And this was our upgrade from the Razor in 2009. Yes, people (at least two) still owned the Razor in 2009. But when we got this phone, we opted to just get it plain Jane style with no data plan. We never felt the need to be so connected to everything at all times. If I want my email, I'll check it at work or at home. If I want to get on the internet, I'll do it at work or at home. Which brings me to my current dilemma. I want the iPhone. I do like some of the features. But I really don't need them. Sure, I know it'll be convenient (especially when traveling), but really isn't it a little sickening to always be so connected at all times?
Another reason I'm tentative to get a new phone is that I have some old text messages saved on my phone from when Cale was born and shortly after. Just some sweet words of sympathy, love and support that friends and family sent that I re-read from time to time. I don't plan on deleting them, and don't like the idea of not having them on my phone. Silly? Maybe a little, but when you have so little (material-wise) to remember your child, you hang on to everything. I was telling Miles about this as he said he also has some saved texts. One of them is from me which reads, "what time are you thinking about heading in to work?" It was sent at 8:54am on June 28, 2010. About an hour later he would be meeting me at the hospital where we'd learn that our son had passed away. Maybe it's not "healthy" to hang on to those things, but it's also just hard to part with.
Bet you didn't think I'd be able to relate getting a new phone to baby loss huh? Just another example of how much it takes over every facet of your life I suppose.
But back to the phone ordeal. What do you smart phone users have to say? Is the iPhone worth the hype? Is it really worth it to have all those features? Is it worth the cost? What is the average cost for a 2-person family plan? Sell it to me people! And for now, I think I'll stall in the decision making by waiting for the iPhone 5. And when that comes out, I'll go back and forth on whether or not I should get it.