This article is the first in a new category we are introducing. Named “Human Interest”, this category will feature stories of how mobile phones are impacting everyday living. It is a category that both mobile fans and people with no more than a cursory interest in mobiles will enjoy reading – admin
Recently, a friend of mine, who is himself an avid Blackberry fan, got his girlfriend a Blackberry 9630 Tour. The idea was to boost communication between the two of them, since BB Chat would now be a convenient means of communication between them. The two lovebirds live in two different cities.
Well, just last week, my friend informed me that his girlfriend was considering ditching the Blackberry. Of course, I was interested in knowing why. You see, the device was purchased from me. Was it faulty?
No; it wasn’t. My friend replied that his gal was complaining that since the BB arrived, he was no longer calling her as much as he used to!
I advised my friend to call her more often, with the tip that his gal simply wants to hear his voice more. That’s how ladies are built. There is not available in a BB chat message the kind of warmth that a lover wants.
Personally, I got married before GSM hit Nigeria. Perhaps, I wouldn’t be married to my wife today if things had been different. You see, she once told me a few years after we tied the knots, “If I had known that you love phones this much, I wouldn’t have married you.” Of course, I have since made adjustments such that she no longer sees my phones as her competition (I hope!).
Of course, my phones contribute to our relationship positively in many other ways – we talk regularly during office hours, have fun taking pictures, share a love song on the spur of the moment, and so on and so forth.
What about you? What are the good, the bad and the ugly effects of your mobile phone on your relationships?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.