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15 Struggles of Going Through Your Teen Years Without a Cell Phone

Thanks to Martin Cooper for making our life much easier and happier. 

If you have grown up with the cell phones, then you must consider yourself lucky. But there was a time when many of us were in our teen years, with no cell phones. Our life was totally dependent on landline phones and life was far more tedious than today's. Sometimes, recalling the past makes us wonder how our lifestyle has changed drastically.

The struggles and troubles of dealing with landlines we used to face will make you smile for sure. 

Via

15 Struggles of Going Through Your Teen Years Without a Cell Phone

15 Struggles of Going Through Your Teen Years Without a Cell Phone

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When there were no mobile phones...

When there were no mobile phones...

1. Planning to talk to your crush late night and waiting to pick the phone right after the first ring before your parents get it.

1. Planning to talk to your crush late night and waiting to pick the phone right after the first ring before your parents get it.

2. Efforts to schedule a particular time to call your relatives.

2. Efforts to schedule a particular time to call your relatives.

3. Passing notes instead of texting or messaging.

3. Passing notes instead of texting or messaging.

4. Having a terrible FOMO when you are out for vacation and not being able to contact your friends and thinking what they are doing.

4. Having a terrible FOMO when you are out for vacation and not being able to contact your friends and thinking what they are doing.

5. Problems like garbling while hanging up on calls.

5. Problems like garbling while hanging up on calls.

6. Fighting boredom when you have to wait anywhere, especially for a doctor.

6. Fighting boredom when you have to wait anywhere, especially for a doctor.

7. Going through newspaper to confirm movie time and taking it when you get there.

7. Going through newspaper to confirm movie time and taking it when you get there.

8. Begging for a second phone line to your parents so that you can talk to your friend for hours.

8. Begging for a second phone line to your parents so that you can talk to your friend for hours.

9. Waiting for your friend by the door to pick you up at the certain time.

9. Waiting for your friend by the door to pick you up at the certain time.

10. Eager to check answering machine when you were out.

10. Eager to check answering machine when you were out.

11. Craze to click photos by disposable camera and the excitement to develop them.

11. Craze to click photos by disposable camera and the excitement to develop them.

12. Restlessness of being disconnected with friends.

12. Restlessness of being disconnected with friends.

13. Remembering the most important phone numbers - mom, dad, BFF etc.

13. Remembering the most important phone numbers - mom, dad, BFF etc.

14. Desire to pick up the phone every time it rings.

14. Desire to pick up the phone every time it rings.

15. Waiting to make calls after 5 PM or on Sunday nights due to reduced call rates.

15. Waiting to make calls after 5 PM or on Sunday nights due to reduced call rates.

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