The Advantages of Getting a Gmail Account
With a Galaxy S6 phone, you may need to create a separate e-mail account through Google’s Gmail just for your phone. If you do not get a Gmail account, you’ll miss out on so many exciting capabilities.
You might already have work and personal e-mail accounts. You might even have an old e-mail account that you check only once in a while because some friends, for whatever reason, haven’t updated their profile for you and continue to use an old address.
The thought of getting yet another e-mail address, even one that’s free, might (understandably) be unappealing. After all, it’s another address and password to remember. However, some important functions on your phone require a Gmail account:
The ability to buy applications from the Google Play Store. (This is huge!)
The ability to use the Google Drive for storage. (This is pretty important and almost huge!)
Free access to the photo site Picasa (although other sites have many of the same features).
Access to the Music and Video Hub.
Automatic backup of your contacts and calendar.
To make a long story short, it’s worth the trouble to get a Gmail account, even if you already have a personal e-mail account.