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Topic # 97596 17-Feb-2012 12:38 Send private message

New term to me, which I thought was quite funny.  It apparently means "The fear of being without mobile phone contact".

The Herald story http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10786003 says

"Two in three mobile users are terrified of being without their phone, a study has shown.Researchers found the number suffering from "nomophobia" - or a fear of being separated from their mobile - had risen from 53 to 66 per cent in the past four years.

Young adults suffer the most, according to the study of 1,000 employees.  Among those aged 18 to 24, 77 per cent were nomophobic"


I would have to say I am borderline, working for many years in the emergency services has made me paranoid about all the things that can go wrong and how important communication is in bad situations.

So honestly, could you last a week, or even a day without your mobile phone?  

  




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  Reply # 582759 17-Feb-2012 13:02 Send private message

Yup. Noone ever calls me, and I never have credit on it. :)




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  Reply # 582762 17-Feb-2012 13:06 Send private message

xpd: Yup. Noone ever calls me, and I never have credit on it. :)


So your real name is Norman then? Wink 




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  Reply # 582775 17-Feb-2012 13:26 Send private message

I'd be on that list.

I like the security of knowing I can call someone if I get into trouble. 




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  Reply # 582788 17-Feb-2012 13:44 Send private message

I'm one.. mainly so I can use the net.. Don't care much for using the phone part. LOL




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  Reply # 582801 17-Feb-2012 14:07 Send private message

I work from home and am generally on call so I do get a little weirded out if I don't have a phone on me.

If I think about it, the only times in the past few years where I've been without a phone have been on foreign beach type holidays. I can't think of a 'normal' day where I've been sans phone.

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  Reply # 582809 17-Feb-2012 14:16 Send private message

i can't live without my phone, in saying that i back everything up just incase i do lose it.

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  Reply # 582811 17-Feb-2012 14:20 Send private message

In the normal run of things definitely. I need to have it with me, charged, connected and ready to go. 

Having said that when I'm on holiday there is something strangely liberating about stretching out in the sun with a paper book and knowing that there will be no interruptions short of a plane crashing on my head.   




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  Reply # 582812 17-Feb-2012 14:20 Send private message

In the normal run of things definitely. I need to have it with me, charged, connected and ready to go. 

Having said that when I'm on holiday there is something strangely liberating about stretching out in the sun with a paper book and knowing that there will be no interruptions short of a plane crashing on my head.   




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