Why I'm downgrading to a flip phone.

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50 Comments

  1. Vailix on October 14, 2021 at 8:35 am

    You could literally delete your accounts and the apps and it won’t bother you. Having a smartphone is very useful for Google and stuff

  2. Lyubomir Mirchev on October 14, 2021 at 8:37 am

    A associate professor told me that he doesn’t use a smartphone so he can use his brain and not depend on a phone to do his work

  3. Images InLA on October 14, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Next step is to stop carrying a phone around at all. Just leave it at home, and check your messages when you get home like we used to do.

  4. ninni ._. burninni on October 14, 2021 at 8:37 am

    I have 1 phone and I dont feel the need to have a new phone or anything since I already have one

  5. NE Smith on October 14, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Bought my flip phone today!

  6. Boss Man on October 14, 2021 at 8:40 am

    I’m downgrading my XR to any flip phone , fucking costs are imaginable & pathetic !!!

  7. Mike Jones on October 14, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I know this is old but, try next time down grading to a pager. lol

  8. Anna Bell on October 14, 2021 at 8:43 am

    iPod should have stopped at the "classic." It holds thousands of songs.

  9. Brenda Leverick on October 14, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I only have a smartphone. But I find my phone doesn’t make me feel more alone. In fact, when I feel lonely, it makes me feel less alone. My flip phone didn’t make me feel less lonely.

  10. Brandon Bellin on October 14, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Are you still using a flip phone ?

  11. weimar republic on October 14, 2021 at 8:47 am

    I’m also downgrading, except my old phone is worse than the flip phone

  12. URBN CTRL on October 14, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Had to make a new account just to like this for the second time

  13. John J Riggs Archery on October 14, 2021 at 8:49 am

    I’m going back to a flip phone because I’ve had enough of more than enough not being enough.

  14. Niemand on October 14, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Hearing music works fine with a flip phone actually ipod was just more like wow nice design nothing more

  15. catfree on October 14, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Upgrading*

  16. pete49327 on October 14, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I’ve found a personal solution that’s helped free me from phone addiction.
    1- I use the smallest iphones, currently the 8, will upgrade next yr. to same size SE.
    2- Phone is set on Do Not Disturb every day 6 pm to 6 am.
    3- Downgraded data usage from unlimited to 1GB/mo.

  17. Sasha Ivanov on October 14, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Besides that, the flat screens are very harmful to the eyes and the brain. A specially they cause short memory damage. Plus radio waives pollution which comes from the gadgets and the towers is harmful too.

  18. Jahlen Johnson on October 14, 2021 at 8:53 am

    If you have T-Mobile you won’t be able to downgrade to one of these phones. They are only servicing new phones with 4g.

  19. ninni ._. burninni on October 14, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Well now I feel like shit

  20. sarahmueller.fit on October 14, 2021 at 8:55 am

    What company did you get a smart phone through?

  21. Chief Joseph on October 14, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I have one email account. No social media. I use You Tube for how to videos and reviews. I’m trying to figure out a way not to use YouTube.

  22. JESUS CHRIST on October 14, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Or you could just disable all your apps!!!

  23. Vicki Barbosa on October 14, 2021 at 8:57 am

    This is very cool. But we’re with Consumer Cellular and oddly enough the only flip phones they have are bad quality. I’m using a smartphone as if it were a basic phone. It’s not always easy.

  24. Dr. Yummy tidepod on October 14, 2021 at 8:58 am

    How bout get a z flip 4 lol

  25. Bogney Man on October 14, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Just turn all apps off,it’s simple.

  26. Caleb M. F on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    i’m going back to a full keyboard slider

  27. Linda Que Leenda on October 14, 2021 at 9:02 am

    My dream is to have the Light Phone 😭 As soon as I have a job that doesn’t REQUIRE an iphone, I will immediately switch over!

  28. MICHAEL A JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHER on October 14, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Switched, $80 and only needs to be charged once a week. Noticeablly happier 🙂 one year so far.

