The best way to avoid all the issues of data collection and privacy matters, go retro. A classic is always in style. Are smartphones falling out of fashion? The more we learn about data gathering, the answer is becoming clearer. In the Age of Hyper Connectivity, digital arms length is looking like a safer option. Do you need to check Instagram, Messenger, What’s App every 2 minutes to get the latest news on people you do not know?
Another aspect of the feature phones is the battery life, many can go for days without a recharge. No need to carry around a power bank or search for a plug.
The writer has a smartphone but loves his old Nokia phone for its elegance, simplicity, and lack of addictive qualities.