• Company to pay $1K for someone to use flip phone for a week

    By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A company is offering “one brave soul” $1,000 to forgo their smartphone in favor of a flip phone for one week and report back on their experience.

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    Internet and cellphone provider Frontier Bundles is hoping the challenge will help to determine how much the average person relies on their smartphone and how it affects their day-to-day life, according to a statement from the company.

    Frontier Bundles will give the test subject a flip phone and a “Boredom Buster Swag Bag,” which includes a physical map, a pocket phone book, a notepad and pen, and a couple ‘90s CDs to help with Spotify withdrawals.

    The company describes the experiment as “a chance to go back in time . . . or, well, something like that.”

    Applicants with a social media presence and willingness to vlog their smartphone-free week will get extra consideration, the company said.

    Apply for the challenge on the Frontier Bundles website by July 1.

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