If you’re quitting porn and you’re smart, one of the first things you’ll do is get rid of internet access through your phone. While there are filters, restrictions, and accountability software available to help control internet usage on your phone, that’s usually not enough for a recovering addict. Get smart. Get rid of the portal of access completely.
Unfortunately, that’s not so easy anymore. If you’ve decided to quit porn you may already realize that getting smart means getting rid of your Smartphone. In fact, you may have already paid a visit to your local Walmart to pick up an old-school flip phone only to be discouraged by the fact that nearly every phone out there these days INCLUDING flip phones comes equipped with WiFi. Even if you don’t pay for data on these cheapo phones, you can still access a good bit of filth through the WiFi capability.
So, what are your options?
Below are the 6 phones we found that are WiFi free. As long as you aren’t paying for data, these phones will not connect to the internet at all. Disclaimer: We did our best to research these thoroughly, but be sure to double-check before purchasing. Sometimes a model will be WiFi free when sold by one carrier but the same model will be outfitted with WiFi by another carrier. It also depends on if the phone is the U.S. version, or a version made for another country. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro was released without internet access in South Korea, but the U.S. version has WiFi. So, if you’re buying off Ebay or some such, be sure to confirm whether that specific device is WiFi free.
This is the phone I have. Pros: It’s a simple sliding phone with a Qwerty keyboard and zero internet access. It’s got talk, text, and your basic tools such as an alarm, calculator, and poor quality camera. You can buy it on Amazon for around $60.
Cons: It only works with Verizon and it is 2G, which means it will be useless by the end of the year. Verizon is phasing out both their 2G and 3G, so I don’t recommend this phone unless you just need something right now and can figure out a better option later.
Pros: The Jitterbug Flip is designed as a basic phone for seniors. Yep, you wanna be like the old people, ’cause they’re less likely to wanna look at porn. Talk and text, the Jitterbug Flip is available for about $80 from Amazon. Be sure you’re getting the Flip and not the Smart, which does have WiFi.
Cons: You can only use this phone on the Jitterbug plan using GreatCall, which operates on the Verizon network. Not a huge deal, but that may not be the carrier you want. Their unlimited talk and text plan looks like it’s around $50 a month.
Pros: The newer models are 3G, so it should last for at least a little while (though everyone is phasing out 3G in the next couple of years). On Amazon for $55, the Nokia 3310 is your basic phone with talk and text and a couple of tools. It’s exceptionally small, fitting easily into your pocket. The battery is notably long-lasting, which is nice. AND, it comes with the legendary Snake game, so you won’t even miss your Smartphone.
Cons: It only works with AT&T (though some claim it works with T-Mobile, the coverage is terrible). No Qwerty keyboard.
Pros: Basic 3G flip phone. Available on Amazon for $55.
Cons: Only works with AT&T. It’s a flip phone so there is obviously no Qwerty keyboard.
Pros: This 3G phone can be used with Twigby, Sprint, or Boost, so that gives you more options for network providers. Slides out for a Qwerty keyboard.
Cons: Much more expensive than most of the other options, the Kyocera Verve is on Amazon for $180.
Pros: This is a pretty slick looking phone. It is the ONLY non-WiFi option we found that is 4G. It’s being marketed as “the phone that actually respects you,” encouraging people to leave their Smartphones behind and spend more quality time with loved ones. While the original Light Phone made voice calls only, the Light Phone 2 has added an alarm clock and text messaging (with Qwerty). Will be supported by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. I say “will be” because…
Cons: It’s not actually out yet. It’s being launched by an entrepreneurial team and funded by the crowdfunding campaign site Indiegogo. Right now you can pre-order and be one of the first to receive a Light Phone 2, with an estimated delivery date of April 2019.
The other downside is the price tag. The pre-order price is $300 (or two for $500). Once it is released, the price will be shoot up to $400 for one, or two for $800.
The selling point for the Light Phone 2 is that it’s 4G. So, while the price is extremely high compared to other basic phones without WiFi, it’s the only phone we could find that will function in the years to come due to the shutdown of the 2G/3G networks. With the likelihood of all the other WiFi free options being inoperable in the next year or two, it may be worth jumping in on the pre-order price. If you’re interested, you can pre-order your Light Phone 2 at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/light-phone-2#/
Have a non-WiFi phone that I didn’t cover? Tell us about it in the comments below!