Re: The Competition Heats Up…
Resisted getting a cellphone for a long time. Couldn't use them at work, and I didn't want to make it easier for work to call me when I wasn't there.
Eventually got a Blackberry. It died one day after my service contract was up.
Replaced the Blackberry with a Nokia running Windows Mobile or whatever it was called. Rather nice, actually. That phone died one morning early in its service contract. Provider was useless. I drove across town to the shop that sold and configured the phone. Worse than useless.
So, I drove home, went to the Apple store and ordered an iPhone for pickup at a local Apple store. I was there within the hour setting it up. The iPhone's features are overkill for me, but at least it still works.
The value of a cellphone for me comes out when I travel. That's a few times a year, but, given the vagaries that afflict travel these days, it's become essential, less for its use as a phone and much more for its use as a pocket-sized net access device.