How many of you actually travel with SMART phones? (1 Viewer)

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its one of the most useful tools to carry, tho never you require i hope, i hate most tech, really hate cell phones, but love finding my way around new places with the ease of my smartphone, just got my first one this winter!!!!!
 

incognita

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I have an iPhone and I love it, even just for music, especially on the trains for sleeping. Not to mention, it's feels really comforting to be catching a ride with a creeper and someone calls you. Just makes me feel like it shows people someone's out there caring about me. I've found it to be a better deterrent than my blade, since I've had a couple of people test me to see if I can and would actually use it.
Not to mention camera, alarm clock, map functions, StP,weather, compass, and a flashlight app (I obviously have back ups but its nice to have all that handy in you pocket). Last but not least- Netflix muthafuckahhhh. It's the most wonderful luxury next to showers and brand spankin new socks.
 

jblack89

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I'll be traveling with one if i can manage to keep it paid

Any tips on keeping them charged through out the day? Just re up at starbucks and shit? I never been in one of those places so i wouldn't know lol
 

Evie217

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just got iphone4s for a dollar (had an upgrade left on my old account from att)...but got jumped by 3guys comin out of the bar a few days ago. they took that n all my gear and shoes n jacket too. ahh damn just my luck. never have anything nice! id imagine it would be kickass to travel with for the knowledge n entertainment
 

Mongo

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personally I just use a pay as you go tracfone and reup whenever need be, but I just got a tablet and I'm gonna see how using that goes traveling around the northwest the beginning of summer. I need to get a cover for it though. I've been debating ditching it when I head into Mexico this year.
 

eske silver

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Since the iphone 5 came out, ATT is selling the iphone 4 (not 4s) for a buck. This last summer, I was going through the south and droid broke. I walked out with a brand spanking new iphone 4 for $1.08 After tax.

Get it!
 

RnJ

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I once traveled with a used iPod touch that I could pick up WiFi on. I then spent less timely wandering aimlessly trying to find out where to go for find a place to crash, and more time loitering at a coffee shop, and a bit more money on coffees so as to not get treated like a nuisance.

I don't like cellphones or coltan or traceability or being in constant reach. That doesn't mean I wouldn't find an old used SIM-based phone and fix it with a prepaid deal before traveling for a few months. For now, for here, for home, a landline with a physical voicemail machine I can easily check several times a day is quite sufficient.
 

eske silver

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Im a hardcore androider. I was traveling through memphis when my x10 broke. Iphone or not, having a phone is really fuckin handy when you need the stp rideboard, craiglist freecycle and rideshare or whatever in a bind.
Also I highly doubt the cia is tracking crusties and hoppers...
 

eske silver

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Also, when you're in the mountains, physical maps can get pretty gnarly.
Offline topo maps on your smartphone are nice, when you're lost as Fuck, off-trail :)
 
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"Also, when you're in the mountains, physical maps can get pretty gnarly. Offline maps on your smartphone are nice when you're lost of Fuck off-trail."

Hon, the mountains I go up don't get no cell service, let alone 3G or whatever it's called. When you're really out in the woods relying on a battery powered screen to tell you where you're at is pretty silly if you ask me. A true scout uses the brain in their head, not the one in their pocket.
 

eske silver

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I said Offline maps, bro. And I was just saying, they can be handy.
I wasn't asking for a critique on my opinion, or to be "schooled" on how to rough it.
Yuh dun no me! Yuh dunno MAY!
 

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I really hate anti technology posts. They're illogical for the most part, and There's just as many articles saying technology is actually making us smarter.
 
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One year ago I was totally against smartphones but after I found a galaxy s2 smartphone now I would say that I totally love this smartphone. It is a very small computer with a decent photo and video camera.For me is important to have with me while travelling a computer and a camera and a smartphone is perfect for this because of its very compact size.
 

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nexus 7 w/ wifi and an android motorola atrix 2... my atrix has a sim, so if i need to ditch contract i can use go phone sim in it.... i also have my gf's old iphone 4 that i use just for music, photo/video, mapswithme app (offline maps).... i'm on my nexus 7 tablet right now in fact. i dont even own a laptop anymore..... i get about 9 hours straight usingntime on the battery and i carry a solar charger with me... technology on the road is double sided imo. i like it but i hate thenfact that i like it.....
 

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