Anyone else without a "smartphone"?



  • I work in Tech Sales, spend my day on the computer, 75% of my income comes thru emails. My only phone is a simple Call/Text model, I really have no interest in being connected to the web thru my phone. I use my laptop/office computer for that.. To me it's too much information/overload, I prefer to exist in my own reality, not a virtual one. (Unless of course, this IS a hologram) :ohmy: Curious if anyone else shares this opinion..............


  • Vivaldi Team

    Yes, I'm :)

    I still use the 7 years old Nokia 6300 and don't want to change it to smartphone by a few reasons:

    1. I don't like when some big companies tried to take control over me;
    2. I'm not agree that you should be always online - people should have opportunity to be alone for some time;
    3. I don't like big devices in my pocket;
    etc.

    :)



  • Yes ;)

    My current phone meets all my needs and I have absolutely no reason to move to a smartphone.

    • I feel concerned about privacy
    • I like a decent autonomy for a mobile device
    • I like using a physical keyboard


  • @Shpankov:

    3. I don't like big devices in my pocket;

    Ilya enough details please!!


  • Vivaldi Team

    I do not what I would do without a smart-phone, but I rarely have it in my pocket. I use it! :)



  • Samsung … not sure what model. Voice, text, theoretically does camera but my plan won't allow me to send/receive photos. Actually, barely even use SMS. I have several tablets, but no data plan - only useful over wi-fi.

    Oh. my phone is on my belt.



  • My telephone calls are limited only to people I know and emergencies. I use a landline only. No cell phones whatsoever. To much tracking activity going on for my taste. :pinch:



  • Just an old clamshell type for me with the most basic of plans. Mostly for emergencies and friends/relatives.
    I kind of regard the cellular phone as an electronic ball and chain.



  • An old Alcatel finally failed on me a couple of months ago, I bought it in 1999, the reason it lasted so long is that it could also take three AAA batteries, it didn't matter when the original battery pack died. I've now got a similarly basic Sony Ericson J200i that's been sitting in a friend's draw for years, bought in 2006 I'm told. A smartphone would be wasted on me, I've no need for one.



  • Me.I don't have any smartphone.
    Use my mobile normally for making/recieving calls,sometimes for music and rarely for checking mails.



  • I had a smartphone such as they were a few years ago, but got offended by the units' lack of lifespan (I want a minimum of 5 yrs from any piece of kit). Add to that the feeling of being almost tethered to a need for a power connection for recharges.

    When it failed (again) I reappraised and realised that I don't really use anything beyond text and call, so replaced with a durable real-key phone that meets these needs. It was good to get back to the position of only occasionally having to plug in for a charge.

    A few days ago I had a baffled non-conversation with someone who asked "What kind of smartphone do you have?" and wouldn't accept my "I don't" answer so asked again. And again…



  • A few days ago I had a baffled non-conversation with someone who asked "What kind of smartphone do you have?" and wouldn't accept my "I don't" answer so asked again. And again…

    Hahaha.. Exactly why I started this thread!
    I hear the same thing often, The lack of desire for a "Smart phone" & my lack of interest in being on Facebook actually bothers some folks I know.. I totally enjoy it! :lol:


  • Vivaldi Translator

    I am the proud owner of a rubberised Nokia 5140i sports phone.

    Even though the camera will only work once after a factory reset, and Opera mini 4 runs out of memory when I open it.
    Opera mini 3 works well (probably doubles the value of the phone). I have a spare battery that I swap regularly so they both keep going.

    Every phone I ever have, the first thing I do is delete all the games and pointless apps sounds and themes.

    I remember when people with the latest phone used to criticise people with older phones for being too big, saying things like "Why do you use a huge brick ?"

    As I like taking photos, I have a real camera in my pocket with a real optical zoom.
    As I love playing games I have a PC.

    My old phone will no doubt keep going for many more years, simply by being a phone so it's function is never out of date.



  • someone without smartphone means someone is really have been far away from last communication technology.



  • someone without smartphone means someone really have been far away from last communication technology.



  • someone without smartphone means someone who really have been far away from last communication technology.



  • @feveran:

    someone without smartphone means someone who really have been far away from last communication technology.

    You might want to tell that to Mr. Acton and Mr. Koum - who both use a Nokia E72 phone *) - and may be someone should have told it to Mr. Zuckerberg before he wasted 16 billion USD on those people, who are obviously so far away from the latest communication technology ;)

    *) Source: http://blogs.ft.com/tech-blog/2014/03/whatsapp-secret-weapon/





  • @feveran:

    someone without smartphone means someone really have been far away from last communication technology.

    Exactly!.. Because to me in embracing the 'last? communication technology" I am helping to grease the wheels of singularity.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

    I do kind of miss the unbreakable wall dial phone in the kitchen which simply rang & you answered it…..............



  • @feveran:

    http://www.numrox.com/the-reason-why-whatsapps-founders-still-carry-old-nokia-phones/
    need to read.
    That phone is a smartphone

    What? Something about 5 years old can be "smart"? And that before "St. Jobs" invented the smartphone? No way! They should update to the latest and greatest. May be they need a Status upgrade :silly:


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