Explain me what is justice, what is right? (lady_angelina) wrote in polloftheday,
Explain me what is justice, what is right?
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polloftheday

Letting total strangers use your mobile phone

An incident on the bus yesterday kinda prompted me to come up with this poll. Yes, it's another lengthy one, so it's under the cut:

Would you let a stranger use your mobile phone?

Yes, unconditionally
5(3.9%)
No, unconditionally
7(5.4%)
Depends upon the circumstances
114(88.4%)
Don't know
1(0.8%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone, and don't know how I would handle the situation if I did have one
2(1.6%)

For which of the following reasons would you allow a stranger to use your mobile phone?

If it was for a verifiable emergency
18(13.8%)
If they need to let someone know they're running late and/or are on their way
0(0.0%)
If they need to relay some other very brief information to someone right away
0(0.0%)
If it was regarding their employment
0(0.0%)
If it was regarding something medical
2(1.5%)
Other (will leave a comment in the next question or reply to this post)
0(0.0%)
The call can be for any reason
3(2.3%)
N/A -- I wouldn't let a stranger use my mobile phone for any reason
5(3.8%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone
1(0.8%)

For what additional reason(s) would you allow a stranger to use your mobile phone?

What is the maximum length of time that you would allow a stranger to use your mobile phone (barring actual emergency situations)?

One minute
14(10.8%)
Two minutes
43(33.1%)
Five minutes
51(39.2%)
Ten minutes
7(5.4%)
More than ten minutes
5(3.8%)
N/A -- I wouldn't let a stranger use my mobile phone for any length of time
9(6.9%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone
1(0.8%)

How would the number of allotted "free" minutes remaining on your mobile phone's plan affect whether you would allow a stranger to use it? Assume that this is during a time of day in which usage is metered by minutes, and that this is not a call to an emergency number.

I would only allow a stranger to use my mobile phone during days and times when minutes are not metered and/or the call is an actual emergency number.
20(15.9%)
Only if I was certain that I would not exhaust my minutes before the end of the billing cycle
52(41.3%)
Only if I was certain that I would not exceed my allotted minutes by more than five before the end of the billing cycle
7(5.6%)
Only if I was certain that I would not exceed my allotted minutes by more than ten before the end of the billing cycle
9(7.1%)
I would allow a stranger to use my mobile phone, even if it would mean that I would exceed my allotted minutes by more than ten
29(23.0%)
N/A -- I wouldn't let a stranger use my phone, regardless of how many minutes I had available
7(5.6%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone
2(1.6%)

Would you allow a stranger to make local or long distance calls from your mobile phone?

Local calls for which I will not be billed extra for them
21(16.9%)
Local calls, even if I will be billed extra for them
3(2.4%)
Local long distance calls (ie., within a specific area, such as a county, state, or region), for which I will not be billed extra for them
2(1.6%)
Local long distance calls, even if I will be billed extra for them
1(0.8%)
National long distance calls for which I will not be billed extra for them (ie., no "roaming charges" apply)
6(4.8%)
National long distance calls, even if I will be billed extra for them
0(0.0%)
International calls for which I will not be billed extra for them
1(0.8%)
International calls, even if I will be billed extra for them
0(0.0%)
N/A -- I wouldn't let a stranger use my mobile phone, regardless of distance of the call
7(5.6%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone
1(0.8%)

How would the battery charge level on your mobile phone affect whether you would allow a stranger to use it?

Only if it has a completely full charge
1(0.8%)
Only if it has at least a 75% charge
7(5.4%)
Only if it has at least a 50% charge
23(17.8%)
Only if it has at least a 25% charge
24(18.6%)
Only if the battery's power isn't about to run out within the next few minutes
42(32.6%)
Even if the battery is imminently going to run out within the next few minutes
24(18.6%)
N/A -- I wouldn't allow a stranger to use my mobile phone, regardless of how full a charge its battery has
7(5.4%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone
1(0.8%)

Which security precautions (if any) would you take when allowing a stranger to use your mobile phone?

I would dial the number for them before letting them use it
1(0.8%)
I would first ensure that my phone number would not be available to Caller ID before letting the stranger use it
1(0.8%)
I would first ensure that my call logs are deleted or otherwise made unavailable before letting the stranger use my phone
0(0.0%)
I would first ensure that other personal information stored in the phone is deleted or otherwise made unavailable before letting the stranger use my phone
0(0.0%)
I would watch the stranger the entire time that they are using the phone
47(37.6%)
I would not directly allow the stranger to make the call, but would offer to make the call on their behalf
1(0.8%)
I would restart my phone and enter the wrong PIN# so that only emergency calls can be placed from it
0(0.0%)
Other (will leave a comment in the next question or reply to this post)
0(0.0%)
I would not take any particular security precautions
4(3.2%)
N/A -- I wouldn't let a stranger use my mobile phone, even with security precuations
4(3.2%)
N/A -- I don't have a mobile phone
1(0.8%)

What additional security precaution(s) would you take while allowing a stranger to use your mobile phone?

Obligatory ticky time!

Ticky!
94(100.0%)


EDIT: D'oh! Forgot to put what the subject of the poll was about in the non-lj-cut part of the entry. ^^;; Sorry about that.
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