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January 30, 2006

Four Weeks without a Mobile Phone

Four weeks ago my cell phone (provided by Tufts) fell out of my car when running some errands. It took me a few days to notice that it wasn't in any of the usual places and trace back. As it was 2 years old I had no problem coming to terms with the fact that it was gone.

Today I finally got a replacement ordered. When it arrives I will have been without it for four weeks. A few reasons it's taken me so long to get it replaced:

Why I finally got around to replacing it:

How has it been without a mobile phone? As you can tell I don't use it a ton, or rely on it for critical communication . . . but it has been a pain. I've missed a few important calls because I didn't put the word out. I took a three day trip out west and had to borrow a cell phone, which didn't work so great because none of the numbers I needed were stored. It's also annoying to go places and not be reachable or able to reach others when plans might change on the fly. On the flip-side, it's kind of nice to leave work or home and feel just a tad bit more free. I guess not enough to push for a life without a cell phone.

I am looking forward to having the convenience back, perhaps this time I'll be more careful with it.

Posted by mike at January 30, 2006 2:33 PM