Please Don't Keel Over When You Hear This, But Guess What? I Finally Got A Cell Phone!

Okay, did you all just keel over and hit your head on the floor from shock when you read that post title?

But it's absolutely true...yes, I FINALLY have a cell phone. 

And do you want to know why I finally purchased a cell phone? 

Well, because when I was in the hospital back in October, I didn't have (or even thought to bring) my phone book with everyone's phone number. And since I don't memorize phone numbers anymore, I couldn't call anyone to let them know what happened to me and where I was. The only two phone numbers I had (which incidentally were in my wallet) were my place of work and my brother Tom. Yes, I'm ashamed and utterly embarrassed to say that I don't even have my work number or my brother Tom's phone number memorized.


And more than being concerned about my health, I was concerned with people calling my apartment; not being able to get in touch with me and wondering where I was because I wasn't calling them back. For TWO WHOLE WEEKS.

I kept calling my voice mail from the hospital, using the phone in my room to pick up messages. Which had me even more upset because I got a repeat message from my dear friend Marge (Hi, Marge!), asking if I was okay because I hadn't called her back or responded to her email. I was very concerned and worried about how concerned and worried she was over me. It was so frustrating because I had no way of calling her back.

It was then that I said to myself, "As soon as I get out of this hospital, I'm marching my ass into a cell phone store and purchasing one." And sure enough, that's what I did. Not 20 minutes after I was released from the hospital, I walked into an AT&T store (with my hospital identification wrists bands still on my wrists) and bought this Go Phone.

Now please don't laugh when you see it because, well, it's a flip phone...



Oh, hush up! I can hear you all laughing from here.

Now give me some credit, at least it's a cell phone. It reminds me of the first cell phone I ever got (in the early-90's). Back then very few people had a cell phone, so I felt special.

And OMG...you should have seen how everyone at my job reacted when I told them that I had a cell phone. The were ELATED. And then you should have seen how they reacted when they saw it was a FLIP PHONE. They looked at me as if I were Wilma Flintstone, who had just been transported from the stone age...


But hey, they were still very happy that I HAD a cell phone now.

Anyway, as soon as I got home with my new Go Phone, I immediately entered the names and numbers of my friends into my Contacts so that I would have them there, just in case of another emergency and needed to contact them.

And I have to admit, after not having a cell phone since the early-90's, I really liked having one again.

About a month later though, when it came time to place more money on my Go Phone account, I kept eyeing the Smartphones in the showroom and thinking, "Do I dare upgrade to a Smartphone so that I can have access to Internet service and a touch screen?" Because even after having a basic cell phone for only a month, I was already getting sick and tired of how long it took to type a text message on the keypad.

So, do you know what I did?

Yup...I found a Smartphone at a great price (an Android) and upgraded my Wilma Flintstone phone to this...


Don't ya just love the cushioned faux leather carrying case? I got it at Five Below (a discount store that sells everything at $5.00 and below). I only paid $5.00 for it!


Here is my new phone peeking out of the case.


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And it was such a hoot to see my blog (for the very first time) on a Smartphone screen.

Yes, I have to admit...I am sooooooo loving my new mobile phone!

However, there is one thing I need to work on because I'm having MAJOR issues. You see, I find that my fingertips are too wide to type on the touch screen; therefore, I keep pressing the wrong letters/numbers and spend most of my time screaming four-letter obscenities at the phone.


So please folks, tell me that texting does get easier.


Have a maaaahvelous Monday, y'all!
X


48 comments

  1. Ron, WELCOME to the 21st Century!! I'm delighted that you got a cell phone...finally! And yes, you're so wise to get rid of that Wilma Flintstone contraption (my MOTHER has one like that and despite not being able to text or access the Internet, she says it suits her needs). A smartphone is soooo much SMARTER!!!

    I used to memorize phone numbers with ease, but not having to any more -- thanks to my own smartphone! -- opens the way for other, more important stuff to be stored in my brain! Having your contacts close by will only be more comforting to you, just in case, you know.

    It's awesome being able to access the Internet, too. Now you can look just like "the cool kids" and whip that sucker out while you're sipping coffee and pretend you're conducting high-powered business, ha!

    And yes, texting will get easier! Keep practicing. I tend to hunt and peck with one or two fingers; Domer, on the other hand, is a whiz-kid (but his generation grew up with that sort of thing, so there's that!)

    GOOD for you, my friend!! xoxoxo

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  2. Ron!! I am THRILLED to welcome you to this century!! A smart phone is an awesome tool and I have to admit it is absolutely addicting!! Let me just let you in on a little secret...you can SPEAK your texts and it will type for you!! I have an iphone, but found this on the internet...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfy73uV3xlU I hope it will help you!! I cannot remember ANY numbers anymore and we are the same age...so I guess it comes with the territory! Like Debbie says...texting does get easier...just practice...CONGRATS!! WOOHOO!!

