February 14, 2012
It’s that time of year again when my phone company expects me to come in and upgrade to a new phone and a new plan. The problem is I don’t want a smartphone. I guess what I really want is a dumb one. All I want to do is make calls and send the occasional text. Do they even make un-smartphones any longer?
I’ve got my reasons for wanting to stick with my super cool bar phone sans accessories. For one, I don’t feel like I need the Internet in my pocket all day, every day. I spend enough time on Facebook and eBay as it is, not to mention I look at a computer at work 8 hours a day. I don’t need to let any more of my life pass by while my nose is pressed against a phone screen.
Secondly, it seems expensive. Someone has to pay for all that data access and that someone isn’t going to be you, right? Keeping track of megabytes, googlebytes, or whatever they are to limit my charges doesn’t seem like something I’d be good at. I have a hard enough time keeping track of my actual phone.
Now, I do admit that I wouldn’t mind having a tiny eBook to carry with me, and I’d like to see what those Angry Birds are all about. (Why are they so angry anyway?) But, I can do without. I’m sure, at some point, I’ll have to be dragged into the 21st century, but for today, I’ll stick with my intellectually-challenged phone.
Colbern Road Branch