A free smartphone?? Maybe.

Posted on July 25, 2012


After I read the article that inspired my recent post about all the things a smartphone replaces I decided to revive the idea that  smartphones could save their costs Free Online Audiobooks

This is a series to see if we can save the cost of a smartphone every year. That’s right get a free smartphone. I’d appreciate it if you retweet this post and make suggestions in the comment section.

The rules are:
1. These have to be things you would do anyway.
2. They can be done easily on a smartphone.
3. The savings needs to be large enough to cover the price of the cheapest smartphone I know about. ($600 for the service and $149 for the phone.  That’s $750 savings a year to have a free phone.)

First suggestion:

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your smartphone.  OpenCulture lists works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Other sites with free downloads are 1freeware and Books Worth Reading.