FYI: Changing Back to Flip Phone

My life is not amenable to smart phones. If I carry it where I can’t lose it, then I also can’t hear it. If I carry where I can hear it, I am likely to lose it.

Today I lost it. It was in my bicycle front bag and bounced out somewhere along my ride around Draper Lake. The various services are unable to find it. They tell me it’s connected, but they can’t turn on location. They claim that location is turned off, but it was turned on when I last used it, so it’s likely damaged from hitting the ground too hard. Either way, it’s about a 5-mile stretch of mostly bike path where it might have bounced out. I’ll try to go back and look for it later today, but not on my bike. I was miles away from the lake by the time I noticed it was gone, and that was a 30-mile ride.

And if I find it, or someone returns it to us, I’m still switching back to the flip phone. So texting will be slow again and no emojis; email will be only via computers now.

Update: We went out and looked in the most likely areas for where the phone might have hit the ground. No luck. So far as we know, it’s either buried, or someone picked it up. We had it remotely locked down to prevent anyone using it. Then, once I reactivated my old flip phone, that killed the smart phone for good.

About Ed Hurst

Avid cyclist, Disabled Veteran, Bible History teacher, and wannabe writer; retired.
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3 Responses to FYI: Changing Back to Flip Phone

  1. Linda says:

    Oh, don’t you know! I will never have a smart phone; I currently have a 3G LG qwerty basic phone. They don’t make them anymore, of course. I will probably have to opt for a flip phone as well.

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  2. Jay DiNitto says:

    If you can do with a flip, I’d recommend.

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  3. Ed Hurst says:

    I can. The annoyance is everyone who expects me to be all up with the Joneses. That’s usually government agencies and anything to do with money or online services.

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