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06/05/2013 at 19:12
I use a pc to go on the internet. I have a digital camera. I use a simple phone to send text messages and phone people. that is it.
Am I missing out? I feel so behind at times, or is it quite liberating not having access to the internet 24/7? I'm a SAHM I don't need a fancy phone for work or business.
I saw people at my friends hen party that were so busy taking photos and uploading them to fb, tagging each other and writing comments on each others photos that they were missing out on the fun of being there in the moment.
06/05/2013 at 19:25
I don't either Carole, and neither does my H. We pay £10 a month for our contracts which gets us 300 minutes and 300 texts. This was great when we had no landline and couldn't use Skype, but now we so rarely use our minutes that we're planning to just go onto pay-as-you-go when our contracts expire next year.
I do feel I'm missing out a bit, especially as my family all use Whatsapp to send photos and communicate and I can't join in. But on the other hand spending an extra £20 a month on a smartphone contract would be £240 a year and that's a lot of money when we don't need it for work and have laptops for the internet.
06/05/2013 at 19:30
My H doesn't. He has a Nokia 100. About £15 from carphone warehouse. He'd break a smart phone in his line of work so best to keep it cheap and simple to replace.
06/05/2013 at 19:38
I think my parents are the only people I know who don't have smart phones.
My H has one for work, so he got me one too.
I never felt like I was missing out, before I got mine. Now I have it, I wouldn't be able to go back.
06/05/2013 at 19:45
What's a smart phone?
06/05/2013 at 19:49
I do have one and am tempted to go back to what you have even just for a little while to see how I go. I think it'd be liberating and I'd also get more done!
06/05/2013 at 20:43
I only got mine just before Christmas. I don't use the Internet on it too much to be honest although I find it handy to have access to my emails whilst I'm out and about. I also use whatsapp with my family. I sometimes use a price scanner app when I'm shopping too to make sure I'm not being ripped off (for big purchases, not the grocery shop)
06/05/2013 at 21:09
I know people who don't have one, but not that many my age to be honest. I love my i-phone. I didn't think I'd use it much but I use it all the time. I text with it. I love to send photos via text to my nana as it's an easy way to keep in touch and send her silly things like a picture of a cake or a bag I've made. She struggles to hear on the phone so texting is great for her, and it helps us keep a check on her as a family. I have books on it so I can read whenever I have some spare time. I use the map to get directions on a regular basis. I check things on the web - prices, opening times, bus times etc. I can keep up with personal emails, check them when I am in a queue in a shop for example so that saves me time. I take lots of photos with it as it's easier than taking my SLR around on a daily basis. I use it for taking notes and reminders. I have various apps on it, like fertility friend, city cards, etc, but I know I don't use the apps as much as I could. I don't have music on it but I think I'll start putting some on. I tend to read more than listen to music though. I check the weather. use it to share photos - so much. I can't imagine not having it now.
06/05/2013 at 21:35
Having googled I apparently have a smart phone but might as well not have because I only use it for calls and texting. Really makes no difference to ym life.
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