Illustration for article titled Would You Be Happy With a Phone That Just Calls and Texts?

Once upon a time, cellphones were used for making phone calls. Then text messaging became a thing. Cameras, maps, and multimedia playback followed, and eventually we got apps. But would you be satisfied going back to the bread and butter?

It seems like a no brainer—more is always better, right? Well, not for everyone. We've been seeing a lot of commenters lately who say they long for a phone that is just a phone, not some crazy juiced-up supergadget. The argument seems even more credible when you consider how some smartphones, in their quixotic quest to do and be everything, let the quality of the phone calls themselves fall by the wayside.


So, once you've had apps, could you ever go back? Let us know how you feel in the comments.

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