Why you read that I’m going phoneless, the first question you probably have is… Why?

During the week that led to my decision to try this, I made a list of several benefits of having no phone. Here’s what I came up with:

  • No more phone bill
  • No more cell phone contract
  • No roaming fees
  • No more international billing tricks
  • No more phone calls during dinner
  • No more being woken up in the middle of the night
  • No more being distracted by Facebook or Twitter or Foursquare every free moment
  • No more arguments about whether your Android is better than my iPhone
  • No more agnozing over which cell carrier to go with
  • No more checking my phone to see if I missed a text message
  • No more worry about brain cancer
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • More freedom
  • More presence in the moment
  • More money left at the end of the month!

My AT&T contract with the iPhone data plan costs me almost $100 each month. Over one year that’s almost $1,200 — enough to buy a round-trip ticket to Europe. Need I say more?