- Hello all, this is technically my first post. I stopped using the majority of Social Media Platforms a couple years ago. I use Minds sometimes, but still find it lacking. Mastodon in general looks promising. I'm a Unix Guy "Solaris Admin". Oracle Build Guy. IT Manager. Drupal Developer. Ex Smart Phone User "Thank you Alcatel". Canuck. Hockey Player and a Musician.

I'm really looking forward to my time here. I'm liking what I'm seeing already.

@krankshk Welcome to Fosstodon!

"Ex-smartphone user"- If you could, please
Explain how you get by with a basic phone.

@rookie It was hard at first. I went through withdrawals like any other addiction. Going back to a T9 interface was the worst. I don't look at my phone any more. I don't like being tracked. KAIOS for the flip is a winner in my opinion. If someone needs to communicate with me, it's Text or Phone. When travelling, I use a real map and plot my course. It sickens me to know that years of my usage data, my movements and trends are being stored and sold somewhere out there.

We gotta start somewhere.


@krankshk @rookie that is really interesting. It’s sending photos of the kids to my wife that I would miss the most.

@joshuaCrewe @rookie - True, I even went to Public Mobile's most basic plan and love it. I can turn on Data if I need a Hot Spot. But have yet to try it.

@krankshk @joshuaCrewe Let us know, if your ever try it.

I am looking to replace my phone with a mini laptop+a wireless 4g modem.

Still figuring how I can make a seamless switch.

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