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  3. Jeanne, I can't thank you ENOUGH for sharing that link with me!!!! I watched the video and discovered that the "talk text" feature was already activated in my Android, I simply had to learn how to use it. Thanks you so much for letting me know that there was such a thing on Smartphones!

    And yes, you're right, I find that I'm already addicted to it. The other day when I went into Starbucks to grab a cup of coffee, I found that I sat there for OVER an hour doing stuff on my phone!

    "! Like Debbie says...texting does get easier...just practice..."

    Will do, my friend!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your tips and advice. Have a fantabulous week!

    X to you and the girlz

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  4. Hey there Debbie!

    ", WELCOME to the 21st Century!! I'm delighted that you got a cell phone...finally!"

    Thank you and yes, can you believe it? I finally moved into the 21st Century and got a cell phone! And boy, am I ever enjoying it! Like I shared with Jeanne, it's addictive!

    "Having your contacts close by will only be more comforting to you, just in case, you know."

    I agree, and thanks why I decided that it was time to get a cell phone because it's one of those things that you always take and have with you, thus, I'll always have my Contact phone numbers with me, just in case.

    "It's awesome being able to access the Internet, too. Now you can look just like "the cool kids" and whip that sucker out while you're sipping coffee and pretend you're conducting high-powered business, ha!"



    HAHAHAHAHA! OMG...how funny! And you're right, I DO feel like one of the cool kids sitting in Starbucks and sipping my coffee; texting and talking. Also, I started an account with Instagram because it's another place where I can share my photographs. I've been wanting to join Instagram for that reason, however, you need a mobile phone to do it.


    Thanks so much for your advice about texting. Yes, I will practice. Doesn't it blow you away how FAST the now generation texts?


    Have a fantastic week, my friend. And thanks a bunch for stopping by!
    X

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  5. I too am thrilled with your news. Well done and congratulations on venturing into the modern world. You won't regret it. Already I sense enthusiasm so it will all be go, go, go. Don't worry about texting, it DOES get easier. Next, you'll be telling us you've bought an iPad! In the meantime, I am waiting for the day when you admit you don't know how you managed without one... lol.

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  6. Ron, congratulations on your new smartphone. I am so happy and excited for you! I have an Android too and love it. And don't worry about text typing because as your other readers said, it gets much easier. I had trouble with texting when I first started but I've gotten much faster. The longer you do it, the better you'll get.


    I love the faux leather carrying case. Very nice!


    Have fun with your new phone, Ron. And have a wonderful week X

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  7. Good morning Valerie!

    "You won't regret it. Already I sense enthusiasm so it will all be go, go, go."

    OMG...you are so right. Already I sense an addiction coming on. I can't get over how many cool things you can do with a Smartphone (all the apps!).

    Yes, that's what everyone is saying about texting, it gets easier.

    "In the meantime, I am waiting for the day when you admit you don't know how you managed without one... lol."

    HA! And I have a feeling that won't be long coming!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a great week and I hope all is going well for Joe.

    ((((((((((((( Joe )))))))))))))

    X to you both

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  8. Hola Denise!

    You have an Android too? Glad to hear you love it because so many people seem to prefer iPhones. The salesperson who assisted me at the store was so helpful because I knew nothing about Smartphones.

    "I love the faux leather carrying case. Very nice!"



    Thanks! Isn't it neat? And it only cost $5.00!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a fantabulous week!
    X

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  9. So you finally joined the Android revolution Ron. You'll never look back, I promise. (Mind you, I'm still not buying a computer)

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  10. Hey, Ron, congratulations! You made a smart move and got a great phone! And believe me, I will not mock you for waiting so long. I only got a cell phone when my father's health started to decline and I needed to be in touch with my family.


    In fact, one of my friends was so shocked when I called him on my flip phone that he told me he had to sit down due to the shock.


    Cell phones can be annoying as hell, but they have become a necessity. So good luck, have a blast, and text your heart out!

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  11. Whaaaaattttt? Welp, you have me beat, Ronnie! I'm still using my baby phone I got for free from Sprint in 2011. I'm holding out as long as that keypad still works! I think because. I'm home so much and on my iPad, I still don't feel the need to carry the Internet in my pocket. But the GPS feature would be nice.

    And don't feel bad about not knowing phone numbers. I have no clue what my parents' number is, let alone my kids' cell numbers. I'm too old to memorize anything anymore!

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  12. Wow, you finally did it! If I leave the house without my phone, I feel naked! Ha, my fingers are too fat as well...you should try reading some of the messages my sister and I text back and forth! Oh, and auto correct really screws me over sometimes! In no time you'll wonder how you ever lived without your cell phone. I don't get all techy with mine, but the hubby does, even has it synced with the tv remote!

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  13. so glad you got a phone. i was thinking of buying you one at one time. my kid has a go phone, they're not all ancient. your new phone is nice. can you talk to text with your phone?

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  14. Mark PetruskaDecember 07, 2015

    Hey, I'm just thrilled (and yes, shocked) that you finally have a phone. They're pretty much a necessity nowadays! Welcome to the club. Have you tried SWYPE when texting? Easier to use and considerably more intuitive.

