While on vacation, I spilled moped oil all over my phone. Lame. Not fun. I needed a new phone, and immediately.
My phone plan is a family plan. I send my Dad and Step Mom $63 a month for 1000 minutes and a data plan. (Not bad at all!)
One thing I feel good about is being able to buy the phone that I want when it's needed. No, I didn't buy the cheap option. I didn't get any deals. I bought what I wanted when I needed it. What helped this?
1. An emergency fund. Enough said.
2. I am not a mindless upgrader. I will normally run my phone until the death. Granted, my old phone still worked, but only on speaker. While that wasn't death, I do have some standards. Otherwise, I would've kept with my original phone for a while, even though it was having some other problems.
3. Thought. I have been contemplating the new phone purchase for months, so when it was time, I knew what I wanted and how much I was willing to pay.
Though it was an expensive venture, I'm happy with the new phone and how it went down. What can sometimes be a crisis for another person went off swimmingly for me.