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After a long (and slightly drunken) conversation with one of my buddies on his birthday last Tuesday, on our dependence on / addiction to technolgical gadgets he issued me this challenge: go without your smartphone for seven days.

I had to use a feature phone instead.

I didn't make it.

I found myself swiping incessantly (and fruitlessly) on the tiny screen of the Nokia 6101.
I couldn't handle pressing buttons to scroll messages.
I couldn't handle typing with that tiny keyboard.

After only three days, I started looking at my smartphone and feeling like a jilted lover.

What I DID like: Never had to charge the thing once. After three days power was at 40%.


So, could you do it?

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Could I live without a smart phone? Yes. Because I'm doing that right now. I don't use my phone for anything other than texting or ringing. However, I couldn't live without other technologies, such as a computer or the Internet.
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I'd happily use my old Samsung a737 again if my job didn't require me to have a smartphone.
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Yes, because I don't own one.
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I've lived 99.9% of my life without one, I'm sure I could make it.

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[quote name='lcg' timestamp='1336072661' post='594843071']
Yes, because I don't own one.
[/quote]same here (though that will change after I get a job again)

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I go on camping trips a few times a year. No computer, phone, or anything special. Just a tent, coolers, fishing poles...and a few other basics. I like to unplug completely every now and then.

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Yup, not a problem for me, only ever text between 3 people, at best I get 2-3 calls a month (not counting calls from the same person during a short period of time due to dropped calls/technical issues when they want to keep hanging up to do things), I rarely used my phone, only reason I got it was for when I am not at home and bored (for some games and what not), and any emergencies that come up, I don't use it to stay connected to any social networks (partly because I do not take part in any social networks) and I don't use it for pretty much anything beyond emergencies and boredom, so I could definitely do without it for a week, longer if need be.

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Well as a prostitute I need my phone to take calls from Johns. So without my smart phone I'd not make any money and be out on the street pretty fast. So no, I couldn't live without my phone.
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No! I am always tinkering with it. I take it everywhere and it never leaves my sight.

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[quote name='Vice' timestamp='1336074087' post='594843127']
Well as a prostitute I need my phone to take calls from Johns. So without my smart phone I'd not make any money and be out on the street pretty fast. So no, I couldn't live without my phone.
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Bitch, you forgot your phone here again!
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No Problem for me. Actualy I don't care smartphone. I can't deny that is nice to look what happens online if you drive with the train or bus. But I have also no problems without. And to phone? I phone less than a hour in the month with my mobile phone. Actually I don't need one.

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I am willing to use Nokia 8310 over any phone!

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No, absolutely not.

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I'm not addicted or obsessed with all this social crap, which is what drives smartphone sales, I could easily step down to a feature phone and be content, I'd miss gaming and email, but I'll survive

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No, I couldn't.

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I can't do dumps without them.





<===== umm y do i have to x2 stars here

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Yes quite easily, i would need the phone part though as i need that for work.
Everything else a smartphone has to offer... i can take it or leave it.

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Yea, I can live without it for a week

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Absolutely! I know it's nice to have a smartphone for my job, since I'm oncall a lot and need access to email quick, but I can definitely do without it. The longest I ever went without it was 3 weeks! I was just really close to a computer all the time lol.

The one thing I absolutely hate about feature phones (and this mostly relates to older feature phones, but still affects some feature phones of today) is capacity limits on text messages (ex: only 250 allowed in inbox, etc.)

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Only if I had to :p

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Yup, don't have one, don t see getting one anytime soon either...

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A harder question for me would be could I go without my laptop for a week...

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Yes quite easily. Give me any old phone to use for a week, no issues whatsoever.

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yeah, sure

i will miss it a lot it is so convinient. but seriously, it is not a huge deal.

when i have it though, i use it all the time... ALL THE TIME!

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