around the world with me, but alas, the touchscreen just stopped working (for my fellow geeks out there: yes, I even tried a software reset). At that point, I had a few options:
1) Buy a replacement touch panel and fix it myself
2) Pay the $50 for a replacement phone
3) Pay $200 for latest and greatest Nexus (Android) phone
4) Get rid of my phone all together and just buy a pocket watch
And surprise, surprise, Tipi Boy went with the latter... sort of. For the past three years or so, I've been using Google Voice (a free web based, phone application). Even if you don't have a physical phone, you can use Google Voice to place phone calls, send and receive text messages, and check voicemail, all from a computer. Side Note: It's great for international travel.
With that said, I figured that if I switched to just using just Google Voice (ie no cell phone or smartphone) that about 95% of the people that I interact with wouldn't notice. And drumroll, please... I was right! (Or maybe I'm just not popular)
At his point, Mom, Dad, and the girl that I'm currently seeing are the only ones to really notice. The fact that I switched out my smartphone out for a Victorinox Swiss Army Travel Alarm 1884 Limited Edition Pocket Watch (link to Amazon if you're interested) seems totally lost on just about everybody else. It keeps good time, I don't have to charge it every day, it has an alarm (killer app!), plus a toothpick and tweezers. Angry Birds Space may be fun and all, but can it remove a splinter?