You know this is an interesting point.
Originally Posted by kjb86
Back 'in the day', when I first ditched a land line (maybe 8 years ago?) I had an unlimited plan. I figured I spent so much time on the phone for work and personal, AND without a home phone, it only made sense.
I noticed over the years, esp when I began having access to texting and then, to email, on my phone, that my phone usage began to decline.
I racheted back from my sweet unlimited deal to 1200 min/mo. Then I rolled back to 950 min/mo.
Today, I am on 450 minutes per month. And you know what? I NEVER max out.
Instead of calling someone to say "I'll be there in ten minutes" (a 10 second call for which I'd get dinged 60 seconds) I text them - or better yet, I texted them before I even got on the road, with my ETA.
Instead of calling my SO to tell him my flight number, I emailed it on the fly.
So for me, "a phone being a phone first and foremost" just doesn't exist anymore.
The only time I actually TALK on my phone is 1) at work, and 2) on the weekends, usually on bluetooth while I am working in the yard, to my long distance family. That's it.
The rest of the time, it seems like its a conveyer for info that is short, to the point or setting up a F2F.
I get that this is not everyone's experience, and certainly if I traveled more frequently for work, it would be a different story, but even when I do, I just sync to a computer for much of that instant communication.