For the whole of May, I decided to go without my iPhone. Effectively, I went without my iPod, camera, email, calender, Angry Birds, Google Maps and Facebook.
It was interesting to say the least. Here's my takeout;
- Over the course of the month, only once did I wish I had responded to an email faster. Everything else could wait until I got home or got to work.
- Only a few apps were truly missed; Tram Tracker and Shazam being up there. Everything else is really good at eating up your time and making you very unproductive (mostly games).
- Instead of listening to music and podcasts on the tram each day, I read three books over the course of the month. Unfortunately this meant I could also hear the amount of rubbish people talk about in public.
- I stopped checking my phone every five minutes. However, having been involved in a 'news scandal' during the month, it would have been nice to be connected to watch it play out.
- I could drop my burner on the ground and it didn't even matter. That was kind of nice.
- And last but not least, I only had to charge my burner three times during the course of the month, and didn't once worry about running out of battery.