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10 Ways to Make Your Smart Phone Pay for Itself


Twenty years ago, telephones were simple – and relatively cheap, with the average U.S. household spending $57 monthly on landline telephone service. These days, nearly half of all American adults are packing smart phones, with initial price tags of as much as $200 for a new phone every couple of years and monthly service plans costing $100 - $200, sometimes even more.

But your smart phone doesn’t have to be a budget-buster. In fact, it might save you a lot of money. This jack-of-all-trades is quickly replacing costly standalone devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras and GPS. It also can be used as a diet tracker, a pedometer and much more. Here are ten ways your smart phone can pay for itself:

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