I’m in the market for a good mom phone. The contract has been up on my sad little phone that merely dials for more than a year, and I have been paralyzed with indecision on choosing a new phone. I’ve watched hours of ads on TV and still don’t know which phone would be the best, most efficient smart mom phone for me.
So I got serious yesterday and Googled “good mom phone” and “mom phone.” Here is some of what I found:
The Mamapedia mostly focused on how to keep your phone safe from little fingers dipped in peanut butter.
About.com had a good list of phones to start investigating. The list includes info about the iPhone, the Palm Pre, the Blackberry Bold, the Blackberry Pearl, T-Mobile my Touch 3G among others.
But the site I like best was The iPhone Mom. She blogs about all the apps a mom could need (and not really need) for her iPhone.
According to the blog, the iPhone can help you remember to restart your birth control pills after your down week, track your pregnancy if you didn’t start your pills on time, choose a name for your new embryo, track which breast you nursed on last and for how long, provide an electronic coloring book while you wait in line with your toddler or math and spelling flash cards when they are older. Oh, and it will keep and mesh your old grocery lists together.
The iPhone mom is expecting a lot more from her mom phone that I am or maybe I just don’t know all the possibilities.
Here is my current list of requirements (I may revise after hearing from you guys):
I love the apps and the touchability of the iPhone but I’m not sure I want to spend that much money and also I think I want to stay on Verizon.
The Palm Pre commercial makes it look like it’s just for moms but my husband hated his Palm Treo so I’m nervous to go with that. My husband is loving his Blackberry now but I’m not sure if will fit my needs and it seems awfully corporate.
I’m sure I could be working more efficiently and more integrated and I feel a little Kate and Allie with my Fil-o-Fax-type paper organizer. But I don’t want to break the bank and I really want to find a phone that fits all my needs.
So I am looking to you guys — my brain trust – to help me choose a new phone.
Tell me what phone you have and what you love and hate about it. Also reveal prices if you will. Tell me if your phone could meet my list of needs.Tell me how you coordinate your husband’s schedules and your kids schedules all together.