Why You Should Get Over Your Fear Of Mobile Technology


I don’t need a smartphone or tablet.

Portable electronics cost too much.

The second you buy anything it’s already outdated.

I don’t need yet another device taking up space.

My privacy is too important.

I don’t know what I’d do with a tablet or smartphone.

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Technology can not only make life easier, but also help you be more productive with your time and even save or make you money!


None of these remarks are new to any of us. They are the same exact things you and I hear from people all of the time when the topic comes to new technology, particularly mobile tech likes smartphones or tablets. They’re just excuses for not spending money or ways to rationalize a fear of technology. Either way, it’s an outdated way to think.

Don’t need a smartphone or tablet? If you travel, run a business, or have limited space then you may not need it, but mobile tech would certainly be a huge benefit. You will never know what you are missing out on until you try.

Think portables cost too much? Well, you can buy on sale, trade in old equipment to offset the price, or buy not-so high-end item and it won’t be such a financial drain. You can even buy used or refurbished to lower the cost even more.

Unless you are one of those people who has a compulsive need to always have the latest and (not always) greatest things, then the rate at which new items are released shouldn’t make a difference. Almost nothing becomes obsolete right away, so you will have time to get your money’s worth.

If space is a concern, consider this: tablets are powerful enough to replace laptops for many tasks and sometimes even desktops in some instances. In fact, both tablets and smartphones can act as controllers for household items so you can replace your many remotes with a single app. Plus, the footprints are generally small.

Privacy concerns are normal, but GPS locator settings in mobile devices can be really beneficial. Just one example would be Geico customers using the mobile app to get roadside assistance. Or, if you are lost, any mapping program can get you out of that situation using your GPS location. Besides, if you’re on Facebook or Twitter or blog, chances are much of your privacy is gone already.

If you don’t know what you would do with a mobile tech device, the options are limitless. You can use it to keep up to date with your finances with virtually any bank or brokerage. You can keep up with friends and family when not at a computer. You can download and read your favorite books without having to go to the store or library (or carry them around). Use it to replace your old-fashioned book or magazine collection. The options are virtually limitless!

You see, there are very real reasons why mobile technology is a great benefit and why so many people are adopting it as part of their everyday lives.

If you really think about it, there is nothing indicating a slowdown in the advancement of mobile computing, and it will eventually become the prevalent technology so why fight so hard against it? Jumping on board sooner will just make it that much easier to adjust.