Post # 17
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
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 # 19
This one would be!
For a regular smartphone…no. I have one, and I’m either going to go with Republic Wireless or just downgrade when my contract is up.
Post # 20
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
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)