Author Topic: Honestly, honestly do you feel smartphones have improved your quality of life?  (Read 6738 times)

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To go back to the original question, I feel like you really need to split the smartphone into a few categories and break it down to what is a convenience that adds to your quality of life, and which parts are constantly wasting your time, and taking away all that you have benefited from “the good parts” of the smart phone.
I don’t see significant negative sides to having apps that you don’t check in on for updates or postings, rather are only used for you to execute a specific task, such as Waze, Mobile banking, weather, Uber, uber eats.
On the other hand, social media apps can waste endless time. Most people are constantly checking in to see if anything new popped up on their account. Once they check their twitter, then they also check their Facebook, Instagram, watsapp, watsapp status updates etc.

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Does anyone know if there’s a way to have one phone number for 2 phones and be able to switch back and forth easily? Or can both be connected simultaneously and if you get a call, both phones would ring? I would love to be able to switch back and forth from a dumb phone and a smart phone. Ideally I’d want to be able to leave my smart phone in the car and walk into my house with a dumb phone and not miss any calls or texts.
Is this possible?
Yes, t mobile has something I think called  digits. Sounds like exactly what you want

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Yes, t mobile has something I think called  digits. Sounds like exactly what you want
its true to the point that digits is that concept but you need a smartphone for both phones in order to use that IINM.
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its true to the point that digits is that concept but you need a smartphone for both phones in order to use that IINM.
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I currently have a smartphone which comes out of the drawer when i am on the road but use a flip when i am local. Granted,you travel much more than i do.


How do you get your smartphone to forward to a flip phone?

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How do you get your smartphone to forward to a flip phone?
I don't. My main number is my flip and I don't get calls on the smartphone.
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I know this may sound counter intuitive, but has anyone tried using Apple Watch as a way to limit and control smartphone usage?

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I don't. My main number is my flip and I don't get calls on the smartphone.

Does the smartphone have Data?

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Does the smartphone have Data?
yes. It has a regular smartphone line but I would need to go into my VZW account to see what the phone number is.
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