John’s Phone: A Beautiful, No-Nonsense Mobile Phone

No more internet. No more email. No more texts. John’s Phone does what a mobile used to do (and rarely does now, if you own an iPhone like I do) perfectly fine — make phone calls. Self-proclaimed as “the world’s most simple phone”, it has no frills and no unnecessary features such as a camera, text messaging and an endless number of ringtones. You call, you hang up, and that’s it. It is a no-contract cell phone that is compatible with any type of SIM card. The phone has a standby time of more than 3 weeks, and the back of the phone features a small opening with an address book and pen.

While I certainly appreciate all I can do with my iPhone, I also wonder if I could get by with a phone that does what a mobile phone was initially designed to do. In today’s busy, always-on, always-connected world, I dig what John’s Phone has come up with. Priced at 79,95 euros, or about $114 US dollars as of this writing, I would be lying if I wasn’t tempted to try one out. If you are (or have been) looking for a mobile phone that just makes calls and that’s it, you might want to check these out. Priced right and beautifully designed, I think if word gets out about them they could sell a ton.

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