I used a flip phone for 30 days

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  1. gachuhi Chege

    gachuhi Chege

    12 timmar sedan

    3 mil subscribers and is driving a cr-v. Quite respectable

  2. Yemi Yemi

    Yemi Yemi

    Dag sedan

    A Stand alone GPS device would work

  3. Nick S.

    Nick S.

    4 dagar sedan

    Some of the texting issues might be fixed with something that has a keyboard, like a Blackberry. I also wonder if a physical car GPS would solve the need to print out directions

    • spacexplorer_


      Dag sedan

      BlackBerry phones are smartphones

  4. Schoko Kakadu

    Schoko Kakadu

    5 dagar sedan

    I deleted tiktok like a year ago and instagram like half a year ago and i‘m so close to downgrading too

  5. John Paul Buce

    John Paul Buce

    5 dagar sedan

    you used a flip phone for 30 days, well i used a flip phone for a decade, im broke and just renting a pc until i had one android tablet in 2018 lmao

  6. Eli


    7 dagar sedan

    what you can't text with t9 predictive text? I can probably type faster that way. I used to be able to text without even looking at the phone.

  7. Ricky Thomas

    Ricky Thomas

    8 dagar sedan

    I'm going to take this challenge next month. I invested in a flip phone last fall and did a 3 week challenge. I noticed how much more productive I was and my communication with people was better. Before I had a smart phone . My social and person life was very physically focused . I had better communication with people and was more productive in my life . Far as posting photos to social media, I used to carry around a digital camera , and uploaded pictures to my social media outlets. I used to use map quest to get around, but I invested in a Garmin gps and it's fantastic especially when I travel. Overall I miss the pause I had from the world wide web and technology. Im hoping to be more productive with myself and people around me .

  8. B C

    B C

    8 dagar sedan

    Who doesn't have GPS in their car??

  9. 1234littletimmysaturdoor


    9 dagar sedan

    One word........... snake

  10. Q H

    Q H

    10 dagar sedan

    have you tried the light phone?

  11. Malinkadink


    10 dagar sedan

    The convenience features don't come at a cost of happiness, social media and the news are the only two things that need be avoided and then a smartphone is great all of a sudden.

  12. Caroline


    11 dagar sedan

    I thought I’d try a flip phone as well. I just got it today and played around with it for all of ten minutes. I put it back in the box and printed a return label. I’m not as strong as I thought I was!

  13. CallMeJosh


    11 dagar sedan

    bro i just couldn’t, i just can’t talk to people on the phone

  14. Pranjal Upadhyay

    Pranjal Upadhyay

    12 dagar sedan

    Buyed a feature phone with 4g and hotspot and it is what I needed so yeah bye smartphone

  15. Rick Scorpio

    Rick Scorpio

    13 dagar sedan

    2:35 - Master T9. I've been using T9 back in the day, and I tried the 30-day challenge again recently - texting was troublesome for the first few text but later in the day, I was blowing up people's phones again. It is a knack, but with anything, just a little practice and you'll fly through it. NEVER NEVER try the TAP, TAP, TAP = A, TAP TAP B, etc... you will crawl up the wall!!!! so I would say from personal experience (lots), texting is not really a roadblock on flips! (and other dumb phones) And there are macros (or default texts you can send) also, you can keep notes on most flip phones, however, since you have crippled your thinking on texting LOL, you will always be limited with a flip. T9 baby!! work it!!

  16. Badhon Ebrahim

    Badhon Ebrahim

    14 dagar sedan

    i guess the main problem is social media accounts.just delete those and everything is golden. the goal is to use and not be used.

  17. Josephine


    15 dagar sedan

    its actually not that slow to send a text when you get used to it

  18. Nick


    15 dagar sedan

    A good read is a book, yes a paper copy called Digital Cocaine by Brad Huddleston. Explains why we think we have to have a smartphone, consequences behind exposure for too long, in part a smartphone works on the same receptors of the brain that Cocaine does!!. Maybe our parents telling us as kids that our eyes will go square from watching too much TV had merit. Setting up guardrails is good, but the memories on your phone from photos don't and never can replace real life.

  19. M R

    M R

    17 dagar sedan

    Holy shit, a printer

  20. Caroline Thompson

    Caroline Thompson

    18 dagar sedan

    You could have bought a navigation device for your car. Also, you can still text most people on a Mac or an Ipad. I am switching to a flip phone this week. I have no intention of going back to a smart phone. I plan on using an Ipad and my Mac to facetime with friends and family. At least I won't be on the smart phone when I am away from home. I am purchasing a separate GPS navigational device for the car. Thanks for the video.

