Nowadays, no one can imagine life without a smartphone and the Internet. The phone consumes so much of our concentration and attention that we forget about others. We forget to connect with those around us, because we are staring at a screen in front of our face. Your smartphone is everywhere and if you turn it off or leave it at home for a while, it can feel like a part of us is missing.
There are numerous advantages to not having a smartphone. Smartphones expand our knowledge and keep us connected to the people, systems, and services on which we rely. In the US, dumb phones range in price from $30 to $100 and last two to three times as long as smartphones.
Benefits of living without a smartphone
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the benefits of living without smartphones is having more time for family and friends. You can spend more time outdoors, enjoying nature or taking a walk in your neighborhood. Instead of being glued to your phone, you can engage with others around you. This will help you build relationships with people who are important to you and make new friends as well.
You’ll also have more time for yourself because there won’t be any distractions from social media and games on your phone. If you want some entertainment while waiting at the doctor’s office or sitting in traffic, then by all means use your smartphone! But if it makes sense to leave it behind, then do so!
Another benefit is not being distracted by technology while driving a car or using other forms of transportation such as buses and trains. The last thing that we need is another distraction while trying to drive safely down the road! So if this sounds like something that might work for you, then give it a try! It could be an amazing experience for both yourself and those around you!
What is life without mobile phones?
I think I can live well without a smartphone. It was done in the seventies, eighties and nineties, and people lived well. Get a landline so you can call home. If you want to call someone or want them to call you, get a cheap push-button phone to keep in your car, but give them your home phone number. For GPS, you can buy a GPS device as accurate as your phone and get where you want to go, or learn how to read a real map.
I find that turning off electronics at night is very beneficial. Even though not everyone had mobile phones when I was in high school, those who did were unable to put them down. People were constantly texting, making calls, and later, using newer models of those same phones to browse the internet.
Vintage Phones – I Miss Them!
I miss the old phones. I don’t use my smartphone much – photos, work email, but FB is so boring. Not to mention the industry has gotten so ridiculous that they don’t even have removable batteries anymore.