I’m a big fan of my phone. At first, I couldn’t decide whether I should buy a smart phone or an android. When I bought my smart phone, I spent a lot of time on it, between keeping in contact with my friends and family and working on my websites and emailing my clients. I’m also a bit of a social media hound, and I love a phone that can take pictures and post them quickly on the fly.
My phone never leaves my side, and when I accidentally leave it at home when I go out, I feel lost and usually actually get lost (I can’t find anything without Google Maps).
When I imagine my life without my smart phone, I imagine that it would be very disorganized, and very messy. But that’s just me. I’m an individual, and I use my smart phone for a lot of purposes.
Just because I adore my phone doesn’t mean that I think everyone needs a smart phone. Deciding weather you should take the plunge? You should buy a smart phone if you:
Don’t Have a Computer? Maybe You Need a Smart Phone
Smart phones are invaluable for keeping in touch with people electronically if you don’t have a computer. Believe it or not, there are quite a few people still out there that don’t own a laptop or a PC, and if you are one of them, a smart phone may be a good idea.
It doesn’t have to be an iPhone. You can consider an Android like the Samsung Galaxy or another model. These can be just as helpful.
Work For Yourself or Own Your Own Business? You Probably Need a Smart Phone
If you own your own business or work for yourself, you will need a smart phone. Your email, phone calls, and even social media management can’t wait while you are out of the office. You should have a smart phone to be able to answer clients, staff, and suppliers on the fly.
Don’t Buy a Smart Phone Unless You Can Afford It
This is Suburban Finance, after all, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t touch on the fact that if you can’t afford a smart phone, you shouldn’t buy one! Not only can they cost more up front, but they are almost always more expensive to keep. You will have to pay into a data plan so that you can use it to it’s full potential. It’s even more expensive if you decide to finance your phone.
Smart phones are great, but can be pointless if you don’t need one.
Do you have a smart phone? What made you made the decision to buy it.