Keep it simple, cell phone users
Does anyone really need an iPhone? Or a Smart Phone? Something that connects to the Internet, plays music, and can possibly cook your dinner?
As a college student with a minimal budget, I really don't understand all the fuss about fancy cell phones. I received my first cell phone the day I left for college- it was a hand-me-down from my brother, who'd gotten it from my dad. It's didn't flip open, there were no colors on the screen, it didn't take pictures, and it certainly didn't connect to the Internet. And while I was the butt of quite a few jokes, I didn't mind the phone. It worked just fine.
I have since upgraded to a Verizon LG flip phone that actually has a camera, but I still don't use it for anything more complicated than that. This phone was a free upgrade on my parents' family plan. I'm just thankful my parents are willing to pay the $16/month for it.
For those of you who work three jobs or don't pay your own rent, have the extra money for a fancy phone and feel it is important to you, go for it. For those of you who are like me and make just enough money to cover rent and groceries each month, one of the easiest ways to save yourself some money is to just stick with a simple cell phone. You have iPods and computers and digital cameras to cover all that other stuff, you just need your phone to call and text.