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Report: Some of You Refuse to Get a Cell Phone
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on November 08, 2013 @ 7:10PM
Created on November 08, 2013 @ 4:37PM

If you're one of those people that's trying desperately to get one of your family members to get a cell phone, you're not alone. According to a new report, there are still some people who just will not get one.

Many of the people in the study were 65 years old or older. The study cited one of the number one reasons this age group avoids cell phones is because they don't know how to use them.

Another reason is because they really don't want to bother with it. Nearly all of the people in the survey said they had no desire to use one.

Physical disabilities, like hearing loss or vision problems, were another factor for skipping on having a cell phone. Experts said it can be helpful to have one, especially when it comes to your safety.

Upshur County EMS Director Keith Queen said, "Don't be afraid of technology. It's the way of the world today. There's stuff out there to help you get 911 response more quickly."

One woman said she really wishes her mother would get a cell phone for safety reasons.

Upshur County resident  Sharon Sparks said,"I wish she would, because she's on the road going back and forth to work. She needs it when she's out in the yard because she's fallen I don't know how many times. I can't talk her into it. She too old fashioned."

The study showed that people without a cell phone oftentimes like to rely on someone who has one to make calls for them if they need it.


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