Hi all,

I have been accepted into school beginning this August. While I have been saving for a couple years, I am still looking at my lifestyle and trying to cut out non-necessities. My school requires Verizon cell phone service as ATT does not work in the hospital. I planned on selling my iPhone 5 on ebay. My question is, do you find in necessary to have a smart phone while in school? While I love my apps and FaceTime and whatnot, I can save a lot of money by using a regular flip phone. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this or any other ways I can pinch my pennies.

Thank you