Thursday, August 2, 2012

iphone

Well I did it, I always said I wouldn't, but I did.  Get an iphone that is.  I hate phones, cell phones in particular.  Our cell phone spends most of its life in the glove compartment of the car.  I don't use it at home at all, unless our landline goes out.  Where we live is a bad area for cell phones, they'll work outside (our driveway is our best reception area) or if you hang out the window.  They'll work on wifi inside the house, but not on the 4G network like they should.
So we use ours when we're in the car and lost (which is frequently) and when we travel to check email and phone home.
Now don't get me wrong, I like Apple products, we've had Apple computers since the early 90's.  But the iphone runs around $599 and that's a lot of money to pay for something you don't particularly like or use.  So I've had a Droid phone for a couple of years and though it was erratic about getting our email it was ok.  Our 2 year contract was up this month and I called my provider to see what kind of deals that would offer to keep me as a customer, and they made me a deal on an iphone 4S I couldn't refuse.  So I got it yesterday, they transferred all the data from from my old phone and then wiped it clean (we're going to donate it to the Phones for Warrior's program) and other than the fact that they were unable to set up my email (I have such a weird provider) I was happy.
When I got home I called my phone provider and spent almost an hour with a helpful lady named Michelle.  She tried everything, asked if I'd mind going out in my hot driveway where are signal is the strongest, and finally managed to set up my email.  I was impressed.
So now I have a lovely iphone, with all my old stuff on it, loads of new stuff and it works just like my Apple computer.  If I liked phones better I'd actually playing with it, but alas, I don't, and it's turned off laying in the bottom of my purse.

7 comments:

  1. How can you live without a mobile (cell) phone?? I just love my BlackBerry and feel as if my right arm has been cut off if I leave home without it. I hasten to add that this is a very rare occurence as it lives in my pocket all the time!!

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  2. Hate phones always have, seldomly answer ours, always tell people to email me. Only about 2 people have my cell phone # and it's always turned off so it won't do them much good.
    But I check my email all the time.

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  3. This could have been written by me (the top part, that is) I don't have one yet.
    I am anxious for land lines to be history and for us to have better service coverage.

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  4. This could have been written by me (the top part, that is) I don't have one yet.
    I am anxious for land lines to be history and for us to have better service coverage.

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  5. I share your feelings about cells, and have only reluctantly got one for travel purposes. Very basic, talk only. I'm hopelessly behind the times and happy that way!

    Do you have Siri? She's not all she's cracked up to be - we tested her out on my nephew's phone and some of the answers were hilarious.

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  6. I have Siri, but as i said, the phone is in the bottom of my purse and if she's talking she's talking to herself].

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  7. wow.....
    really its very important cellphones are like body part which is inbuild with in us without it .its very difficult to work .hope u ppl can understand(-:.

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