My 48 Hour Digital Detox with the Punkt. MP01 Phone
For 48 hours I stowed my fancy Phablet in a drawer and popped my SIM card into the Punkt. MP01 “dumbphone” for their Digital Detox challenge. Here’s what happened:
Thank you @punkt —DIGITALDETOX starts NOW!!! punktchallenge MP01challenge technology_tamed punktdesign pic.twitter.com/CrIiNAtSGo— Laura Rebecca (@dojogrl) August 4, 2016
Hour One: No Notifications!
I was relieved to be notification-free for the first couple of hours into my detox. We all know how those notifications BEG to be viewed immediately. See no notifications, hear no notifications, read no notifications. (This was also welcome the following morning, when I woke up icon-less.
Hour three: No Signal :(
One major drawback of the otherwise-perfect Punkt phone is reliance on 2G. In the US, 2G is has been all but retired, save for a few pockets of signal here and there. My carrier, Cricket, relies on AT&T’s towers...
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