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#16 +Frank B.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 19:50

No, I couldn't.


#17 bogas04

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 19:52

I can't do dumps without them.





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#18 +Lingwo

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 19:53

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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Posted 03 May 2012 - 20:11

Yea, I can live without it for a week

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 20:19

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.)

#21 MidnightDevil

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 20:55

Only if I had to :p

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:16

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

#23 The_Decimator

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:20

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

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:29

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

#25 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:38

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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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:43

No problem as long as I can have an old feature phone and a laptop with 3G connection during that week.

#27 Kai Y

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:05

Yes I can. I just need to have a PC with Internet access around, and a regular dumb phone.

On my smartphone, my most common uses are: checking for directions and public transport information, communicating with friends and playing games. When I didn't have my smartphone around a few months back, I instead carried a small local map to get around (not as though I get lost easily, but at that time my temporary job required me to travel to different places). To communicate, I'm lucky to have loads of free SMS for a low price from my carrier, so SMS works. As for playing games, that's just to kill time - I can live without that, for sure. So for me a smartphone is just convenient. For me it's faster to swype out my messages than use T9, and it's faster to find directions on Google Maps instead of flipping through pages of the map.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:23

Yes, simply because if something is fundamental for me is my laptop.

#29 Singh400

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:51

I've been three weeks without any internet connection, smartphone and PC access. It's easy.

#30 Richard C.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:01

I could live without my iPhone, however I'd be stuck without a computer and internet access