Post # 1
This article made me laugh. Apparently my persistent cheapness is now “retro cool.” But I also had to roll my eyes, because even after they give the statistic that only 35% of Americans have smart phones, they still act like it’s this strange personal quirk that a very few people have.
Post # 3
I don’t have one, and I don’t really want one. My Fiance is glued to his, so if I ever need information on somehing, I just ask him. Maybe it’s just because I don’t have one, but I don’t see what all they hype’s about. Also, I drop my phone quite regularly. If I got a smartphone, I think I would kill it within a week.
Post # 5
I have one, and I think it’s great. But I’m one of those people who uses a phone for everything BUT a phone (I hate phone calls).
Post # 6
I do not have one. I also drop my phone consistently. I’ve been available for an upgrade for over a year, and haven’t taken it up because I don’t know how sturdy my next will be. Besides, even if I could easily afford to have a smart phone now- I feel that once I have one I won’t want to go back to not having one. I don’t want to set myself up for paying an extra $20-30 a month for an indefinite amount of time. With the internet on my computer, I can deal.
Scratch that- I mean, its because I’m quirky!
Post # 7
I have a BlackBerry Torch and I have no clue if that’s considered a smartphone haha. To save money I don’t have a data plan so I don’t use it for ‘smartphone-ish’ things 😉
Post # 8
I’m a smartphone junkie. I started with a Palm, then a Blackberry then an iPhone. I’ve upgraded to every iPhone since and I’m obsessed. I could never go back to not having a smartphone. After you’re used to the conveinance and awesomeness, you can’t revert back to anything less.
Post # 9
I have a “smart” phone, ie it connects to the internet and email, but it’s totally dumb! I hate it. I have Virgin mobile so it’s only like $25, for unlimited data/ texts and 300 minutes. I’m pretty happy at it for that price point, but it’s not an andriod or anything, which I’ve been wanting. With Virgin you have to pay the whole value of the phone up front (200-300$), since it’s like prepaid.
Post # 10
I have an iPhone – but the only person I talk to on it is my mom ;-).
It’s my GPS, my on-the-go deal finder (I can google prices while i’m in a store to see where stuff is cheaper!), my entertainment on the subway, planes, etc, my grocery list keeper, my music (functions as an iPod), I can control my Zipcar reservations from it, I can bank from it…
I think when you add up the value of all the functions my phone provides, it blows the value out of the water. Considering it cost less than mst fancy GPS units, let alone all the other functions, I think it’s a steal. Renting a GPS on our vacations would have cost more than the phone’s value, as well – we’ve saved hundreds and hundreds of dollars by having our iPhones!
Post # 11
I’m kind of upset that being cheap with a cellphone is now hipster .. boo!
Post # 12
@crayfish: Absolutely agree. We have the Tom Tom GPS app on both of our phones. It’s upgradable which most external units are not. I love that no matter where I go, I have it with me. Our iPhones are worth so much more to us than what we actually pay.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I have one. I love to have my calendar synced between my phone, iPad, and computer. I also loveabiding able to respond to my students’ emails right away ( I teach at a university). I couldn’t imagine not having that now that I’ve spent 3 years with a smartphone integrated into the way I organize my life.
HTC on sprint
Post # 14
I don’t have one, and don’t want one because I’m in college and need to minimize my expenses where possible. I just don’t see the point in spending the extra money every month when I’m barely making enough to pay the bills. This fascinates my Fiance because he has one and is addicted to it. Hes a techie and has a iphone, an ipad (and is considering upgrading to the next one) his laptop (I don’t understand why you would use a laptop and an ipad) and a desktop. Plus the video game systems ect. He makes more than me though so he can afford all that stuff. I *might* get one after grad school and after I get a real job.
Post # 15
I just got one after being in the cellphone Stone Age for years. I’m actually not completely sold yet….it’s been a little annoying so far but I think it’ll get better as I get used to it.
I definitely wouldn’t have one if it weren’t for DH’s job (we get free/reduced cell phone packages -we paid the cost of the phones and a total of $45/month for two smartphones with unlimited text/voice/data). I wouldn’t be able to justify the normal price otherwise, for what we use them for.
Post # 16
I actually have a Blackberry, but I have it on an AT&T prepaid plan without data. I pay $50 a month for unlimited talk/text. With Fiance and I being LDR the unlimited minutes is a MUST! Between work/home and having my iPod touch on me (and free wifi at a lot of places) I get by fine without a data plan. But I admittely live cheaper than I need to. FI has an iPhone and loves it.