Smartphone/Dumbphone, thinking of switching back

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
4647 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ms_margarita:  What?!! I’d marry my iPhone if it was legal! Lol! Just because you can be connected doesn’t mean you have to be, though it’s very tempting and easy for sure. There are things you can do to prolong your battery life. Fewer push notifications, don’t have it constantly searching for an internet hot spot blah blah blah. But I can definitely see the merits of the more simpler time before smartphones. Soooo…. they still make phones that don’t connect to the internet?

Post # 3
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I felt that way once. I got a Galaxy s 3 and LOVE it. The s 4 is out now.

I love mac computers/ipods/etc. but I stick to android for phones.

I have a free upgrade to the newest iphone right now and I will NOT switch. lol.

Post # 4
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

ms_margarita:  Everyone makes fun of my phone because its a flip phone that looks like a refugee from 2004. It does what its supposed to do: texts and makes calls. I am not someone that needs to be connected to the internet 24/7, so I see no need for an Iphone. There is no shame in keeping it simple! Most people I know who have Iphones don’t use them for anything other than checking Facebook, which to me is not a good enough reason to shell out the bucks associated with an Iphone.

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: January 2009

Keep it simple! And enjoy the $40+ you save per month by having a dumbphone 🙂 DH and I both have flip phones– battery lasts for days! I have no plans of upgrading in the near future, despite occasionally getting made fun of for my “antique.” Ultimately, you just need to decide what works best for your lifestyle.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Miss Boone.
Post # 6
15011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If your phone has the new ios7 the battery life may just be a glitch and if you call Apple they will send you the patch. It’s been a huge problem for them since they started sending it out two weeks ago. The connectivity,  I would check with your carrier but there has been some reported bugs for that also. Also have them ping any towers you notice a consistent problem with, sometimes upgrades in towers, which can take weeks, affects connectivity. 

There are several iPhone magazines on the flipboard app that I recommend scanning daily for apple/iPhone news. 

Post # 7
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I just can’t wrap my head around you feeling this way – I LOVE my iPhone almost as much as my husband, haha. I can’t imagine life without it. 

Post # 10
3014 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I use my smartphone as a GPS, as my calendar, to hold books, games and music for when I’m travelling… When smartphones first came out, I wrote down everything I like doing that has an electronic component. Then I bought a phone that let me do 80% of it with the same small device! And when I say ‘smartphone’, I mean this was about 2006 and that’s when there were phones that had built-in mp3 players with a very rudimentary internet browser and 1.3 mp cameras. I flipping loved it! Batteries wear out on any device, and I had enough rage built up from an older text-only phone that I wanted to kick down the railway tracks because the battery would last long enough for a 3 minute phone call and that was it! Now I usually joke that my iPhone is really a camera with a phone attached.

SO, on the other hand, barely uses his cheap pay-as-you-go phone and pays about $100 per year to keep it connected. He uses his iPod Touch for about 90% of what I use my smartphone for, and the other 10% is stuff you just need a data connection for… so he plans ahead better than I do.

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