Tuesday, October 02, 2012

To save money, many people live "almost" off the grid


Anton Troianovski has an interesting story in the Friday Sept. 28, 2012 Wall Street Jounal, Technology, p. B5, “Living without a cellphone: To cut expenses, some Americans give up wireless service or switch to budget plans.

That doesn’t work for someone whose life plan includes staying connected, especially when travel, with multiple redundancies to cover outages and failures. 

However, many people are switching to plans that allow only limited data per month, and keep their phones off most of the time.

They say that without cell phones, they have to learn to “be punctual”.

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