It is really good to know that we can venture out with a degree of comfort knowing we can call someone at any time. I think the "ICE" feature on a mobile (or any phone) is a good idea too - for anyone that needs to call somebody for us.
Texting and for emergencies. I also use it daily to track my exercise (running and walking games, a pedometer ap) and use the camera often. I don't use it for social media stuff because I waste enough time with that when I'm at my computer, I don't want to make it any easier.
I stopped using a mobile phone when I had to give up working due to illness. Even then,I I used is as a camera more than anything else!!! It was a security item while out for me,and nothing more!
Being at home more often than not, I do have a pre-paid Talk and Text model for when I am out having doctors appointments and such.But I use it so very rarely,that I don't even know the number!!! Again,it is only for emergencies if I happen to have any.Thankfully these are extremely rare,but it is nice to know the ability to make contact with the necessary people is at my fingertips.Or,I should say,at the bottom of my bag!!!!
I am old school, and I need all the help I can get, but my mobile, my 10 year old Nokia, not quite a brick, but solid and reliable, is only ever used for the occassional call out, a TXT or two where talking is not the best option, and that is it.
It is for my emergency use, (older = shorter battery life) so it it off unless I need it or I check it, usually every day or 2.
It has colour screen, WAP/Internet and other junk, who cares - I have a PC at home for that, a real proper camera for pics and a dedicated GPS and a street directory in the car.
Old fashion maybe. but my phone works perfectly as a phone, my camera works perfectly, my PC works perfectly, and they do their inteded job better than most M/Phones do, because that is what they were designed for...only.
I thought it was funny too, but on a darker side, research shows, the better the internet access has become, the more porn became available on mobile phones and the screen sizes are becoming larger is direct proportion.
I shall be keeping my mini brick for a while yet.
My mobile device is no longer just a phone, but a portable computer to me. I mainly use it for social media and checking emails, as well saw texting, messaging and making calls. I recently bought a new printer, which I can only work from my phone! lol, so now its a device for printing too!!!
Talking to my son who lives in Alberta, and here I am in Ontario, so the least expensive way is to send messages and pictures back and forth. We can also talk while looking at each other. It is also good as a calculator, I use that one a lot, and then there are games, when I am very board witing at the hospital or something.