5 Ways You Know It’s Time To Upgrade Your Old Cell Phone

by Michal on May 5, 2011

in Phone Tips

At one time the main reason to have a cell phone was to make calls. While I suppose that is still the case for some, phones these days can do much more than make a simple call. As a matter of fact, most people could get by just fine if they never even made a call. With all the social media tools, text messaging and internet capabilities that are packed into our phones, making a phone call seems to be a thing of the past. Even if your old phone still makes just like it always has, there are other reasons to upgrade to a newer model. Here are 5 ways you know it’s time to upgrade your old cell phone.

  1. Your phone does NOT have a camera: Just about every cell phone these days comes with a camera, even my mom’s cell phone has a camera and that’s not saying much. If you are the only one you know that doesn’t have a camera phone, then it is time for you to bite the bullet and upgrade. At one time having a phone that also had the ability to take pictures was an added feature that cost more. However, today a camera is a standard feature and you don’t even have to pay extra for it. The quality of the pictures are great (depending on the phone), good enough to print the picture and still have the great quality. My iPhone takes awesome pictures and it eliminates the need for me to carry both my phone and a camera.
  2. You want your email in the palm of your hand: Any of the new phones in the stores today will give you the ability to send and receive emails right from your phone. Whether it is important business emails or personal emails, you can handle your email business from your phone. Even many older phone models have the ability to get into your POP email accounts, so if your phone can’t do this then it’s time to upgrade my friend.
  3. If your phone is not an MP3 player: If you are a big music buff and you are still carrying around multiple devices so you can listen to your music while on the go then you should simplify. Upgrade to a phone that allows you to store all your favorite tunes and you will never be without your music.
  4. You can’t download apps: Apps are the coolest thing out there and you are missing out! There are apps for everything that I don’t even know where to start. Here’s some super cool things you might not even realize apps can do.
    • Use your smartphone as a T.V. remote
    • Monitor your home when your away via your web cam
    • Open your garage door with your phone

    The point is, is that you are missing out if you don’t have a phone capable of downloading apps. You can do just about everything with the right app like: your banking, get directions, play games, check Facebook and more.

  5. You need better texting capabilities: First of all, if your current phone is not text messaging capable it means it’s time to rush out and get a new one. Here is a link to Amazon Wireless so you can start shopping right now. On a serious note, if the keys on your old phone are sticky and it’s preventing you from being a good texter then consider upgrading to a better phone. All the new phones are great for texting.

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