I’ve been pretty resistant to cell phones. Actually, I just got my first (and only) one about 3 years ago!
And even then, I went for a basic slider phone with a standard keypad (no keyboard), no data plan, and pretty much no frills. All I used it for was making calls and sending text messages.
But since the beginning of this year, I’ve been contemplating upgrading to a smartphone. Well, I finally bit the bullet and went for it just on Friday evening!
I chose the iPhone 4S because although I was tempted by a lot of the Samsung smartphones, I really liked the design and shape of the iPhone. And there are so many functions that I know I can ‘grow into’.
I’m definitely not a phone junkie. When I get a phone, I stick with it for years. We go out to dinner. I shun tradition and offer to cover the tab. We have a budding romance. And then we commit. 😉
However, I needed a phone that would ‘grow’ with me. That’s why I chose to upgrade to a smartphone. And I didn’t feel the need to wait for the iPhone 5. It’s going to be extremely expensive when it comes out, and I really can’t see myself using all of its features anyway.
This is what I had before:
It has a regular keypad. I was actually a pretty fast texter despite this setback!
This is what I upgraded to:
(The fingerprints really showed up when I photographed it with the camera’s flash! But at least I have a screen protector on it, so the oils aren’t right on the phone.)
Here’s what the back of the case looks like:
Yeah, yeah, yeah…some people may have issues with my immature devilish case. I’m not a satanist. I just think it looks quirky and that it has attitude. It’s fun!
Originally, I wanted to get it in a hunter green, but the only green they had was a lime green, and although I like wearing that shade on my nails, I didn’t want to see it on my phone all the time. (Yeah, my logic is off…) They had purple, but I didn’t think it would contrast enough with the black iPhone, so I opted for the bright pink. Although I’m not really a ‘pink gal’, I really like how it looks. *Checks forehead*
Sooo…this iPhone opened up a whole new world of possibilities, one of which is that I’ll be able to Tweet anytime, which will be fun.
For a newbie like me, can you please make some recommendations for good apps that you think I should get? (Preferably I’d like to stick with free ones, but if they’re really good and inexpensive, I’m also interested.)
Also, do you have any iPhone tips for me on extending the battery life?
What phone do you have? When did you switch to a smartphone? Or are you still using a phone for just the basics?