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Photographer
Looknsee Photography
Posts: 20,874
Portland, Oregon, US


If you had to give up one or the other, which would you give up, your car or your phone?  Why?
Sep 26 13 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cosplay Creatives
Posts: 10,714
Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica


My phone.  I need my own means of transportation.
Sep 26 13 10:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Phone.

With only my car I can drive to a friend's place for a chat, but with only my phone it's really hard to go grocery-shopping and haul myself and my gear to a shoot.
Sep 26 13 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sospix
Posts: 21,127
Orlando, Florida, US


That's pretty easy  .  .  .  I don't have a phone, "they" won't let me  .  .  .  wink

SOS
Sep 26 13 10:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Isis22
Posts: 2,321
Muncie, Indiana, US


I don't drive and my phone is a dumb phone, not a smart one. I guess I'll keep the phone.
Sep 26 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,384
Elkton, Maryland, US


I have given up both for weeks of a time in the middle of ocean on the sailboat.  No problem at all.  smile
Sep 26 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Magic Forests
Posts: 530
Pleasant Hill, California, US


I can't drive yet but I think I'd rather take the car, maybe?
Sep 26 13 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Can't make out inside a cell phone.
Sep 26 13 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jim Ball
Posts: 17,063
Frontenac, Kansas, US


Easy, phone.  My cellphone is a TracFone Motorola flip phone.  No camera, no internet, no angry birds...
I can receive text messages, but sending them is a nightmare, so although I've received a few texts from models in the past, I've never sent one.  I buy a 60 minute card every three months and have accumulated over 1,600 minutes on the thing.
Sep 26 13 11:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cosplay Creatives
Posts: 10,714
Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica


Orca Bay Images wrote:
Can't make out inside a cell phone.

But you can still push all the right buttons tongue

Sep 26 13 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,355
Lodi, California, US


I go to my car to get away from it all, the telephone is what I have
to get away from.
Sep 26 13 01:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
ernst tischler
Posts: 14,933
Houston, Texas, US


I'm old enough that I spent about 20 years of my adult life without a phone...but I've always had a car.

So I'll keep the car...phone can go.
Sep 26 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Looknsee Photography
Posts: 20,874
Portland, Oregon, US


I was inspired to create this thread by an article in Popular Science which states that many "Millennials" (people aged in their late teens to early 30s) have foregone getting a car, choosing to living in town instead.

Hey -- I do that.  I live downtown, 3 blocks from the supermarket, and walking distance to everything, including theater, concerts, art museums, galleries, shopping, doctors, dentists, restaurants, what-have-you.  I gave up my car a couple of years ago, and I don't miss it.  No need for parking, insurance, gas price hikes, etc.  If I want something big, I just get it delivered.  If I really need a car, I am signed up for Zipcar, but I haven't needed it for over a year.  It's amazing how much stress is removed from your life when you don't have a car. 

Working from home is terrific, too.  It's not for everyone, but it suits me.

I'm not a fan of smartphones -- I think they are just too distracting, and they've created a whole new class of rudeness & danger (specifically, texting & driving).  If I want to play, I can do it here at home -- if I'm out & about, I don't need it (although a reliable GPS mapping app would be nice.

You might think of me as a throwback -- I think I'm just ahead of my time.
Sep 26 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,592
Portland, Oregon, US


I'd give up the phone.   Hard to drive places on a phone.

Thankfully, don't need to choose.
Sep 26 13 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wye
Posts: 9,432
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I'd give up the car. I can do my job without a car. Can't do it without my phone.

I lived in Toronto for 10 years without having a car. I could do it again.
Sep 26 13 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lohkee
Posts: 11,934
Maricopa, Arizona, US


Wye wrote:
I'd give up the car. I can do my job without a car. Can't do it without my phone.

I lived in Toronto for 10 years without having a car. I could do it again.

Yeppers! The former employer sent me to D.C. for eight months. Thanks to their fantastic public transportation, I didn't miss not having a car at all. In CA or AZ I couldn't live without one.

Sep 26 13 02:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,822
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


My phone card ran out last month and I let it go for more than 2 weeks before getting another one. It was kind of liberating. I live 16 miles outside of town so giving up the car would be a problem. Giving up the cell phone wouldn't be.
Sep 26 13 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R80
Posts: 2,567
Marceline, Missouri, US


Definitely my phone...I'm about to rip the SOB out now anyway.  When you have a business listing/home number on the same property, the "no-call list" doesn't help you.  Hell should keep it's fires going with the carcasses of telemarketers.

I still believe the business advice that a stone and mortar business shouldn't go with just cell phone and especially not in a rural area with poor cell coverage.

Besides, I use prepaid at a cost of $20.00 every three months and the last time I used my cell phone I noticed my account was over $238.00 dollars to the good.  Finally, if I were to give up my car, how would I transport all my gear for photo gigs?
Sep 26 13 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
H E R B L I S H
Posts: 15,003
Orlando, Florida, US


Easy!
Sep 26 13 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photographer
Justin
Posts: 21,641
Fort Collins, Colorado, US


Just to be clear, we're talking cellphones, right? Not all access to telecommunications from home or office?

I got by with my car and no cellphone for most of my life. I bet I still could.
Sep 26 13 04:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 2,843
Tyler, Texas, US


Phone. They have done away with horse stables in town. Although in my home town it wouldn't be a surprise to see someone riding their horse to the convenient store or the American Legion.

But seriously, I travel to a lot of places that don't have public transportation and I have a lot of gear for work.
Sep 26 13 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Garry k
Posts: 26,774
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Makes me think of some of the local aspiring photographers in my town

$7K plus on a camera and lens

and ( therefor) only able to afford to ride a bike around town
Sep 26 13 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Karl JW Johnston
Posts: 9,392
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


car
Sep 26 13 06:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bob Helm Photography
Posts: 18,107
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US


Phone for sure.
The car is fun, on the road or on the track and a necessary means of transportation in the suburbs.
Sep 26 13 06:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,003
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I dont currently have a car to give up. But Im living in a city with great public transit.


If I were still living at home (BFE) that didnt even have sidewalks and the closest bus stop was over 5 miles away...Id give up the phone.
Sep 26 13 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hikari Tech Photography
Posts: 791
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Assuming this question was a car or any means of a phone (wired or wireless), the phone will take the back seat over the car.

Sure when I'm old... the phone will replace the car. hmm
Sep 27 13 02:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Warren Leimbach
Posts: 2,553
Tampa, Florida, US


Ouch.   Without either one I am out of business.  I would need a major lifestyle overhaul, busking on street corners or something.  Might get a job at the library?

I guess people could still contact me by message board or smoke signals.  But I will always need the wheels to haul stuff.
Sep 27 13 10:19 am  Link  Quote 
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