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Going Smartphone Free - taking off in Poland?


jon357 71 | 20,377
1 Jul 2021 #31
extreme convenience is not necessarily a good thing though

It usually is though, isn't it...

all the fear that comes with that

What fear?

a world that strives to cater for your every 'need'

If only...
OP SamUK84
1 Jul 2021 #32
Being dependent on something creates a feeling of fear/powerlessness for me at least, maybe just me.
jon357 71 | 20,377
1 Jul 2021 #33
Are you dependent on it though? I have a smartphone, and in Poland I don't switch it on from one day to the next. Really, I only use it if I'm going somewhere special. During both lockdowns, I maybe switched it on twice. In the UK it's handy in the region where I am to store travel passes and useful to message friends because `I'm doing a lot of visiting but that's all. If I'm out and about and someone sends a message, I might look but wouldn't drop everything to respond. I keep the ringer switched off.
OP SamUK84
1 Jul 2021 #34
Well sounds like you are clearly not dependent on them so that's fine. There's obviously alot of people, my wife for example who use them with no problems at all. I suppose I'm focusing on the far end of the bell curve really where I find myself.
OP SamUK84
2 Jul 2021 #35
@johnny reb I agree with the sentiment, I would say it's probably not smartphones but screens in general though, smartphones are just the extreme example of it so the ill-effects of screens are becoming more obvious (i.e. glorifying competition between people and sex addiction) but it has been building for decades now and international business has been built on the back of their success. Cutting back on screentime as much as possible is the only option as far as I can see.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,114
2 Jul 2021 #36
My first 2 cell fones in 1990 & in 1994,was expensive as hell by the minute incoming and outgoing and no text messages.





OP SamUK84
5 Jul 2021 #37
Mate, get the charger out and fire 'em up, you'll never want a smartphone again ;)
OP SamUK84
28 Apr 2022 #38
I put my crazy anti-smartphone ramblings in a website that morphed over time into advice for dealing with screen/sex addiction... aimed more at religious people, if you are not then probably best to not look at it.

screenfree.info
jon357 71 | 20,377
28 Apr 2022 #39
website

I notice that it's only in English.

Are you actually in Poland?
Novichok 3 | 7,532
28 Apr 2022 #40
I put my crazy anti-smartphone ramblings

I ditched mine and got a 30-dollar flip phone so I can answer calls with one hand.
jon357 71 | 20,377
28 Apr 2022 #41
I have a creaky old iPhone that I mainly use for train tickets, holiday snaps airline boarding passes and occasionally the map. Sometimes messaging, though almost never phoning. The kids use them to message sometimes, however I don't always carry the phone so don't see the messages right away.

The problem is that the iPhone model is almost obsolete and I'll have to buy a new one soon. It's hard to find one that I'd good for tickets etc but isn't full of things like social media that I don't need.
Novichok 3 | 7,532
28 Apr 2022 #42
The problem is that the iPhone

Only leftists and females use iPhones. Normal people aka conservatives use Android and for a very good reason.
Miloslaw 14 | 4,503
28 Apr 2022 #43
@jon357
@Novichok

Smart phones are a waste of time.

I don't have one.

Just an old Nokia that does phone calls and texts.

I have computers and tablets for everything else.
Joker 2 | 2,435
28 Apr 2022 #44
Only leftists and females use iPhones.

I hate iPhone and never buying another one.

Just an old Nokia that does phone calls and texts.

It must be the same as Jimmys coz still no Pic! HooT!

At least he stopped making demands of others as he cant back up anything he has claimed.

I took my iPhone with me to Poland and I had to pay a bit extra to be on their network, but it worked well and didnt have to change the simcard.

and occasionally the map.

One of my pet peeves is how their directions are wrong quit often.

I have the google map for back up.
Novichok 3 | 7,532
28 Apr 2022 #45
At my age, smartphones are too complicated. With my flip phone, even if blindfolded, all I need to do when it rings is open the damn thing and say hi.
cms neuf - | 2,066
29 Apr 2022 #46
Yea - you can save money to buy a new (new to you) Korean VCR recorder instead of wasting it on a bourgeois telephone. With your collection of grainy chuck norris movies and low quality Hungarian smut you will be the envy of all the drunks at the tram stop
jon357 71 | 20,377
29 May 2022 #47
My old 8 year old iPhone 6 finally died and I got a cheap Android. A kind that I think are aimed at the African market. It seems to do a lot, seems more modern than the iPhone and was only around 100 quid, maybe a bit less given the exchange rate.

Almost life_changing and big enough screen to use for PF or reading newspapers.

They're a good invention. I'd have preferred Apple how've this was a fraction of the and does more


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