Back to a non-smartphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Chuchichan, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Chuchichan macrumors 6502

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    I've been debating for some time returning to a "regular" phone and maybe getting an iPad (wifi). I've been using the iPhone for two years and my contract is up. I do make use of the iPhone, but I'm thinking that maybe I'd be less distracted and not feel obligated to check Facebook every hour if I was a bit less connected.

    The only thing I could see missing would be access to email during the day. I suppose at times it is convenient to be able to reply to someone's mail quickly (especially because I'm looking for a job now). But, other than that, I could live without an iPhone I suppose.

    What do you all think? Anyone else feel this way or can think of other pros of the iPhone that I will miss but am overlooking?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jaypi macrumors regular

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its your choice if you want to disconnect yourself from some habits.
    Personally I wouldnt. I like having my data access everywhere and the tons of things I can do with my iphone that I couldnt do 6 years go with regural cellphones.
     
  4. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

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    There's got to be an easier, less drastic way to curb your Facebooking habits.
     
  5. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. You're all right. I will miss having access to my email too much. It's not really a habit with Facebook that I have, but rather I feel like I need to check. It's only perhaps 2 minutes per day, but that's two minutes I could be doing something more productive.

    Anyways, anyone else feel like this? Perhaps the best thing to do is just delete the app.
     
  6. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    I deleted Facebook completely. I realized that it wasn't anything special and took to much of my time.

    I tried deleting the app but it always made it back onto the phone within a few days of not having it.
     
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  8. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    There are feature phones that have email capabilities.
     

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