out of fear for their safety). What happens if you’re not home and your child gets sick while in school or needs to stay after school for their team practice? How can they reach you in times of emergencies?

If money is your concern, it should be noted that affordable used sprint cell phones can be purchased from local or online retailers, and that, if you do not intend to use your phone very often, prepaid plans offer a thrifty alternative to signing long-lasting contracts with service providers. It is time to get out from under your rock and start feeling connected with the world before it leaves you behind entirely; you will be glad you finally did.