My wife and I each got our cell phones the other day, and our phone choices reflected our wants and needs (imagine that). We ended up both getting the LG Accolade, a nice simple flip phone. We didn’t get any texting plan, and no data plan. We also transferred our home number from Vonage to my wife’s cell phone.
Personally, I chose a simple phone over a smart phone because I haven’t been happy with any of the smart phones I’ve tried. At least, not for the cost. They’re really neato, and lots of fun, but I’m not paying that much for neato right now. I’m looking hard at a MiFi from Version for my mobile data needs.
I realized that a smart phone is like a swiss army knife. They do a lot of cool things, but none of the tools is *really* specialized. Try swapping a Marine’s K-Bar for one and see what happens. Or a surgeon’s scalpel. Or a seamstress’s scissors. My phone is like a specialized tool, and it makes calls, and it seems to do it quite well.