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6 reasons not to buy a smartphone

Smart to buy a smartphone?
Smart to buy a smartphone?

Smartphones are taking over the cellphone market. As of January 2014, 58 percent of American adults had a smartphone, according to a report from the Pew Research Internet Project.

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Are smartphone holdouts behind-the-times Luddites, or are there actually good reasons to resist the siren song of technology? After all, purposely forgoing a smartphone when it's time to get a new phone is a tough sell. "I think the reasons for not getting a smartphone are getting pretty few and far between," says Scott Stein, a senior editor at CNET.com.

Is now the time to draw the line in the sand and say no to 24/7 connectivity and nearly all of the information in the world literally in your pocket? Where will it end?

Only you can decide. Here are a few considerations.

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