A Dumb Phone Repair

I use technology for communication, but I don’t have a Blackberry or an iPhone. I use an outdated cell phone, but I’m fine with it.  Nicolas Cage

Dear MacGuyver, Enclosed is a rubber band, a paper clip, and a drinking straw. Please save my dog.  Peter Griffin

Last week I read about this young guy who appears to be finally following RUDE girl’s trend.  He has embraced old mobile phone technology.  You can read about his story here

1427680088488Photo above:  Nick Fuentes with his beloved Nokia 208 after breaking so many smartphones. Photo: Steven Siewert


RUDE boy has a smartphone supplied by his workplace, and it is so annoying for me to operate.  I suffer with Essential Tremor so the screen jumps all over the place.  The keypad is very difficult for my fingers to navigate because of tremor.

My hand-me-up old Motorola mobile phone, by comparison to the smartphone, is easier to use because of the touchpad.  And because it has a flip cover I do not have to worry about screen damage.  I also like the functions which appear to be more intuitive to how I enter data and text message.

And with RUDE’S frugal ways who can not like a $9 per month plan with 100 free text messages!  Phone calls out are expensive but I do not make them.  I prank RUDE boy and he rings me.  Of course anyone can call me at their expense.

All that has to happen now,  is that I find someone to give me their old Motorola, as the one I have is being held together by my favourite type of rubber band.  These rubber bands are purple and come wrapped around bunches of broccolini and asparagus.  Everything pretty much is reused in our household!

Anyways, here is proof in this video below that purple rubber bands can practically save anything.

Beat The Man and be your own MacGuyver!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zUV6Cuwsq7U

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3 thoughts on “A Dumb Phone Repair

  1. I used my old Nokia model (the one with the snake pong game on it and no internet access) to death, and was rather disappointed that I had to change to a smart one (didn’t feel smart though). I would actually prefer my friends to call me on my home number, but apparently everyone likes to message over the phone nowadays!

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  2. Thank you for your comment Agy. I was sad when my old Nokia had to go in the drawer. Not sure why but I think the keypad numbers disappeared. I did replace the pads a couple of times. And then i was given this Motorola. I had two Nokia phones and loved them for ease of use. I can see why a smartphone is smart with all that it can do. I was gifted a broken screen smartphone from my daughter and Danny replaced the broken screen. It’s not connected to the internet and is only used to take photos and videos.

    But yes Agy, I feel your saddness at having to discard you beloved Nokia with the ping pong game.

    I was feeling technologically left behind the other day when I watched the TEDx Talk on StoryCorp.me app. Danny now has it on his phone but it’s not the same as having my own access to it when required.

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  3. This is such a cute post but I must admit that I am so accustomed to having a smartphone, especially since I work in the I.T. industry. I’m gonna be honest here and say that I miss the days when we didn’t have all this accessibility and people actually DID talk on the phone and to each other rather than through social media and text messaging. Oh technology! 🙂

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