My BIS (blackberry internet service) expired at the end of April. I would have renewed it right away like I always do but I was actually enjoying the peace and quiet of not receiving pings on my BBM, having to reply them and explain why it took me so long to reply (some people just don't get that I got a job and I'm making a concious effort not to ping and drive) and of course I got to save my money too :D
Thing is, aside BBM, I got email, facebook and twitter on the go on my phone, not forgetting whatsapp. Of course I could always check my email, facebook (I hardly go there anymore, really don't know why) on a computer as well as twitter. It just seems like so much more work. Accessing all that on my phone made life so much easier. Right now, when you see me with my cell phone, it's cos I'm making or receiving a phone call, sending or reading a text message (wasn't that what cell phones were originally made for anyways?) or playing a game (seriously). Talk about going back to the basics!
Bottom line is, I FEEL CUT OFF! (and bored of course). I wouldn't mind reading some totally annoying BC right about now on my BBM. Regardless, I don't feel addicted to my phone (which addict ever admitted ever feeling addicted to whatever?).
I remember this study I once read about where students in a college in the States were made to go a day without media (cell phone, computer, television, ipod etc.) and blog about their eperience at the end of the day. Most reported going through withdrawal symptoms (seriously) and not only were they unwilling to live without media, they were functionally unable to. Makes me wonder what my grandma (matter of fact, my mom) used to do growing up. At least I still got my cell phone eventhough I don't have internet access on it.
Despite feeling cut off, I am kinda getting used to the silence (aka peace of mind). I just don't want it to be permanent. Does Kwaku Doe have a cell phone? And if he does, what functions does it have? (I just had to go there).