6 reasons not to buy a smartphone

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Are Americans becoming more tuned in to their smartphones than their TVs?

A May 2015 survey by the Consumer Electronics Association shows 72% of U.S. households now own smartphones. Only TVs (97%) and DVD/Blu-ray players (78%) are more common electronic devices in American homes, the association’s survey indicates.

Yet, even though smartphones are wildly popular, are they necessarily a smart choice for you? Here, we explore 6 reasons to think twice about owning a smartphone.

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John Egan
Contributing reporter
John Egan is a freelance writer and content marketing strategist in Austin, Texas. He specializes in content focusing on personal finance, real estate and health and wellness. Among the outlets where John’s work has appeared are CreditCards.com, Bankrate, Forbes Advisor, Experian and U.S. News & World Report. He is the former editor-in-chief of the Austin Business Journal.