Company to pay one lucky person $1,000 to downgrade to a flip phone for a week

In this March 8, 2007, photo, a C3 flip-phone from Pantech is shown, on a keyboard for size comparison, in New York. (Source: Mark Lennihan — The Associated Press)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF/Gray News) – Do you have what it takes to go one week without a smartphone, instead relying on the “antiquated” flip phone?

If you think you’re up to the challenge, you could win $1,000.

According to information on FrontierBundles’ website, the contest comes on the heels of the 30th anniversary of the first folding phone.

“Our ideal candidate will be a self-proclaimed smartphone fiend who’s always up to date on the latest tech news,” according to company information. “They’ll be organized, detail-oriented, and willing to persevere (through a smartphone-less week)!”

Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. If chosen, they’ll be responsible for logging their experience with using a flip phone over 168 hours, including how long it takes to text and check email.

The “chosen one” will receive $1,000, along with a swag bag that includes a physical map to make up for the loss of GPS, a pocket phonebook, and a notepad and pen.

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