Until August, our phone plan allowed for unlimited data. Unlimited data meant that not once in the past few years had I looked to see how much data I was using.
Since we switched to Ting, we have purposefully limited our non-wi-fi usage. More 3G equals more dollars out of our pockets. We like dollars in our pockets, so we try to stick to wi-fi.
My phone has had internet connectivity issues for a few months. It was a little bit annoying, but honestly didn't bother me that much. I used the internet when it worked. I didn't when it didn't. Last week, it pooped out completely. It works for phone calls and (sort of works) for texts. I can still listen to my archived podcasts. But that's it.
No smartphone means no Instagram and no Bloglovin'. It means "no" to a whole host of things, but the only two I really miss are Instagram and Bloglovin'.
No smartphone means less temptation to check my phone. It means less distraction. It means more minutes gazing at my sweet baby (or taking little cat naps) while he nurses.
Sometime this week, I will order a replacement phone. But, in the meantime, I'm really not missing my phone as much as I would have expected and that makes me happy.