  21. Eric Piteau

    Eric Piteau

    20 dagar sedan

    The answer is what the Buddhist refer to as the middle path. It’s not about the extreme of going without. Simply keep your smartphone (iPhone) as long as possible even after it’s made obsolete . You may not get security updates from Apple but if you use gmail app and browser they should still be safe.

  22. Lazarus Blackwell

    Lazarus Blackwell

    20 dagar sedan

    Back when we had a flip phone we had a social life Now we have smartphones and we dont even call each other I would rather trade all the tech i have to have a few good friends to talk to

  23. Kyle Schaefer

    Kyle Schaefer

    20 dagar sedan

    When I went to a flip as much as texting was horrible it forces you to call to respond to people because you didn't want to type out a response. It would actually make people weird being like why are you calling ? We now would rather text or as you said reply with email vs verbal communication.

  24. Painroses


    23 dagar sedan

    So what, I used a flip phone for 8 years but I don't go around making videos about it.

    • Mark Hammer

      Mark Hammer

      21 dag sedan

      Because views

  25. Mark Hammer

    Mark Hammer

    24 dagar sedan

    Who needs a beautiful compact phone when you can buy a map, calculator, GPS, camera, dumbphone, etc? That's how minimalism works, right?...right? It's just like the nofap cult. Blaming all of your problems on something instead of accepting the truth that you lack self control. Stop being technophobic, it's 2021.

  26. Francis Suemitsu

    Francis Suemitsu

    24 dagar sedan

    I love that flip sound. Recent searches on youtube is basic phone like flip or qwerty phone.

  27. Emma R-H

    Emma R-H

    26 dagar sedan

    You can use a car gps system, print the things you need to print instead of having screenshots or digital images of things needed, use an actual camera for memories... So many alternatives, just takes a little adjusting.

  28. Sarah Matson

    Sarah Matson

    27 dagar sedan

    I'm thinking of getting a flip phone! In light of the hiccups you encountered, I plan on getting a physical GPS for my car and a small digital camera. And for notes, a little notepad to keep in my bag. The switch is probably easier for a woman because we can keep little things like that in our purse! Thanks for the video, this is a great concept & who knows maybe you'll revisit it someday!

  29. Martynas K

    Martynas K

    29 dagar sedan

    How do you manage to get exception visa to Australia?

  30. Gabriel :/

    Gabriel :/

    Månad sedan

    i miss how life was pre-smartphones. maybe its because i was a little kid, but the 2000s really seemed like the time to be alive. it felt like the perfect middle ground of convenience and inconvenience in terms of tech

  31. Amarie2885


    Månad sedan

    Hahaha 😝 slamming the phone “oh sorry” I do miss that.

  32. Hemza Mjidila

    Hemza Mjidila

    Månad sedan

    Smart phone are great but if youre not carefull they going to be trap and negative thing. thats why i dont read news and i deleted my social media accounts 4years ago.

  33. Techie Venkateshh Tamil

    Techie Venkateshh Tamil

    Månad sedan

    Sadly Flip phones are not available in india.

  34. Attimi


    Månad sedan

    I feel like a lot of these should be less about how bad technology is, and more about how important self control is. You can have the conveniences of a smart phone without it making you unhappy, just stop being so invested in the worrying things you get out of your phone. Turn off notification for everything but the necessary stuff, get off social media, etc. Now you can have google maps and improve yourself.

  35. vato loco operations

    vato loco operations

    Månad sedan

    I just wished some restaurants wouldn't be biased if u have a dumbphone. They require u to use a smartphone to pay or look at a menu.

  36. vato loco operations

    vato loco operations

    Månad sedan

    I like using a dumbphon been using it for a year and I actually use a GPS instead of using a smartphone.

  37. Pavan jalla

    Pavan jalla

    Månad sedan

    The best phone in blackberry Z10

  38. Nick Wood

    Nick Wood

    Månad sedan

    Bro I had a flip phone a couple years ago and you HAVE to learn T-9 word or it is unusable... T-9 word has a bit of a learning curve but once you learn it, it is pretty fast and you also don't tend to make many typos.

  39. Angeline Valdevieso

    Angeline Valdevieso

    Månad sedan

    3:59 my dream scenario hahaha

  40. FrankieOnBeastMode


    Månad sedan

    *Gran.ted not Gran.net¡

  41. Amanda Doverspike

    Amanda Doverspike

    Månad sedan

    Love a good that's what she said! #appreciated

  42. Akash Gupta

    Akash Gupta

    Månad sedan

    Google maps and Uber are some of the few things you'll have to have your smartphone for. Computers won't work as an alternative for everything.

  43. Turborewind


    Månad sedan

    Payphones are all gone. I hate you people.

