1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    Can you do it? Can you go 24 hours with out a device? 24 hours without your iPhone, Android, iPad, other tablet, PC, Mac, etc? I'm going to try this on Saturday, ONLY because I would otherwise be forced to use a PC at work during the week. BUT this saturday, no WAIT make it, this SUNDAY, mother's day. I will go 24 hours without electronic devices.

    Who's with me? Who else can do it? Lets spend time with our mothers IF we still have them. OR think about them if we don't AND/OR spend time with our children or other family. We can do it! Lets go a day without being tethered to our phone!

    Rich
    05-08-2017 10:48 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Hmmm, that's not gonna happen....LOL
    05-08-2017 11:04 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I can't either
    Spencerdl and Annie_8plus like this.
    05-08-2017 11:56 AM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Come on guys! 1 day, for your mom, or your wife, or maybe your daughter is a mom? We can do this! Or ladies maybe you ARE a mom? 1 day without our tech!
    kataran likes this.
    05-08-2017 12:21 PM
  5. Quis89's Avatar
    Sure. I think I could.
    05-08-2017 12:27 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I literally can't during the week due to my job. That being said, we often have tech free days at home on the weekends but the iPhone still comes out here once the kids are asleep.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-08-2017 02:11 PM
  7. wilber1's Avatar
    I could but I wouldn't Like it .
    Spencerdl likes this.
    05-08-2017 02:38 PM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Nope... I don't think I could. It would be ugly... very ugly!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    05-08-2017 02:39 PM
  9. brian_84's Avatar
    I've had times when my phone was being repaired or the internet was down and I have to say it was a liberating experience. The impulse to keep reaching for your phone and scroll through social media is not healthy!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    05-08-2017 02:45 PM
  10. mundo472's Avatar
    Do it from Friday night through Monday morning. Guarantee you will feel mentally and physically better on Monday.
    05-08-2017 07:17 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I get way too many texts & calls, both personal and business related, to go 24 hours without my iPhone. You'd have to put me in a straight jacket before the 24 hours are up....(laughing)...Having said that, there are times when I can do it, but unfortunately, now is not that time...
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    05-08-2017 08:07 PM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    NOPE. Can't and ain't going to happen. I'm at the age that these boxes give ma a social life and contact with the outside world. Wait; "contact with the outside world". Maybe I should reconsider. LOL
    Spencerdl likes this.
    05-09-2017 09:13 AM
  13. Matty's Avatar
    Looking back now, I don't know how I did it but in 2009 (yes long time ago) I went on a 3 week hike through mountain ranges with a group of 10 people. All we had was 1 satellite phone.

    Fast forward to 2017, I know I could do it but why lol technology is awesome 😃
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    05-09-2017 09:45 AM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    Come on guys! It's for the ladies in our lives!
    05-09-2017 09:48 AM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Nope. Not happening here.
    Spencerdl and aximtreo like this.
    05-09-2017 06:32 PM
  16. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    You go ahead and have fun with that ...
    05-09-2017 06:59 PM
  17. wilber1's Avatar
    Come on guys! It's for the ladies in our lives!
    I will spend time with family on Mother's Day but they will all be banging away on their iPhones and Ipads i might feel isolated .
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-10-2017 05:05 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's not a good idea, Rich! iMore would become a ghost forum for 24 hours if everyone abstained for the time. Who would greet new people and answer questions? Maybe we could make it a 3 day affair and split up into 3 groups. That way at least ⅔ of us would be here on any given day. Just Sayin'!
    cwbcpa likes this.
    05-10-2017 05:57 AM
  19. eyecrispy's Avatar
    This lady here say no. You enjoy yourself, PK! I'm gonna take a nap and let hubby and kids clean the house for me and then I'll read a book on my iPad.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-10-2017 06:35 AM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    All I can say is Mama Tried!

    Spencerdl likes this.
    05-10-2017 08:28 AM
  21. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I think you quest is a noble one... and there are merits to it. I could say that I would try, but I know right now, I wouldn't be successful! BUT! I think that I will make a concerted effort to no use my phone (unless for pictures), while with family.
    pkcable and cwbcpa like this.
    05-10-2017 08:41 AM
  22. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I will spend the day with my wife and kids for sure. My mother passed almost 7 years ago. I will also be thinking of her as I do everyday.

    I will have my iPhone and Apple Watch with me though. We will have an active day so I won't miss closing my rings and maybe earn that special achievement. I will use my iPhone to take pictures/video more than anything. I am on this forum more than any social media app any day of the week.

    Phone or no phone, enjoy they day. Especially if you still have your mother. Cherish everyday you have with her.
    05-10-2017 09:27 AM
  23. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Can't. Have to drive the truck on the weekend. And besides, isn't Mother's Day like every day?
    05-10-2017 09:54 AM
  24. Carjackd's Avatar
    Not going to happen here based on work. My phone is always ready to answer or I'll be out of business quick
    05-10-2017 10:12 AM
  25. brau0303's Avatar
    Funny how we have come to depend on out tech, personal, professional, business, look at how a retail store like stops dead if the power is out..
    I would find it really hard to be without a phone for 24hrs but it could be done...
    Nah.. nevermind..

    Cheers,
    BR
    05-10-2017 10:49 AM
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