Yup, I said it. And it isn’t just me that’s saying it. The other day I was in line with a friend and showed her my “ghetto” phone. The person behind us in line just had to chime in with “Wow, that is ghetto!”. Really, random guy in line? Really? I’ve never been an early adopterwhen it comes to new technology and this here is a prime example. When did people start getting smart with their phones, like 1993? I’ve been in denial about my need for a smart phone (just like I was with DVDs, mp3 players, and just about everything else) but I’ve finally accepted that I can’t live without one. I think my moment of ultimate realization came a few months ago after I had interviewed for a job. I was out with the bf all day afterwards but since it was Friday, I was dying to write my interviewers a thank you email that day as opposed to waiting until Monday. I borrowed the bf’s smartphone to write the email. Half an hour later I checked for a response. Sure enough, I had gotten the job! This turned into a day of celebration that would not have happened without the help of a nifty smartphone. Here are a few more reasons I need a smartphone:
- I love me some mobile uploads. Ever since the bf got his smartphone, every time we do something fun I ask him to take a pic and put it on my Facebook. Shouldn’t I be able to do this while I’m by myself too?
- I have not reached my full Twitter potential. I need to be able to Tweet on the go and Twitpic every hilarious thing I see!
- Desperate situations. When I’m meeting someone and don’t have their number on hand, being able to email comes in very handy.
- Boredom-killer. Doctor’s office? Bus? Waiting in line? Nothing would beat my boredom blues like internet hilarity. (Example: I could be staring at this Barbie wedding while in line at the grocery store!)
The thing is, this little non-smart-puppy costs me about $35 a month with my Rogers contract. I know that I’ll be paying a bunch more once I get a phone with data. Plus my contract lasts until October ish. I’m thinking I can wait till next summer when the new iPhone 5 comes out. By then I’ll be in a good place to renegotiate my contract and get a good deal. From what I’ve seen online on
nerd tech forums, I think the very lowest I can pay is $50-$60 per month. If I’m going to be locked into a contract in order to get a good price for my new phone, I better be getting the best deal out there! Any advice regarding this is more than welcome!
Do you have a smartphone? Is it ridiculous that I’m even asking?