Tomorrow iPhone 5 officially goes on sale. This of course means tons of tech blogs talking about anything Apple, iPhone or the carriers it operates off of. Most of the past few days have been regarding AT&T and how FaceTime will not be allowed on unlimited and users must switch to a tiered plan to have FaceTime over cellular. Of course all the comments talk about is how horrible AT&T is for doing this and how everyone will cancel and go to someone else. Personally I could care less. FaceTime has been out since iPhone for and only been accessible over wifi. Do people think they will use this all the time or is it a novelty that will wear off? None the less today the blogs mentioned how Verizon would only allow you to keep unlimited if you paid full retail price for your phone. In the case of iPhone that would be anywhere from $600-$800. Of course the comments now talk about how upset everyone is and how they will cancel and go to AT&T. I laugh because it is the same story just different company. It seems people just want something to complain about. Everyone has to find a reason to be upset and be associated with drama. And to be upset with something like this is just crazy. One of the comments said “how could they limit us when in this day of age we NEED smartphones?” Wait what? We need a smartphone? Last I checked we did not need an iPhone. Only thing we really need is food and water and clothing so we don’t freeze. I say this now however I too have felt I needed my smartphone and could not live without it.
So, with all that said I have decided to go one month smartphone free. On Saturday (start of my new cycle) I will be turning off my cellular data on my phone and it will only be used for phone calls and text messages. Email, Facebook, WordPress, everything will be done on computer. I’m sure this is going to be very hard but I wanna see if I can actually live without all the features of a smartphone. Can one who has had a smartphone for the last 7 years really give up apps, Internet, pandora and whatever else there is? We shall see. I will still take pictures as this will be something I could get on any phone but I will not edit them with apps on my phone. Wish me luck!