Top 5 Reasons You Need A Cell Phone

Cell phones are simply a necessity of life. My kids have phones, their grandmother has a phone.  We all have phones. They have become so ingrained in our lives that if we leave a phone behind we will stop, turn the car around, and go back to grab the phone. And of course, behind every great phone is great wireless coverage. I am so happy to partner with Megan Media and Cricket Wireless and share with you the top 5 reasons I love my cell phone.

5 Reasons to Love Your Cell Phone

1. Peace of Mind

With a cell phone, you can always check in on your kids if they are at home alone after school or out with friends. If you have a cell phone with GPS (and most do these days), you can find your way no matter where you are going, and you can call for help in an emergency wherever you are!

2. Your Office at Your Fingertips

Keep your clients happy while you’re away from the office by keeping track of your emails and phone calls. You can answer emails on the train and get back to clients immediately, or join meetings from the road. You can also check your schedule, take notes, and plan appointments.

3. Never Miss a Photo Opportunity

Life always brings us unexpected moments.  Never miss a funny, beautiful, or unexpected shot again.  You can also snap photos of recipe ingredients before you head to the grocery store, or record meeting notes on a whiteboard to review later.  From the most basic phone to top of the line — these days they all include a camera.

4. Entertainment, Music, and More

If you are like me, your phone is your source of music, audiobooks, and podcasts. You can stream your favorite music, listen to a book, or catch up on a news program. Or maybe you love to play Words With Friends or Candy Crush?

5. Keep in Touch

Cell phones make keeping in touch easier than ever – especially with no long distance fees attached in the U.S. It’s easy to check social media, update contacts, or just see what’s happening with your friends via text message whenever you can.

Now that we’ve established that a cell phone is essential, does that mean that cell service has to be confusing and expensive? The answer is no! This is why I’m honored to have been hand selected as part of the Cricket Wireless blogging program, so I can tell you all about this great wireless service.

Cricket Wireless is no-nonsense, affordable cell phone service. With Cricket, you are going to know exactly what your bill is going to look like every month. So if you are tired of trying to figure out all the fees that come with your current wireless provider, check out Cricket’s transparent and affordable pricing. I am so glad they are bringing simplicity to what can be a confusing process.  Ease in cell phone plans and pricing — go figure.

Cricket has no annual contracts, no phone contracts and unlike other service providers (like T-Mobile), monthly taxes and fees are included in the monthly plan pricing – No surprises when you get your bill. Want to save even more?  Bring your family and friends and as a group you could save up to $100 per month by adding eligible lines to your account.

Check out their NEW Unlimited Plan and choose from their brand name phones or you may be eligible to bring your own in.  The unlimited plan includes unlimited talk, text, and high-speed DATA for $65 a month, after $5 auto pay credit.* *First mo. $70. $5 credit applied upon enrollment in auto pay. Additional fees and restrictions apply. See offer details.

Are you a current T-Mobile customer?  For a limited time, bring your T-Mobile number to Cricket, and you’ll get a $100 bill credit.**  This is another great reason to hop on over to Cricket and #SwitchForSmiles.

**This is a limited time offer and requires porting number & two qualified plan (min. $40/mo.) service payments within 45 days. Credit will be received within 60 days. Charges and restrictions apply. See offer details.

If this all sounds good to you, make the switch to Cricket Wireless, and I guarantee you will love your cell phone even more than you already do!

Now here comes the legal part:

*Unlimited Plan: Download speeds max of 8Mbps (LTE)/4Mbps(4G).  Incl. talk, text & data. Mobile Hotspot feature not avail. Activ./upgrade (up to $25) & add’l fees & restr’s apply. Pricing, avail., terms & data usage & speed & other restr’s subject to change w/o notice. Coverage not avail. everywhere. Auto Pay: First mo. $70. $5 credit applied upon enrollment in auto pay. See for details.

**$100 Bill Credit: Limited time offer. Req’s number port from T-Mobile & activ. on qual. plan. New svc lines only. Basic phones excluded. Must be active & in good standing for 45 days. Credit received w/in 60 days of activation. Credit is not redeemable for cash, has no cash value, is not transferable or refundable & is forfeited if account is cancelled. Limit: Max. credit combined w/other offers is $100. 1 per qual. line. Activ. Fee: up to $25. Bring Your Own Device: $9.99 Universal SIM Card Kit & unlocked, GSM-compatible smartphone req’d. Taxes, fees, charges & restrictions apply. Coverage & svc not avail. everywhere. Offer subj. to change & may be terminated at any time without notice.

