Putting smartphone away for a week
Just as a test. Because I think we're overly dependent on smartphones. It makes you kind of, forget life. Do you think you could do it? I'd just do it to prove that I'm not overly dependent on a smartphone, when I already know that I am.
- 05-21-2012, 10:47 PM #2
- 05-21-2012, 10:55 PM #3
Well, should I do a 3-day preparation for this, or should I just snatch it away?
My smartphone dictates to me when I have to go to work. Because I do not store that in my memory.
It's basically attached to my arm at all times, without my smartphone, my life would fall apart. And I don't feel like it's completely my fault for being overly dependent on the device.
It's a part of society, everyone is making their contribution.
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- 05-21-2012, 11:10 PM #5iMore Genius
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- 05-21-2012, 11:12 PM #6
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- 05-22-2012, 07:11 AM #9
I wish I could and have often thought about it but since i use it for work it would be next to impossible.
- 05-22-2012, 09:08 AM #10
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- 05-22-2012, 09:46 AM #12
As a retiree, I'd go stir crazy without my smartphone.
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- 05-22-2012, 12:24 PM #13
- 05-22-2012, 01:03 PM #14
"Your cell phone addiction level is 9%
Low or no addiction. Your relationship with cell phones seems to be perfectly normal, therefore you have nothing to worry about. Your answers denote that you comprehend the potentialities of cell phones but, at the same time, you are not subdued to them. You could probably live a serene life even if cell phone did not exist. This is surely good! Write us if you liked this test."
That test needs to be updated for smartphones with questions like: do you check your social network updates on your smartphone and if so, how often?
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- 05-22-2012, 01:05 PM #15
I can do without using my phone - i've done it before. I mainly just use it to tx, make important phone calls and for about 1-2hrs a day maybe use TuneIn radio. I mostly use my iPad when i'm home for Safari now and then & to watch tv on at night. Honestly, when i'm out at family functions, i really don't pay any mind to my phone unless a call or tx comes in & if its not important i blow it off till i can get to it.
BLiNK, i just took that survey you posted, and i scored a "Low-no addiction level" 27%.iHeartMyPINKalicious5C*drink that Kool-Aid, follow my lead. now you're one of us, you're coming with me*
- 05-22-2012, 01:08 PM #16Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
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- 05-22-2012, 04:02 PM #17
I think I could live with it during the day, but in the evenings, if my wife wasn't home and needed to get a hold of me (or if anyone else needed to get a hold of me, for that matter), she wouldn't be able to because we don't have any other phones in the house (have two cell phones between me and the Mrs.). That's the main issue is that I would have no other means of communication, besides sending and receiving email from the computer which would suck in an emergency. Other than that, it would be fine.
Being constantly glued to your smartphone is a nasty habit.
Every now and then I just get this uncanny feeling as if I'm using my phone too much. I see lots of clients from day to day and while they all have smartphones, the casual users look responsible and then you have this one person that's just glued to their phone, they can't even walk straight.
It's not pretty.
- 05-22-2012, 08:30 PM #19
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- 05-24-2012, 07:51 AM #23
Couldn't do it!
I love the ability to always stay in touch with friends. I use my calender to keep myself somewhat organized, and a paper calender wouldn't work because I never check it. Unlike when cellphones first came out, I use my phone as a phone, web browser, alarm clock, (sometimes) camera, music player, digital organizer, navigator, Mobile Office (word, excel, etc.), and when bored, my entertainment. I would have a hard time going down to a feature phone (dumb phone) let alone having no phone at all. To serve all these functions, I would need to carry a backpack full of dedicated devices just to fill the purpose of my smartphone.
- 05-24-2012, 08:26 AM #24iMore Intermediate
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Without my iPhone I'd feel very out of touch. I have no landline, so my contact with friends & family would be limited to email. Sans iPhone I'd be lugging my MacBook or iPad everywhere for email, getting news via the Web, entertainment, and keeping organized via my Home calendar.
My addiction score is only 39% but in reality I'm pretty damn dependent. :oiPhone: there is no substitute. Apples: MacBook '09 | 8GB iPod Nano 4th gen | iPhone 5: black/slate 32GB, AT&T: Sleek, Sexy, Stealth
- 05-24-2012, 08:36 AM #25
I got an 89% :/ Pretty sure I'd have a small seizure if my smartphone were gone!"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." - John Wayne iPhone 5S Space Gray (16GB) iPad Mini White (16GB)