(Closed) is a smartphone really worth it?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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@mrstilly: I don’t just use GPS in my car, I also use it when out walking around (or taking public transit), especially when I’m in a city I’m not familiar with. I can take it anywhere  within the US. it’s also handy when I’m in other people’s cars when they don’t have a GPS.  so it’s one GPS that is helpful for all these different scenarios. 

besides– do you pay for the service for that car GPS device? cancel it or wait until the service contract has ended, and get your smartphone at that time. 

edit: is your iPad 3G? (as in, you can get internet anywhere?) in that case, then I wouldn’t get a smartphone.  esp if you carry your ipad everywhere.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t even remember life before a smartphone. I am very much a social networker and texter. I rarely answer my phone. I don’t know anyone’s phone #. It took me a year to memorize my FH’s phone. He still doesn’t know mine!

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I switched over to smart phones 4 years ago and it was the best thing to ever happen to cell phones! It really is handy it’s like having a laptop with you everywhere but without a huge laptop of course… tehe. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve had Androids before & recently switched to the iPhone… 

 

I love having a smartphone. I’ve had one for over three years now & I cannot imagine NOT having one at this point. Being able to sync my work & personal calendar is awesome. I have to have a checkbook register on my phone (I am super anal about keeping a balanced register for my debit card. It is a weird thing). I do use the data a lot – checking UPS (I seem to order a lot from Amazon…), checking the weather, random Google searches that strike me, iTunes purchases at will.

 

Evernote & Mint have become nice extensions also, especially Evernote for those like me who see recipes that they want to clip. Facetime/Skype capability is pretty awesome as well when I’m travelling. And, of course, being able to sync all my Kindle reads for incongnito reading at work 🙂

 

It’s all kind of what you make of it. Sure, it is pretty expensive… but we cut corners to have ours (Fiance has a DROID & likes it pretty well, but will turn to the dark side when he gets his upgrade & go to the iPhone)

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