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Does anyone still use a "dumb phone"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mynameisfrankenstein, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. mynameisfrankenstein

    mynameisfrankenstein Regular Member

    Apr 2, 2015
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    BC, Canada
    I've always been a fan of them and preferred them over the smart phone. I used to have a little flip phone, it was great. Very durable, helped me focus on the world when I went outside. Encouraged me to chat random people up rather than reading a book or listening to music while I was out. Also since it was hard to text, I found myself doing less of it.

    You think harder about your reply/use minimal language. This had the effect of driving women crazy, they would think I lead some super interesting life and was always busy, or ignoring them, but really I just didn't want to txt because it was annoying and difficult. :D

    It's obvious that apps are taking over our focus, a dumb phone is a way to prevent this from happening. Also, whenever I pulled it out around other people, they would always commend me for having one. For not being like everyone else, it was quite an interesting reaction and somehow made me seem more interesting...

    I've also noticed that the sound quality during phone calls on these dumb phones is waaaay better. It's like practicing a unix philosophy, do one thing and do it well, in this case, it's a phone. Not a TV, Ipod, Mail Application and a phone...