I want/need a new mobile phone— I’ve had my current one for a couple of years now, and have kept it in rather good condition. Then I gave it to my brother to use while I was in Japan, and came back to find it in a slightly worse state than I’d left it in.
Now, I have some options.
- I can go out and buy a shiny new phone. Either an iPhone, or one of the nifty new Nokia phones, or even a Samsung.
- I can buy my grandfather’s phone from him— the second-latest HTC touch phone (model before the Diamond), for like, $150.
- I can not buy any phones, and just deal with the one I have now.
But I want a new phone, so option three isn’t being taken very seriously. So I have to decide whether to fork out $800+ for a new phone, or I can go for the cheaper alternative, and buy thhe HTC.
As much as I would really, really like to be the proud new owner of an iPhone, I’m thinking I don’t have that money just lying around, so HTC may be the way to go.
Have you looked at iPhones on a plan? I’m with 3, and it doesn’t work out too pricey. Plus, they’re awesome. Seriously. If you don’t mind the idea of relying on technology, it can be a real lifeline. In a typical day, I tend to check email, listen to music, scan youtube, play some damned addictive games, check/fuck around with my bank account, bum around on facebook, access the local train, bus and tram times with literally two taps on the screen, update my “schedule” on outlook (assignments, dates etc) and get out of jams with GPS - because we all know what my sense of direction is like.
I mean, I totally see where you’re coming from on the financial perspective. I guess my claim is: they’re well and truly worth the sacrifice.
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iPhone addict signs off…