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I ditched my iPhone and used a 'dumb' phone to fight my tech addiction. Here's what I learned after 2 weeks of staying offline.

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The Light Phone 2.

Jenni Gritters tried the Light Phone 2, a basic cell phone that only allows for texts and calls. As her two-week iPhone hiatus went by, she got used to the quiet, but she missed receiving photos. She also wished for GPS services and thinks the phone could be most useful for kids and seniors. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

If you’re like me, you might sometimes dream about just turning your phone off.

In that dream world, there are no constant pings, no group texts that make you feel trapped, no emails from clients or angry bosses, and no updates that render your phone slower than it was before. Instead, there’s just silence.

It sounds idyllic – and completely impossible.

But that’s the idea behind The Light Phone, a “dumb” phone that only allows the user to text and make phone calls.

The most updated model, the Light Phone 2, is about the size of a credit card and looks like a miniature Kindle Paperwhite. It comes in two colors and costs about $300, and its