1. I’m seriously tempted to give mine up (if only to save the expense) but…I really LOVE being able to get un-lost or change directions mid-trip without having to call anyone. Maybe just leaving it in the glove compartment would serve the purpose.

    • Susan Maccarelli

      So you use it as your GPS? Interesting. I have a GPS in the car and definitely rely on that, so I can see the use of it in that case…didn’t know you could use it for that!

  2. I agree with all of the above! I just got rid of my flip phone, and now I do have a smart phone, but it’s pay-as-you-go. I try to stick to using wi-fi instead of data. I just don’t need to check my email when I’m out and about. It can wait!

    • Susan Maccarelli

      When I was working I hated that everyone I dealt with expected almost immediate email responses because they knew we all had Blackberries.

  3. I have a smart phone but my husband got me a cheap Nokia one that doesn’t have a camera in the front. No selfies for me. And yes, I agree most especially with #s 5,6 and 8. How I long for those days when dining out really means, dining out and good conversations. I thank my smart phone though for keeping me company and letting me ignore people esp. when I’m attending some extra curricular activity for Noah and I have no interest in hearing what some racist idiot has to say about some stupid small town issue going around. *sigh*

  4. I love my smart phone. It allows me to solve ask sorts of problems, especially if my lap top is not accessible or is not working (diverting that happens a bunch). And while it might be an illusion, I feel more connected to my kids, neither of wine live at home any more. And I like my illusions!

    • Susan Maccarelli

      Check back with me when my kids move out in 15 years and I’ll probably be texting them like a mad woman — if texting is still a thing by then.

  5. Well this made me laugh out loud: “I thought I’d start off self-righteous and work my way into funny.” AND I cannot believe you don’t have a smart phone! You seem so on top of things and plugged in on FB, I’m amazed. I should try it sometime… but I would buy ALL the cheese.

    • Susan Maccarelli

      I’m plugged in from a cord to the wall standpoint. I am an old lady in a 39 year old body.

  6. maureen

    OK. I have a cell but that is all it is — a phone that is for emergency. It is not a smart phone and it doesn’t do any fancy stuff. I have it because I drive back and forth between my house and my parent’s place and it can be a rather long drive (depending upon the time of year and the construction season). I do not have a smart phone or any other type of phone that does anything fancy. What I have allows me to answer the phone if my parents need me (which they have done) or some other type of situation that is similar.
    I do not know what all the different apps or other things would do.

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