2 Sundays ago, my network provider decided to cut me off without a warning seeing that my 2 year contract has expired. It was the last straw in my attempt at staying connected since my 2 year old Blackberry was also dying at the time (now dead).
So, instead of hurrying out to get a new phone and a new line (contemplated on calling ex-provider to continue my contract but decided not to since I plan for greener pastures), I chose to go phoneless for a while.
That ‘while’ has since been 2 weeks.
Coming from a person who was eternally with phone in hand, I must say going phoneless has turned out to be quite alright. In fact, it has been absolutely liberating. A little inconvenient nonetheless, but all in all, it hasn’t been too awful.
Now that I am phoneless, I have managed to
1) Reduce useless chatter – you know how sometimes you get bored and you reach for your phone and just start saying hi to people and end up talking nonsense because you were just bored and wanted to kill time. Yea. Everyone does it. But I am not doing that anymore. HAH! (For now at least! Hehe!) Due to this, whenever I do get bored, I pick up a book instead. This in turn allows me to,
2) Read more and will soon finish this book. Yay!!!
I have also realised that
1) Communication is possible even without a mobile phone. There’s email, Facebook and landlines. All those excuses people make when they can’t seem to contact you are mere excuses. If communication is needed, there is always a way. People who matter will always make an effort to keep in touch.
2) You, on your part, will also do your best to keep in touch with those who matter.
Of course the irritating bit is when I need to borrow my friends’ phones to text or make a call to another person that I need to communicate with. But I have lovely understanding friends so it’s all good. Double yay!!!
Last but not least, being disconnected makes your friends miss you a little bit more :)
And who doesn’t like that…! ;) <3 <3 <3