And now a second flip-phone bites the dust:
This was … spendy. (I went with the iPhone 7, the one US Cellular had, because I didn’t feel up to shopping around; I wanted one by this weekend when I have some travel ahead of me). And there’s the rise in the price of the monthly plan ($25 to about $45, but there’s also the “rental” on the phone; I might later just purchase one and give this one back).
And it’s HARD to figure out, the learning curve is quite steep if you haven’t used a smartphone before. I scribbled down my different passwords and hope I remember which one goes with which thing (or at least that the phone remembers them). It was hot and I was tired and I suspect not in the best frame of mind for things.
I suspect the people in there were laughing at me after I left because I knew so little. Then again, the woman who worked with me said “I don’t use an iPhone, I use Android” and I admit I thought with annoyance “then why not send over someone who DOES use an iPhone.”
To compare notes:
- My data plan runs $50. (My former non-data plan was half that.)
- She got a new 7; I bought a not-necessarily-gently-used 6s. On the upside, there’s no rental fee.
- The learning curve is indeed steep.
- The woman who worked with me apparently ascertained my exact level of newbiehood and adjusted the palaver accordingly. Ten minutes in, I was reassured; twenty minutes in, I wanted to marry her. (Thirty minutes in, I was halfway home.)
And I called up a rather large number of my contacts, just to make sure I’d transcribed the numbers correctly. So far, I have.