Two years ago, I decided that I absolutely needed a BlackBerry. You know, so I could have access to the important things in life at all times. Important things like my personal Gmail account and Facebook. So I took the plunge and got myself a cute little BlackBerry Pearl and a monthly phone bill double what I was previously paying. Fast forward two years to today...I'm paying 80 bucks a month to Verizon and don't even come close to utilizing all of my phone's features.
Verizon has a "New Every Two" deal where you get a $50 credit towards a new phone every two years. (Which is totally lame because it used to be a $100 credit. Don't think you can fool me, Verizon.) My two years is up, and if I want to get a new phone, I can cash in on my $50 credit. The dilemma is......do I go back to a regular cell phone or get another BlackBerry?? (Or...switch to AT&T for an iPhone?) As much as I love rolling over in bed each morning when I wake up and checking my Gmail on my BlackBerry, or using the google maps application when I'm hopelessly lost, which I admit is really nice, is it worth an extra $40 a month? I'm thinking no. So with that, I think I've made my decision. It's back to a ho-hum cell phone for me. No bells and whistles. Time to get moving on my research to see what's out there!