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Feb. 13th, 2007 | 11:50 am

I've been meaning to ask, "How do you carry your mobile phone around?"

My phone's sufficiently programmable that there's some interesting location based applications I'm tempted to play with, but to make that work I need to more consistently carry my mobile phone around.

I was tempted by the belt clip, but my girlfriend seems to be of the opinion that is some sort of massive fashion faux pas. The simplest answer "in your pocket" also has problems because most womens pants have sucky pockets.

(What I wish would be that Scott EVest would make some of their hidden cargo pants in womens sizes.)

How do you prefer to carry your mobile phone around?

Pocket
10(41.7%)
Never leaves your hand
0(0.0%)
Socially acceptable bag (Purse, Briefcase, Backpack, Messenger bag, etc)
11(45.8%)
Belt Clip
1(4.2%)
Bag + Bluetooth headset
1(4.2%)
Utility belt
1(4.2%)
Other
0(0.0%)

If you carry your phone in some sort of bag, how often do you carry that bag with you? (1 almost never, 5 always)

Mean: 4.38 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.62
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(7.7%)
4
6(46.2%)
5
6(46.2%)

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Well, sometimes I carry it in my purse, sometimes in my pocket (Gloria Vanderbilt women's stretch jeans have an extra pocket inside the right front pocket that is just the right size for my phone). I also have a little clip-on case that I attach to a pocket in my backpack for when I'm going to class, so the phone doesn't end up in the bottom of the pack out of reach.

However, since I tend to forget to take the phone with me when I go out, the carrier I'm not using is kind of irrelevant. :)

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from: clynne
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Er, could you make the survey checkmarks instead of radio buttons? When I'm wearing pants (ie, at work) or a skirt with belt loops, I clip my phone to the belt loops or put it in a pocket. When I'm not, I usually clip the phone to the strap of my purse (I can still feel it vibrate that way, and get to it quickly).

And every now and then when there's no option, I keep it in my bra/corset.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I thought about making it multiple choice, but decided I wanted to keep the poll relatively simple. (Since there's always the option of leaving a comment if the multiple choice version didn't work.)

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from: clynne
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Ah, OK, cool. I was worried that I was screwing up your data by not responding to the poll and just leaving a comment.

I think possibly I worry too much about data integrity. *grin*

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 07:53 am (UTC)
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If I was concerned about data integrity I wouldn't ask people, but would instead just observe behavior and keep my own private tally.

But that'd be actual work.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 16th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
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Yeah I thought about just carrying it around, but 1) that takes up your hand and 2) I'd also be terrified of leaving it behind.

Yeah, my girlfriend really wont let me have a "fanny pack" even if it is military surplus. People letting looks get in the way of whats most efficient... *sniff*

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