Do you think it is wise to invest on cellphones?

@pehpot (4762)
Philippines
November 30, 2008 12:40am CST
With so many units and kinds of phone in the market, Do you think it is still wise to invest in some phone that are expensive? or is it just OK to just buy cheaper phones? I opted to buy cheaper ones as the only use of phone to me is for calling and texting. How about you guys? You spend a lot for your phone?
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15 responses
@balasri (26577)
• India
29 Dec 08
It is always wise to invest in anything considering your the priorities and necessities.Things are very alluring and tempting nowadays which can make you swipe your card at will.Well I don't want to blink helpless while I pay my bills with a brand new modern cell phone in my hand whose price is going to be half in any way in three months.I never like to live for others.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
25 Dec 08
hey how are you? merry christmas you and your family.you know they change cellphone every week it seem like so i just need a phone that i can use don,t worry to much about the new techology phones
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
Well, just like you, I feel like it's ok to invest on cheaper phones since you will only be using it for texting and calling. I have learned my lessons I guess, because I used to buy cellphones that look cool and have different features only to find out that of the 20 features I will only be using 5 of them. I paid for the features and not on my needs which was a wrong judgement from my end.
@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
i think it is okay because people are not contented they keep on buying new phones to be in...
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
hi pehphot! I don't spend much on cellphones. the only cellphones I just use is the free cellphones that comes with my smart plan. I can have new phone every one and half year. as long as I continue with my plan. take care
• India
4 Dec 08
I prefer to go for a cheaper model which I can use efficiently for calling and sending messages. Sometimes its better if we have a camera built-in. Otherwise I do not see a reason why we should go for a costlier cell phone.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
I don't think so... the expensive cell phones would usually lose their value in a matter of months... so it is wise to just buy the unit that will best suit the person... in my case... i need one with a camera with nice resolution... so i have one that was given for free when i got myself a postpaid line... I will never buy those that cost a fortune... because new,nicer and cheaper models will always be available in the market
@camomom (7537)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I refuse to spend any more the $30 for a cellphone. Most of the time I get the free phones with the 2 year contract.
@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I've always been a wise spender in all my life. This is probably the reason why I and my hubby are able to exceed our contemporaries when it comes to what have we achieved in life financially speaking. WE don't spend too much on unnecessary things like cellphones. I don't change cellphone if only to upgrade or keep up with the latest trend. I don't need to be trendy with cellphones as I believe it will not in anyway help me have a better life. It will only invite snatchers and robber. I don't even use cellphone very often. I only use this when I contact my hubby or my son when I'm on the road. Otherwise, I prefer to use the landline. It's not my habit to communicate by texting because I feel its a waste of time because I am very slow in texting. Instead of investing too much money in cellphone I would rather use the money for necessities at home.
@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Like you I just use my phone for calling and texting. I just want a phone that can be easily handled and navigated. I don't like the big fat ones. The nokia 5110 is cheap however the keypads are so difficult to use. So as long as I can easily use the keypads, user-friendly, then that's enough for me. Although I also like phones wherein I can record our voice and the phones that has cameras. Camera phones can come in handy in case I forget to bring my digital camera.
@stinge (808)
• United States
1 Dec 08
It really depends on what you use your phone for. I used to get the simplest most cheapest easy to use phones there were. My friend used to get on me about that. I didn't have any use for cameras or text messaging. I didn't even know what text messaging was at one point. I used to be against all these phones with the numerous amount of features like the camera and being able to record videos and play music. But with the upgrade in technologytoday, just about every phone that comes out has all of these features anyway. I have a motorola q9h. It's windows mobile and I can get my emails on there as well. I mostly use my phone for browsing the internet and email use. The camera and recording videos and listening to music is one thing that I don't use my phone for. But it's there if I wanted to. Phones are very expensive these days. Certain phones are for certain people. There are alot of features on my phone that I know I haven't dicovered yet, but I realy don't need them. I have alot of office type features that I don't use because I'm not a business man. If all you are going to use your phone for is to make phone calls, then getting the cheapest most simple one to use is the right choice in my opinion.
@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
1 Dec 08
As far as I see it, cell phone is a lot like a car. I believe it has to do with how you're gonna use the phone & trying to find the phone that fits your use. Just for example sake, if you are a single guy & live alone, I don't think you really need to buy a bus. But at the same time, if you're married & have 7 kids, then buying a motorcycle as a main transportation may not be a good idea. That being said, if you're getting a cell phone just to talk on it, then no reason to buy a phone that costs 100's of dollars when a cheap phone, or even a free one they give out at the time of signing up, may not be a bad idea. But then if you are one of the majority who's looking for non-business related type phone, bit of talk & bit of text messaging, then a durable phone that fits comfortable in your hands while having a decent "typing" layout of the buttons may be a good idea. And it doesn't necessary have to be an expensive phone either. Then there are people who use the phone for business or work related reasons as well. Those people might need an access to emails as well. In that case, smart phones might be good fit for them. I myself have blackberry pearl 8120. When I bought the phone, it wasn't too expensive, at least not out of my pocket, because my work paid for the part of it. Cell phone is my main source of communication between my girl-friend & my daughter. And I use my cell phone for work purpose as well. I do need to get an access to internet as well as emails. If it wasn't for those reasons, I probably have bought something simpler phone.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
30 Nov 08
Nope, i think it's better to spend cheap on cell phones, because all cell phones comes with the same basic functions.. lol =D Why should we should so much for fashion and stylish phones, but end up not using any of those functions at all.. lol =D For that price, i might as well save up, and spend it else where.. lol =D
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I don't think it is wise at all for myself. I hardly ever use a phone. I just have one in case of emergencies and mainly use it for texting only.
• Malaysia
30 Nov 08
It depends on usage actually and the purpose of buying the phone. Some business people are always on the go, that's why they need complicated phones like the Nokia Communicator while some people just want cool phones like IPhone and Omnia. For me, I used to fancy those expensive and all-round phones, but I realized it's just too expensive and the price does depreciate over time - very fast. And in the end, I only use 10% of the phone's functionality. I'll just stick to an older or cheaper phone. I think it's sufficient.