I am in one of those moods today. For the last one hour or so, I have been pondering on what it would be like to live without a personal active mobile number. I have never been a fan of telephone calls. Telephone calls stress me me. Don’t ask me how. And if you ask my doctor, she won’t tell you either. You know that confidentiality thing? Anyway, I am more at home with email and instant messaging for communication.
Anyway, note that I didn’t say living without a smartphone. Just the telephone part. So, the plan would be to take out my SIM or just put the phone in Airplane Mode and turn on WiFi (yes; you can do that in Airplane Mode) for internet access, and live without a personal mobile number – even if only just for a while. There would be a telephone at home that I could be reached on, and of course, there would be office telephones that I could sometimes be reached on. But I would be free of telephone calls (and SMS) chasing me around everywhere I went.
So, whether or not to implement this plan is the question….
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.