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Michelle Lopez 02/24/13 English 79 In-class essay #1 Cell-phones: Distractions In today's society, it's unusual that we see people without a cell phone nowadays. We even see kids who have phones. Although they do come in handy, there are many disadvantages of have a cell phone that can affect our own daily life or the people around us as well. Everyone seems to talk about the advantages of having a cell phone, and we often forget about the disadvantages. The disadvantages of having a cell phone that I see is a everyday thing are, social reasons, they're costly, and most importantly texting and driving. Firstly, I feel that having cell-phones can cause a distraction when you're out and about with friends or family, but instead of socializing and being with who you're suppose to be with at the time you're on your phone. For example, I personally have that problem myself. This one time as my friend Ellise and I were out having lunch and having girl time, I would constantly be on my phone, or I would feel like I constantly have to check it to see if anyone has texted or called me. That could be a problem because who really wants to be out with someone who is always on there phone, and not paying attention to them? Nobody. Secondly, cell-phones are not cheap. Especially all the Iphones, Android phones and such, they can cost up to like four hundred dollars to purchase the phone, not to mention the plan we choose to have that can cost up to sixty dollars depending on what company we are buying the phone from. For example, I recently got the LG Motion 4G from Metro. The phone itself cost about $130 dollars, and plus the plan that I choose which is fifty dollars a month. If I think about it, I don't really need a smart phone, I just wanted it. All that money I invested in getting that phone could have went to something I needed . Most importantly, I often see a great quantity of people texting or talking on the phone while they're driving. Not only can their phones cause them danger, but everyone around them too. For example, there has been a sufficent amount of cell phone related accidents because of being on their phone. I have had a friend once who got into a minor car accident because the person rear ended my friend while she was stopped at red light. At the time my friend was six months pregnant, so God knows what was running through her head at the time. In conclusion, cell-phones have their advantages and disadvantages, but sometimes the disadvantages out-weigh the advantages. In my case, the disadvantages out-weigh the advantages, but unfortunately that's not something that can be fixed.