Do you still remember phone numbers?

amitkokiladitya

Popular Member
Sep 30, 2019
One of the biggest drawback of mobile phones is that it made people lose the habit of learning phone numbers of others.

Earlier I new a lot many phone numbers but now I only know two of them.   One of my husband and other of my mother.

How many phone numbers do you know?

 

skysnap

Well-Known Member
Sep 15, 2019
I used to remember a lot of numbers like bike number, phone numbers etc. But soon I have developed kind of forgetting habit which is genetic in our family. I'd say that in such context remembering the phone number becomes harder as well. I tend to keep the backup in multiple places and this way even if I forget one place I can remember another and then that keeps me in loop. 

 

ptrikha20

Active Member
Sep 28, 2019
You are right. One things is that we have more numbers to save. Secondly, we save names in our mobiles, and we kind of trust our mobiles to take full care of our contacts.
So out goes the pressure, or whatever you call it - the factor to save the numbers in our memories.

 

mrki444

Well-Known Member
Sep 17, 2019
Now I know only 3 : my, Brother and mom. Maybe I could guess few more but probably from second atempt. Before we did know much more stuff like adress or some identification numbers. Now we write everything in smartphones.

 

Casino Boss

Popular Member
Oct 18, 2019
Not anymore only the one I use to order pizza and for safeway discounts lol

Other than that no I do not remember numbers anymore lol

And I did not bother putting most of the old numbers I had in my new phone so yes I do not remember those numbers or people at all.

 

moh254

Well-Known Member
Sep 17, 2019
I also don't remember phone numbers but of course have crameed 4 of them. My mother, two brothers and my sister. Theres a time i used to cram other people's number but later on realised that that was just inappropriate use of my memory??

 

amitkokiladitya

Popular Member
Sep 30, 2019
I used to remember a lot of numbers like bike number, phone numbers etc. But soon I have developed kind of forgetting habit which is genetic in our family. I'd say that in such context remembering the phone number becomes harder as well. I tend to keep the backup in multiple places and this way even if I forget one place I can remember another and then that keeps me in loop. 
So you mean that you stopped remembering numbers all because of the genetic influence and not because of the advent of mobile phones. Maybe this can be a reason but our minds became lazy only after mobiles started storing all the numbers.

 

sprite1950

Popular Member
Sep 18, 2019
I only know my own off by heart but I have a list of important hand written numbers which I carry  in my bag in case of an emergency should I lose my phone.

 

ahmedo24

Popular Member
Sep 16, 2019
There are very few phone numbers that I can recall at the moment,  they are mostly numbers I knew off hand when I started using mobile phone,  recently I don't bother putting numbers on my brain I just save them. 

 

amitkokiladitya

Popular Member
Sep 30, 2019
There are very few phone numbers that I can recall at the moment,  they are mostly numbers I knew off hand when I started using mobile phone,  recently I don't bother putting numbers on my brain I just save them. 
I would agree to this. Among the counted phone numbers which I know, all of them are those I had known before having a mobile in my hand. These days I fail to remember numbers even if I try to do so. 

 

Casino Boss

Popular Member
Oct 18, 2019
I no longer really remember them. And the way I look at it. If those people do not call me anymore it's not really worth remembering their numbers in the first place anyways. But hey I think it's good I lost their numbers.

 

Anil

Popular Member
Oct 14, 2019
At present rarely peoples using land line phone mos of using mobiles and they need not to remind number and I think it is not easy to remind 10 digit number. 

 

amitkokiladitya

Popular Member
Sep 30, 2019
Looking at this, don't you all feel that this dependence in gadgets are making our minds weak. Earlier it was easy to grasp things and remember them but now we all dont make an effort to remember them because we know we have a device that will act as a backup and make things convenient for us.

 

Cory

Active Member
Oct 9, 2019
I can remember mine and my old house phone number, everyone else I have to look through my contacts. I have a really bad memory at times, so it's no wonder I can only remember a few.

 

Alexander

Active Member
May 10, 2020
I can remember four mobile numbers of by heart, including my own. This happens to be my fathers, mothers and their home phone number. It's not easy to learn and then remember a 11 digit phone number - it takes time and practise.