Do you make the most out of your smart phone?

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Centralia, Missouri
September 23, 2015 10:32am CST
Many people have smart phones these days, and I have found that not everyone really gets the most out of theirs. Yes, you can check facebook on the fly, but they can do so much more! I can bank on mine (and yes, my cell locks itself, and the banking app locks as well). I can control my central air/heat at my home, or even unlock the doors and turn the alarm on and off. I have an app that pulls all the local sales ads for me. I added an app (and yes most of these are free apps) that I use once a day to help me learn Spanish. I have an app that tells me where to turn so I never have to glance at maps. I have an app to geocache with, with compass and GPS. I have an app to ingress with (fun game there, btw), basically a global capture the flag(s) sort of thing. There are photo apps, writing apps, learning apps, game apps, sales apps, calculator apps, you name it apps. It really is a small computer, when you think about it. For non i-product users google even has a survey app, the only survey thing that I have ever made money on. The money is only for google play store credit. But that's fine, as I haven't had to pay for an app that would have cost me that I wanted in over a year now. The only app I really currently want, is a mylot app. I have trouble with the cell and the site interfacing well, it's laggy and doesn't load well. So, I ask again, do you make the most use out of your smart phone? Please tell me it's not a selfie machine!
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• Preston, England
23 Sep 15
I don't have a smart phone, just a basic text and call pay as you go phone.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
23 Sep 15
I have an IPhone and Ipad by Apple and love them both as you can do so much more with them than a basic phone.
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@Susan2015 (16802)
• United States
23 Sep 15
Me too, talk and text. And sometimes I text too much.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@Susan2015 Oh well hopefully you have unlimited texting.
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@Susan2015 (16802)
• United States
23 Sep 15
I don't have a smartphone. Bernie does and he does a lot on it. I tell him it's with him 24/7.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Sep 15
that's how many people are with their phones, lol
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
24 Sep 15
Yep I think most of us are with our phones 24/7.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt Yet some are on their phones or texting way to much.
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@rosekiss (30108)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Sep 15
I have an iPhone, and I do use apps on it everyday, but I user different apps, mostly to make money with. There are lots of apps out there for sure, and with a smarphone we can do so much more than with any other phone. I love my iPhone.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Sep 15
Now thats one I haven't figure out yet, apps to make money on.
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• Centralia, Missouri
24 Sep 15
@rosekiss lol duh, not sure why I didn't think of that, will have to do that.
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@rosekiss (30108)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt Of course there are some that are only for Android, so I can't do thos. i have quite a few on my iPhone, but i don't get all done everyday; I just do what I can as most of the ime I ami in here. It is nice to have different outlest though to make money with. Granted, it isn't all that much, but itis etter than nothing, and does add up over time.
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@valmnz (12531)
• New Zealand
23 Sep 15
I mainly use mine for texting, plus a few apps to keep track of things. I prefer to separate my online life from daily life and deliberately choose not to do things that can wait until at home on the computer.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Sep 15
I often use mine when I am stuck at doctors offices, or at lunch and such at work, since I always eat alone.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
24 Sep 15
rosekiss, I do swagbucks also but on my computer or ipad never tried it on my smartphone.
@kevin1877uk (35489)
24 Sep 15
No not really, I don't use half of what it can do, maybe only 10% lol
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
Sad, try something new. Maybe ingress
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@kevin1877uk (35489)
25 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt Yeah I know it's sad.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
@kevin1877uk pfft, I bet you can find some more uses for the thing!
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• Quezon City, Philippines
24 Sep 15
In my own opinion having a Samsung Galaxy S6 as my smartphone is like having a perfect partner in surfing the internet, taking pictures of the memorable events in my life and especially using my phone to communicate to my family and friends.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
I have a samsung galaxy note 4 this time around, loving it so far. got one of those drop proof cases though, mine takes a dive about once a week or so
• Quezon City, Philippines
25 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt Nice so you relly make the most time with your smartphone.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Sep 15
@intal_carl I try too, Im paying for it after all, better get my moneys worth!
@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
23 Sep 15
I don't use as many as you do but simply because I don't really need all that.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Sep 15
some get used more than others, and some I think I will use and don't, but there seems to be one for all kinds of needs.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt Yes, there certainly are plenty to choose from.
@mom210 (5818)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Sep 15
I do not have one, don't need one. I do not like being that available I guess. I live in a rural area, no cell phone works here, even if it did I would still have to have the house phone because the only internet available is DSL requiring a phone line. I am fine with it, I really have no need for one anyway.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
well, turning your home wifi isn't hard, that just takes a router. but I can see what you saw with the no reception. our first house in texas was like that. Hubby is an EMT though, and uses his phone for all kinds of things at work, so we ended up getting smart phones. They don't work everywhere, because of reception, but thats ok, I dont have to have access to mine constantly
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@sharon6345 (92563)
• United States
24 Sep 15
I don't at all and I should be shot. Just recently someone showed me how to text. answer my messages which I forgot by now. I would love to learn spanish on mine for sure. I do have swagbucks and perk apps for gift cards.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
try duolino,it's free and a spanish learning app, kinda fun!
@Tampa_girl7 (20012)
• United States
24 Sep 15
I still use a flip phone
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
a couple of my coworkers still did, one asked me to show her how to text....I cant do it very well on those old hit number 2 five times to get to a letter texting anymore
• Surat, India
24 Sep 15
hey just give your number, i will call you
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Sep 15
no, thanks. Pretty sure that's a violation of polices and such here, plus of all my cell uses, talking is one of my least used!