Do you have that much will power? Can you stop using smartphone? If you think you can do it then here is chance for you to win 72 lakh in challenge of not using phone. Vitaminwater – a CocaCola company is running a contest with prize money of $100,000 ( INR 72 lakh) in India. The only thing the contestants will have to do is not use a smartphone. The company will give you a 1996-era handset for calling.
Natalia Suarez, associate brand manager of Vitaminwater quote in a CNBC report.
We don’t think there’s anything more boring than mindlessly scrolling through your phone, and this is an opportunity to take that stance against routine and give someone $100,000 to do something uniquely awesome with their time
If you are worried that you would need to quit your job to take part in this challenge then you are wrong. You can continue to use a laptop or desktop computer. You can also use smart devices powered by Google Home or Amazon Alexa. However, you will not be able to use any smartphone or tablet if you wish to win the prize money.
The deadline to enter the contest in this 72 lakh challenge is January 8, 2019. To enter the contest, you will have to use the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest and write what you would do if you cannot use your phone for a year and post it on either Twitter or Instagram. Vitaminwater will select someone by January 22 and handover the old feature phone. Sample tweet—
Well well…. 😜
I might be focusing more toward my studies and building some great skill, if i’m not using my phone all day. 😱 I think it might be beneficial for the sake for environment 😕 . Huh… Weird mojo but might love to give a try although 😎 #nophoneforayear #contest
— Hey.Its_RJ (@Hey_its_RJain) December 15, 2018
If you think a year without a smartphone is too much. You can opt for a duration of six month to win a prize money of $10,000 or Rs 7.2 lakh. But do not expect to cheat as you will have to clear a lie-detector test to win the prize money.