With all your smartphone can do, why do you need other devices? Here are five reasons why having a device other than a smartphone has changed this mom's world, and see if it makes sense for you.
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Five Reasons Having Multiple Devices Makes Sense
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Five reasons having multiple devices makes sense.
It's a pretty safe bet that you and anyone over 15 in your house has a smartphone. But with everything they can do, why do you need other devices?
I had coffee with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and I asked her that same question when she showed up with two phones in her purse and a tablet.
But I left the coffeehouse with some newfound knowledge.
Now it's my turn to share five ways having more than one device could make sense for you, too.
The first is pretty simple... You may think you have all you need in your smartphone, but a tablet really makes life easier.
You know how there are some pieces of technology you thought you might not need and then once you have one, you can't imagine living without it? Yeah. That's a tablet for our family.
I use it for pulling up recipes when I'm cooking, my husband checks his fantasy football while I'm watching TV, and, best of all, the kids can throw on some headphones and watch a movie on road trips.
Something else that's great for the road is our mobile hot spot. With that, we can get online and stream and play games on up to 15 devices.
Laptops. Media players. The kids' gaming devices. We can get them all on Verizon while we're on the go.
And when everyone's at home streaming movies and playing around online, that hotspot takes a huge strain off our wi-fi. Some of them even work as a smartphone charger, which is a big bonus.
Oh, and here's one I didn't think about before I talked to my friend, but it makes total sense.
Some families use a second phone as their emergency phone.
I don't know about you, but we don't even have a home phone anymore that the kids could use if something happened. And if we did, all it takes is a power outage to make a cordless phone useless.
If you keep a second Verizon phone charged up, loaded with emergency contacts and in the same place all the time, it can be a pretty important part of your family's emergency checklist. Especially if you pick a phone that's also a mobile hotspot.
Verizon has some certified pre-owned phones that would be perfect for this. But that's not the only reason having two phones can be useful.
Getting a second phone means your kids can enjoy your old one.
If your kid is younger, they're probably always grabbing for your phone. If you let them use your older one, you won't have to clean little fingerprints (or worse) off your newer one.
Or, if your kid is at the age where they're asking for a phone, having two is the perfect excuse to keep the new one for yourself and let them take the older one for a test drive.
But even if you don't have kids, the fifth reason to have more than one device is one almost everyone can relate to.
My first phone is for home, family and friends. The second one is only for work. Work and life got a lot more balanced when I started using a second phone just for business calls and office emails. When that phone's off, I don’t think about work at all.
And even if I'm not using my second phone for work, I use it as a hotspot and save battery life on my personal phone. That's a tip that even my friend didn't think of.
If I have you convinced, click the link below to shop some of Verizon's best devices. You might find one (or two...or three) that you can't live without.