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You know you're thinking too much about cell phones when...

Posted: , by Alan F.

You know you're thinking too much about cell phones when...
You know that you're thinking too much about cell phones when...

...you check out every person with a cell phone to see what model they have,
...you overhear two strangers taking about smartphones and you interject your opinion,
...you ask your wife or SO to rewind the DVR so you can watch the commercial for the latest handset again,
...your girlfriend gets jealous because you subscribed to tweets from the LG Girl,
...you have a smile on your face all day because your carrier is getting the Samsung Galaxy S II,
...you know who Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are,
...whenever you see someone sporting a Motorola Razr, you pull them aside for a 30 minute lecture on updating to a new phone,
...you walk into Best Buy just to play with all of the dummy models,
...you walk into a Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile store and know more about upcoming models than the reps do,
...you walk into a Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile store and know more about current models than the reps do,
...your wife asks you to bring home some blackberries and you ask her which model she wants,
...you mark a big "X" on your calendar to remind you when your two year contract with a carrier expires,
...NFC no longer stands for the National Football Conference,
...you can rattle off specs on lesser known handsets, but can't remember your kids names,
...you would rather shop at the Android Market than at the Supermarket.

So, are you thinking too much about cell phones?

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posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:20

1. Rich (unregistered)


yep..

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:22 2

2. icepikk (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


There is another kind of blackberry? Hmmm...

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 01:32

64. ivanprskalo (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


so blackberry isn't a phone? or?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:25 1

3. Diablo2424 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


hahah, soo true!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:27

4. maxkobi (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


this = me

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:29 2

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Absolutely.. I'm guilty of at least half of these.. Especially the first one.. Looking at one's phone can tell me a lot about what kind of person he is. :D

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:07

40. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Or trying to guess which one they are using on that tv show you are watching, even if you only see it for a second! :-D

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:34

6. SHANTY TOWN MAYOR (unregistered)


Yep!! I got problems i guess!! lmao!!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:44

7. 1701nino (Posts: 227; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


There are a lot of us ;)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:44

8. poopglove (unregistered)


LOLOL

...you overhear two strangers talking about smartphones and you interject your opinion,
...you ask your wife or someone to rewind the DVR so you can watch the commercial for the latest handset again,
...you have a smile on your face all day because your carrier is getting the Samsung Galaxy S II,
...you know who Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are,
...you walk into Future Shop just to play with all of the dummy models,
...you walk into a Rogers, Fido, Bell or Telus store and know more about upcoming models than the reps do,
...you walk into a Rogers, Fido, Bell or Telus store and know more about current models than the reps do,
...you mark a big "X" on your calendar to remind you when your two year contract with a carrier expires,
...NFC no longer stands for the National Football Conference

all me! xD

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:52 6

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


You know that you're thinking too much about cell phones when...

- you meet a girl and you start the a convo by asking what type of phone she has?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:39 5

35. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you know you have a problem, when your holding your galaxy and she replies "iphone", and you walk away...or scold her for her poor choice.. LOL :)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:08

41. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay- THAT is funny!!!!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:11 3

43. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


then i give my 1hr lecture on how much better my phone is than the "iphone"

very funny though lmao!!! :)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:15 1

45. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


f**k that was great...

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 04:59 1

60. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


And then she walks away shaking her head and muttering "f**king nerd"

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:55

10. theanuragest (unregistered)


after all this is us & its quite funny....lolll

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:01 1

12. hargroved45 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


this explains me

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:04 3

13. Pratyay (unregistered)


How do you know me so well..................... :)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:07 2

14. nuadar (unregistered)


Story about me :) except...
...i stand in front of HTC shop 24 hours before Sensation launch just to be one of the first 100 in my country(Czech Republic) and for a half of the price...
...my girlfriend is jelous because I'm chating with girls from HTC...
...I'm not going to best buy(even I would like it) but to stores here in CZ...
...I'm heading to Vodafone, T-MOBILE and O2 to play with phones and their dummies

I'm kind of that guy :) and I love it...

