Give up your smartphone for a week, get a $1000. Could you do it?
Internet service provider Frontier Communications has launched its “Flip Phone Challenger” in honor of the 30th anniversary of the first clamshell phone, the Motorola MicroTAC.
Those chosen will have to give up their smartphones and only use a flip phone for a week. Frontier is also throwing in a “survival kit” of sorts: a pocket phone book, a notepad and pen, and a few 90s-era CDs. Also, those chosen will have to log their experiences including how long it takes you to do basic tasks like texting.
The person who can make it the whole week will get $1,000.
There’s a good chance you’re reading these words right now on a smartphone. And just as good of a chance, in fact, that you’ve been essentially either tethered to your phone all day or it’s at least been within arm’s reach when you’re not using it. Permanent connectivity is the