smartphones

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  1. Tobes

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    Is it worthwhile to have a smartphone as a plebe? I will most likely be handing my phone down to my brother due to costs,what do most mids use? We are considering a flip phone through verizon or a track phone.
     
  2. osdad

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    Keep your phone. You won't use it during PS but will during the rest of the year.

    Take it with you on I-day. Take out the fully charged battery and put both pieces along with the charger in a zip lock freezer bag. Put your name, mid # and company on a card inside the bag. You'll use it 3 times during PS to make those important calls home.
     
  3. Tobes

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    thanks

    My major concern is that the $30/month data plan that is required to have the phone will go mostly unused as i will not have that much time once the ac year begins. A different phone would allow my family to best use the data plan attached to the phone and still allow me to call home.
     
  4. Dolphins2012

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    Obviously, having internet, email, etc. on your phone is an advantage for any student. This sounds more like a financial decision for your and your family.
     
  5. wiscyellowjacket

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    My 2 cents as a recent plebe... I used my smartphone with data alot...the academy runs on email and having access to it in the palm of your hand comes in very handy...also there will be times that you want the phone for the quick access to the internet or the games on it! Trust me, there are alot of mids with smartphones and find plenty of time to use them
     
  6. nuensis

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    Is a smartphone something I will need? Should I go out and get one before the academic year starts, or is it just something nice to have?
     
  7. wiscyellowjacket

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    NO :eek: ! i am not saying that every plebe needs to go out and drop a few hundred dollars on an smartphone...my plebe year roommate has a phone that he says "is out of the soviet era" and he did just fine! It is just something nice to have, and can make your life a little easier...
     

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