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I Still use a flip phone what have I missed out on?

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I have a T Mobile pay as you go flip phone. Cost me $10.00 every 3 months ($40 a year) for 30 minutes/text a month.
What I LOVE about it. Battery life/charge last almost 7 days.
What I don’t like, it shuts off automatically sometimes when I close the clamshell.
But Bottom line, is have I missed out on anything? I have desktops, laptops, ipads galaxy pads ect.. all around me 24/7 with internet access. I have never once needed a “smart phone” as far as I can tell.
My Wife, Kids and all they LOVE them, but I am content with my flip phone and all the peripheral gadgets, not feeling I have missed out on much…..have I?

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Posted on 06/25/2017 10:50 AM
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My favorite cell phone was a tiny LG flip phone I had many years ago – long battery life and it did what I wanted very well: make phone calls.

I’m a late adopter when it comes to many new tech gadgets, but I will say I like my iPhone. I use the GPS function when driving to a new place, I’ve used the Uber app. a couple of times on vacation, and email visibility helps me for work related issues when I’m out of the office. Same for my CRM and calendar. I also use the camera – but that’s just for fun. I’ll admit to being distracted by the Facebook app. a few times a day – but certainly understand why people ignore social media. I have an iPad, but it only connects to the web via wi-fi -so it’s not as useful when away from my office or home.

I don’t think you’re missing out on much – but wonder if you’d use one or two less of your other devices (like a galaxy pad) if you had a smart phone.

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Answered on 06/27/2017 9:27 AM
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Smart Phones have turned into multiple technologies. For me, in order of importance, it’s this that you’re missing out on:

1) Having a high powered camera on your all the time.
2) Always having access to information (whether it’s info, restaurants, things to do, etc)
3) Reading material
4) GPS & travel apps
5) Alarm clock & timer
6) Flash light
7) Media access (music, podcasts, etc)

A modern smart phone is like having all these individual amazing technologies on you in one convenient device. I said it 10 years ago when the iPhone came out and I think I’ve been right, but the smart phone is the most influential tech development of the last 25 years.

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Cullen Roche Posted by (Questions: 10, Responses: 1771)
Answered on 06/27/2017 11:36 AM