Low-Tech Throwback: $25 Nokia Dumbphone

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REDDING, WA – Don`t look now, but everything old is new again in the world of telephones.

If you`re looking for a low-tech throwback to cell phones, then Nokia has your number with a phone with no camera, no internet connection, and no social media apps.

You can use it as a back-up phone or for when don`t need a lot of bells and whistles. It also has up to 36 days of stand-by time.

But it`s not totally low-tech. It will have a video player, a flashlight, and an FM radio. No sense in going totally old school.

Shocking as this may sound, about 15% of Americans are not online, according to a study by the Pew Research Internet Project.

Lots of reasons for it: fear of the internet; can`t afford a computer; no way to get online.

So, for them, a low-tech cell phone would be a step up into the 21st century.

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