Cell phones have made life more convenient- no one is disputing that. We are more connected to the world than ever before, and whether it’s FaceTimeing your friend halfway across the world, ordering an Uber after a late night out or even just Googling a question that pops into your head, there is no doubting that cell phones, and more recently smartphones, have revolutionized the way we now see the world. For some generations, smartphones are all they know.
However, in the not-too-distant past, society functioned just fine without them, so read on as we list 15 things people did before cell phones and smartphones existed.
13Listened to music on CD/MP3 players
Music streaming is all most younger generations know when it comes to listening to their fantastic tunes, but until the early 00s, which saw an explosion in illegal streaming sites such as Napster and Limewire, you had to buy your music in record stores.
These came in the tape format before being preceded by the CD format and then the revolutionary iPod. Now, however, people don’t even have iPods, they listen to most of their music on their iPhones and Android devices or through streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.