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.