Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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8, that is how long I usually sleep.

Sep 15, 2016 12:32 PM
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Praful,

I lived fine without it all day...today.  Seriously neither one of us is addicted.  We treasure so many things.  We spent dinner time listening to opera and ballet music for instance, and an hour and a half walking on the beach...no phones are needed.  A

Sep 15, 2016 01:09 PM
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I made it a whole week when Walt and I were on our honeymoon cruise!

Sep 15, 2016 12:27 PM
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Loved leaving it home one day but it doesn't let you forget that you did

Sep 15, 2016 11:24 PM
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I can live without it indefinitely... unfortunately so long as I'm working that's not possible... but I've gone 12+ hours without checking in and the world did not fall apart.

Sep 15, 2016 09:16 PM
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Minutes? LOLI love getting away from mine. There are a few places I like to go where cell phone reception is zilch. Can't use what you can't use. 3:)

Sep 15, 2016 09:09 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Seven days from port of departure to return seven days later.

Bon Voyage. 

Sep 15, 2016 12:02 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I could live without it. 

Sep 15, 2016 08:58 PM
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as long as needed

Sep 15, 2016 08:51 PM
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None.

Unlike Endre Barath, Jr., mine must emit  much needed O2.

Correction: I forgot about the 1 1/2  hours that I am at the gym three times a week. No phone  but I do get out of breath

Sep 15, 2016 08:29 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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very funny question are you trying it out how long you can live without one? last I checked there is no oxygen or H2O that the smart phone emits... so it is a choice?:)Endre

now personally I can go a few hours and not check it, if I am not dealing with  needy clients....

Sep 15, 2016 03:37 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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For however long I am sleeping.  I don't get up and answer the phone.  If I'm in bed it stays in another room and I don't attend to the texts or calls until I get up the next morning.

Sep 15, 2016 02:39 PM
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those 6 or so I sleep each night

Sep 15, 2016 01:46 PM
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Eight, if I am lucky enough to sleep that long.

Sep 15, 2016 01:03 PM
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hours?  HOURS!?  It can't be no steenkin' HOURS!!

Sep 15, 2016 12:57 PM
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definitely 24... that's 24 seconds! LOL - when I am asleep I don't need it

Sep 15, 2016 12:44 PM
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I can sleep all night without it!!

Sep 15, 2016 12:41 PM
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Do you mean DAYS?!

Seriously, sleeping hours and when I'm with other people - I don't pay attention to my phone during those times but, the rest of my life, it's glued to me!

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
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The House Kat

It gets turned off when I'm asleep. I can ignore it for an hour or so if I'm talking to a client or something. Otherwise it's pretty much attached to me.

Sep 15, 2016 11:53 PM
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I can certainly live without it but I might develop a twitch.   

Sep 15, 2016 11:36 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Praful Thakkar That's a good question for people who own the Samsung smartphones. I could live without it.

Sep 15, 2016 11:33 PM
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Wayne Martin
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From the time my head hits the pillow until I wake up!

Sep 15, 2016 11:02 PM
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Most often only  when i am sleeping

Sep 15, 2016 10:27 PM
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8 hours per night when sleeping

Sep 15, 2016 10:25 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I am used to it on long flights to India.

Sep 15, 2016 10:12 PM
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Lyn Sims
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I don't want to find out. I think when my sets on fire I'll be able to work thru it then .

Sep 15, 2016 10:05 PM
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Richard Weeks
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The 8 hours while I sleep.

Sep 15, 2016 09:54 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
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I feel like I can't live without it, but on the occasions I leave home without it I feel "free". It is difficult to not have it around during waking hours, though. I turn it off when I sleep.

Sep 15, 2016 09:42 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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I can go a few hours..it depends on how many clients I'm working with.

Sep 15, 2016 09:41 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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It wears on me after a couple of hours

Sep 15, 2016 09:28 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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8 - while I sleep.

Sep 15, 2016 09:19 PM
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I have not tracked such metrics.

Sep 15, 2016 05:07 PM
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Mostly 5-6 hours only 

Sep 15, 2016 03:21 PM
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All of them.

Though it is generally with me, it is out of range from time to time, I survive.

Just need to get to a location sometime before the end of the day to do my AR stuff.

Sep 15, 2016 02:55 PM
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Easily. I take days off if I have to. I'm not addicted or over-obsessive anymore. 

Sep 16, 2016 06:35 AM
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Carol Williams
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I'm not sure.  I've never run a test.  I know I can last overnight (while sleeping).  I don't look at my phone during a round of golf, so that's 4 hours during the daylight hours.   I'm sure the world would continue spinning without me or my smart phone.

Sep 16, 2016 06:16 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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.0001hrs.

Sep 16, 2016 05:27 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Same as Noah 8 the almost I sleep

 

Sep 16, 2016 03:49 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Unless I missed the app that provides oxygen it'll be good long while Praful.

Sep 16, 2016 03:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Indefinitely ... I have a landline for my office phone ... and a PC for Internet, email, etc.  100% do not need a smartphone. 

Sep 16, 2016 03:08 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Probably a long time.  Though, I won't be getting much business done.

Sep 16, 2016 02:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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If I leave to run to the store and have left it at home, I make it a very quick trip....

Sep 16, 2016 02:27 AM
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Allen Chesbrough
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Only the hours when I sleep! Unanswered phone calls and emails are potential lost business.

Sep 16, 2016 02:25 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Only my sleeping hours.  Then I dream about it.

Sep 16, 2016 01:27 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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That's a tough one. Even in airplane mode, smartphones are still functional.

Sep 16, 2016 01:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
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I am not a cell phone fan.  I do OK without one. 

Sep 16, 2016 01:08 AM
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Jessie Cochran
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I don't have a smart phone - so I never have to be without it  - I am always without it LOL

Sep 16, 2016 12:30 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I can manage a full day without my phone with no problem. I took a cruise and was without my phone several days and actually enjoyed it.

Sep 16, 2016 12:18 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Indefinitely - my phone is more a PITA than anything

Sep 16, 2016 12:17 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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What Noah Seidenberg said!

Sep 16, 2016 12:08 AM
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Annie Adjchavanich
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I'm sweating just thinking about this question!

Sep 17, 2016 04:43 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
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Good morning Praful Thakkar,

I can live without my smart-phone between 8pm and 7am. 11 hours

Sep 16, 2016 10:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Eight - while I am asleep at night.

Sep 16, 2016 01:15 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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i can't stand it when I have to take time to plug it in to recharge.

Sep 16, 2016 12:59 PM
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William Feela
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daylight hours or after dark

Sep 16, 2016 12:18 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I can do this, and I have gone a day without my phone. 

Sep 16, 2016 12:04 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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I can go without one for months. I plan my days, showings, etc ahead of time.

Sep 16, 2016 10:19 AM
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Tony Lewis
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The rest of my life if I had to.

Sep 16, 2016 09:20 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 I call this period of time without my smart phone, sleep ....

Sep 16, 2016 06:56 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
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Praful, if I weren't so worried about missing out on 1 critical minute of business and answering my Clients (my #1 priority), I could go with out and put it away for a while.  So the answer to the question is. None. No hours. Can not go with out, unless I am sleeping.

Sep 16, 2016 06:52 AM