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keifermiller  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Tax return season: the time of year where I debate buying a phone.

If I did it'd probably be a Oneplus 3T. Or a Nexus 5x, as Plasma Mobile seems to target that. I'd like to play around with that.

But phones feel... disposable to me. So I probably won't grab one. Google voice for another year it seems.

A DSLR looks enticing, though.


I wanted to add a bit more, but had to leave for work. If I do get a cell phone, it'll be because I'm caving to outside social pressure. I don't really want one, but I feel like I'm supposed to have one. People look at me way weirder when I tell them that I don't have a cell plan than they do when I say I don't normally drive. "But what if something happens?" "Don't you think you're being rude to the people who need to contact you?" "Money that tight, eh?" Ect.

I'm on facebook as a sort of compromise with this right now. It sits there, and people can IM me on it in a way that's I guess more convenient for them, although I don't see how since I respond to it on the same time frame as I do with SMS..

snoodog  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you dont need or use a phone much there are a ton of plans out there that are super cheap. As in almost free ~10/month range. I got my wife's mom one and I think it had a annual cost of $10 after the $50 initial payment. Just think of all the lenses you could buy with the money saved... Cell plans run 30-50 if you want data and stuff.

rjw  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah if people say shit like that then fuck them.


If/when you get a smartphone you'll end up having so many other uses for it, it will be less about getting a somewhat augmented telephone and more about carrying a personal computer around with you.