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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Yo, check your window. Did my carrier pigeon arrive yet?

I will be checking my PMs weekly, so you can catch me there. I will not be posting.
06-16-2018 12:50 AM
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(06-16-2018 12:50 AM)Fortis Wrote:  Yo, check your window. Did my carrier pigeon arrive yet?

The biggest problem with living in polluted Beijing is that it's harder to communicate with smoke signals.
06-16-2018 12:45 PM
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06-17-2018 05:52 PM
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(06-17-2018 06:10 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  


"Digital Dementia" = I like that. I think that I am getting digital dementia from exposure to the content of some of the posts on this forum.
06-17-2018 06:14 PM
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(06-17-2018 06:14 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  I think that I am getting digital dementia from exposure to the content of some of the posts on this forum.

Sorry you have to read my posts.
06-17-2018 07:54 PM
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(06-17-2018 07:54 PM)Suits Wrote:  
(06-17-2018 06:14 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  I think that I am getting digital dementia from exposure to the content of some of the posts on this forum.

Sorry you have to read my posts.

No . . . if I had to read all your 9,391 posts I would be far beyond digital dementia. I would inhabit the land of non compos mentis.

Wearing six suits on an airplane. Don't think I forgot about that one. WTF.

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06-17-2018 09:45 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
No. I can't say I ever got addicted to my smart/cell phone when I had one.
06-18-2018 12:27 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
For a business owner the benefits of having a smart phone in your pocket outweighs the negatives.

It’s a shame because I’d love to go back to an old flip phone but I need the productivity right now. When I don’t smartphone will go.
06-18-2018 12:55 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
I've tried a couple of times going off the smartphone but always ended up going back to it.

It's too strong of an addiction to go off and just because something is addictive doesn't mean it's bad.

What really helped was getting two phones, one that is used to contact people and for people to contact you, and the other one to use as the wonderful tool it can be. That way I can relax knowing I won't be interrupted and sucked into it. I keep the other phone on silent and only check it when I get like it.
11-16-2018 03:43 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
I managed to go off for a few days but it seems to hard to do it. Work in the many cases is making me get the phone and check the email, always! I'm too hooked.
11-19-2018 02:02 PM
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Smartphones are way too utilitarian but you can easily quit social media and bullshit apps. Facebook on your phone? Get it the fuck off ASAP.
11-19-2018 07:42 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Ask yourself this question: Is your smartphone (or other tech) a tool or a crutch?
11-22-2018 02:50 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
interesting..
the one essential thing to have is texting like i cant imagine having a flip phone that only calls
01-24-2019 02:55 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Set the display to black and white and it drastically reduced my screen time. Try the invert mode on iOS and you'll basically not ever want to look at the phone. The bottom line is that a smartphone is a massively useful tool and I've run my business from it when my laptop died. There are a few key posts out there on tweaking it so you have zero notifications, etc. Just turn it off at night
01-27-2019 10:50 AM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
I've always had a cheap prepaid call + text phone.

At one point, I thought not having a smartphone made me a bit non-conformist, but it turns out it's a status item for many people (including some women) who view you as cheap/poor/strange without one, so I keep it to myself now. Had an iPhone through work for a while, but was never tempted to use it outside of work.

I also have problems with commitment so don't like to sign contracts and get data plans etc. You can probably learn a lot about someone through their phone and apps...
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01-27-2019 10:51 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Yes I quit. They're a complete waste of time. I don't know how anyone can spend so much time messing around on some silly gadget all day. It's like they've got nothing better to do. Losers.

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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Quit for about a year and just recently got a new one just for access to WhatsApp and IG for business related stuff. I'm not addicted and much prefer to use the computer to type, anyway, so it wasn't especially tough. It's funny to read (not on here) grown men in their 40s talk about how they get anxious if they don't check it every 10 minutes or go for a walk without it.
01-30-2019 05:48 AM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Bump. A lot has changed in the past 5 years. Anybody doing this in 2019?

Ordered a basic feature phone off ebay, tried to make the switch last year but quickly went back to my iphone. I feel inspired to try again after watching this






Edit: Didn’t see the new posts
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11-11-2019 01:05 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
Never used it in the first place.
11-11-2019 01:14 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
If you dont want to completely ditch the smartphone, start to resensitize your dopamine receptors by putting it into monochrome (black and white) mode.

The colors on the phones, apps and images are created to give spikes in dopamine to keep you hooked on the pleasure.

I turned my phones monochrome and my mindless scrolling has declined a lot as I dont feel the same desire to keep using. THe phone being black and white transforms it from a virutal world that draws you in, into something a little more bland.

The 1st few days of being on monochrome I could even feel slight withdrawal symptoms.
11-11-2019 01:31 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
(01-27-2019 10:50 AM)Leads Wrote:  Set the display to black and white and it drastically reduced my screen time. Try the invert mode on iOS and you'll basically not ever want to look at the phone. The bottom line is that a smartphone is a massively useful tool and I've run my business from it when my laptop died. There are a few key posts out there on tweaking it so you have zero notifications, etc. Just turn it off at night

(11-11-2019 01:31 PM)sonoran_ Wrote:  If you dont want to completely ditch the smartphone, start to resensitize your dopamine receptors by putting it into monochrome (black and white) mode.

The colors on the phones, apps and images are created to give spikes in dopamine to keep you hooked on the pleasure.

I turned my phones monochrome and my mindless scrolling has declined a lot as I dont feel the same desire to keep using. THe phone being black and white transforms it from a virutal world that draws you in, into something a little more bland.

The 1st few days of being on monochrome I could even feel slight withdrawal symptoms.

I gotta try this. Can this Monochrome mode be done on iOS?

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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
How to Turn Your iPhone Black and White
To turn your phone black and white, go to the Settings app > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Color Filters > gray scale.

Android:

Go to “about device,” find “build number (usually under software info),” and tap it a bunch of times until the phone tells you you are a developer. Then, go back to settings, and above about device, you will see a new option called “developer options.” Open it, and find “Simulate color space,” and set it to “Monochrome.”
11-18-2019 03:24 PM
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RE: Anyone quit their smartphone?
I actually switched to a minimalist phone about 5 days ago. I'm enjoying it. I'll make a more detailed post once I've been using it a bit longer.

It's the Light Phone 2 one for anyone wondering

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/light-phone-2#/
11-18-2019 03:48 PM
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