I visited my local cell phone store the other day because my cell phone was not working right.
I have another back up cell phone, however, this particular cell phone was needed most cause it had the app for my smart thermostat on it.
Without this cell phone I would not be able to control my smart thermostat from the app. And the whole point of having a smart thermostat is so I do not have to handle the thermostat by hand. So getting this cell phone fixed did cost a few bucks. But it was nothing serious thankfully. Otherwise, I would have had to call the local heating and air conditioning company for them to send out a certified heating and air conditioning specialist to instal the app on another cell phone, and I would not have been happy about that because the heat and a/c service call in itself would be close to one hundred dollars. And the cell phone store is only charging me 50 dollars to fox the issues going on with my phone. So they fixed it and I was able to operate my smart thermostat once again from the cell phone app. I love smart thermostats, but I just wish I had got the app installed on my computer or something. With that, I may not be able to control the smart thermostat from anywhere in the world, but I would be able to at least control the smart thermostat remotely while in another room at home. I could also program it. Cause all smart thermostats are programmable ones and they make energy use savings happen pretty nicely.