Believe it or not, I know someone who still has an original Motorola Razr. Those phones were first released in 2004. It is almost unheard of that someone would hold on to a cell phone that long… THAT STILL FUNCTIONS! I think that says a lot about the workmanship of the phone. Motorola should be proud. They do make awesome phones.

What does your cell phone look like? Are you embarrassed to pull it out in public? 🙂  How old is it? Do all of the functions work? Is there tape on it anywhere? LOL!

If you were not lucky enough to be gifted a new phone for Christmas, maybe it is time to treat yourself. What kind of phone you need depends on what you do. I am all for smartphones. If you do not currently use one, it may just change your life. OK, maybe that is strong. 🙂 But it can certainly help you be more productive.

I have been lucky enough to use a Motorola Droid Bionic for the past 3 months or so as part of the Verizon Midwest Mom Blogger Program. It’s no secret that I enjoy testing phones. I have reviewed several of them. The Bionic is definitely at the top of my list. Verizon has several other smartphones available besides the Droid Bionic. They have 16 smartphoen capable of receiving 4G speeds. I have talked before about just how fast Verizon 4G is. If you are looking for the fastest data connection, Verizon is definitely the way to go. Although the packages can get quite pricey, and they no longer offer unlimited data. But most users will not need unlimited data.

My favorite picks on the list of smartphones offered are the Motorola Droid Razr, iPhone 4s (not 4g), Droid Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, and the new Samsung Nexus S which is the first phone made just for the new Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0. Depending on what you choose the phone will cost between $99 and $299. Voice rate plans are as low as $39.99 and as high as $69.99. Adding data could very well double your plan. But, for some that are heavy users it is totally worth it.

Whatever you choose, do you homework, decide which features are most important to you, and ask for recommendations. You will want to know about voice quality, speed, battery life, and durabiltiy among other things.

What phone do you use now? Is it about time for an upgrade? Did you get a new phone for Christmas?


Disclosure: This post represents my involvement in the Verizon Midwest Mom Blogger Program.