I’m thinking of not using my mobile phone anymore. More so, I don’t see the need to buy a more expensive (and reportedly more privacy-violating) smartphone.
Just thinking how I’m accessible to anyone via the following makes the mobile phone obsolete for me:
- Landline Phone (if I’m at home)
- Instant Messenger
My mobile phone is an Alcatel OT-E101. It’s no smartphone but it does the job enough for me. It’s inexpensive and tough as you can see in this video. But am I using it as a mobile phone should be used?
Here’s how I use my mobile phone now:
- When I go out with my family, I use it as a watch or calculator.
- I use it daily as an alarm clock to wake up or be informed of a certain event.
- I use it rarely as an electronic notepad (albeit a VERY slow one).
After reviewing the list above, I see that my mobile phone can be easily replaced by much more cheaper devices: a digital wrist watch and pen & paper.
I would like to end this post with a decision, but for now I haven’t done so yet. Maybe you can help me out? Should I or shouldn’t I just not use my mobile phone anymore?