Sunday, February 19, 2012

Joining 21st Century

My prehistoric phone just died. Forced to get a new one, I decided to join the 21st century and get a smart phone, complete with Internet. My worst fears have come true. I am on it constantly. I've turned into an addict, the very person I feel nothing but disdain for.

I am not totally up to date yet. I still refuse to text or even accept texts.


Anonymous said...

keep your convictions against texting going strong... I hate texting myself. Once I started, it is hard to break from the habit, mostly because everyone I know from family to friends to co-workers text all of the time.

I have a Rant phone which has internet, navigation and all of those features but I refuse to use it for nothing more, other than texting or making a phone call. (The reason why I do not mind texting is because I have a keyboard which slides out from under the phone.)

This phone will have to literally die and stop working before I go ahead and buy a new phone.

**When my dad's pre-historic phone died, he got a smartphone too. He ended up getting hooked on scrabble and downloaded the app on his phone and play it constantly. He learned to deactivate the sounds and ignore the beeps when plays came in. Speaking of games, I was hoping to win this time around, but it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon.

ChiTown Girl said...

I was basically "forced" to get a smart phone a few months ago, but I refuse to pay the exorbitant cost of having internet 24/7 on it. I only use the internet when I can get a free connection somewhere.

Ms. Tsouris said...

Now I have to get a "smart" phone! I have an old fashioned one with a keypad and have not gone on the internet since it's unreasonably expensive. My day is coming soon too...Mr. Tsouris has been resisting since he's waiting for a family plan to come through; we all need that data plan. The Tsouris son texts, so I do text on occasion. I am not addicted to texting (I find it tedious) and I like my personal conversations with my real voice. Congratulations on becoming a 21st century user...just don't become an abuser, as I have heard.

Pissedoffteacher said...

Limited plan and only $15 a month.