I am not addicted. But I was addicted before. Remember the old phones? I was in college when I had my phone, and that my classmates were sending group messages. There was no facebook before and the means of communication back then was thru SMS- Short Messaging Service. There was no LTE or 4G that time. There was so called "text mates' for people who are so much into texting one another. Relationship happened just by texting. But for me, since I was still studying, I have never gotten into relationships. I just had few textmates. And with them, I texted whenever I feel I need someone to talk to. Definitely, it was a past time.
Nowadays, smartphones and tablets are being used and a lot of apps are being offered mainly for entertainment. I had to stop using those as my daughter , who is still very young who is becoming addicted to it. I do not want her world to just revolve around the use of gadgets. Of all the many good sides about using phones, there are still a lot of disadvantages to it.