My New Phone

Monday night, I checked my email and found that someone in my community had recently upgraded to a Blackberry (which would be totally  cool to have if only for that adorable name.  And you know, I would have a Mac if it were up to me, just ’cause they are so stinkin’ cute!)  Now, the phone this person upgraded from is a pretty sweet phone on it’s own.  In fact, a couple years ago, it was considered the phone to have. (This is according to my Beloved who knows everything…or so he thinks)

Now most people would be thrilled to have been given such an amazing phone.  I’m trying to be thrilled, but a phone that calls itself a “Smart Phone” is just a little bit too intimidating to me.  If you recall, I’m the girl that only wants the bare-bones-does-nothing-but-talk phone. I was devastated when my last phone died and I had to get my pretty pink one.

Being thankful to have been given another chance at a phone, I set to work getting to know my new phone.  (She doesn’t seem to have a name other then “New Phone” yet) It only took me about a hour a few short minutes to figure out how to switch over the SIM card.  (Shaun was astonished that I managed to figure it out all by myself) Then all I had to do was to figure out how to turn the phone on.  Fortunately for me, I live in a house with two teenagers. 

For some reason, teenagers (actually most kids) were born knowing how all these electronics gizmos work.  Thanks to them, I now know how to turn my phone on and off, I also have a new ring tone and password.  When I told the girls that I had set the time all by myself, they gave me the praise that I deserved.  That was until I mentioned that it was in Greenland time.  (Hey, it was the only one that worked!)

The New Phone and I are adjusting to each other much better than expected.  That may change soon though.  Shaun thinks I should sign up for the data function that the phone was meant to use.  I have two problems with this.  First, Hello, I’m cheap frugal! And second, my head my explode with all of those button! But then again, if they keyboard were just a teeny bit bigger, I could blog from anywhere.  Hmmm……

Today I am thankful for…all of your kind words of sympathy and offers of phones.  (Even if you don’t really have one Stephanie!) Except for Jay, who made fun of me.  He obviously forgot that Santa is watching everyone extra close this time of year….

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0 Responses to My New Phone

  1. Patsy Ann says:

    So you got a new phone. Do you realize that all of these new phones that you get are keeping you (smart) keeps your brain cells alive. To bad that we have had ours since the 1900’s! Good luck with your new gadget.

  2. tommiea says:

    Yeah for the new phone!! I had to call tech assistance to figure out how to get the back off.

  3. Karina says:

    OOOH, a new phone! Congrats! Here’s to hoping you and the Smart Phone become friends quickly!

  4. Jay says:

    Remember, I wasn’t laughing AT you, I was laughing WITH you. 😉

    Besides, I don’t even have a cell phone. How deprived am I?

  5. Stephanie says:

    I so incredibly love freecycle :o) I am so glad that someone had one for you. And now I get to be jealous. You totally should sign up for the data function. I mean…c’mon…you could check mail….read blogs from STARBUCKS!!!! Yes….yes…I am the spawn of pure evil…but hey. I’m just sayin’. DO IT!!!

  6. giveitatry says:

    I’m glad you got another phone!

  7. photowannabe says:

    How do we get sucked into this modern day stuff I’ll never know. its a gigantic leap for me to be blogging and digital pictureizing ( I don’t think thats a real word)every day.
    Congrats on the new phone and actually programing it yourself. Our daughter in law had the honors of doing ours.

  8. Glad you and your new phone are getting along.

  9. Kell says:

    It really seems like a design flaw that we can’t figure out how to turn on our phones. Did I say we? heh heh. Well, OK, so I kind of had to actually look up the directions on how to turn on my phone, but a button that says “On” would be helpful.

    Congrats on the new phone!

  10. Linda says:

    Welcome to the world of SmartPhones! I have one, and I too was a little timid with it at first, now, I’m not sure how I lived without it! I haven’t actually blogged from it yet, but you’ve given me the incentive to at least give it a try!

  11. Susan says:

    Mudder~It keeps my brain cells alive? Wowie, what a bonus!

    Tommiea~Now I feel much better!

    Karina~Of course we will…

    Jay~I’m just reminding you about Santa…that’s all!

    Stephanie~Well, Shaun told me that it would only take four or five lattes to pay for the data plan. If I got that then I would have to go to Starbucks and *not* have a latte.

    Beckie~ Me too!

    Sue~sure it’s a word! It *is* amazing how things change so much.

    Kell~ I like the “we” 🙂

    Linda~You know, I actually had one years ago…I blocked it out though. ~Actually, it got ran over at the air port. Interestingly, Shaun had the same one and it got run over too….

  12. Lisa's Chaos says:

    So glad your phone woes are almost over. 🙂 I have been wondering if blogging from my phone was possible. For our trip I wondered if I could text a quick post. . . hmmm.

  13. wolfbaby says:

    my husband *insert rolling eyes* would get a new phone every six months if we could afford it i would keep mine till the drop and never work again.. in fact before this last phone i had my previous phone for four years… till i was nagged into getting a new one *sigh*