  44. Jay Carlisle

    Jay Carlisle

    Månad sedan

    you have the ability to shut off your smartphone, or fully silence it. idle hands used to make trouble, now idle hands grab a device. nothing wrong with being idle, cars do it all the time=)

  45. Marc Francis Rodriguez

    Marc Francis Rodriguez

    Månad sedan

    I lived in the seminary for a year without a phone. I went 100% productive and even let me enjoy life even more and focus on my seminary formation

  46. Mark Hammer

    Mark Hammer

    Månad sedan

    If you can't use your phone responsibly, it's your problem, not the phone.

  47. Alphasaurus 94

    Alphasaurus 94

    Månad sedan

    When I was a kid, I used flip phone to transform into Power Ranger and save the world.

  48. n o i d

    n o i d

    Månad sedan

    I only use a To Do app for tasks, the clock app for food cooking timers and alarms, SE-one premium for background listening while doing mundane stuff like cooking, cleaning. No facebook, no twitter, no tiktoks, none of that stuff. I haven't used them for years. My mental health is good now.

  49. Miguel Guerrero

    Miguel Guerrero

    Månad sedan

    Just get a gps for car, and use amazon music for 30 days and try that.

  50. Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    Månad sedan

    Now quit talking to cameras. No SE-oner or influencer can because it’s all about ME.

  51. Orange Man Good

    Orange Man Good

    Månad sedan

    Big f*cking deal, I used a flip phone for YEARS...

  52. Chí Cường

    Chí Cường

    Månad sedan

    No smartphone for 30 days but only for 13 minutes? Is it really 30 days?

  53. Matt Drives

    Matt Drives

    Månad sedan

    I have a Garmin GPS and my IPad for work has data on it, I don’t need a smart phone at this point. Plus my work reimburses $50 a month for phone so I think I’ll get a flip phone just have a free phone lol

  54. C Reds

    C Reds

    Månad sedan

    If you get an android there's an app called stay focused which is great. I can time restrict or delete apps which no possibility of installing again. Seems like the best way to do it, have the useful benefits of a phone without the bad points

  55. Chloe's Journey

    Chloe's Journey

    Månad sedan

    A solve for the typing issue would be using an old school blackberry.

  56. Vincent M

    Vincent M

    Månad sedan

    Idiotic that's what she said joke right at the start. Gfy.



    Månad sedan

    He sent txt slow by using flip phone?… i still remember when i had that phone..i texting so fast…compare now smart phone….i hope 1 day iphone have flip phone.. i miss flip phone.

  58. loveinautumn 39

    loveinautumn 39

    Månad sedan

    Yes,smartphones can be really addictive. I've actually thought about doing this too! So, I definitely understand. Btw,I have this same exact cellphone in my old phone collection! Lol

  59. Kim Quim

    Kim Quim

    Månad sedan

    You can use a smartphone but with only the bare minimum you need. No useless apps.

  60. Merle Maria

    Merle Maria

    Månad sedan

    What phone is that

  61. h k

    h k

    Månad sedan

    Best line " & I hear that i can even make phone calls" in smartphone

  62. Hannah Skelton

    Hannah Skelton

    Månad sedan

    You need to get one of those plastic containers that locks with a timer. Absolutely gives you that distance from your smart phone.

  63. Best Primal

    Best Primal

    Månad sedan

    You know you’re old school when you find out you still have a map in your glove compartment. 😂

  64. Lynz


    Månad sedan

    Apple allows iMessage to be disabled from your number and can work with email only. So I've migrated all of my iMessage chats / groups to my email and signal and let people know if they really need me instantly they can call or green text me. And my 09 prius has a gps but iPhone Offline maps work great:)

  65. RetroCanadian


    Månad sedan

    Thanks for doing this - I was pondering trying this myself (with the same Alcatel phone, lol). I love the convenience of technology but feel it's become too invasive so I long for time away from it.

  66. Jessie James

    Jessie James

    Månad sedan

    two words.... black berry and there key board. ha ha ha ha I knew you couldn't do it for long pussy.

  67. Geofrey Narciso

    Geofrey Narciso

    Månad sedan

    Im just gonna say that its not that hard to live without a smartphone in the present day if you live in a third world country in a poor province

  68. tacoFiasto _

    tacoFiasto _

    Månad sedan

    What flip phone is this?

  69. John Smith

    John Smith

    Månad sedan

    switch from apple to a budget android phone (ex, pixel 4a). stay off social media, and news in general. Be very strict all notifications, aggressively disable any unproductive / irrelevant ones. problem solved

  70. MARIA B


    Månad sedan

    you went back to using a smartphone and now you are selling a class on living a simple life? Really?

