How’s it going good folks of the internet, here are seven reasons I love my flip phone. This is basically just the transcript of podcast #9, if you want to save ten minutes and read this instead.
Reason One: It fits in my pocket really easy. It fits in any pocket. Front pockets, jacket pockets. This flip phone, it fits anywhere.
Reason two: No Eye Strain. That was something I didn’t even realize I had. I didn’t realize from using a smartphone, I was getting eye strain.I only realized when I started using this flip phone, I was like wow, my eyes feel a lot better. I didn’t realize how tired my eyes felt.
I was abusing my eyes man (laughs). I weld for about five hours a day in the morning, I go to welding school in the morning. So, I weld for about five hours, then I run off to the gym. Driving to the gym without sunglasses, sometimes.
Then I go go work in a factory for eight hours. And then I would only sleep for about four hours. My eyes would be so dry, and so fucking tired.
But this flip phone helps, it really helps. It gets rid of a lot of this eye strain. Which is great, I didn’t even know I had that problem.
So I mean, give it a try, and if you didn’t realize you had eye strain and your eyes feel a lot better, there you go. Give it a try, don’t take my word for it.
Three: It’s boring.
This flip phone is very boring. If I’m on break, if I’m on lunch, I can’t really look at it. Because one, it’s a flip phone, I don’t like pulling it out. I usually leave it in my car to be honest.
But two, it’s boring. There’s no games on it. Texting is a pain. I just call people most of the time. I just can’t handle the text. The T9 text.
So if you want to build your conversation skills, definitely the flip phone will help. Because you will have some boring conversations about nothing, but it will still be more entertaining than a flip phone.
Number four, I’m not worried about it getting stolen. I paid an embarrasing amount for it, I’ll lose some face and say I did pay seventy bucks or so for it. I went to the store and said, “just give me that one”, paid for it, and that’s about it.
I did get an adapter SIM card with it, but that might’ve been free. Or ten bucks, I’m not sure.
I’ve had this trusty Alcatel OneTouch ever since. And for the past month and a half, I’ve been using it everyday.
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Number five, it’s durable. I’ve dropped it. I’ve banged it off stuff. With flip phones, the internals are a lot more druable than with Smartphones. The camera sucks, I don’t even know if it can record videos. But I don’t need it to man, it’s a flip phone. This is a means of communication, mostly phone calls. And it stores some contacts. And I have an alarm on it for the morning.
I also have an alarm clock, a physical alarm clock, I had to go to Walmart and spend like thirty bucks. I got like a twelve dollar one from Canadian Tire, but it was shit, and it broke right away. The thirty dollar one is really good. So I use an alarm clock, a physical alarm clock, and I use a little alarm on this flip phone, but I set it ten minutes after. So I usually wake up to the first alarm, and just cancel the second alarm.
I definitely recommend that to anyone who is waking up to a Smartphone. And is then stuck staring at their Smartphone because that’s what used to happen to me. I’d wake up to my alarm, and then waste ten minutes on bullshit on my smartphone. I don’t have that problem anymore, because I wake up to an alarm clock. The exact alarm clock I use is the white Sony cube, it’s great and I like the little element of modern style.
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Number six, the battery lasts forever. It lasts days. I can literally go days without charging it. That’s also because it’s not open very often. I can check the time just by touching the side button. And for a lot of people, a phone is just a fucking clock. A lot of the time. (Get it?)
Every once in a while I’ll charge it.
Number seven: I can’t pretend to work on it. A flip phone is just a phone, that’s it. I can’t use it to work on my online businesses. I can’t pretend to be doing something productive when I obviously am not.
So obviously, I run LifeAfterInternet.com.I also run MoonChimps.com, which is a webcomic. That’s what I’ve been working on the past month and a half or so. So I do webcomics, and I do this podcast, and articles. And some youtube videos, but I don’t like doing them. They’re not my forte.
If I have a Smartphone, I’m not writing articles on a smartphone. To be honest, I like writing with a pad and pencil for the first draft and notes. And when I type it up, I add more and edit more.
So, I’m not writing great articles on a Smartphone. And I’m not doing a podcast on a Smartphone. But sometimes I like to think, I’m working.
This was a few months ago. You know, you get on your Smartphone. And you get on the Wifi. And you think, oh yeah, I’m gonna work. I’m gonna putz around. Lemme just check my Youtube views, and my Soundcloud views. Lemme check the website traffic.
That’s not work, that’s just ego stuff. That’s not building and working for you good people. And that’s not even providing entertainment, like I do on MoonChimps.
That’s just wasting time. So, I am very glad I can’t check views or anything from my flip phone.
I can only check that stuff if I use my laptop. And I keep my laptop in the back of the house, uninsulated, just laying on top of a box. Usually dead. And I keep my laptop charger in my trunk.
It’s uninsulated back there, it’s fucking cold. It’s November, so I don’t even wanna go back there. So I really have no idea what my traffic’s like. I just care about creating quality content, and the traffic will come in a few years. So I don’t even care. I just want to put out quality content for you guys, and it’ll figure itself out.
Number eight, I can’t watch porn on it. That was the original reason for the flip phone. If you’re getting the flip phone just for that reason, you’re going to be embarrased about the flip phone. You’re going to be kind of ashamed of the flip phone.
And you’re going to feel like, the only reason you have it, is because there’s something wrong with you. That you have a porn addiction.
And I gotta tell you, that is not true. I just outlined seven other reasons why having a flip phone is actually awesome. I recommend it to everybody. Maybe not as a daily phone, as a daily driver. But, have both. And, switch back and forth as you see fit.
You know, just do two or three days with the flip phone, and then switch back. Maybe just for a day, a Saturday, you want to spend time with your family. Or you wanna get a lot of work done.
I get a lot more work done, in my free time, now that I use a flip phone instead of a Smartphone. That’s for sure.
That could even be reason nine, I get a lot more work done with a flip phone instead of a Smart phone.
Hope everything is going great with you guys.
r/nosurf is now at four thousand people. I think that’s great. Because when I first got there, it was at five hundred. That’s eight times. That’s 800% growth in a few short years.
People can shit on it and say “it’s just four thousand.”
But hey, 800% growth. Think about that for a minute,
Maybe you can go out there and make a nosurf podcast, make a website. Help make the community great. Make it great.
Love all you guys and girls,
Hope you have fun out there in Brick&Mortar Land,