Posted: Yesterday at 11:14
Well, I don't know how I would manage without one. Perhaps it is because I live in the country or that I am a Gran, but although I mainly use it for essential calls and messages, it really is invaluable. Children unwell and needing collection from school; family meetings delayed by unexpected events; forgotten items or last minute shopping decisions... I sometimes go for walks alone but I have a back problem which sometimes causes me to fall: having my phone to hand means I could get help if I needed it so it gives me the confidence to go out. My daughter can ask me to pop the casserole in for her or take a child to an activity, while I can let my OH know I will be late/early.
"Whatever did we do without them?" Well, I remember my mother frantic with worry when my dad was hours late coming home from some journey, he was a terrible time keeper, and as a small child I once waited outside school for him for an hour and a half. A quick call would have made so much difference. He never bothered with public phones but WE could have messaged him.