My current contract is up, and I'm contemplating moving to a smart phone. But I'm held back by how big they are. I'm just not sure how to carry the phone.
I used to love purses, but lately I'm just not into them. I'd much rather put my phone and my credit card in my pocket than carry around a big purse. It seems easier not to have a purse, especially if I'm going out for the evening. Luckily I'm waaaayyy past the stage of carrying around diapers and toys for my kids- they're capable of keeping track of their own things.
I've thought about trying a small clutch or a wristlet. Maybe a small bag won't seem as intrusive as a bigger bag?
If you have an iphone or similar, do you find that you can keep the phone in your jeans pocket? Or do you have to carry a purse?
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I have a smaller phone that I put in my pocket.I don't do purses,but if I have no pocket I will use a hand bag sort of thing I got from Turkey that zips closed.I generally use the bag for my library books,so it is not small like a purse.
Apparently doing it rong and ruining it for everyone, but I don't give a crap anymore.
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The only thing is, since smartphones don't fold up you have to remember to lock the keypad before doing that so you don't pocket-dial someone!
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BUT I have also gone back to carrying purses as the kids are able to walk and listen and if need be my oldest can carry my purse. And needless to say I buy my purses for my phone Ok well they suit me too but really they also have to function for my phone. And I bought a small little clutch purse that the strap detaches and it's also a wallet and also fits in my bigger purse. It too has a spot for my phone so sometimes I will just grab my wallet and in goes the phone and keys and I will carry it like a clutch
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OR i put it in my back pocket. always fits there well...
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I always carry my phone in my bra as well and I always have issues with it not wanting to charge. If you look in the charger cord it has green in there. Like a mold or something. Do you or anyone else have this issue? I think it is from the moisture from my body heat so I have in the last 2 weeks stopping using my bra as a cell phone case. I hope my phone last another 6 months till I can get a new one...
Twice a day, every weekday, I walk DD to school. I rarely need my phone in the mornings unless I am staying to volunteer (school starts @ 7:35 am). I often need it in the afternoons (school ends @ 2 pm). I just grab my single house key (on a simple ring) for my front pocket and my iPhone slips into any pocket (back pocket works best with jeans for me, but several pairs of pants have low side pockets on one or both legs that are the most comfortable).
We walk all over our community and I do the above and add a library card to the pocket and money, when necessary.
When driving, I grab a small purse I keep hanging by the front door. For the past few weeks, it has been an itty bitty leopard-print handled purse with two main compartments under one zipper. One compartment also has a small zippered pocket. the phone goes in one main compartment sideways. The small zippered pocket holds cash and ID and AmEx (Costco) and other cards (chosen for the outing). The main compartment on that side holds my sunglass clip in a handmade fabric pouch (for prescription glasses), mini lipstick, first aid oil (tea tree+lavender+jojoba) in a teensy vial, hair band, applicator-less tampon, and keys (technically a fob for the Prius and the abovementioned single house key in simple ring). Very streamlined and simple. People are constantly commenting on how tiny my purse is and how they WISH they could carry such a small purse.
I have a slightly larger small purse that holds all of the above and my digital camera with ease. Plus a snack and paperwork (maps, invites, coupons, etc). That one has a long strap that goes over my head and shoulder for hands-free usage. It holds quite a bit more stuff, actually, but is still very tiny according to friends. I purchased it with care, specifically wanting an easy-access protective spot for my iPhone. I don't like to dig around.
When we are going somewhere all day long and I need snacks and water, etc. to last for several hours, then I use my backpack purse. It felts like a suitcase! I can fit two water bottles plus lunch and all of the above (including digital camera and iPhone, etc). It isn't that large, but I am used to small spaces.
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Around the house, I usually stick it in my bra,too. Except that I have boob dialed people, at not the best times, because even though you can't use the touch screen with say, gloves on, I guess any skin is as good as a finger.
DH had a 'droid and has a case with a clip he puts on his waist or pocket. It reminds me of the good old days when showing your pager was cool. Now it doesn't look so cool to me - but he needs easy access for work... and he doesn't carry a murse.
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I have this type of purse
http://shop.littlearth.com/s.nl/it.A...&category=4108 it has lasted me quite some time
I also bought one of those longer, rectangular clip wallets that will hold it inside if I don't want to take my purse along.
But I also have a Case Logic pouch thing that it slips into and has a drawstring for closing.
Most of the time it's in the little purse pocket...or in my hand.
I'm totally in love with my new phone!! Lol.