Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “How good deal might someone pay you to persuade you to give up your mobile telephone for one week?” The biggest percentage of responding readers (37%) stated that they wouldn’t be paid something and would gladly give up their cell phones every week. The subsequent largest response became “more than $500,” cited by 22.2% of respondents.
Only 1. Eight respondents chose “Nothing, I wouldn’t provide it up for any amount of money.” “Between $1 and $50,” “Between $301 and $four hundred”, and “Between $401 and $500” were chosen by using three 7% of responding readers, and 5.6% decided on “Between $51 and $ 100,” 7.4% chose “Between $101 and $200,” and 14.8% picked “Between $201 and $300.”
In verbatim comments, it turned refreshing to peer so many readers who aren’t that related to their mobile phones, with numerous pronouncing they might pay someone to take it, or even one reader announcing her or he doesn’t have a mobile cellphone. Others reported little use of the cell phone out of doors for speaking and texting, but, for others, the cell phone became important because they don’t have a landline or use their telephone for work. The editor’s Choice goes to the reader, who states,