We’re Using Cheap Cellphones, So What?

Some friends are telling me that I should buy a brand new smartphone, an iPhone5 (Update: iPhone6 na!) perhaps. Para saan pa ba daw ang sweldo? Probably because they’ve been seeing me using a ridiculously older and funnier model of cellphone (not already) available in the market today.

Well, my wife and I agreed that we don’t need a brand new smartphone for now as we don’t see its benefit and relevance to our goals. Besides, we communicate heavily through the internet (emails, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) using our laptops and a tablet (I’m not a cheapskate after all!).

In spite of the fact that we can actually afford to buy a couple of brand new top-of-the-line smartphones, we still preferred to just keep our old ones while they are still working according to our needs (Read: Text and call).

I know you don’t care but perhaps if you are someone who’s currently in deep debt but you brandish the latest smartphone, then I guess you can learn a thing or two from what we do. So whether you are interested or not to know what cellphone models and brands we use, I present to you our Trio Ring-O.


Our 2-year old family cellphones

My Blackberry Curve

If not for my previous boss who forced me to buy a smartphone, I wouldn’t buy one back then. But since I’m an auditor, we travel a lot. Using a smartphone is the easiest way to open and answer emails while moving.

So here’s what I bought 2 years back and it’s what I still use today. You will even see the rubber buttons on the sides of that are already broken (my daughter removed them! haha). But I don’t mind. I seldom use those buttons anyway.


Bought this Blackberry Curve 8520 with a tinge of guilt.

My Wife’s Nokia

We bought another cellphone so that my wife can easily text or call me whenever I’m outside or at work.

I’m so happy and lucky to have a sweet, beautiful, gorgeous, and frugal wife. 😉


My wife’s Nokia phone (Not sure about the model :P)

My Daughter’s Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone

Here’s the cutest cellphone we ever had. Aside from taking photos and listening to music, Sony Ericsson phones have been our very reliable buddies from way back.

This is also our only roaming phone for the past two years.


My daughter’s Sony Ericsson Walkman (and roaming) cellphone. Great sounds!

Why am I writing about our cellphones?

First, people (relatives and friends) thought that just because I have a better job than before then I will be buying more expensive things such as newer high-end smartphones. But that’s just not me.

I would rather save and invest the difference between the price of an expensive gadget and these cheaper cellphones that we bought.

Focusing on long-term financial goals are far more important than spending on things that lose value in a very short time.

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