skiermanAnd also pay $100+ a month to use a smaller version of a computer for no reason at all. That is until the touch screen fails, or the battery fails because its all China made pieces of crap.
Seeing as my laptop is rarely with me, I'm willing to shell out some cash for a smart phone. I didn't have one up until last year, and even if you don't use it for social media there are so many apps that are tremendously convenient. I mean they certainly aren't necessary by any means but the convenience factor is worth it to me.
Also, like I said, if you take care of it they will last a long time. They rarely just stop working. You have to drop it and crack the screen, or get water damage. Not to mention nearly every new phone is a smartphone. I have an LG Vortex that came out in 2010 and it still holds a charge, touchscreen works, still a great functioning device. I feel like when you're saying "smartphone" you're really just saying "iPhone"