My current cell phone is a little over four years old, and not smart in any fashion. It is starting to have battery issues, but as long as I keep it charged it works just fine. Really, I've never been super attached to the whole cell phone thing, if I'm not expecting a call on a weekend I've been known to leave it on my bedside table all day. If I don't hear it ring while I'm driving, I don't always think to check it at the destination so it may be a while before I get back to you.<br /><br />Except now, with this whole looking for work thing, I need to change my habits. I need to get better about checking the phone if I couldn't hear it anytime between 8a-6p on weekdays. And people seem flabbergasted that if I'm not at home at my desk I'm not checking my email. And living here only magnifies the issue.<br /><br />So I'm thinking about getting a new phone. I plan to stick with Verizon, in fact if my boyfriend and I combine plans it'll save us $10 a month. But I'm still reluctant. I've liked not having a smart phone, not getting my email everywhere, staying slightly disconnected from the crazy timesuck that glowing screens can be. (I'm not that old, but this is one of those topics that brings out "those whippersnappers vs. my lawn" kind of feelings.[It's in the same neighborhood of why I don't have a FB account.])<br /><br />Opinions, suggestions, recommendations, silly stories about that one time with your Aunt that vaguely relate?<br />I have no idea why this seems like such a big deal.