How long can you stay without your smartphone? A day, two or more? If you can survive for a year without using your smartphone, you can win $100,000 (approximately Rs 72-lakh), Vitaminwater – a Coca-Cola company, has announced.
Here’s how you can enter for the contest
Vitaminwater in its website said that you will have to post a photo to “Twitter or Instagram telling vitaminwater why you need a break from your smartphone. what would you do with all that time? go wild, be out there, and wow us. make sure to include hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest.”
The company, laying down its terms and condition said that you may not use any smartphone for 365 days.
“This means you may not physically operate, caress, hug or otherwise be physically affectionate with anyone’s smartphone,” it added.
“If you’re lying in bed and miss your phone, do not attempt to sneak a midnight scroll…just close your eyes and dream about vitaminwater. That’s what we do. every night. and sometimes at the office,” the company said.
Participants of the contest can however use a1996-era cellular telephone that may be used for communication during the contract time period, including a monthly phone plan accompanying the phone, and the opportunity to enter into a contract not to use a smartphone for 365 consecutive days.
Contestants can not use smartphone or tablet use, including using another smartphone or tablet. However, Laptops and desktop computers can be used. Voice-activated devices that are not smartphones are like Google home or Amazon echo will also be allowed.
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