Using the Free Market to tell my cell carrier that I no longer will be paying to be tracked, recorded, etc...Submitted by carlsbaddj on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 13:51
EDIT: Previous Title; "Throw your cell phone in the garbage! I did & I couldn't be happier." Since some people here didn't really understand the point I was trying to make, I've changed my title to be more specific. Honestly I am not afraid of being tracked, if I was I wouldn't be online commenting constantly. I simply refuse to continue to financially support my cell carrier... why would I pay someone to track and record me?
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere" - Voltaire
I celebrated the 4th this year one tiny step closer to freedom... I no longer have a cell phone and I never will again.
Most people don't understand why, so it gives me a great opportunity to plant a few "wake the hell up" seeds.
After almost 20 years handcuffed to a cell phone (Yes, I carried a Motorola "Brick" phone for a while)I am free and it feels great!
I spent my weekend in north county San Diego on the sand and in the surf- enjoying the beauty all around me. As I was getting out of the water after some really clean, fun waves, I was amazed at all the people sitting on the beach looking down at their "smart" phones- handcuffed. Did any of them even see the dolphin, the crazy guy who removed his boxers without removing his shorts first, the surfing fish, the amazing birds, the beautiful woman in the black bikini or the turquoise waves breaking in perfect little barrels? Probably not.
Oh well, at least I will no longer (voluntarily and at my own expense) spend any of my time with my wrists bound together as I bow my head in submission.