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Melinda Tuers, an accounting clerk at a high school in Redlands, Calif., said she already pays close to $300 a month for her family's four smartphones. She and her husband have cut back on dining out, special events and concerts to make room for the bigger phone bill.
More than half of all U.S. cellphone owners carry a device like the iPhone, a shift that has unsettled household budgets across the country. Government data show people have spent more on phone bills over the past four years, even as they have dialed back on dining out, clothes and entertainment—cutbacks that have been keenly felt in the restaurant, apparel and film industries.
Families with more than one smartphone are already paying much more than the average—sometimes more than $4,000 a year—easily eclipsing what they pay for cable TV and home Internet.
Clearly dumb phones are the smart phone.
Or dumb people buying smart phones
Yes, this is what is wrong with America. Can't afford housing, healthcare or healthy foods, but plenty of money for 4 iPhones, 5 plasma tvs, three cars, xBox, etc., etc.
as long as it's on the sprint plan... get a few more for your 6yos.
How about not being a slave to your children, growing a spine, and saying "no"?