Sign in to follow this  

Can you do without your smartphone for a week?

Recommended Posts

123456789A    4,708

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kai Y    8

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Arceles    403

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Singh400    184

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Richard C.    286

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nick H.    7,968

I've not had a proper smartphone for about a year now. While there are some things I miss from it, overall if my phone can send and receive texts and calls then I'm happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steven P.    8,648

On holiday? Yes.. normally? No.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hum    6,929

Yes, because I'm smarter than a phone. :shifty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeerFan    280

Since my smartphone is my work phone, my answer is an emphatic "hell freakin yes!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MtnDewCodeRedFreak    144

Nope - I'd die of boredom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Azusa    930

Nope... well i could if i could be bothered to set up blu-tooth on this comp so i can still have the remote function!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
javagreen    155

No can do.

I couldn't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Magoo    27

yes cuz i dont have a smart phone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
evo0o    12

I use an iPhone but I definitely could use a Nokia for seven days, for seven months even!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
firey    3,579

I probably could. I really only use my phone for texting, and I only text 3-4 people regularily. I also take very few calls on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nefarious Trigger    6,774

I COULD go without it for a week, but:

1) It would require restructuring the way I deal with certain communications - as I have setup my smartphone to be my hub.

2) I would lose a lot of DJ bookings - each week I get about ?600 of bookings by telephone.3)

3) I use it as my calendar, so I'd also have to make adjustments for this.Basi

cally what I am saying is that yes, I could still function without it - it would be a royal pain in the butt, and would require me to carry multiple other things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Detection    2,256

I could, I like my smartphone but with all the other devices in the house that have the net I would survive

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alwaysonacoffebreak    692

Seriously? Can't handle a week without a smartphone?

If I could find one I'd use this instead any "high-end" phone

old_mobiles_016.jpg

Was the best phone I've had!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Charisma    2,388

Sure...

...long as I can have my tablet ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nefarious Trigger    6,774

There's a realm of difference between "can't" and "would be easier not to".

Why would I want to create more baggage for myself as opposed to carrying one device.

Oh because it's elitist and hip to be anti-smartphone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
riceBox    97

Yes, 'cause I'm barely interested in phones.Haven't used mine for 5 months.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cork1958    1,070

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.

+1

Simple and basic here too. :)

Don't even own a smart phone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ahhell    1,306

Without a phone you might actually have to *GASP* interact with people!!!!j1111

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
butilikethecookie    29

Short answer: No.

I use it for multimedia, texting, web browsing, etc. It's my main computer until 3 pm when I get home from school. Currently going to Nortre Dame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nefarious Trigger    6,774

Without a phone you might actually have to *GASP* interact with people!!!!j1111

My phone arranges my DJ work, whereby I see literally thousands of people interracting each week, probably also all arranged by phone. You organise a party for 500 by word of mouth then get back to me.

Also, when interracting with people, try saying the word *GASP* to their face and feigning such emotive outbursts in real life. See how that works out for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.