Have you ever left home and forgot your cell phone? I have and I admit, if I have time I turn around and go back to get it. I can not live without my phone. I am not sure how I survived without it.
Cell phones have become a "necessity" for almost everyone. Mobile devices help us communicate more frequently, share experiences immediately, and generally enrich the quality of our relationships. Whether at home or on-the-go, U.S. Cellular is providing the tools needed to help consumers create, discover, enhance and share life’s Better Moments with their families.
It’s easy to take your mobile phone for granted when you are covered by U.S. Cellular. Their customers “love their network” and easily forget what it’s like to have dropped calls or no network coverage since U.S. Cellular’s high-speed network has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular delivers an unmatched customer experience. U.S. Cellular knows that having an unreliable network, one that doesn’t cover you where you work, live and play, is almost as bad as not having your phone at all.
With nearly half of Americans pledging to communicate more often with family and friends in 2014, mobile phones will prove to be essential for those looking to create better moments with those they care about. So essential in fact, that one in five smartphone owners would rather live without food and water than their mobile devices, according to a recent U.S. Cellular survey[i]. The survey found 76 percent of smartphone users would rather live without chocolate, while 69 percent would rather live without caffeine.
U.S. Cellular is partnering with comedian and filmmaker Mark Malkoff to create the “U.S. Cellular No Phone Challenge,” a social experiment to see what happens when an avid mobile phone user goes an entire week without their device. Malkoff, who is noted for such challenges as living in a furniture store for a week or spending 48 hours handcuffed to his wife, will spend seven days, February 5 through 11, going through his daily routine without being able to use his mobile phone. U.S. Cellular also challenges Americans to spend up to one week without their mobile phone and to share how it affects their routine and personal relationships on Twitter page by using the hashtag “#nophone.”
You can follow Mark's phone challenge:
U. S. Cellular - uscellular.com/nophone
Twitter - Twitter.com/mmalkoff
Facebook - Facebook.com/mmalkoff
You Tube - Youtube.com/user/markmarkmalkoff
If you are interested, in taking the challenge you can find the
The "Love Your Network is a wonderful thing. I considered takng the challenge but I can't do it. I am constantly driving with around 2 small children and my phone is my security in case of an emergency. I would not be comfortable being without my phone for 1 day.
¹ Between November 15 - December 2, 2013, 500 nationally representative online interviews were conducted among smartphone users in partnership with Martiz Research.
Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. All opinions are my own.