Are smartphones really worth the money?

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  1. mgeorge1050 profile image82
    mgeorge1050posted 5 years ago

    Are smartphones really worth the money?

    I have always used very cheap, simple cell phones.  After years of ridicule from my friends, I tried out a very popular 'smart' cell phone last fall.  I had this smartphone for a month, and had constant problems.  Most of the people I know that use smartphones complain about problems all the time.  So, are they really worth the extra money?

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    greeneyedblondieposted 5 years ago

    I don't have a smartphone and I don't think they're worth it. If you have a computer then you shouldn't need one.

    1. mgeorge1050 profile image82
      mgeorge1050posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, I agree that my computer is all I really need for internet based activity.

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    I don't think they are for me. The only reason I have a cell phone is to talk and text. But smart phones may be worth the money for people like my brother who often needs to use certain apps or connect to the internet in the course of his job and doesn't always have access to a computer. It drives me nuts when people I know who have smart phones are using them to post to Facebook and play games when they should be working.

    1. mgeorge1050 profile image82
      mgeorge1050posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, and I guess it's true that some folks need them for their job.  I definitely agree that some people should limit their public posts on Facebook, but don't get me started on that!

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image77
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    I have a simple cell phone and sometimes wish I could go back to a basic house phone.  My phone rings off the hook.  It's something I can't escape from because it travels with me.  At least when all I had was a house phone, I could leave the house and not be distracted by phone calls.  So to me, a smartphone would not help me.  In fact, it would probably add to my chaotic day.  Some people find them very efficient.  I'm a paper calendar and pen type of gal, so I carry everything I need in a portable day planner.  But for people who need a traveling device (a smartphone or similar device) that helps them attain efficiency, it's a good thing.

    1. mgeorge1050 profile image82
      mgeorge1050posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer.  I sometimes wish there was a way we could get back to those simpler times.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image90
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I've known a few people who have made good use of their smart phone for things like maps, restaurants and settling arguments. But the majority seem to use them as anti-social tools, whether intentionally or not. It's just disappointing when you're having a conversation and they ignore you for their phone. I don't personally have one, but nothing has really convinced me that I need it.

    1. mgeorge1050 profile image82
      mgeorge1050posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that great answer.  You really hit the nail on the head with the anti-social tool label.


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