Is a mobile phone bill still typically $70 in the US?
Here in the UK things are sometimes crazy. A friend of mine got a new phone with a 12-month contract, and get this: it's a Samsung 19300 Galaxy S III. It has HD screen and everything. And she gets free UK calls, unlimited texts, and 100MB of data... all for about $25 a month!
That's just crazy! Why the heck did I spend $700 when I bought a Galaxy Note SIM-free?
High-rez, 5-inch screen. Good camera. Etc. Apart from my slight dislike for Android, this is a beautiful phone.
I love the new phones with 5-inch screens for reading (and web surfing, video, etc). Apple is shooting themselves in the foot by not making one.
Mobile bills in the US are still that high or higher.
I got my S3 last April and love it. Its a GSM and I took it to Eastern Europe with me, switched out the SIM and was up and running. 4G was everywhere, so I had good internet the whole time.
I used it as an e-reader and took lots of photos of the grandkids.
It seemed to do everything I needed and saved me having to carry three other devices, an e-reader, a camera, and a pad/tablet for e-mail. In today's restricted carry on environment, that was a big help. Security ignored phones, but gave laptops and pads close looks.
I always want reading material with me. Which means an iPad Mini at least, which means I need to bring a bag, and keep an eye on that continually. A 5.2-inch phone would need that the majority of the time I would not need that.
I'm trying to update the software in my G Note 1. But it refuses to do so without a SIM. So I'm trying to put in my SIM card, but it seems that the sim-to-micro-sim adapter is stuck in the slot inside the Note! Durnit.