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The Anti-Smartphone Revolution

Not smart but clever? The return of 'dumbphones'. But why?

mercredi 14 sept. Il y a 5 mois
The Anti-Smartphone Revolution
5 min

Young people are starting to drop their smartphones for dumb phones. That is, phones that can mostly only do calls and text.

"Dumbphones" are basic handsets, or feature phones, with very limited functionality compared to, say, an iPhone. You can typically only make and receive calls and SMS text messages. If you are lucky - listen to the radio and take very basic photos, but definitely not connect to the internet or apps.

These devices are similar to some of the first handsets that people bought back in the late 1990s. Dumbphones are starting to enjoy a revival. Google searches for them jumped by 89% between 2018 and 2021.A 2021 study by accountancy group Deloitte said that 1 in 10 mobile phone users in the UK had a dumbphone.

Source: Coldfusion and BBC

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