It has a pretty good camera (of most importance, ya know?). It’s easy to use. It’s held up well against bumps, falls and bruises. It has always worked for me.
It’s a Verizon phone. I love Verizon. They have towers e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. There are only a FEW remote areas that I travel that I DON’T find service. They have awesome customer service. And they always let me know when I’m in a bad plan and need to adjust to save money. I appreciate that.
Look at that super qwerty keypad. *grins*
All that having been said, this particular phone style is NOTE.orious for having a bad charging port. My phone gave me trouble for months when I finally decided to order a replacement. *begin ominous music* This … was … a … mistake.
I had lots of text messages that I couldn’t just “lose.” There is no batch emailing text messages for this particular model phone. I couldn’t go through and forward each.individual.message. Months passed. I fretted over what to do. Finally: I put a camera in front of me, put the phone in front of the camera and video recorded the messages … one at a time, as I read them out loud and included the date and time of the message. aarrggh.
Okay. Now I could send my old phone back and transfer over my number to the replacement. I backed up my contacts and did the deed. Yay!
Fine. The new phone had a wiggly port, as well. I should have expected this. James has the same phone. He’s replaced his eight … yes, eight times. He still has a dumb phone that powers down in two hours and won’t charge properly. He’s given up on finding a replacement/refurbished phone that works.
TWICE within the first week, I went to bed with my phone on four bars and woke up LATE because my NEW phone had powered down AT NIGHT. Yes, that’s right. It wore itself out while sitting idle on my bedside table. great.
The first time, I thought it was a fluke.
The second time. I began to crumble.
After all the months of trying to get help with my phone issues, trying to get my messages saved to some external source with no help and all the struggle with my phone charging issues, I thought the struggles were over. I was sorely wrong.
So, I had to make “THE” phone call. I called Verizon. Started to tell the story to one person after another … about my messages, my phone port … etc. And I began to cry. Yep. The “Ugly cry.” The cry that makes the person on the other end who doesn’t know that you cry about … twice a year …. the person who thinks you’re nuts because you’re upset over a phone but doesn’t realize that the drama has been going on for a year …. the person who doesn’t know all the other crazy stuff going on in your life and that this is just the last straw … yep. “That” cry.
Long story, short: three or four phone calls later (after the “please help me get my contacts to load on my new phone” call and the “would you believe I want to switch back to my old crappy phone because it works better than the new, refurb” call, and several others), I get an awesome customer service rep who helps me with everything. She reminds me that I’m eligible for a new phone discount. I admit that I want a new one but can’t afford to go up to the $40. per month fee a smart phone carries. She points out that it’s only $30. and I already pay $10. so I’d only be going up by $20. I have no intentions of leaving Verizon and this is my first real phone drama. So, I’m up for it!
I didn’t order insurance.
As I took the plastic protector off the face of the phone this morn ..
I almost dropped it.
I rarely drop my phone.
This may be sign.
I may go back and order insurance. soon.
I want to make a confession here. I’m excited about having internet access anywhere I have phone service.
I’m excited about having a portable Apple product that can house my iTunes account.
And I’m looking forward to exploring all the super apps out there.
*whispers* but, do you want to know what most excites me?
Having at my fingertips
maps (Remember? I get lost going to the bathroom?),
a thesaurus, a dictionary (I LOVE words. love them.)
and Instagram (A photo editing program for your phone. How uber cool is that?).
THESE are exciting!
Do you ever wish you could time travel? I would go back in time and show an iPhone and the computer/internet to Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone), Thomas Edison (acknowledged inventor of the light bulb), Ptolemy (founder of first library in ancient times) and probably Benjamin Franklin (I’m pretty sure he is the first to come up with an idea of lending books … I’m pretty sure he is considered the Father of the Public Library System in America. And even if not, I know he would be intrigued by and appreciate today’s technology).
I’ve had some crazy dreams and stomach problems lately. I really think they are connected to stress.
At least my phone, is no longer a source of “stress” in my life. *whew*
… at least, I hope that will be the case.