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Reasons to Have a Cell Phone

January 8th, 2011 at 09:06 am

I just read Jeffrey's article http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2011/01/07/106869_reaso... about his Reasons Not to have a Cell Phone and I thought I would put my reasons to have one. Everyone has different needs and live in situations and areas where they may or may not need a cell phone. I have a Tracfone and I buy minutes every 90-days. I do not talk on my cell phone while I am driving nor do I send text messages while driving. If my phone rings while I am driving I pull over to the side of the road and talk. Here are the reasons I have a cell phone:

1. A cell phone saves me time and money. When I am out shopping and I see something that my family may want I can call them and see if they want it and pick it up for them instead of coming home and going back out shopping again.
2. For emergencies. I drive in rural areas and if I have car trouble or if I see someone who needs help I can call someone. Also, DH has health problems and if we are traveling and he needs EMS I can call from the road side for help.
3. For convenience. When my car is in the shop all day my DH or DS will pick me up and we will do some shopping. The repair shop can call me on my cell phone when my car is ready.
4. For long distance calls to family.
5. For job hunting. I put my cell phone number on my resumes so employers can contact me anywhere I am and we can set up a time for a interview.

I also have a landline at home for general chatting with friends. My landline does not have long distance calling on it.