Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

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Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby Mr. Pablo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:48 pm

Has anyone found that a phone with internet access has been useful in law school, i.e. has it come in handy beyond the social/whimsical uses of a phone with web access? I don't have one currently, but I could easily be convinced to get one if it made the school aspect of life easier.
/Just curious.

edit: I'm really just looking to justify my desire to have one. Please help.
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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:49 pm

It's been helpful for discreetly browsing the Internet when you're in a really boring meeting and don't want anyone to see what you're doing.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby Mr. Pablo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:51 pm

Thanks. I suck at browsing through topic headers.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby Black-Blue » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:52 pm

After I started using a phone with decent internet browsing activities, I really can't imagine life without one. Seriously, it increases your overall productivity. For example, if you're at a job fair or presentation, you can google the presenters, etc.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby dakatz » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:56 pm

I use the unlimited internet on my phone all the time. If I need to do email, I can do it on the fly. I can also follow the sports scores (I am a baseball and hockey fanatic), look up anything I need on google, pull up maps, read the news, etc. Sure, this is all stuff I can do on a real comp, but sometimes its nice to just have it all in your pocket. I mean, its not like I have an iphone (I'm on Verizon, and I see no use of such a great iphone web browser when the 3G network sucks so bad), but it serve its purpose.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby TTT-LS » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:15 pm

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby username1 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:05 pm

It is by no means essential. You should be spending all of your time studying anyway :)

Also if money is tight then a contract for 2k may be better spent elsewhere.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby MrKappus » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:14 pm

I got my first smart phone in law school (after resisting for some time), and it's been invaluable. Even though law students have their laptops w/ them almost all the time, having access to email and calendars w/o having to pull out your laptop is super-useful for recruiting, scheduling mtgs, getting updates related to class, etc.

It's well worth the initial phone cost and $30/month. If you're paying sticker, not having one is penny-wise/pound-foolish. If you're on scholly, you can well afford the little bit extra per month.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby Unemployed » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:16 pm

vanwinkle wrote:It's been helpful for discreetly browsing the Internet when you're in a really boring meeting and don't want anyone to see what you're doing.


This also applies to classes in which laptops are banned.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby nascent » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:07 pm

How about an ordinary cell phone with itouch? i'm pretty sure this would work since most campuses now a days provide wireless internet and you'll have internet access without having to pay $30/month extra on your phone bill.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby SlipperyPete » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:13 pm

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby lostmymojo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:19 pm

Damn all of you people and your smart phones for destroying BW3's trivia.

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:28 pm

SlipperyPete wrote:if a fire alarm goes off in the middle of a quiz, you could google answers some of the questions while you are outside.

Who the fuck has quizzes in law school?

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby SlipperyPete » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:44 pm

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Re: Cell-phones with internet access & usefulness in school

Postby splay » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:49 pm



Bahahaha. There is no way I could take that guy seriously, no matter how smart he may be.




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