I am slooooowly getting used to having two phones. It’s a first for me.
At my old job my work phone and personal iPhone were one and the same, with the same number. Work and play overlapped a lot more.
Currently I have a super cheap personal phone that’s only good for calls and painful texting, and a work smartphone. It’s an Android, which I despise, and doesn’t have a great battery life.
The $1200 question is: shell out for a smartphone of my own, or just keep a basic dumb phone and have the work smartphone?
It would very definitely be a want rather than a need. I don’t need Instagram, after all.
If I were to get a nice phone for myself, it’d probably just be an iPhone 4s like my last one (based on price, mainly, although the fact that I can charge older style iPhones on my radio clock dock is a bonus. We also already have an awesome iPhone 4 sized case).
I’ve been looking at what the best deals for iPhone 4s plans are in NZ. Here are my choices (my hastily Photoshopped in numbers to the right represent what I would have to pay for the phone itself upfront; the blue numbers on the left are the monthly plan cost).
To get a free phone I would have to pay $69 a month which just seems too steep somehow for a regular outlay, even though all the plans actually equal out cost-wise over the full 2 years.
For now I’m going to live with the status quo and see how I cope.