There are many of you who still love the simple convenience of using a flip phone. But if you’ve been thinking that maybe it’s time to try a smartphone, here are five reasons it might be a great idea. Today’s smartphones are more versatile than ever, and can truly enhance many of your favorite everyday activities.
You Love Photography
Most smartphones include terrific, easy-to-use cameras, which include software that allows you to edit your photos and even add special effects. The picture quality of many smartphone cameras even rivals professional grade digital cameras.
You Want to Connect Face-to-Face
Smartphones offer the ability to make video calls, so you can see and talk with a loved one in real time. This feature is included with all smartphones, using apps like Facetime for iPhone, and Duo or Skype for Android.
You Like to Keep Up via Social Media
If you enjoy using social media sites like Facebook to keep up with friends and family, or Twitter for the latest news, a smartphone makes it especially convenient. You can access the app right from your phone, and use it to check your profile and post updates. You can also easily share photos already stored on your phone, with no need to save them to your computer first.
You Want to Stay “In the Know” Wherever You Are
With a smartphone, you can check the weather, news and even email right from the palm of your hand. This is especially useful when you’re traveling.
You’re Tired of Using a Map
One of the best smartphone advances is the ease of using GPS via cellular data. You’ll get turn-by-turn directions using apps like Google maps, or Waze. You’ll know about traffic jams or detours, plus be able to find nearby restaurants, gas stations, and more while you’re on the go.
Now, before you make the switch, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. Connecting to your home Wi-Fi will provide you with Internet access, but you will need a cellular data plan for times when you’re using your phone away from a Wi-Fi source. We offer a variety of affordable options to help you get started. Best of all, with Consumer Cellular, you won’t have worry about overages with our automatic upgrades!
We can also help you select the perfect smartphone for your needs. Choose from our wide variety, which includes everything from affordable, entry-level smartphones to top-of-the-line options from Samsung and even the latest iPhone models. Feel free to discuss your options with our friendly customer service team at (888) 345-5509. Plus, be sure to ask about cell phone discounts for seniors. We’ll make sure you get what’s right for you!