I guess you can pride yourself in not having one however in these times having a cell phone is pretty much par for the course. So i guess if something happens to you in an area with nobody around, you can just yell for help right?
I can understand the whole not wanting one thing but these days it's safer to have one than to not having one on your person. Even if it's just a lil flip phone that stays on vibrate.
After 45 years of life, going to war, and raising 5 boys, I have never had to yell for help yet. What do you think I am going to do if being robbed or my life threatened? Call for a cop? Noooooooo..... I am going to draw my weapon and take care of business. 2 in the chest and 1 in the head.
If I am wheeling, I am wheeling with a group and a lot of trails don't even have reliable service. That's why we use CB's when wheeling. Same thing for when I go camping. No reliable service.
Like I said before, I have been homeless in L.A., hitch hiked across America, been to war and raised and raising five boys all with out myself owning a cell phone.
I think the world is more rude with everyone on their cell phone. Not to mention all of you who are talking on your phones instead of paying attention to the road and making the roads that more dangerous. No one will ever be able to prove to me that talking on the phone while driving does not take your attention off the road.
There is no doubt that the phone technology can add a lot to life. With the available information at the tip of your finger, but I do not think I am really any safer with it myself. It does make me think that my wife is safer with hers, and we did just use the navi on her phone Saturday. All good things, but I do not need one. I could have just printed a mapquest map and done just as well.