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Dare to Care: One week without a smartphone

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It has one week without a smartphone. I'm almost certain the last time I went this long without a smartphone was before I ever had a smartphone. I've made some observations.Is it actually easier than it looks? Honestly, I think it is. Sure, I'll regret saying that in two weeks, but at the moment it's not too bad. And that's...

Dare to Care: Day three daring to use an old Nokia

DAY THREE living with an old nokia
When the idea of this challenge started going around the team, I thought to myself "this will be easy. The break from my smartphone will be good". Two days using the old Nokia 2730 is a little tough, I'll admit, but I'm getting used to it. Being pretty much out of touch with the live goings on in the world...

Dare to Care: Day one living without a smartphone

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I am considering this to be a successful first day living without a smartphone. I might even go further to say it was somewhat enjoyable.The morning of a man living without a smartphone Half asleep through blurry eyes, I could see a flashing screen. Memories were flooding back to me of the simple alarm sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi0Ly8VvUX8 My morning routine is usually to...

Call Forwarding: Prepping for our Dare to Care challenge

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So it turns out some modern networks don't work on older mobile phones, leading to me looking into call forwarding. I'm currently using one of Ireland's MVNO networks: iD Mobile. Unfortunately, MVNOs such as Tesco Mobile, iD Mobile and Virgin Media don't work with older Nokia phones. To overcome this problem, I just got myself a SIM on a different...

Dare to Care Drag Race: Nokia 5110 versus Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Goos3D Dare to Care kitty is creeping towards €100. Of course, once €100 is hit, we will be turning off our smartphones are moving our lives onto Nokia's. For myself, it's a Nokia 5110 but we'll hear from the others as we go on. To celebrate, for want of a better word, giving up my smartphone, I decided to...

Dare to Care: Goosed gives up smartphones

Goos3.ie does dare to care
Dare to Care is being headed by Today FM to support the Irish Cancer Society. Funds raised by the initiative will go to support cancer researchers tireless efforts to find better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.What is the idea behind Dare to Care Today FM will be daring their presenters to do something that either scares them or makes...

Nokia 3310: It was a game changer

Nokia 3310
Ready to feel old? This week saw the 16th birthday of the Nokia 3310. Nokia will surely come back on the scene in the near future but still we find one of the most popular and iconic phones ever created was the indestructible Nokia 3310. From design to timing the Nokia 3310 will go down in mobile history as being...