I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
Quincy Larson
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I currently use an iPhone 4 that I got for free from my phone service provider in exchange for renewing my “tenth five-year plan” with them. The refurbished old phone is almost an anachronism, but it gives me a free phone that makes and receives calls, text messages, and exhibits a weather forecast. I have almost zero “apps” on it and would NEVER access e-mail or the internet with it. My previous “smart”phone was my first experience with the genre, and it convinced me that using a stupid “smart” phone the way most people use them is like carrying around a key to your front door with your name, address, social security number, credit card number, bank account number, and birthdate prominently engraved upon it. Oh, and you know what? There are still printed maps available that fold-up and fit in your pocket — imagine that.

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