Okay, so, one of the things I take pride in is how few cell phones I’ve owned/bought. I was always really late on the technological game when it came to communication.
My friend Margaret bought me my first cell phone because I refused to get my own. She picked it out, and it was the same phone that the angels used in the Charlie’s Angels remake:
I had this phone for a kabillion years before it konked out on me, and I broke down and got a little black Sony Ericson in 2006. The camera phone was terrible, and I still had to txt people on the number pad while everyone else had fancy qwerty pads. Unfortch, this meant that Manda’s 3 paged txts to me from her iPhone were probably answered with stuff like “ok” and “no.”
Despite how awful it was to txt people, I really didn’t NEED a fancier phone. I used to have a desk job with computer and phone access all day. And then after I left my job, I was still in front of a laptop all day at home, so, having email and internet on a cell phone was just not logical for me.
When my Sony started biting the dust a few weeks ago, I decided to walk into the AT&T store with Manda and just see what my options were, and I walked out with a Samsung Propel with unlimited media. Apparently my plan was “so old” that I got all these upgrades for no extra money. Sweet, right?
Well, I can’t get the internet to work, and now, I can’t get the PHONE to work inside my own house! What the hell? Should the difference in phone change my reception, even though it’s the same carrier? I don’t use my landline, and I work from home. If my cell doesn’t work in my house, it is nearly useless to me. My mom says to return it, but I wonder if I will just have the same prob with a different phone, and it looked like my other option was some form of Blackberry (uh, do those come in pink, by any chance?).
I hung out with my mom today, and she randomly showed up at my door before I had gotten out of bed. WHY?! Because when she called, she apparently left a voicemail, THAT I NEVER RECEIVED, because MY PHONE DOESN’T WORK IN HERE! AHHH! Very frustrating. I guess I have to go back to Palo Alto to see what I can do, but if the phone works in the store, I don’t know what he will tell me!