About two months ago I traded my spiffy Blackberry with its delightful internet and email capabilities for my father in law's old cellular device. It's a little scratched up - but it's a great green color - and has a full qwerty keyboard. :-)
I'm downgrading at a time when it seems like the world is upgrading. Even my patients at the free medicaid clinic have sweet iPhones...all the high school kids on the subway in NYC had fancy phones...and I swear I saw children in Central Park with bedazzled Blackberry's. Interesting.
We are trying, so desperately, to embrace minimalism around here. We need to save big bucks before baby comes...and it wouldn't be so bad to give up some of the luxury that has become rather commonplace in my world.
Has this been an easy transition? Well, I do miss not having my email send directly to me at all times of day...but I find that checking my email once a day at night is turning out to be OK too. I really missed not being able to read blogs whenever I was bored...but more and more it's no big deal to me. I'm saving some money doing this. And I'm willing to do anything to save a lil money these days. (Roughly $350 per year). I'm sure that Tommy and I will end up with nice phones with phat capabilities someday....just not anytime soon.
Are you doing anything to save your cash flow?? Care to share?
*note: it would have been VERY handy to have the internet capabilities on our phones while we were exploring NYC this past weekend. Gotta be honest.