I could see myself buying one of these "dumb" phones this year. I want to set a better example for my kids and not be on my phone all the time. My existing iPhone7 could be used as an iPod Touch while on wifi, which I'm sure I'd use just as much at home, or I could get an iPad which I feel is more explicit in its usage to act as a deterrent.
Each has their pros & cons unfortunately with no clear winner.
I do like the idea of having a phone that can just make calls and text, but also tether a laptop. I would definitely use that feature during my commute.
https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/mp02-4g-mobile-phone/ is another one but apparently doesn't work on Verizon
I’ll probably end up getting whatever the new cheapest iPhone is to replace my aging 7. Still evaluating basic phone options when I’m going somewhere where I definitely don’t need a smart phone.
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