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Cricket Wireless blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.


  1. It’s so strange to think about how not too long ago we survived without cell phones!!! My children are still small but I already made the decision to only get the phones (when they are old enough) for emergencies only!

  2. I get nervous when I forget my cell phone at home – when it has happened I usually turn around to go get it. You nailed it on the reasons to have a cell phone – I love that the cameras on cell phones are so awesome now because I don’t want to lug around one more device.

  3. I don’t think I could live without my cell phone. It’s funny how we all need to keep in touch with friends, family and co-workers.
    By the way, the monthly plans that are offered are great rates compared to what I’m paying! Will have to check it out! 🙂

  4. I absolutely feel lost without my cell phone. With the way the world is going, I feel like I have to have it just in case something happens — gone are the says you can trust someone to stop and help you or walk to a house for help. Plus, mine usually doubles as a camera for kids’ events.

  5. I think most of us have cell phones now days. You never know when you may have an emergency, and a cell phone is great for that. I love taking lots of photos with mine as well.

  6. At this point, I couldn’t imagine life without a cellphone. I use it to stay in contact with my family, message my husband about an item we need from the grocery on his way home, and to keep up with business contact. I take pictures, check messages, respond to emails, and do a little blog work as well. My little one is still too little to have a cell, thank goodness, but for the adults… a must have!

  7. I was a little reluctant to having my first ever cellphone many years ago. Now, I realize that this is an indispensable tool for communication. I use it every day and I can’t imagine going out without my phone.

  8. I love my cellphone and don’t know how we lived without them for so long. I use it for blogging, keeping in touch with family, and as a camera most of the time. Without payphones being around anymore you need at least a basic phone in case of emergencies.

  9. I think you covered all of my reasons as well. I love that I don’t have to lug my big camera around. I love the security especially when I have to leave the kids home alone.

  10. Growing up as a kid without a cell phone, I turned out just fine. HOWEVER I cannot imagine not being able to get ahold of my kids through out the day without them having their cell phones.

  11. Even though I have never really liked talking on the phone, I couldn’t imagine being without my phone. It’s essentially my office at my fingertips.

  12. I got my phone just a little over a year ago, and I use it all the time! So far, we’ve managed to keep our kids cell-phone free. I’ve heard of Cricket before and know of quite a few people who are happy with it.

  13. I’m still old school with my cell phone, just a slider… still… I would love a smart phone so I could check my email and such while out and about. Instead of coming home to 500 emails and 2 hours to get through them all. lol

  14. Really great points! My grandparents finally got one but they only turn it on when they are on vacation :-/

    I will share with the this plan, seems like it would be more beneficial

  15. I need my cell phone and need my family to have cell phones because I would worry if I couldn’t get in touch with them. Cell phones are great for peace of mind.

  16. It’s so true! I have no idea how anyone doesn’t have one anymore-they’re everything these days. I mean… Smart phone aside, what happens if you break down on the side of the road or end up stranded somewhere? There aren’t payphones anymore… People always say “we never had cell phones before” but back then we had payphones you could throw a quarter in or make a collect call from… Now you just have to ask a business owner or a stranger to use theirs and people aren’t so willing. lol

    Plus, I can’t remember all these numbers anymore haha!

  17. I think cell phones are a great way to stay connected to your kids when they are not home. In an emergency it is important to have a phone on hand.

  18. I think there are many benefits to having a cell phone. I believe that staying connected is a great one. Another good one is having a phone on you in case of emergencies. You never know when you may need to call someone.

  19. I love my cell phone and I can’t live without it. 🙂 Anyway, basing on our current plan, that plan is really great! So affordable!

  20. Those are some great deals! I love that cell phones are so much more reasonable these days. We’ve got four phones in our family, and I’m always looking for a way to cut costs!

  21. I cannot be without my cell phone. I use it for work and staying in touch with the family. I also use it for Candy Crush, but don’t tell anyone. 😉

  22. We both have a cell phone (we don’t have a landline at all now actually), and can’t live without them! If I have forgot it somewhere then I feel like I am missing something.

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