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Its getting annoying, how the society try to force phones onto us. You would expect that when you make appointment to doctor over internet, then you don't need to own a phone.. wrong! The partition of your contact informations for phone number is mandatory to fill in the web.. why can't they just accept only e-mail?
Every time I log into Internet bank. A popup window appears. Asking me to fix my contact information.. but I can only ignore it, since I can't save/change my contact information, without filling the field for my phone number.. Apparently a person without a phone is illegal to them.
Last year, my dad found some boxes of shotgun ammo for hunting.. Someone had drown them into garbage. He picked them out and wanted to bring to police.. before some kid would find them and hurt him self.. Well it appeared that it's impossible to do, since we don't have such places as police-station in our town anymore. We thought that we could bring them to prefecture, that's the only police office in our town.. the police prefecture of southern Estonia. But we couldn't enter therefrom anywhere. After a while one policeman came out, and we could ask him. He told to call to 110. And that he don't have time, since he have to hurry to scene.. So apparently.. we had to call to the police by phone, from the front of the house, that was full of the policemen and then wait some hour until a free patrol car could come and pick that ammo up.
So what if you don't have a phone.. BTW, we don't have also payphones in Estonia anymore. The last payphones were removed last year because of low use. Then can you ever get contact with police when needed?
Anyway, I don't have phone. And I don't plan to get it too ....at last not in near future.
Not having a phone is not a problem for me..... well that's what I would like to say. I like to communicate directly to people in natural way.. It's good to go to the place and meet people personally, instead of arranging things "conveniently" over phone... But there's the things: On times when clerks, or customer support officers, ask my phone number, as for contact information, they will have bugged impression. They forget own well trained smile that should make customers to feel good.. for moment. They lift eyes and take a look of me.. When I reply that I don't have phone. Somehow it leaves somewhat bad feeling inside of me.. On times when someone want to give own contact number, or ask mine and ...I have to deny, it's often somewhat uncomfortable..
I just don't like phones.. I just dislike them. I appreciate my privacy and quietness and don't want someone bug me by ringing the phone. I also appreciate the direct natural communication with people. I actually may feel uncomfortable to talk by phone.
Should the right for not owning a phone be protected by law these days? Shouldn't it be a human right? What do you think?
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