Post by Lauren
If you ever told US me that I’d be able to live four months without a cell phone, I wouldn’t have believed it.
But, yes, I made it 4 months. Many of you know the story, but for those catching up, you have to be a Swiss resident to get a phone contract.
My first two days I didn’t carry it around as I was afraid I’d hurt it. But, now it goes with me where I go.
Here is why I am grateful for a phone:
-Hands down, its the TPG app that is my favorite thing about iPhone ownership. I can check the bus and tram schedule continually. I love love love this feature. I don’t care if I don’t get another app…this one fulfills me!
-It’s nice to be able to have a communication device when meeting up with friends so if they miss the bus, or something changes. Otherwise, we had to do it old school. Show up at the planned time and if they don’t show, try to guess what happened to them and try to react like you’d think they would.
-It’s nice to have a phone # to give people, like repairmen, delivery people, etc.
-You can now call me! So, let me know if you want my digits…..
Here is why I am grateful I had 4 months sans phone:
-I have felt really free not being tied to a communication device. Working in Corporate America, I had my blackberry at the hip and I feel like it developed a little bit of ADD as a result….checking messages, multi-tasking, and being in constant contact.
-I missed my stop on the tram because I was taking this photo of the really large cello riding along playing music for the passengers. Whoops!