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Do you think smartphones are 'worth it'?

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    Ever since I had mine stolen in France and had to revert back to my old Nokia C2, I haven't missed it. Anyone else found this or don't have a smartphone?

    I don't dislike smartphones don't get me wrong, but I do (at this moment especially) find them a bit unnecessary.
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    I really only use my smartphone for Youtube or the funny jokes app, and a few texts.
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    Depends how you use it, I only text and call so for me, no. I don't have one anymore, but I used to and still only used it for texting and calling only. :-)
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    It's completely revolutionised my visits to the toilet.
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    I definitely came to rely on my Blackberry a bit too much, which I realised when it broke on me a few weeks ago. I used it for maps, emails, internet, news... and the normal functions ofc. Without it I found myself less distracted and I didn't feel the need to compulsively check Twitter every second, but on the contrary I felt SO out of the loop. WHAT IF SOMETHING TWEETWORTHY HAPPENED?

    I do find how ironically anti-social they are annoying though. Like, if you're out with your friends having dinner or something, and the phones are all on the table, checked every 10 seconds. But that's a whole 'nother debate.
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    I find it a little tricky to SSH on one of these:

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    (Original post by The_master616)
    Ever since I had mine stolen in France and had to revert back to my old Nokia C2, I haven't missed it. Anyone else found this or don't have a smartphone?

    I don't dislike smartphones don't get me wrong, but I do (at this moment especially) find them a bit unnecessary.
    I agree, some people can be put off by the out growing consumer demand for iPhone's or whichever smart phone is available.
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    they're just a bit dear these days. I mean, the high costs are always hidden by that allure of a comfortable 24 month plan nowadays aren't they, but that's what I can't help but think.
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    I wouldn't say I don't like them, because they are good, but I personally only use my phone for texting and phoning so do not see the point in shelling out so much money for all the extra gadgets you get, but that's just me.
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    I got my first smartphone last November after being completely oblivious to them up until I purchased one, and before that I just used a cheap £10 phone from Tesco. I honestly think they are amazing, the sheer amount of technology you can fit into one small piece of hardware is amazing. I haven't used it to its full potential which will be on trips and city excursions navigating and finding places. So yes, they are brilliant, but do I think they are worth the high asking prices for them? No.
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    Eh, it's a luxury really. I'm posting this from my smartphone for example. I don't think it's really necessary, but it's nice to have. That being said sometimes I'd be better off without it as it just feeds my need to be online. But the maps function is brilliant!
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    It's completely revolutionised my visits to the toilet.
    ... this
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    As the above poster said, I'm also posting this on my smartphone and I can live without them. They are unnecessary but it makes my life a bit easier e.g I can check my email quickly, post on TSR easily without getting my laptop, quick search on google without laptop.

    Having said that, I only have my smartphone for games but it can be a disadvantage if you get addicted to it like I did last year. My parents took away my device for 2/3 months, devastated at first but it was right thing to do :yep:
    Now I'm not so reliant on it
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    It's completely revolutionised my visits to the toilet.
    Now thats a fetish I dont want to hear about
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    I find my Blackberry very useful when I need to quickly look up a train route or the weather. Or even if I'm just bored of the music on my phone, I'll listen to stuff on Youtube or go online to download more songs.

    I think I could probably make do without a smartphone like I have in the past, but I do really like the benefits of them
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    I've never had one. Both because I have never been able to afford one (or justify the expense) and also because I have pretty bad signal at home (barely get 2G coverage).
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    (Original post by Politricks)
    I really only use my smartphone for Youtube or the funny jokes app, and a few texts.
    Ahh... a fellow funny jokes app user
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    It's given me something to tweak. I love tweaking things.
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    It must be good to surf the web at will, but not having a smart phone means I don't get distracted by my phone and it's much cheaper.

    They are fun to play games with, but I don't intend to buy one, I'd get way too distracted.
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    (Original post by This Honest)
    As the above poster said, I'm also posting this on my smartphone and I can live without them. They are unnecessary but it makes my life a bit easier e.g I can check my email quickly, post on TSR easily without getting my laptop, quick search on google without laptop.
    Exactly this.

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