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Local family uses quarantine to reconnect with cell phones

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Nashville, TN - As the hectic daily lives of millions of Americans slow down, one local family is using their quarantine together to reconnect with their neglected cell phones.

Husband and father of three, Charles Petty, told reporters that his household made the commitment at a family meeting on the first night of the stay-at-home order. "We decided early on to look at this time as an opportunity to truly grow closer to our Androids and iPhones. You know, things we normally take for granted."

Petty admits it wasn't completely a walk in the park, though. He had to setup a new modem and router system to keep up with the bandwidth needs of his household. He also took the opportunity to upgrade everyone's phones to the faster 5G network.

Mrs. Petty added that the toughest time is at dinner when everyone is at the table and the younger children want to interact with other members of the family. They have mitigated the situation by eating meals in shifts and buying everyone state-of-the-art earbuds that are now required at group meals.

The family says they are looking forward to the end of the quarantine but will never regret the quality time they are sharing with their mobile devices.

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