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Affordable detox phone
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2022
Like many of us, I find myself wasting too much time staring at my smartphone and just wanted something that offered connection without distraction. This little phone is a super cheap and awesome option for just that. It has 4G, Wifi calling (if you need it), a satisfying way to end a conversation (flipping i shut), and browser that's such a pain to use that it won't suck you in the way a smartphone will (but still good to have in a pinch).
Now, YES - it's locked to Tracfone and it's sister brands (Simple Mobile, Total Wireless), so you'll need to use it on one of those networks, which are overpriced to compared to others (like Tello). And YES, it does have KaiOS, which is owned by Google. But, if you are concerned about Google's overreach (like me), just know that simply turning off Wifi, Bluetooth, and not creating a KaiOS account will practically eliminate Google's ability to track you in any meaningful way.
Now, there are certainly fancier and more premium alternatives out there (like Punkt or Lightphone), and you do lose the ability to have encrypted texts (like with iMessage or Signal), but considering that this thing is about 10 bucks, it's an absolute steal, and certainly worth a try if you are trying to break your digital addiction.