Smartphone on a Budget
Get a Android smartphone for less!
I'll admit, I have been wanting a smartphone for a long time. Android or iphone? I didn't care. I just wanted to text and check my email on my phone. I spent hours window shopping for a new cell phone. I found that I really liked the android phones. I wanted one. Badly! However, I just couldn't bring myself to pay that whopping monthly fee. As a stay-at-home mom to seven kids, I needed something frugal. Kids are a blessing from God, however, seven kids can be expensive. I thought I'd never get a smartphone. Then I discovered the HTC Wildfire by Virgin Mobile. The HTC Wildfire by Virgin Mobile uses the Sprint Network. No contract required. For just $35 per month, I could have unlimited texting, unlimited web and 300 minutes of talk. Wow. That would fit into my budget. All I had to do was purchase the phone and I could happily check my facebook status, text my teens, check my email, and take pictures and videos with my phone for a price that fit my budget!
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Get unlimited text and unlimited web plus 300 minutes of talk for just $35 per month with the HTC Wildfire by Virgin Mobile!
Wildfire HTC by Virgin Mobile
This handy little smartphone can keep up with the big guys. This is the phone I got and I am thrilled with it. The touch screen is of amazingly good quality. I can check in with facebook, check my email, text and more. It has a 5 mp camera and takes video too. I can upload pictures to facebook or text them to my mother-in-law. I can surf the web and keep a calendar. This phone comes with a micro SD card to expand the memory. It also comes with a charger cord and adapter to plug it into the computer or the wall outlet. If you want a smartphone that will only cost $35/month this is the phone for you!
I got my smartphone at just the right time!
Glad I took the plunge
I had been thinking about getting a smartphone for a long time, so I finally decided to take the plunge. Two weeks after I bought my phone, my daughter ended up in the ER with appendicitis. You can read her lens that she wrote about that here: The Story of My Appendicitis. We spent 8 hours in the ER before they determined that she needed surgery that night. With my smartphone, I could text family members and update friends on Facebook. So many people were praying for us and checking on her because I could communicate via my phone. She also could check her email and chat with her friends on Google using my phone. It helped her spend the time too. (Pictured is my daughter in the ER texting her friends.) I took pictures with my phone (yes, I'm "that mom") of her experiences in the ER. The surgery was successful, but because of infection, we ended up staying six days in the hospital. Luckily I had a smartphone, and I could stay in touch easily.
Accessories for your smartphone
This is the exact case that I purchased for my phone. It fits perfectly and protects my phone well.
Same case, different color.
Get additional screen protectors!
I found the stylus makes it easier to use the touch screen on my phone. I have big fingers and using a stylus helps me type the correct letter/character the first time.