Until one year ago I only had a basic mobile phone, with a pre-paid card. I was using it once in a blue moon. But in the past year and a half, things changed a bit. I found myself talking on the phone much more so I had to change some things. The pre-paid card didn’t cut it anymore because it would’ve gotten me bankrupt so I switched to a subscription with a flatrate plan (to Telekom’s fixed network as well as unlimited calls/SMS’ to my own network, Vodafone).
Another thing is that you can’t talk for hours with the phone stuck to your ear: your arm goes numb, your year gets hot, your brain gets nuked, you only have one free arm, etc, etc. So I switched to bluetooth headsets. I am a Plantronics fan so I used for a while a Voyager 510:
And I never looked back. The sound quality is much better than the 510′s, it sits much better on your ear and it’s extremly light, you forget you have it on. I can’t even imagine what’s it like to speak on the phone without the headset for more than couple of minutes. Not to mention that when you drive or when you need your hands, it’s priceless.
It’s true, when you walk on the street talking on your headset, many people will give you weird looks if they dont see it, probably thinking you are missing couple of a screws. But I got over that too. One year ago they were not so popular but now I start seeing more and more people using them.
So don’t nuke your brain, use a headset ;-)