Thursday, January 20, 2011

John's Phone.

Have you heard of John's Phone? They're for sale in Europe, but I wonder if they'll start selling them here? [linkie fixed now. Apparently I have Captain Tightpants on the brain. Or the link was just in there for some reason. Anyhoo.]

You can dial calls and take calls. You can turn it off. You can save numbers on a paper pad with a little pen in the back of the phone. You can turn it off. It has a volume dial, but most importantly, you can turn it off. No texty-texty. No alarm-clocks, farmville apps or lawn-mower attachments. Just a phone.

A phone you can turn off.

Ah, nostalgia.
[***my Palm phones could not be turned off. Was infeeYOOriating.]


Josh Kruschke said...

I don't no about you but I turn my phone off all the time. Just because I have cell phone doesn't mean I have to make myself available 24/7.
If you get the voice mail leave a message (or not) and I call you when I feel like talking to you.

Have a nice day,

Old NFO said...

Ah, the good old days... :-)

Vinogirl said...

Funny! The anti-iPhone.

Josh Kruschke said...

ps. I forgot to add this to the post to turn of your iPhone holed the power button for about 5 sec a power off slider will appear.


Sigivald said...

Yeah, these days, at least, you can turn any phone off.

(I find an alarm clock feature useful, myself. That way I don't need to carry another device when traveling or figure out an insanely stupid hotel phone, etc.

Dubious about the "paper pad for numbers", though. Set it down on a damp surface, and instead of just a damp case, you destroy your phone numbers?

Even my 20 year old Nokia lump phone had phone number storage...

There comes a point when you go past "no frills" to "ostentatiously feature-free in a way that's actually more annoying".)

Roscoe said...

The FAQ indicates John's Phone is quad band GSM so it should work on AT&T's network. You could probably even use a prepaid SIM.

No cell phone is ever truly "off" unless you remove the battery. Just ask OJ.

RobC said...

I love it! ;-)