Now we have come to the letter N. Now we come to New. The next step in my journey through the alphabet with you. Very odd that I seem to be rhyming today…give me a moment and I’ll get over it. Today’s star in the Blogging A to Z Challenge is the letter N.
So often on BCDC, I talk about old things, antique things, found objects and treasures bought at thrift stores and yard sales. My life is full of those sorts of things. Once in a while, something new actually comes into my life.
Ralph had paid a visit to Radio Shack last week and in talking with a young man there, found out he was due for an upgrade on his phone. He wanted me to come along because he wanted me to talk with the young man because he thought I would understand better what he was talking about.
Last Friday we did that. As it turns out I was due for an upgrade as well. I knew that, but I was dragging my feet, not sure what I wanted to do. I don’t like that we spend so much on cell phones and service and I was considering going to a buy as you go plan. But as it turns out the deal was better than we thought.
For two new smart phones (which unfortunately don’t come with smart people who know how to use them!!) it is only $10 more per phone per month from what we were already paying. Of course, that doesn’t factor in the cost of the phones, taxes, yada, yada, yada.
In my mind however, it is a great step in the right direction because this is encouraging Ralph to get into some technology that in the long run will help him. He is so cute with his new iPhone. Especially now that he realizes that his niece, Marie also has an iPhone and they can do FaceTime together. They’re so cute! He can even send a text!
But back to Me!! I’ve thought a few times that maybe I should have gone with an iPhone as well, but instead I went with a Samsung Galaxy S III.
As it stands, I’m still not sure what all it can do. I’m still not sure when it’s ringing because I’m not used to the ringtones yet. But I can send a text, and answer the phone. Now I have to do some set up things that will allow me to download apps and I need to do that for Ralph as well. Overall, I’m very excited.
It has a wonderful purple and pink protective case…Ralph’s case has an American Flag…he’s excited. I’m especially excited because I love the windmill background I was able to get. It makes me think we’re on a cross-country trip. It even changes from day to night.
You all just need to be patient with me on this. If you call, give me time to get it out of my pocket (it is pretty big!) and to figure out how to answer you. But, hey…it’s New!!!