I have become quite dependent on my phone. That is something that I never expected to happen. My kids always loved theirs, but I really felt no need to upgrade beyond the basic version that I had that only allowed me to make calls and receive them. But when the major company I buy service from had an offer that was almost too good to be true, I decided to go for it. And I am so glad that I did. My kids have showed me how to find free android apps to download, and that is what really led me to find out just how good it is to use those.
I should explain a little about what I was using before, I purchased a phone years ago that allowed the usual calls that everyone is used to. I was able to text people, but did not really do much of that until my kids grew old enough to start texting me. It was then that I could really see how nice it was for them to be able to contact me in between a class without disturbing the teacher. I could reply to them in return, without it disturbing anyone like a call would. I felt no reason to upgrade anything because, as far as I was concerned, everything worked perfectly fine. The kids were happy and I was happy.
One day, my oldest son showed me an advertisement that stated that I could get new smart phones for the entire family for a fraction of the price. I told him that I would think about it, and he explained why it would be a good idea. I believed him, so I bought three for the kids, and one each for my wife and myself. It really made a world of difference, and I love using all he different apps that are available for mine.