Saturday, April 17, 2010

Old phone, New phone

I got a new phone today. There was nothing really wrong with my old phone. My son wanted a phone and he is so involved with band and is always going on band trips and is in so many different after school things and is getting picked up at different places and times it is a good idea to know where he is so we decided it was time for him to have his own phone. When I was in getting his phone, they told me I could have a 'free' upgrade. That means it will cost something, but less than full price for a new upgraded phone.

The phone my son wanted was out of stock and they weren't getting any in soon and his second choice was out of stock as well. So, he picked out a third choice which cost $50. I told him that was the phone I liked and the lady said he could have it for $30. I told him that he couldn't have that phone because I wanted to get that phone as my upgraded phone. The phone I have is a palm and it is a great phone, but one of the buttons has stuck almost since the beginning of getting the phone. Not a real problem, but things should really work when you pay for them.

He picked out a different phone that was free with the 2 year contract and we both signed our lives away. I liked the new phone because it had a better camera. I like to take pictures with my phone because I don't like having to carry my camera everywhere I go and like to take pictures of the kids. I also like to text and need a full keyboard to do that.

The new phone is a Samsung impression and his is the Samsung Flight. I'm not too impressed with the impression. It does some pretty cool things but the camera isn't much better than my old camera phone. And what I don't like is when I text, it only has one line of the conversation at a time. My old phone had the whole conversation, what I said and what they said going back and forth forever. Now, I have to remember what the other person said so I can text them back. I'm old. I forget things quickly. This is going to be difficult. And the thing didn't come with a book to learn how to use it. It came with a computer disc. Really? Are we that advanced that they can't print out the instructions for me? How am I supposed to learn how to use this thing when I can't sit in the car and read the book? It took me almost 2 years to learn how to use my old phone. I carried the book in my purse and read it when I couldn't figure out how to do something on my phone. What am I supposed to do now? Carry the disc around and hope that I'm near someone's computer?

But here's the real test.

Picture from the old phone.

Picture from the new phone.

Which is better?

I can't really tell...

I have a month to decide if I like the new phone. A month isn't long enough to learn how to use the silly thing or to input all of my phone numbers! I have to put each one in by hand. Back in the old days, the phone store people would transfer them for you, but today the lady said they can't do that with the palm phones. For some reason it doesn't work. I guess I have nothing better to do.

1 comment:

gamawinkie said...

Getting a new phone can be a pain. Both of the pictures look great to me. The flowers are beautiful.