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I’m getting a new phone!

With the new year approaching, it’s time not only to reflect on the year that’s passed, but it’s also time to look at where you are today and see if it’s still working for you. What would you like to change? Are there aspects of your life that aren’t working for you anymore? This can … Continue reading »

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Even if I wanted a smartphone, how would I use it?

Smartphones aren’t evil, but for me, the cons far outweigh the pros. I don’t need a map to get around, I don’t need email everywhere I am, and apps don’t seem like they would qualitatively add to my life. For most situations, there is a non-smartphone solution. (My version of Yelp is to ask someone.) … Continue reading »

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Have you lowered your bills recently?

This week, I managed to lower my phone bill by over 25%. It was easy, and didn’t even require a call into the (dreaded) customer service. But there’s nothing special about me and my situation, and you can do the same thing, regardless of what bill you’re dealing with.

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Celebrate “Stop Messing Around With Your Phone” Day!

  When I was in high school, my friends and I invented a holiday. We called it National Bubble Day. Held rather arbitrarily on the third Friday in April, it was an excuse to bring those little bottles of soap bubbles to school and blow them at odd intervals. Not to be disruptive, you understand, … Continue reading »

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How to live without a smartphone

I’ve talked before about how I’m a great fan of the dumbphone, that is, a mobile phone without internet/web capabilities. I’ve never owned a smartphone, in fact, and don’t plan to get one, at least as long as I can avoid it. It’s okay if you have a smartphone, of course. That said, an informal … Continue reading »

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In praise of dumbphones

  I am one of the only people I know who doesn’t have a smartphone. I’m not bragging about this. I just have decided that at this point, it’s not something I want in my life. I’m not suggesting you do the same, so please, no need to get defensive.

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