  29. Nachtfalter on October 14, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Or you could have just deleted the apps you don’t want to use and get a website blocking app/browser extension?

  30. FEARDROP on October 14, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Not sure if it’s the light, but you look very tired in your videos lately. Please check your blood levels or your lifestyle in general.

  31. Maxx Browning on October 14, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Japan: isn’t that normal??

  32. bringmesomeavocados on October 14, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Deleted all the unnecessary social media (all social media is unnecessary) 👍🏻

  33. Anna Bell on October 14, 2021 at 9:08 am

    I like social media. I do not like Google tracking everything I do and everything I buy and everywhere I go and knowing everything I think and listening to everything I say. A flip phone would not distract me into interacting with it all the time.

  34. Ruben Whitter on October 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

    You seem depressed

  35. Princess Grace on October 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

    true

  36. Ross Tregemba on October 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Did this years ago, used one of my FAV flip phones from 2010ish for a few years till 2017 when I switched carriers and had to switch.. It was a peaceful few years with texting/calling being the only distracton. I LOVED it..

  37. Michael Griffith on October 14, 2021 at 9:12 am

    U are sooooo on point man!! Where were we before all this? We didnt think of this stuff not needed it. The rich get richer n the consumer gets poorer

  38. Elias Calisto on October 14, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Looking forward to downfrading my phone as well. Thanks for sharing

  39. k. lam on October 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

    that’s our fault for buying into social media, isn’t it

  40. unteroffizier on October 14, 2021 at 9:15 am

    My main phone is a 3G keypad candy car phone. I use it for calls and text messages. Battery life is better on average i need to charge it like once a week. My secondary phone is an entry level smartphone which i use for work. Need whatsapp so that is its main function. Here in Singapore we need to scan SafeEntry whenever we go to any place for due to Covid-19 so the smartphone is used for that. Otherwise most modern applications require a smartphone so i cannot say we can entirely get by without it. I don’t switch it on the entire day only on it when i need to use it. So on average i charge it up like once a week.

  41. Mixon Mixon on October 14, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Well said. It’s indeed time for a phone detox. Bought my flip last week.

  42. amigo aman on October 14, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Could you please mention the purchasing link of that flip phone, i also wanted to downgrade my Iphone, i exhausted with it!

  43. Benjamin Whitney on October 14, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Or just delete the apps…

  44. Ryan Irwin- Diehl on October 14, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Only reason I even want to keep my iPhone is because I enjoy watching YouTube too much

  45. Emily Lavën on October 14, 2021 at 9:25 am

    You’re blaming the phone for your personal weaknesses. Instead of working on yourself you deprive yourself of a useful tool. It just sounds pathetic I’m sorry lol. You don’t need to buy into the hype and keep upgrading. I keep my cheap smartphone for years and years. Flip phones are beautiful but lack the incredibly useful functionality of a smartphone.

  46. Ms DM on October 14, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Amen. I agree.

  47. BobRooney on October 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    i use my smartphone as a phone, and web browser for emergencies like directions or killing time while waiting. i refuse to use social media apps, period. they all infringe on everyone’s rights and freedoms and are a health danger. my friends and i agreed to never use it. we are all on whatsapp. generally we just call each other.

  48. Shelby's Play Day on October 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I am thinking about downgrading to a $20 flip phone. I just think they are so cool.

  49. CR R on October 14, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I’m especially sick of apps. Every app says "Such-and-such app needs access to your contacts/camera/storage/etc." So sick of hearing what the app urgently needs. WHY are they so needy?

  50. S124434 on October 14, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I find it easier, I feel the smart phones keep changing, they have automatic features, AI, loads of apps, possibly complex security. I gone back to my function phone, music, photos, texts and phone, so much easier, less features, less change of the UI, less stress. I feel. Plus before smart phones you could just go out and possibly relax, did not feel that I possibly, maybe had to walk on egg shells, with everyone with a possible Smartphone in their pocket, life was possibly simpler and easier before them. I feel.

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