  71. Tass


    Månad sedan

    I never used flip phone, but cutting screen time gave me much more time to rest to be creative and study harder, and that made me happier

  72. Elijah James

    Elijah James

    Månad sedan

    downgrade to a blackberry phone that has a full keyboard. Texting would be so easy and it doesnt have nearly the amout of apps as a apple or android

    • William Fever

      William Fever

      Månad sedan

      But these phones are no longer available for buy in many countries. Feature phones, on the other side, are very widely available. Take Nokia, or Alcatel for example; many great feature phones, that are not expensive at all. They are the best honestly.

  73. brailee tyler

    brailee tyler

    Månad sedan

    What model of phone is this?

  74. ᴀʀᴍᴀɴɴ


    Månad sedan

    I got my Motorola Razr still. I still remember how to text on a tactile keyboard. It’s not slow if you practiced it a lot. Good old days…

  75. Rohini Swami

    Rohini Swami

    Månad sedan

    Smartphones are making us dump we use less brain coz of it

  76. Hattrick Swayze

    Hattrick Swayze

    Månad sedan

    Bro d u have t9??

  77. Garyscott7


    Månad sedan

    Keep the Alcatel. Get a used $50.00 Garmin.



    Månad sedan

    If I swapped I play flip phone games there is some and I’d spend hours on it

  79. Noctus Violet

    Noctus Violet

    Månad sedan


  80. Swarnim Yamdagni

    Swarnim Yamdagni

    Månad sedan

    really the only practice someone like you would need to practice stillness would be to eat food without any distractions. Since your social and work life depends on you using your smartphone and computer, to practice feeling still, only real thing to do is eat while focusing on the food. So no videos no nothing while eating food and all focus on the chewing. Honestly, just this practice makes you feel calm throughout the day. Too much multitasking leads to stress is what I have noticed.

  81. Hamish Mounsey

    Hamish Mounsey

    Månad sedan

    I wonder why the maps didn’t work? I wonder if they work on any flip phones, I was thinking of getting the Nokia 2720

  82. romikotchan


    Månad sedan

    It really talks of how unable to make little desitions we are, depending on anything in life needs first desition making thing

  83. D C

    D C

    Månad sedan

    This was deep

  84. Aliex Folgueira

    Aliex Folgueira

    Månad sedan

    I remember the times of texting on the flip phones there is a way to get really fast at it not even looking

  85. Wally Hellstrom

    Wally Hellstrom

    Månad sedan

    Yeah you still have the depressed look. Just use the phone.

  86. HiddenKiller47


    Månad sedan

    Watching this on a flip phone and commenting this on a flip phone lol

  87. th


    Månad sedan

    Same here im trying to live my life without a smart phone or any tech that takes a lot of time from me

  88. perthrockskinda


    Månad sedan

    You should alternate between the flip phone and smart phone. Lock the Smart phone in the draw and only use it when you need the convenience, Keep the flip phone in your pocket for messages and phones.

  89. perthrockskinda


    Månad sedan

    "Could not determine your precise location" Then type your Location into the mobile, Lazy. LOL.

  90. Huw Penson

    Huw Penson

    Månad sedan


  91. Janemba


    2 månader sedan

    This guy needs therapy, same with most Americans You guys need help, stop blaming a phone and blame yourselves

  92. Shaki Lanuza

    Shaki Lanuza

    2 månader sedan

    I still have a flip phone and its still pretty good. I love it 💝

  93. Jude Bautista

    Jude Bautista

    2 månader sedan

    This is the reason why I got myself an iPhone 12 mini. I spent less time on my phone which is good - you know, less toxicity. I know baby steps towards less social media but it does good to you tbh. This is the goal. live a simpler life. 🖤



    2 månader sedan

    The productivity in the life will surely boost up... I'm in for one



    2 månader sedan

    80 dollars for this... Is a way too high... The only standout feature is the OS

  96. Fennec Besixdouze

    Fennec Besixdouze

    2 månader sedan

    We need a "blacklist" phone that prevents installing all social media and news apps.

  97. Lester Ross

    Lester Ross

    2 månader sedan

    Are you still on the flip phone today?

  98. AquatixThunderDog


    2 månader sedan

    Bro, that flip phone has doom on it. Look up "Freedoom"

  99. Don Dodge

    Don Dodge

    2 månader sedan

    you really need to start doing a 90 day experiment rather than 30 days, 30 days isnt enough for a total body transformation so why should we think 30 is enough for a complete mental makeover?

  100. Amy R

    Amy R

    2 månader sedan

    You can still have a smart phone for the useful tools and train yourself to avoid certain things, and not pick it up every second. Changed me a lot just doing it myself.