Skip Nav
101 Gifts Your Best Friend Will Obsess Over
23 Group Disney Costume Ideas For Your Squad
45 Unicorn Gifts That Are Downright Enchanting

Dear Poll: Are You Easy to Get Ahold Of?

In this day and age, where most of us carry a BlackBerry, a cell phone, an iPhone, or maybe even all three, it's easier than ever to get ahold of people. My mom, for instance, always has her phone with her, no matter the day or the time. Then there's my BFF, who is notorious for never answering her phone and lagging on her email responses. While I understand the need to disconnect every once in a while, I love knowing that I can always rely on certain people in my life to answer my call or return my text. Where do you fall on the accessibility spectrum? Are you one that always has your phone out on the table, just in case, or do you prefer to remain a little out of touch?


calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i used to be one. but now, i answer calls that i want to answer. and sometimes, i cant attend to the calls i wanna answer. because i either leave it in the room and go out in the living room or i leave it in the living room go pooing or something. and when im asleep, i usually cant pick up calls
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I used to be really easy to get a hold of but lately I leave my phone on silent or vibrate and don't check it for hours at a time. And sometimes even if I am near the phone, I won't answer. It's just too much hassle for ppl to be able to get a hold to me at any given point.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I am the person who is notorious for leaving my cell phone in the car while eating, shopping or working out. I rarely check e-mail and my voicemail is usually full because I forget to check messages. I have also lost 3 phones in the past year because I leave them in random places. Hurrah for insurance! This has gotten me in trouble when people are trying to find me but sometimes I just don't want to be found.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 9 years
I'm usually easy to get a hold of. If I don't have my phone with me then you can call my house or email me. Even if I do have my phone with me sometimes I can't answer and sometimes I'm sleeping. I can sleep through anything and if I'm really tired then I even sleep through my phone's loud, beautiful, Welsh vowels ringtone.
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Nope. I'm super flake. I often forget my phone in strange places or leave it on silent and miss calls.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
i sleep with my blackberry right next to my pillow. i always have my phone at arm's reach, and my boyfriend knows this, so when I miss a call or don't respond to a text, he probably knows i just want to be alone.
blueyedbombshell blueyedbombshell 9 years
I'm exactly like the friend mentioned... my phone is always with me, but i usually don't answer and i take a while to respond to emails... what can i say, i'm just lazy... i do better with face-to-face communication
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I'm inbetween. I check my email a couple times a day during the week, but never on weekends. I carry a cell phone but I don't answer it at work (my hubby knows to call my office phone and I don't need to talk to anyone else while I'm working). When I'm at home, I rarely answer my cell-- I hardly ever hear it ring and I'd rather let it got to voicemail and then call them back when I'm in the mood.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
pretty easy most of the time. esp through email when i'm at home or hooked up to wifi. sometimes i cant hear my mobile ring, hopefully when i upgrade later in the year i'll be better
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I have twitter, facebook, gmail and an iPhone. I'm far too contactable. ;p
quitecontrary quitecontrary 9 years
I wish I didn't have a cellphone. I hate how dependent we are on them, now. There isn't such a thing anymore as a quiet train ride or chatting with someone sitting next to you on a bus. Everyone is always attached by their phone to somewhere they're NOT, rather than just being where they are. I swear that people have stopped noticing the small things about the world, the little pleasures of the sound of rain on car roofs and observing other people because they're always gabbing away on their phones. People can WAIT to talk to you until you're done having lunch, or driving your car or having a face-to-face with someone else. Take that thing away from your ear for a minute and listen to the sound of the world going around! Wow! I forgot how passionate I am about this subject!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I prefer to be called, but even then if im not around you might have an issue catching me. If i have my cell on me, ill get back to you depending on who you are.:D
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I always have my phone, but I often miss calls because I don't hear my phone ring. The people I will immediately answer or call back is my dad and my boyfriend. Everyone else...I will acknowledge their missed call and call back when I have lots of time and I remember.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I ALWAYS have my phone, but I don't always answer it ;)
brantsmama brantsmama 9 years
I absolutely hate when my phone rings off the hook, so sometimes I would "forget it" at the house just so I didn't have to deal with certain people.. Now since my hubby is in Afghanistan I have it on me 24/7.. I even take it with me when I take a shower and set it on the window sill.. it's pathetic..haha
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
It's not that I don't have my phone, it's I put my phone on vibrate at night and never remember to take if off. Then I put it in my jam packed purse and never feel it vibrating.
jessie jessie 9 years
my phone is always with me. i like knowing that i'm available to my family if they need me, since we live so far away. i may not be able to do much, but if they need to talk or text, i want to be there in any way i can. i do get upset when i miss a call or text, sometimes i just don't hear it due to my hearing loss, so a lot of the times i keep my phone on warble. they know that i'll get back to them asap.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
It depends. If it's someone I care about, I'm fairly easy to get a hold of. If it's a casual friend or acquaintance, I'm difficult to get a hold of. I only make myself available to those who are important to me. That's how I operate.
neonbee neonbee 9 years
I'm not exactly the easiest person to get a hold of. I always have my phone, but I always put it on silent and I have a hard time feeling it vibrate so I can never really tell if someone's calling me. Also, I rarely ever check my phone. I wonder why I have it at all. The best way to contact me is via e-mail or through the college's student e-mail.
winniecooper winniecooper 9 years
With 20 ways to contact people these days, where the hell is everyone???
Clarby Clarby 9 years
I miss the days of just having a house phone. But due to my current job I am on-call 24 hours a day. My office phone pages my cell phone and my email account. So I have to have my cell with me. That being said I try and return any call or text message as soon as I can. If someone is trying to get in touch with me then they deserve to be called back promptly unless their message indicts otherwise. I used to be awful at returning calls or answering the phone. My very first friend would call me and sometimes I just didn't want to talk to her. I knew how the conversation was going to go and often had other things I wanted to be doing. I was out for lunch one day with my mom and gf and she called and I let it go to voice mail. Her message was cheerful just calling to say hey, hoped things were well. So I forgot about it. The next morning I received a phone call from her mother saying she had died the previous afternoon and that she had tried to get a hold of me to hear my voice one more time. But she didn't want me to worry about her. She was that type of person. So because of that, when my phone rings I do what I can to answer it or call them back as soon as I can. Sorry for the long story.
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
i am very easy to get ahold of. between my phone, and IM, i'm on both nonstop. i sleep with the phone next to my bed because im oncall for work alot.
Karma87 Karma87 9 years
...although I'll email all day long with friends!
Karma87 Karma87 9 years
Until I can afford an iPhone, I am "unavailable"! :) I'm horrible about returning calls. I swear it has to do with quitting cigarettes a few years ago. Before then, I was a phone whore.
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 9 years
I've usually got my phone on hand, but sometime i leave it at home or in the car on accident. Also, if you call and I see it and I don't immediately call you back, yeah I forgot you called. Same for text, when I can't think of a response I think "I'll text him/her later" but I very rarely remember within 12 hours of when you contacted me. Emails, yeah pretty much I don't respond, ever.
Gifts For Friends Fans
Phoebe Buffay Friends Style
Surprising TV Show Set Details
Honored's Meghan Rienks on Female Friendships
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds