Quick Hits: No-contract cell phones. A 3D printer in every home. The hidden closet.
My family have been relying on Tracfone as a cheap cell phone solution for a long time, now. We’re not hip or cool enough to need smart phones, tend to use them less than most people, and the prepaid phones Tracfone offers have been a reliable and affordable way to cover our needs. However, we both can see a future where we would be using our phones more, and the desire to upgrade to better phones has been growing steadily over the last year. We don’t want to get tied down paying for more features than we need, though, and I love the freedom of the prepay service. I have no interest in signing a multi-year contract. Fortunately, it seems like a lot of people agree with me, so I have a lot of choices to check out when the time comes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your cell phone bill, it might be time to explore your options and find something that better fits your budget.
With the money you save from your cell phone bill, you might want to consider investing in a 3D printer. This technology is really making a splash in America, and we’ve only just started to understand the impact they will have on how products are manufactured and marketed. What happens when more and more complex items can be printed? Like completed circuit boards, or even food? How about an artificial ear? How much longer would your appliances last when you can just print a replacement part whenever you need it? How much longer would your car last? How long will it be before there’s a 3D printer in every home?
This is really well done. Personally, I wouldn’t show the whole internet how to open your hidden closet, but I really appreciate you sharing the process.