“I held out. I didn’t want to get a cell phone. Probably for the same reason that I didn’t read Harry Potter until right before the 6th book came out. I just didn’t want to do it because everyone else was. I guess that makes me a hipster, doesn’t it? Hah. Even though I don’t dress like one, don’t like their music and don’t like coffee.” Tiffany Myers messed with the sleeve of her shirt as she shared why she decided to wait so long to get a smart phone.
“I mean it’s not like I didn’t want one. I wanted one. But I kinda resented the idea of getting a smart phone because it felt like our culture was going full speed in a direction that I wasn’t totally sure if I liked. And frankly I knew I would get addicted to it as soon as I got one and it would be hard for me to live without. I knew I’d have to get one eventually so it was like I was reveling in the time that I had without a smart phone, ya know?”
Tiffany was then asked what prompted her to go ahead and get a smart phone.
“Well my mother and I share a plan. She is a teacher and our cell phone provider gives her a discount. She ended up losing her old phone and she had to upgrade to a smart phone or at least it was the cheapest option she had. Our phone bill got pricier because she was forced to get a data plan. I figured why not because I didn’t want to get pay for data that I wasn’t using.”
So what do you think about your smart phone now that you have it?
“Oh my gosh, I love it. I do. I knew I would. I have an iPhone, the green one and I think it’s great. I was definitely addicted to it in the beginning. I actually had stress dreams because I kept getting really scared that I was gonna break my phone. I had an upgrade so my phone was only $100. A new one would be like 6 times that.”
Tiffany did you know that there are cell phone repair companies out there that can fix your iPhone for you?
“Oh wow, no I had no idea. Are they expensive?”
Significantly less expensive than new iPhone without an upgrade.
“Wow. Good to know. I did go ahead and get an Otterbox but those aren’t necessarily fool proof. I still don’t want to have to pay for getting my iPhone repaired but if I have to then I have to! It’s really good to know that I have options if my phone does break. I thought that I would certain have to buy a new one if the screen broke. Or if anything broke.”
What is your favorite thing about having an iPhone?
“I really like that I can have all the different apps like Instagram and GasBuddy that either make my life easier or more fun!”
If you are holding off on getting a cell phone because of how much it would cost to get a new one, then go for it because you can always get your cell phone repaired.