Simplify your life and ditch your phone

The Phone Problem There are lots of problems to mention here. There’s the problem of paying $300-400 for a new/discounted cell phone only to have to also pay $60 a month (or more) for the ability to make it work, all the while married to Sprint (or AT&T or Verizon or whoever) for two years. There’s the problem that I feel so attached to my phone that every time it makes a noise I feel the need to jump into action, see who is texting/posting/calling and immediately respond, feeling like a modern version of Pavlov’s dog.¬†And, while I am acting like Pavlov’s dog with my phone, there is the problem of the real people who are physically present (mostly my wife and children) who I ignore so that I can quickly jump and tend to my phone.