My Verizon contract reached two years about two years ago. But what the heck. My phone still worked even though I had to manually lift up that flip thing to answer the phone. And hit the alphabet buttons THREE times to text something. Usually it came out in a different language all on it's own because of the three button typos but it was okay. I still got my thoughts across. I think I only had about six people who commented back......."Huh?!?"
Finally though the time came when the flip phone died a grand death. It wouldn't call out or answer calls anymore. All that loyalty from me and wham! Whadda 'ya get? A kick in the toush.
I was adamant about not having a contract again, so I checked out everything that didn't demand one. However, in the end, upgrading from Verizon with the rebate was way cheaper. And....I got a Smart Phone.
Which is way smarter than me, by the way.
I got the Samsung Galaxy Stellar. Pretty in Red. It may outlive me before I figure out all the bells and whistles on it. It took me three days to figure out how to answer it. Fortunately, I only missed two calls. They were the only two calls I had. Texting/messaging is still bugging me. For one thing the type buttons are so teeny weeny I'm STILL having typo problems I got a message back yesterday. . . . . . "Huh?!?" Still nobody understands me.
I wonder if I can talk a message.
I still want to learn the camera in it, delete a contact, delete several tried messages, figure out how I can download scriptures on it which I know I can so I don't have to carry that big heavy book my forebearers did plus all the other books I want to read, find out how to do voice mail (do I really have to pay 2.99 a month for that?). . ... annnnd figure out how to use Google. If I can even see it.
But the biggest thing I wanted to know?
How do I turn this blamed thing on!
Which I finally accomplished in two days and sixteen hours and 27 minutes. And while I think this is the prettiest phone I've ever had in my life, there is one thought that does not escape me:
My parents would roll over in their graves knowing I have this phone!