When on earth did cell phones become so important? And when did it become difficult to find just the right phone?.. I honestly thought I was immune to that but I learned last week that sadly, I am not..
It all began around Wednesday of last week when S*rint who we have been with for thirteen years basically refused to do anything to help our problem. You see, with them our phones never worked correctly. I could never hold a signal inside my house for more than one minute if that and the next thing you know the call was dropped. Our phones also never could get a signal in Walmart either. Mr Lou and I go to Walmart a lot for our groceries and with our health issue’s etc it is important that we be able to be in contact when we are not with each other. Well every time we hit Walmart we just prayed that neither of us needed each other until we were out of Walmart.
When Mr Lou finally had enough he called S*print last week and they pretty much told him there was nothing they could do about it. When Mr Lou also asked about the 4G service that they have been promising for over a year he was told that have no idea when or if my area will ever get it. So that means these 4G phones we purchased last year basically are useless..When Mr Lou explained this to them, again, they did not seem to want to help So, Mr Lou got angry and thats never a good thing. He said that was it, we were done with that company, we were breaking the contract and he didn’t care what they charged us they wouldn’t see a dime. Off to Walmart we went that night and signed up for the Walmart Family Plan which is a pretty good deal. I bought a small phone, almost like a Blackberry and Lou got a small android phone. The price was right on them and off we went..
Well after using them for a few hours we realized these phones were not good. Mine was so small I was going cross eyed trying to see the buttons and read the screen. Mr Lou’s android was also too small for him. Back to Walmart on Friday to return the phones and cancel the plan. Next we went over to T-Mobile which is right across the parking lot.
T-Mobile gave us a good plan. Lou purchased the Samsung Galaxy III and I got back my beloved Blackberry which looked like this.
I was so happy because I had a Blackberry years ago and I loved loved loved it. I spent Friday night setting it all up which is no small task. Sometimes I wake up during the night and when I do I usually grab my phone and read some news websites and then fall back asleep. What does this have to do with my Blackberry? Well, it forced me to admit something. I woke up around 4 am Saturday morning, reached for my Blackberry and to my shock and horror, I couldn’t read the screen. It was too small for my almost 43 year old eyes!..I was not happy. When I got up Saturday morning I told this to Mr Lou and yep, back to T-Mobile we went.
I ended up also getting the Samsung Galaxy III
I have to say while I was never crazy about android phones, this phone? I LOVE it!.. It’s super easy to use. Has so many apps, the screen is a really nice size and I can SEE what I am reading or texting..
So I ask again, when did it become so difficult and important to get just the right phone and when did I become part of that crowd?