Back in November, I started an experiment in ROI. I started using a Blackberry.
It died the other day. It was a refurb. I’m not too surprised. When I took it to the store to have it checked out, I was faced with the question of replacement. The guy was helpful, suggesting options, showing me phones.
Finally, he suggested that I could activate my old phone to have some time to think about it.
And I’ve been thinking.
I could check email all the time. Eventually, however, every time I saw a small flashing red light, I looked for messages. Even when the flashing light was the security system on the radio in the van.
I could follow twitter easily using Ubertwitter. Most often, however, that following happened while I was driving back and forth to work or out on the highway. Today I listened to the radio. And was safer.
I could listen to Internet radio stations or MP3s, but I never did.
I could check directions, but I never go anywhere.
I could spend $30 a month, but there are probably other places for that money. In fact, I know exactly where it can be used.
I’m glad for the experiment. I understand the appeal of smartphones. But for now, I’ll go back to dumb.