Smart phones do so many things other than just the phone itself. With all the things that Google is doing these days. I am seriously considering turning off the phone and just using it for the apps and camera, stuff like that. I can receive messages through my gmail. I would not have an emergency phone. But you can get a little go phone for way cheaper than the monthly bill on a smart phone. I am considering doing this and carrying both. I just do not use the phone.