Internet: If you don't have a mobile phone, you will be excluded

Internet: If you don't have a mobile phone, you will be excluded

Internet:Anyone who doesn’t have a cell phone will be excluded

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Internet: Überweisungen in einer Bank erledigen statt online? Das lassen sich viele Institute etwas kosten.

Making transfers in a bank instead of online? Many institutes charge for this.

(Photo: IMAGO/Michael Gstettenbauer/IMAGO/Michael Gstettenbauer)

You have to use a smartphone to be able to cope well with everyday life. But there is also a right to an analogue life.

Column by Heribert Prantl

A nursery rhyme becomes a social principle. The nursery rhyme is: “Ene mene muh, and you’re out.” In the digital age, that happens very quickly: if you don’t have a smartphone or can’t use it reasonably nimbly; who has no access to the internet or does not want to have one; Anyone who doesn’t know what a Bluetooth connection is, or who finds it difficult to establish one – quickly finds themselves on the fringes of society, who are excluded from a part of public life, who find it increasingly difficult, even just one to buy a train ticket or to do his banking. There is discrimination against those who don’t have a mobile phone, which is rampant, but about which too few complaints are made because many of those affected are embarrassed.

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