All the buzz this week has been about the forthcoming iPhone 6 and the new iOS 8 operating system. But there are some folks who can care less -- owners of flip phones!

I often make fun on the air about how I would love to go back to my bag phone, but maybe I should really start thinking about going back a little less to the days of flip phones.

Of course, they still make them and there are a decent number of people who still use them. But why?

Here are the top 5 reasons people give for still rockin' the flip phone.

  1. They're incredibly durable.
  2. They're much cheaper considering that the bulk of your cell phone plan is the data cost.
  3. If they had smart phones, they'd get obsessed with it so much they wouldn't be able to function in the world.
  4. The battery lasts for days on one charge!
  5. It's nice not getting emails immediately so it helps them check out of work.