Letter: No eye contact with cellphones

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In response to "Let's call a timeout on cellphones" [Expressway, Jan. 19], I can definitely relate. People of all ages are attached to their cellphones like glue! Whether they're talking or texting, this habit has become an addiction, not only for the young and technologically advanced, but also people 55 and older like me.

There's no more face-to-face or voice-to-voice communication. This is causing a lack of social skills and an inability to speak and write in full sentences.

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I find it offensive when I receive a text message rather than a phone call. I guess I too am from the old school. I really still prefer seeing someone's eyes.

Sharon Mann, Oceanside

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