Contact Us

Can You Live without a Cell Phone?

cell phones
Cell phones and stuff. (KLYQ Photo)
Yesterday, I tried to turn on my cell phone and nothing happened.

I had left it at the office while on errands and its battery faded and faded – to the point where I couldn’t even turn it on until I plugged it in for a few minutes. During those few minutes, I wondered how many calls I’d missed or text messages I needed to return.

Then, I calmed down.

My memories of not being constantly connected to the world came rushing back – rotary phones, party lines and, OMG, telephone operators – hi, grandma! (She was one of the best!).

Here in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, we’re still not as connected as other regions, but the addiction of cellphone-itis is running rampant. Are you a victim?

Be honest on these questions –

  • How often do you check your smartphone?
  • Do you feel almost “undressed” if you don’t have your cell phone?
  • Do you sleep with the phone?
  • Do you still have a “landline” into your home or are you completely wireless?
  • If you have a landline, which number do you remember – home phone or cell phone?
  • Do you check facts on the cell phone (or tablet) while you’re watching TV or having conversations? (Conversations are what some people do face-to-face.)
  • A recent multi-national survey (Time magazine) showed that the younger the adult, the more they depend on their smart phones. That’s no surprise. However, a huge 84 percent of those surveyed said they couldn’t last one day without the smartphone. Over half of those questioned said they sleep with their phone. And, about 20 percent said they check their phone every 10 minutes.

    The slippery slope between “convenience” and “addiction” is pretty steep and a lot of us are sliding.

    Best of KLYQ

    Recommended for You

    Best of the Web

    Leave a Comment

    It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

    Forgot your password?

    *Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

    It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

    *Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

    Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

    (Forgot your password?)

    Not a member? Sign up here

    Sign up for KLYQ Club VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

    Sign up to have exclusive KLYQ Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.