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I know a lot of people are saying that we need to get away from our phones and that our phones make us prisoners. I think these statements could not be farther from the truth. Our phones are more than merely devices to check our email, status updates and email messages. Instead of looking at your phone as a bother that keeps us from life, look at as a tool that helps you live your life.
For example, at this very moment many people across the United States are preparing to do their income tax returns. Do not go to your accountant with a pile of receipts, envelopes, and scraps of papers she has to sort and organize. Instead, all year-long, take photos of you bank bills, bank statements, purchase orders. Save the photos in a program like Evernote. Then at tax time you can gather them all together and provide a summary for your accountant with a PDF file of the documents. This means your accountant will not have to sort through hundreds of sheets of paper to get your return done. Your summary is all the information she will need. If a proof of a particular item is needed, the PDF file is there for easy reference
My husband, the accountant has thousands of stories about clients coming to see him with supermarket grocery bags full of receipts, papers and assorted mess. The more shopping bags a person brought to the office for him to sort through, the higher the price for the tax return would be.
Keep in mind, you can do your taxes on your smart phone! If you are doing your taxes yourself. You will be glad you do not have to go through the mustard stained receipts, unroll cash register receipts and sort all those envelopes. Even if you are not willing to do the taxes yourself, go through the questions in the tax program. It will help you to know the information your accountant will need so you can add all that information to your Evernote photo notebook and send it to the accountant. It can all be done right from your phone! When you are gathering information and transmitting it to your accountant, you will be glad you have the 4G LTE unlimited talk, text and data/web with Walmart Family Mobile.
Unlimited talk, text and data web are an invaluable resource for me all year-long. I am a WAHM (work at home mom) this means my main office is located in my home. Since my office is located in my private home, I do not have real world meetings at my office. Instead, I often attend meetings with clients, peers and potential clients at hotels, libraries or local coffee houses. It is very important that I be able to access all my information no matter where I may be located. For example, when I am waiting for my twins to finish ballet lessons, I like being able to write proposals for clients or review information from the office. My smart phone makes that possible. If you a WAHM or entrepreneur, it is important to have your calendar, Office Suite of programs and Evernote at your fingertips when you want it. It is important to be able to work and get things done when you want, rather than being tethered to the office laptop or computer.
There are other things that smart phones can do that make them a boon, rather than a prison. Most people shop for their own groceries. This means that having supermarket apps on your phone are great. Most of these apps give you access to the weekly circular, advertised coupons and unadvertised coupon specials just for app users. If you are at the market trying to shop and need to find coupons for a particular product, you NEED the 4G LTE speed you get with the Walmart Family Mobile phones and plan. On the other hand, if you are tired from all the work you have done all day long and want to go online and order the family dinner to be delivered. You do not want a slow connection and you do not want to worry about going over your data allotment. You want to pick up the phone, push some buttons and wait for dinner to arrive.
One of the biggest and best things about today’s smart phones like my Samsung Galaxy S IV is that it is a marvel for entertainment. This means that while you have music, movies and books always at your fingertips. The movie, music and book apps have saved my sanity on more than one occasion as I let my children watch a movie while I did work or even took a break. If you do let your children use your phone, make sure to password protect purchasing power. You would be amazed at how quickly your little angel can download $200 worth of everything!
So, the point of all of this is to remind you once again, that your smart phone is not a jailer. It was not created to keep you in bondage. Instead, your smart phone is a tool, much like a Swiss army knife. The smart phone was created to make your life what you want it to be. You do not have to unplug or hide from your phone. Instead, treat it like you would any other tool and let it help you do what you want. Embrace your smart phone and enjoy Walmart Family Mobile with its Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans with Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web.
I have shown you how I make my phone work for me instead of being my jailer. In the comments below, share some ways you make your phone work for you, rather than you working for your phone.