Comments about ‘In our opinion: Are you a mobile addict, checking your smartphone more than 60 times a day? It's potentially troubling’

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Published: Saturday, May 10 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Nope, don't have thousands of dollars to connect to the satellites that we, the tax payers, payed for that's put up in the sky. Home and internet is an expensive utility bill.

SEY
Sandy, UT

According to this article, I would qualify as "addicted" to cell phone use. However, I don't do social networking, and I do minimal texting. I use my phone to read internet articles and downloaded books. I find that I don't use my computer very much anymore. So my "addiction" is to stay informed about news and other information, I do my social networking face to face.

Mukkake
Salt Lake City, UT

A smart phone is a computer in your pocket. I use mine from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed. I use it as an alarm, a watch, for weather, for news, for music at the gym, logging my work outs at the gym, to find a bus/cab/bike/car, a map, a translation device, games/browsing while waiting, all the social stuff, email/call/texting/instant messaging, reading books, watching videos, taking notes, etc. I can also control a variety of other devices through my phone, including my PC at home or work and my home entertainment devices.

I'm not addicted, but instead of having to cart around a million items, or wait until I get access to them, I can do it when I need too.

Somebody may certainly be addicted to social media or checking email or the like, but if you're using you smart phone to perform the variety of tasks that people have always performed using multiple items, then 60+ in a day isn't really that many times.

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

The first step to breaking an addiction is to admit that you have a problem. From reading some of these comments, people can't seem to admit they can't leave their phones alone.

Shauna
Huntington Beach, CA

I love my smartphone and use it throughout the day. It is my only phone and yet there are times I leave it at home without my phone. I would be in trouble if I didn't have it at times, but just because a person uses it a lot doesn't mean they are addicted. It is great to have what I need when I need it though. Some things can't wait until you are at a computer or at home to do what needs to be done. It might also depend on the person also.

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