Have you been clinging to your chipped, broken and barely working smartphone for a little too long? Maybe you’re due for an upgrade from your provider — in another year — or maybe you’re holding off until you can afford exactly what you want.
After all, with the new phones coming out in the autumn, you can surely wait a few more weeks, right? The reality is that for most Americans a mobile phone is no longer a luxury but a necessity, in order to keep their professional and personal life on track.
The good news is: With options for actually affordable, brand-spanking new phones, you can stop waiting. It’s no longer going to break the bank to get an upgrade, so treat yourself. You deserve it.
If you’re still on the fence, consider the following four prime excuses for an upgrade. Surely you fall into one of these categories.
1. You’re going back to school
If you’re taking classes, summer break is almost over, and you’re going to need an upgraded phone to check in with classmates, download those lecture notes, and find out where the heck that lab is being held on campus.
Plus, no matter what your age is, there’s something special about that first day of school; you don’t want to be the only student without a sweet phone.
2. You need to act like a boss to be a boss
Just like you need to dress for the job you want (not the one you have), the same goes for your electronic accessories. What does it say about you if you’re using an old-fashioned flip phone?
Your boss isn’t going to take you seriously, because it seems like you’re not up to date on technology. It might even suggest you can’t manage your finances.
3. There’s someone you need to impress (romantically)
If you’re on the dating scene, you’re no longer judged by your car alone; you’re also judged by your phone. This might not seem fair, but if you ask someone for their number and put it into an embarrassment of a phone, don’t expect a return phone call.
4. Your work/life/everything is suffering
Do you frequently mess up plans because the calendar on your phone is wonky? Do you avoid texting because you can’t stand the keyboard or touch screen on your phone?
Smartphones are supposed to make your life easier, not become an added hindrance.
If any of these apply to you, you’re ready for an upgrade. Why wait?