Although they’ve been marketed predominantly toward the senior population, simple cell phones can seem pretty appealing for even the most overt technophile. There is already an overload of inputs, and mental bandwidth can easily be maxed-out within a few minutes of waking, especially if your smart phone is also your alarm (as is mine). The moment I’m finished pressing snooze, I find myself checking voicemails, texts, emails, weather updates and sports scores, only seconds after the fluttering of my eyelids.
John’s Phone is an interesting alternative to the standard cell. It’s a no contract, unlocked mobile, parred down to its barest bones.