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20 Things All Highly Productive People Did Before Smartphones

It was a simpler time filled with flash cards and day planners... But personally, we'd suggest a new Samsung device from Best Buy.

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3. Before you left home, you'd do a mental check in case you needed to write down essential information for the day's activities.


"Wait...who is our dental insurance provider..." "Wait...what are the kids' socials..." "Wait...I should jot down her number in case we need to call..."

11. When you met someone, you added their contact info to ye olde Rolodex so you could get in touch.

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You listed their address, home phone number, and work phone number — and you got those numbers out of the PHONE BOOK.

13. Before smartphones, you gave new acquaintances hot tips about which last-name entry was actually your last-name entry in the phone book.


"Don't pay attention to the first number; that's the home office line. We're the second number, under David. Steven is my brother."

That was then, and this is now. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 offers advanced features to help you do more every day.

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