As regular readers will be aware, neither the Everloving nor I have ever had a mobile phone. We are a disappearing breed, it seems, but we seem to manage our daily lives quite efficiently without being tracked by corporations and governments all day.
The fact that we are a vanishing demographic is shown by recent figures from Visual Capitalist indicating that smart phone ownership has reached saturation point:
Moreover, the latest numbers show clearly that the point of mobile phones is not (if ever it was) to enhance people-to-people communication but is rather to encourage you to buy more things:
I am sure that having a smart phone could add a degree of convenience to our lives, but the cost, for me, is just too high.