I do believe today was the last straw. By not having constant access/email notifications I missed out on my second work gig this month :-(
Technically I have a smart phone, only according to VC it is a 1G - so it is really not that smart; therefore, I have never accessed the internet except by accident.
I do love the phone as it has one of those slide out keypads. It is mostly used to keep tabs on VC (which he loves - NOT!) - so I have yet to program in any contacts other than the few VC added when I got the phone 9 mos ago.
I'm sure the phone will quickly pay for itself. I think I'll sign up w/one of those prepaid smartphone plans. If anyone is on one of those plans and it is ridiculously inexpensive - please share :)