If you’ve been following my blog, you may recall how a while back I didn’t want a smartphone. Eventually I started to cave and was tempted to join the smartphone masses. Then as I was finally about to upgrade, I got lucky and my boss bought me a new Samsung Galaxy S3.
Now I’ve had my new smartphone for about 2 weeks and I’m loving it. So as promised, here is my review as someone who had previously been a smartphone virgin.
Initial Thoughts Of The Samsung Galaxy S3
As a bit of background, my last phone was a Sony Ericson. It’s crappy enough that I have no idea what the model name is. Because I wasn’t using my phone back when I bought that, I just went with the cheapest the most basic phone I could find. Continue reading
Back in June I posted about how I don’t want a smart phone. Well I hate to admit it but I am awfully tempted to join the masses.
The big change is that now I could easily fit it into my budget (did someone say lifestyle inflation?). Also I take the train to work each day giving me 20 minutes each way that I could fit in blogging work.
Is that enough to justify it?
Easier To Afford Now
My cell phone provider has been trying to give me a smart phone for a while. Now they would only be forcing me into a 2 year contract and not 3 years. Plus they have some attractive monthly plans. So the increase in price may be as little as $10/month. Continue reading
Ok I admit that part of me does really want a smartphone, but I am just not willing to get one right now. With my current situation, the negatives simply outweigh the positives.
The reason that this is suddenly on my mind is that my cell phone provider recently sent me an e-mail offering the phone I wanted for free…if I sign a 3 year contract. The irresponsible spender I was a year ago would jump at this opportunity. Instead I took some time to think about it and it just doesn’t feel like the right time to splurge on a cell phone.
I will keep using my outdated cell phone that I honestly get a little embarrassed about taking out in public. In fact, it might have really hurt my chances on a date a few weeks ago when she revealed that she’s a bit of a phone snob. Well she also saw my bulky first gen 60gb iPod and didn’t even know what it was. So yeah, I felt pretty outdated and old.
Anyways, back to the smartphone, here are the reasons I decided to remain as one of the few bloggers without a decent cell phone. Continue reading