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:09

42. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


World wide sickness, my friend!!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:12

15. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


Yes the Galaxy SII is coming :-)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:40

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


+
..... when you entered a small depression when Tmobile wasnt announced as a galaxy2 carrier

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:13

44. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


i did :(

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:14

16. ronstew (unregistered)


...you have a smile on your face all day because your carrier is getting the Samsung Galaxy S II,

THAT'S ME!! THAT'S ME!! Canadian carriers are announcing SGS2 today!!

i haz a happee

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:20 1

17. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 373; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Oh god! You just described me perfectly!!! And I'm 13

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 20:42

52. jordan.300 (unregistered)


Wanna bet? I am 9

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:26

18. Ronanonymous (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Dear God... I need HELP! (except that part about the wife)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:28

19. skymitch89 (Posts: 1015; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I do all but about 4 of these. My most common ones that I do are: knowing more about upcoming devices, knowing more about current devices, and (the biggest of all) looking to see what kind of phone others have.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:31

20. ax92 (unregistered)


its vry funny!! lol......

Hav concluded that I m thinking too much about cell phones and will continue to think more.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:35 1

21. djc9 (unregistered)


The terms Snapdragon and Hummingbird give you a hard-on!!!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:40

22. vzwagent (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


i do most of those but im a vzw agent so i have an excuse.. except i did all of those before working for a cell phone company

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:47

23. xenover (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Guilty as charged
And I DEFINITELY know more about handsets that those dimwits in cellphone stores -.-

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:58 1

25. nuadar (unregistered)


Sooo true :) sometimes I think about interfering when they're trying to talk someone into bad phone or bad deal or are just too stupid to tell something about most of the phones...

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 20:41

51. jordan.300 (unregistered)


No Kidding i love dummies. especially cause right now i am phoneless HELP ME, droid, lg neon, anything, i'd take a jitterbug rite now for all i care! :D

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:51

24. tinshield (unregistered)


Yes, sad to say but this is me!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:08

26. Fluxman (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I'm not alone! :')

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:18

27. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I'm kind of half way

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:19

28. ThatGuy (unregistered)


...you walk into a Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile store and know more about upcoming models than the reps do,
...you walk into a Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile store and know more about current models than the reps do,

That's not thinking too much about cell phones, that's just thinking about cell phones AT ALL...

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:43

29. hepresearch (unregistered)


affirmative on 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, and 10... out of 15 total. I'm not as bad off as some others, for sure.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:46

30. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


...you have a smile on your face all day because your carrier is getting the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Not smile, I just get slightly happy.

I will smile when it finally comes to the U.S.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:50 1

31. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Pretty much all of those, or some kind of equivalent, apply to me. If my girlfriend wants to get a rise out of me, all she says is "I want an iPhone." :P

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:11 2

32. argtx (unregistered)


omg!! i have to stop visiting phonearena nd gsmarena. 5min of my life is gone

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:17 1

33. Possi (unregistered)


This describes me perfectly and I'm only 12

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:30

34. Irad (unregistered)


I'm totally like that!
And it's good to know that there other weirdos like me!!!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:41 2

37. PAfreak (unregistered)


When you hang out on Phonearena more than any other website.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 15:01

38. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


So I should probably go do something more productive then, huh?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 15:30

39. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i definitely do a lot of those things. xD

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:17

46. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


1 more for me- You are nearly scared to death to pick a phone for there is gonna be one better in about 2 weeks after you are all in on a two year plan.....

I am so there.

How does this happen to good people??? :-O

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:38

47. ~ (unregistered)


I'm guilty

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 17:22

48. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


Wow. You're a mindreader. ALL OF THE ABOVE!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 18:47

49. aldridhl (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


It's not hard to know more than the carrier reps..

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 19:56

50. deanthomson93 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)


i pissed off an AT&T rep the other day because i knew more lol

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 21:17

53. theo14461 (Posts: 156; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I wish my carrier was getting the Galaxy S II. Oh well, guess I'll just buy the unlocked import.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 21:19

54. myclevername (Posts: 93; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


You call 911 and say you've locked your baby in the car and it's hot outside and your baby isn't moving and once they smash the window in you grab your phone and turn it on and cry in joy that your baby is all right.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 23:46

55. smokey18 (unregistered)


lol i guess i'm not the only one. this is me all the way

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 00:13

56. Matness23 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


Hi my name is Mat, and I have a problem(no time for the other 11 steps)...smh

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 01:38

58. JazzZZ (unregistered)


yup ..hehehheheh.
i often do dis ...

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 04:12

59. franksyed1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Feb 2011)


yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 12:34

61. Alan F aggot (unregistered)


SO mr alan f(aggot) deleted my comment eh? Way to go, so much for the freedom of speech. Again, I stress on the fact that the readers for phonearena are mostly scattered all over the world. So don't butcher the article with your typical american mentions. I'm talking about best buy verizon and stuff like that. Aye?

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