Imagine a day without your smartphones. Freaky? Now imagine a year. Does that send shivers down your spine? Well, what if you were getting paid for it?
A company by the name of Vitaminwater recently posted on Twitter that if you can live without your smartphones for a year, you would be receiving 100 thousand dollars, which is equivalent to 72 lakhs in INR.
— vitaminwater® (@vitaminwater) December 11, 2018
So the deal is this, you would be provided with a 1996 era phone, which has only the basic features like phone calls and texts. You would no longer have access to social media, like Facebook or Instagram.
Does that sound something doable to you?
Oh come on, social media may be BAE, but giving it up would not be the end of the world. Think about what you could do with the money!
If you last an entire year, you’d be getting 72 lakhs. And if you last only 6 months, you get 7 lakhs. We think that’s a pretty good deal. In fact, Twitter seems to think so too. Check out some of the responses they received.
@vitaminwater I need a break from my smart phone so I can finish my book and be able to travel with my family. 1year without my smart phone would be a great detox from social media. #nophoneforayear #contest pic.twitter.com/VShiwZwDpe
— Renita14 (@Renita146) December 14, 2018
— Aaron Kass (@KassA428) December 15, 2018
They’re receiving positive responses only:
I would love a chance to lose my phone for a year so I can motivate toward opening my small green business/eatery, before this Lupus makes it so I can't… My son can run the biz once I'm unable… #nophoneforayear # contest pic.twitter.com/s4uA9zODrI
— Monique atsas (@MoniqueAtsas) December 14, 2018
Wish we had this back when we were studying:
Not using a smartphone for one year will help me focus on my studies and my family before I go to college. It's an interesting challenge and I accept it#nophoneforayear #Contest pic.twitter.com/gK4t4nbaSy
— Apology (@Apology48993406) December 15, 2018
Do you think you can live without a smartphone for a year?