What kind of phone are you using? I’ve had my current mobile phone for a little more than 2 years. It’s a basic Sony model. The phone itself was free, provided that I use it at least two years. I use a few of the phone’s functions, such as text messaging and the alarm clock. Moreover, I use its camera, which performs better than my digital camera.
However, I never use my phone to connect to the internet. That would cause my monthly fee to jump up. I usually stay at home and use my laptop, so there is no need for it. The number of people using smart phones and tablets has been rapidly increasing in recent years.
I bought a WiFi model iPad mini last month. This is my first time purchasing Apple products. This is a very convenient tool for outside use. It’s handy and the right size for my bag. The covered iPad mini looks like a book. I only had to pay for the device itself: no other monthly fee are needed. I use many different functions and apps including Skype. At first, it seems strange when speaking into my iPad, but I’m gradually getting used to it. There are many useful apps for free. Maybe I’m getting close to becoming “high-tech”
By the way, my son also bought an iPod touch. He is always playing the game “Puzzle and Dragons” which is very popular in Japan now(>_<)