Poll: Are they???
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Of course
81 57%
Meh I just use my normal phone + iPod
30 21%
Naaaa too expensive...
22 16%
What's a smartphone?
8 6%
Voters: 141.
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#1
Do you think smartphones are worth the money? Specifically the data plan?
#2
For me, yes.

But that's because I need to access my school mail a lot.
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#3
i dont have one i wouldnt know
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#5
I don't use my phone much, so it's not worth it in my case (though I still have the plan for convenience. Samsung Galaxy is baller as well). Definitely recommend it for people who like spending a lot of time on phone-like devices though.

I do use it for useful things like looking up products on the fly, and that's really helpful.
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#6
Now that I have one, I couldn't really imagine not having one. but they take a huge chunk out of your cash. not just for the phone but for the data packages. If you do get one, get unlimited data
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#7
Well it depends how you use it really. I've got my HTC on pay as you go, and for £10 a month I can get 100 minutes, 300 texts and 50mb data, which is all I need really for I use it. For me, yes, it is worth it.
#8
Not at all. I used to have one, but I downgraded to a normal cell phone with text/calling internet, at a fraction of the cost, and I can still do most things with this phone than as a smartpone.
#9
It is if you like that you can organise something from whereever you are or just need information quick, good for luls when you're bored on a tram or something.
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#10
Smartphone? Don't you mean my Facebook checking device? I pretty much use everything it has to offer BUT the phone part
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#12
I check my e-mail often, browse the pit, cnn, msnbc,various other news sites, play games, on my ipod touch. im upgrading my phone in two weeks to a smart phone. It won't be a waste.
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#13
They are very easy to waste time with. And tbh, mine isn't really worth the money because I just call, text, Facebook, and play stupid games. Occasionally I will use it for good like checking the weather and internet or the calculator on it, but not all the time.
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#14
Uh. How do phones at your place work? I have a smartphone using just a regular plan. My school has WiFi all around, and my house is pretty covered with WiFi, so I haven't found the need to get a data plan.
#16
If you want a phone that can do everything, then yes. If you want to look wanky and show it off, then yes. If you don't see the point in a phone where apps are more important than using the phone as an actual phone, then don't buy one.
#17
hell yes. i havent taken a shit without catching up on the latest headlines and news in about 3 years now.
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#18
For me, yes.

I use mine for maps/directions, paying various bills when I'm not home (which is often), keeping track of my bank and credit accounts, and doing job-related internet stuff if there isn't a computer available.

Very valuable to me.
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#19
I have a regular little cell phone and what is this
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#20
Nobody buys a smart phone for the phone properties of it, they buy it for the laziness of it's gaming, internet, and apps properties of it, so they don't have to use a computer. I'd be surprised if any smartphone owner actually knew how to use the phone part of it.
#22
I say yes. I check my mail, get directions, write down info, and other things with it.
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#23
Quote by ethan_hanus
Nobody buys a smart phone for the phone properties of it, they buy it for the laziness of it's gaming, internet, and apps properties of it, so they don't have to use a computer. I'd be surprised if any smartphone owner actually knew how to use the phone part of it.


Er... it's less laziness, and more convenience. I can check my emails while I'm out and about, I can do my banking, check news headlines, find the cheapest servo stations near my location, sit it on my dashboard and use it as a GPS, check my heart rate (I'm serious). It's more than a phone, and for a good reason. I rarely use my PC for email or baking anymore, because my phone can do it much quicker.
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#24
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Er... it's less laziness, and more convenience. I can check my emails while I'm out and about, I can do my banking, check news headlines, find the cheapest servo stations near my location, sit in on my dashboard and use it as a GPS, check my heart rate (I'm serious). It's more than a phone, and for a good reason. I rarely use my PC for email or baking anymore, because my phone can do it much quicker.


