Friday, November 7, 2008

Well, here it is,

a new basic phone. Well, as basic as they come these days. Is a camera in a phone really all that basic? I don't need my phone to take pictures; I have a pretty dandy camera for that job. I don't need it to play games to entertain me; I have books, knitting, pets, and family to do that job. I need it to make and receive phone calls, and take the occasional message; isn't that a phone's job after all? Oh well, it all worked out, and the people were very nice, helpful, and didn't try to sell me anything more than I wanted/needed. Gotta love that!
It doesn't have the pesky external antenna to break off when it gets dropped, and I think its internal antenna is stronger than the ones on my previous phones; it actually rang inside the house tonight! That is pretty much unheard of for any of our phones unless one of the girl-almost-not-children have their phone very close to a window. Our house is covered in steal steel siding and for some funny reason that seems to interfere with the signal. Thus, the reason why my phone lives in my car. Well, that and I have a perfectly good "in the house phone" and I consider the cell phone job involves "not in the house." Like car trips to The Cities to see friends; or in the case Hubband or children, to be able to call home when out of town.

8 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

You're so funny. ;-) You should see the hubby's iPhone. It's almost freaky all the things it can do.

micael york said...

I experienced a similar problem. When I bought my iPhone, I first checked with “Got Reception?” (Gotreception.com) It’s a great resource for finding out where reception problems are most likely to occur BEFORE you lock yourself with a specific carrier.

Jayhawk said...

One of the advantages of an HOA is that when the siding on the house is too badly weathered you don't have to go out and steal replacement.

That's the problem with spellcheckers, and it reminds me of an old Navy story about mooring lines. Okay, I won't go there.

And did Oribel ever try to pick up all four feet at once?

bruce said...

yeah.. I went without a cell for a loooong time. Then I got a basic prepaid one.. for a looong time. Then I got married - to a die hard cell user. buh bay cheap plans... But seriously, having a phomnethat does a lot of stuff means you don't have to carry around a passel of other gadgets.

And yes to the in-house reception. Not always working. and if you;re home, use the land line anyway. Same to the office.

Anonymous said...

You're right. Before I got a cell phone, I had to carry a bottle opener, car keys, a hammer and, on rainy days, an umbrella. Now that I've got that new cell phone...

Anne said...

haha. I'm one of 'those' people who never is without my cell, and loves all the toys and fun things. Then again, I don't have a land-line, so it has to!

Channon said...

There is no such thing as basic anymore, in any sort of technology...

gypsyknits said...

Nice phone. Who needs all the gadgety stuff anyway? I sure don't. Nothing like the teen daughter texting me and thinking I can not only text her but text as quick as her friends. Silly girl........lol