Smartphones Can Replace These Everyday Items

I may have recently written about going back to a simple cellphone instead of my iPhone, but chances are I won’t be doing so anytime soon. I think it hit me the other morning when I realized just how many purposes my phone now serves for me on a daily basis. Sure, it makes calls; but it also replaces many different items I would otherwise have around cluttering up my life and my space. Off the top of my head, here are a few things that my iPhone stands in for perfectly well, enabling me to simplify my life and my belongings:

  • GPS unit
  • Kitchen timer
  • Compass
  • Radio
  • Stereo to play my entire music collection
  • Recipe Book
  • Map book
  • Notepads
  • Calendar
  • Address Book
  • Digital Camera
  • Remote Control

iphones Smartphones Can Replace These Everyday Items

When you think about it that way, $199 for a device that does all that is a pretty good value. Imagine having to buy each one of those items individually? Add in the fact that I can also make calls and check email from almost anywhere and it is an astounding deal. Granted, the monthly access isn’t cheap and that’s why I am looking into switching to an Android phone on Virgin Mobile (75% less monthly cost than what I pay AT&T), but I do believe I need to stay with having some kind of smartphone for the future. What do you think? Do you use your phone to replace several everyday items, and if so what items does it replace?

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