I've relied on my cell phone for about 7 years now (had to get one for a job). I use my cell phone a lot, especially looking things up on the go. example: we will be out and about, or about to return home when, "hey, are there any good happy hours/food deals around here?". (we usually do happy hour food when we go to restaurants, seems to be a better deal) Out comes the smart phone and we search, then make calls. We also do this for other CONSUMER activities. It really does SEEM to be worthwhile in the realm of consolidating trips and MAYBE 'saving' some time and money.
Specifically: The other day I was on the way home from skiing w/ a buddy. He wanted to get a beer on the way back to dropping me off at my car. While he was driving I searched multiple restaurants that required no detour. I was able to look up reviews and make calls. We found a great place w/ half price burgers. This may or may not have gone as smoothly without 'info at my fingertips'.
I do live in a huge metropolitan area. I suppose this would be irrelevant to someone in a smaller city/town where you can easily learn ALL the places you would want to be/need to go--
So my question is, have any of you 'heavy' cell phone users dumped your cell phone to save money? How did it go?
For reference I share an 'unlimited' family plan w/ 2 others. Net cost $59 month/each.