Phoneless at the moment for the first time in over a decade after being robbed in northen Chile... if I do pick up another phone it will be a basic one just for calls/texts only. Like the sound/look of that Nokia, wonder what selection I'll have in Peru...?
Dave, how is it being without a phone? I was without one for some time, but this was during school and I'm sure it's very different being without one with things to tick off the list. Do you find it good to be "out of touch", so to speak, or do you find the disconnection negative?
How long are you away for? If you can't find anything in Peru, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem for me to purchase a phone here (Sydney) and send one out to you - if you're staying at one address for long enough, that is.
::I also think it's quite sad these days how you see pretty much everyone walking around with their heads down, stuck on their phones... and it's only going to get worse!::
I agree, I was talking my GF about this, I said that carrying around a 'smart phone' is like carrying around a block of chocolate. The temptation is just to great. Having a dumb phone takes away all temptation and lives in the bottom my bag, instead of being in a pocket and being checked 24/7.
:: :: Highly highly recommend it: it's got a built-in flashlight, the battery doesn't run out after a day, uses a microSD for mp3's, and has Snake. :: ::
My Nokia comes preloaded with an array of 'Graphics' including a flower, another orange flower, a butterfly, love hearts and a cloud with a smily face which you can set as a screen saver or wallpaper. And a puzzle game with the worst music ever.
::How long are you away for? If you can't find anything in Peru, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem for me to purchase a phone here (Sydney) and send one out to you - if you're staying at one address for long enough, that is.::
Dude, appreciated, but plenty of old school phones here for cheap. And no biggie being without a phone, I'm travelling so didn't have a local sim anyway, may get one with new cheapie phone now I'm hanging in Peru for a few months.
Oh yes I know all about this - recently dropped my iPhone in .... water :)
I was using a cheapie Telstra dumb phone replacement. Couldn't text on it (how anyone manages to use those things??) could only use it to receive calls and it was so quiet I missed most of them. The worst thing was that every time I dialled, it spoke the number and there was no 'off' for that feature. Hilarious in a bus line. I got good mileage out of it testing responsive web designs at a networking event tho :) Happy to have my smart phone back but disappointed in myself for falling back into old habits checking facebook and emails whilst out. I realised I don't really need to do that. I learned to plan ahead and advise people when I was going to be out and about. I learned how to sit around doing nothing but think and watch instead of reaching for distraction in those spare moments.