So as some of you know, I recently made the spontaneous decision to go back to the basics — a basic push button, flip phone. It has been interesting.
I have used my phone for just two days, and I cannot stop grabbing it randomly. I am so used to reaching for my phone for no reason all day. I know that there is nothing to see, but the urges are there.
Oh, right, I also had to get a completely different phone because the one I bought offline was too old ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ oops. So, that did suck but it’s not like the other phone was expensive. I am sticking to the plan. I can add photos of the new phone later if you want to see — it’s very large and obvious. It was beyond stressful to try and activate to original phone (for obvious reasons) and that made me want to give up, but now that I have a new cell that actually works, I am in it for the long run.
After I purchased a new phone when I went to Verizon to have the original activated, I realized that this is it… like, I no longer have quick access to the apps that made every day life so much easier such as my bank app and apps to send money and apps to take and edit okay photos and apps to quickly reach my online friends, or even apps for work. It’s an app-less life from here on out.
Here we go, folks.
Today, I tried to use my finger to pull down the screen before I remember it is not by any means a touch screen phone. I also turned it on to clock in to work before it hit me that I officially do not have that easy option any more. I have to use my laptop for a lot but I do like it. I also do not have Wi-Fi in my apartment so when I am home, I am officially offline. I can type and I can make calls or texts but that is where the communication ends. Then I remember, that was life for me growing up.
We didn’t have computers or internet for the most part and I didn’t have a smart phone until I was in high school, so I should be able to get the hang of things.. I think. We will see, won’t we? I am now a little nervous but mostly very excited. Such a simple change all of a sudden feels so big.
Do you have any questions about the transition? Please, feel free to ask!
Do any of you guys also use a flip phone? What is your reason for ditching the smartphones and how is it for you? I could use some advice and encouragement.
I have to say, not having creepy adds popping up left and right is by far the best part. I don’t feel as survielled which is a huge plus, because back with my old phone it was constant adds for things I was speaking about and I didn’t care for it. This is one reason why I decided to go back to the basics.
I am looking forward to a full week with this cellphone, so stay following for my updated posts.
Much love and thanks, Jessi