While smartphones can open a wide range of doors that flip phones can’t, we still say take everything in moderation. Here at Palm, we urge our users to apply that in their digital life as well. Tech can consume us at times, especially with its unending lists of entertainment apps and games. There are many resources available to help teach you how to manage your time on smart devices, including books such as “24/6,” by Tiffany Shlain, that show you how to unplug for a day and the benefits thereof.  There are also smartphones that are now designed to help curb screen time and allow you to live more in the moment. 

Maybe that’s a reason you’ve been hanging on to your flip-phone for years, but this holiday season, it might be the time to upgrade to a smartphone.  This year has proven that flip-phones just won’t cut it when it comes to connecting. We understand that at times it’s hard to break a tradition, one that you’ve been comfortable with using for years. However, with the many advancements in phones these days, you might need to reconsider.  Here are a few reasons why upgrading this holiday and ditching the flip is a good idea.  

Here are 5 reasons you may want to trade in your flip phone for a smartphone right now! 

  • Making video calls to your family and friends. -It’s even more important now to see someone’s face, a reaction. The pandemic has left us missing our loved ones and sometimes a voice just isn’t enough. Whether it’s missing your kid’s first step or your grandchildren’s blowing out their 1st birthday, worry no more! Smartphones allow you to feel like you’re really there by using video calls, so you can be face to face with all the action.  You don’t want to be the one face they don’t know or remember, do you? 

  1. Getting around is easy as 1-2-3.  The future of mobility is here and at your fingertips with app services such as Uber, Lyft, and Getaround.  Some cities and places are starting to open up again and getting around is easy with a smartphone. Just open an app and you’re off. Make it easy as 1-2-3 to order a safe ride and save yourself time and money.  
  2.  Learning on the go. Been itching to learn a new language, listen to trending podcasts, or learn some new dance moves? With a smartphone, you can be mobile and learn at your own pace and time.  Venture out to the park, pop in a pair of headphones (we’ll get to earbuds next time–baby steps), and begin to learn Spanish by using one of the many language apps available today. Also, with services like Audible, you’ll be able to catch up with some reading– well listening, that you’ve been looking to begin. 
  3. Keeping track of your health and body vitals. It’s even more important now to stay on top of our health, both mentally and physically, and there are tons of features in smartphones that actually help us, such as Headspace and Calm. Establishing healthy mental and sleep habits is very crucial in these times. Whether you like to workout indoors or out, smartphones offer ways to maximize your healthy lifestyle choices and keep your fitness goals on track.  
  4. If Warren Buffett can do it, so can you -That’s right, the billionaire investor, and one of Apple’s largest shareholders, finally traded in his Samsung SCH-U320 flip phone for an iPhone in January 2020 at the ripe old age of 89.  Although he says he mainly uses it for calls, he does occasionally check-in on the market.  

The holidays are approaching and maybe you’re inspired to switch out your flip phone and step into modern times. Be sure to check out Palm and see if it fits into your lifestyle.  

If you’re interested in a phone that will help you live life easy in 2020, it’s a great time to get a Palm. You can learn about our bundles and deals at Palm.com. We also offer financing options through Affirm with payments as low as $25/month as well as affordable mobile plans through US Mobile—with plans starting at just $5/month.

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With Palm, we make it as easy as possible to connect on your terms so that you can regain control over your digital life without breaking the bank. Join our #PalmCrew today!