Lazy... learn to read a map, when the afockalypse happens, your smart phone is useless.
#25
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Lazy... learn to read a map, when the afockalypse happens, your smart phone is useless.
I want a smartphone but I agree with the map thing. My dad refuses to buy a GPS and whenever we've gone on a trip when I was little I would help navigate with an atlas lol. Much more satisfying than simply typing in directions.
#26
Quote by ethan_hanus
Nobody buys a smart phone for the phone properties of it, they buy it for the laziness of it's gaming, internet, and apps properties of it, so they don't have to use a computer. I'd be surprised if any smartphone owner actually knew how to use the phone part of it.

What a jackass...
#27
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Lazy... learn to read a map, when the afockalypse happens, your smart phone is useless.


Ethan, you're retarded. Even if what you just said is technically true.
#28
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Lazy... learn to read a map, when the afockalypse happens, your smart phone is useless.


Why would I carry such a cumbersome item as a map around if I'm on foot or using public transport?

If I need to find a specific place without knowing the address the smartphone pwns bud.
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#29
Could live without it, sure, but the convenience of having one is nice. I think I've gotten my moneys worth from owning one. Checking email, mostly for business, is very helpful. Google Maps on the go has increased my satisfaction a number of times when in other cities. Browsing Reddit on the shitter is much more fun than reading a measly book!
#30
i dont even know wtf my plan is, but theres no internet so i wouldnt need one. I think mine actually IS a smartphone (its an lg cookie) but its like a "budget model" type or something... i got it for free in the mail from my auntie, and she got it for free because she bought another phone XD
#31
I have a smartphone, and I could never go back, but im also a security guard, so I use it all day everyday.
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#32
Depends on the person. I have no use for one, so I'd say no.
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#33
I owned one for about a month then sold it. I don't care for smartphones.
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I only need a phone for calling
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#34
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I'd be surprised if any smartphone owner actually knew how to use the phone part of it.

I know how to text and call on my phone.

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#35
The data plan isn't that expensive but it depends on your contract. Also you pretty much absolutely must get unlimited data. If you don't you'll go over the limit in like a day.

Smartphones are only expensive if you have to have whatever the baller status phone is at the current time. I got a Droid X the week it came out and cost me 200 dollars + 2 year contract. You can get lesser smartphones at no cost beyond your monthly bill.

This thing is really nice though. I use the following regularly:

Photo/video
Email (because I connected it to my work email and use my cell# for work they pay for my monthly bill)
GPS/Navigation
Audio Recording (I record neat riffs I come up with for future reference, it sounds like shit but all I really need to hear are the notes and rhythms)
MP3 player (albeit not ideal for it, but it can do the job adequately, storage isn't an issue with micro sd cards, it's battery life that stops this from being a great mp3 player)
Notepad to write down anything useful so I don't forget.
Internet (I browse the net more on phone than on a desktop, and I don't have to be tied to a ****ing computer just to check my emails and forum PMs)

I'm sure having a droid x over whatever the free htc model was isn't much of a difference. Though the screen size of droid x is pretty damn big that's one reason I like it a lot.
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#36
Quote by tyguy92492
I don't care for smartphones.
I use


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I only need a phone for calling


That's what I do now but isn't it annoying carrying around both? I wish my iPod touch could be used as a phone and for texting out of wifi.

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#38
Quote by BlackVoid
The data plan isn't that expensive but it depends on your contract. Also you pretty much absolutely must get unlimited data. If you don't you'll go over the limit in like a day.

Smartphones are only expensive if you have to have whatever the baller status phone is at the current time. I got a Droid X the week it came out and cost me 200 dollars + 2 year contract. You can get lesser smartphones at no cost beyond your monthly bill.
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Truth! I have sprint's unlimited plan and it's been good to me so far. As for phones, I get free Motorola smartphones from my cousin since he works for them developing the phones.
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#39
Anybody that's saying their useless/only good for being flashy is just being annoying.

It's nice to be able to check emails, call, text, use GPS, take pictures, browse news headlines, etc. from one device wherever you are. And enough places offer free WiFi so data plans shouldn't be too much of a hassle.
#40
Depends on how much you actually use the data part of the phone.

Do you really need that 2 GB of internet for 30 dollars a month?

And it's funny how it used to be unlimited for 30 dollars, but for some reason Verizon, and AT&T stopped doing that.
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