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This Company is Challenging US Citizens To Live With A Flip Phone for A Week for $1,000

The stakes are high on this one.

Frontier Communications, an Internet and phone service provider based in Utah, is calling “all smartphone addicts, social media experts, and tech geeks,” for their “1-Week Flip Phone Challenge”. 

If you’re the person we choose, you’ll be responsible for using a flip phone in place of your smartphone for seven full days (that’s 168 hours!), and we want you to log your experience. We’ll have you track (don’t worry, your info stays safe with us!) how long it takes you to do basic tasks such as texting and checking email, how many times you wish you could Google something, how many hours you slept, how your productivity changed (or didn’t!), and even if you were late to appointments (after all, how does anyone get around without Google Maps?). Was your experience #TheWorstThingEver? Did you find new freedom? Either way, we want to hear about it.

Of course, you won’t have to go in blind for a week. Frontier Communications will give a survival kit to the lucky person. The survival kit consists of a physical map of the person’s city, a pocket phonebook and a notepad, and some audio CDs “to soothe [their] Spotify withdrawals.”

The closing date for entries will be on July 1st, 2019 at 5pm MST.

Will you be the lucky person? Would you survive this challenge?

Participate now in their challenge by registering at their website.

Via USA Today

(Image Credit: Qurren/ Wikimedia Commons)


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Oh, and we had Frontier land line for about 3 years after they bought Verizon. Their service is some of the worst I have experienced in my whole life! If you have a choice, use someone else. The last time I had to call for service, I had to hold for 45 minutes to speak to a person and then the person just told me to monitor the line for a week and call back!
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My husband just gave up his flip phone last week, because it was 3G and sometimes had trouble working. He could throw that sucker on the floor and not cause any problems! Don't try that with new smart phones.
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