The wifey was using an original hand-me-down iPhone that finally died just before the birth of BPD. I was using an old Nokia phone (remember the game ‘Snake’). That’s how old it was.
Finally, we took the plunge and decided to get new cell phone plans which included some data Surprisingly, we didn’t even use any data in our first month since wi-fi is readily available everywhere — even at our local drug store.
As you can see, we opted for a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7. Yes, it’s not an iPhone and we don’t have the App Store. But it is surprisingly good. OGB is able to navigate through the interface quite quickly and find his Diego and Yo Gabba Gabba videos.
Smart phones are the all around pacifiers. It not only pacifies the kids but it also pacifies the parents. My wife and I use it more than our actual computers. It’s also toned down the itch to get an iPad. So really, getting smart phones was a cost-saving measure. Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, built-in photo and video cameras, calendars, shopping lists, email, web browser and some games to distract me on my commute — just about everything modern-day parents like my wife and I need.