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View Poll Results: What do you use your smartphone/s for?
Sending / receiving calls 61 87.14%
Sending / receiving text messages 58 82.86%
Sending / receiving e-mails 54 77.14%
Social networks 31 44.29%
General web browsing 47 67.14%
As an music player 36 51.43%
Watching videos on YouTube 29 41.43%
As an e-reader 19 27.14%
Navigation 42 60.00%
Geocaching 9 12.86%
Watching TV shows and movies 16 22.86%
Network diagnostics 9 12.86%
As a camera 57 81.43%
As a camcorder 35 50.00%
As a PRIMARY camera (e.g. to take important pictures) 15 21.43%
Listening to radio stations (streaming or FM) 19 27.14%
As a flashlight 41 58.57%
As a QR code (not bar code) reader 22 31.43%
Reading bar codes 20 28.57%
Composing documents 8 11.43%
Voice recorder 20 28.57%
Car diagnostics (e.g. OBD-II error codes, MPG, HP, etc.) 6 8.57%
As a 3D camera / camcorder 3 4.29%
As a thermometer 8 11.43%
Gaming 16 22.86%
Medical usage 2 2.86%
Fitness use (e.g. with a heart rate monitor) 13 18.57%
As a pedometer 4 5.71%
None of the above 1 1.43%
I don't have a smartphone 8 11.43%
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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What do you use your smartphone for, or as?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Pictures, messages, phone, google, map, emails, news, weather. In that order.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Texting, phone calls, emails, checking news and weather, web searches and GPS, listening to downloaded music and sometimes the radio.
In, roughly, that order.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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One thing that isn't listed that comes in handy is a level. I replaced mt mailbox this past weekend and it came in real handy. I've also used it to build furniture.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New York City
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A few functions I use that are not listed: alarm clock, stopwatch, cooking timer, shopping list, news aggregator, dating apps like Grindr (which I don’t consider social media), restaurant recommendations, and travel (including train schedules and flight tracking).
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Payin' for stuff, alarm clock, notepad, mileage tracking, scanner/fax machine, process credit card payments, video chat (hangouts, Skype). Probably missed a few, but that's what I can think of for now.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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So for everyone who has one uses it for phone calls. I'm glad to see that.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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I use it for many of the things listed above, plus some not posed but mentioned below. Also calendar and personal "task manager".
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Yes -- Calendar!!

Also missing: WiFi Hotspot. I don't have internet service at home, so my laptop uses my phone's connection.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Walton County, GA
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My main one is basically my replacement for a phone, laptop, point and shoot camera, etc.

One of my old ones is used for OBD-II bluetooth data for cars/trucks

Another old one of mine is used as a live security camera that I can view from work or my main phone
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