After years of enjoying the versatility of having a smartphone with me 24/7 I have taken the plunge and reverted to using a (so called) dumbphone again. There are several reasons for choosing the Nokia 101 as my new side arm. Firstly, the huge battery life of 25 days stand by time. We carry phones to make calls and that can’t happen if your battery is drained by a big power hungry touch screen. Secondly, all those apps just create more opportunities for distractions and give you more inboxes to manage. Simplification of your communication channels is the first step to improving how well you communicate. Finally, the 101 is a dual SIM phone, which allows me to conveniently switch between carriers on the fly. Three good reasons to dumb down in a high tech world.