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  15. It is truly wonderful when they grow up!! Congrats Ron hope your new toy brings hours of adventure. It brings tears to my eyes when I see them grow! Now when you are out with someone you don't have to talk, as you sit across from them at a candle lit table. Let your fingers fly as you text and laugh and text and laugh. Then when you go home you can touch your phone to his and sign off. How romantic is that?

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  16. Hi there Dale! Yup...I joined the Android revolution. And I thought of you after I purchased it because I remember you mentioning something in one of your comments this year about preferring them over an iPhone. Several people I work with have Androids as well and they really like them.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaabulous week!

    X

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  17. Hey there Rob....thank you, buddy! I'm so happy I purchased this phone. Already, I'm seeing the benefits of having a Smartphone!

    Yes, I was first going to get a cell phone about two and half years ago when my mother got sick because I wanted to be closer in touch with my family. However, I never got it. But this experience made me realize the importance of having one for emergencies.

    "Cell phones can be annoying as hell, but they have become a necessity."



    You are soooooooo right about that!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantabulous week!

    X

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  18. Hey there Bijoux!

    "I'm home so much and on my iPad, I still don't feel the need to carry the Internet in my pocket. But the GPS feature would be nice."

    And I don't blame you, because you can do practically all the same things with an iPad as you can a Smartphone. I haven't used the GPS feature on my phone yet, but I need to try it at least once so that I know how to use it in case I need walking directions in NYC.

    "I have no clue what my parents' number is, let alone my kids' cell numbers. I'm too old to memorize anything anymore!"



    Ha! I think I am too. And I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who can't memorize phone numbers.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastical week!

    X

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  19. Hiya Suzi!

    Yup...can you believe it? I FINALLY did it!!!!!!!!!!

    " If I leave the house without my phone, I feel naked!"

    OMG...and that's the way I'm starting to feel already, and I just got the damn thing!

    "Oh, and auto correct really screws me over sometimes!"

    I know what you mean, it's so annoying. I actually found a way on my phone to disable it.

    " but the hubby does, even has it synced with the tv remote!"



    Wow...that's amazing. I didn't even realize you could do that with a Smartphone.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!
    X

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  20. Helloooooo there Val!

    Me too too. I am sooooo glad I FINALLY got a phone.

    " my kid has a go phone, they're not all ancient. your new phone is nice."

    You're right, their not all ancient at all. And for me, I love that you don't have to sign any contract and obligated for a certain period of time. I think the whole concept of a Go Phone is awesome because to me it more convenient and much, much cheaper. Besides having paid for the phone, I only pay $40.00 per month, with no additional taxes or charges.

    "can you talk to text with your phone?"



    Yes, I can. And I found that out because one of my readers informed me about that feature. How great is that?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a faaaaaaabulous week!
    X

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  21. Hiya Mark!

    "I'm just thrilled (and yes, shocked) that you finally have a phone. They're pretty much a necessity nowadays! Welcome to the club."

    HA! Yes, I was soooooooooooo thinking of YOU when I finally got a phone. In fact, I thought, "Mark is going to FAINT when it finds out I FINALLY broke down and got a Smartphone!"

    "Have you tried SWYPE when texting? Easier to use and considerably more intuitive."



    No, I haven't. But I will see if it's on my Android or if the app is available.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent week!


    X to you and Tara

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  22. Helloooooooo there Dave! So great to see ya, buddy!

    Aw..thank you. I am so happy and excited about FINALLY having a Smartphone.

    " Now when you are out with someone you don't have to talk, as you sit across from them at a candle lit table. Let your fingers fly as you text and laugh and text and laugh. Then when you go home you can touch your phone to his and sign off. How romantic is that?"



    Bwhahahahahaha! Dave, you KILL me. That was HILARIOUS! Yes, that's sounds VERY romantic! CYBER LOVE.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday season and are doing well.


    X

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  23. You GO, Ron! A big congrats on getting a phone. My girlfriend and I are at odds because I have an Android and she has an iPhone. She's a big Apple fan, but I am not. You're gong to really enjoy your choice. Androids are great! What model do you have?


    Enjoy your new toy, dude! And don't worry, texting gets easier the more you do it.

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  24. Hiya Matt!

    Thanks, I love my new phone! The model I have is a Moto E from Motorola. I was first thinking of getting the new Microsoft Luma phone but someone I know has one and wishes she never got it. So, I'm glad I chose the one I did.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have an awesome week!

    X

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  25. " They looked at me as if I were Wilma Flintstone, who had just been transported from the stone age..." LOL! Ron, that made me (and my husband) laugh so hard. You are so funny. I had a flip phone for a long time before I switched over to a smartphone, but I am glad I did because you can do so much more with it. My hubby and I both have iPhones and enjoy them.


    Congratulations on your new phone, Ron. Enjoy it!


    P.s. texting DOES get easier!

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  26. Hello there Elaine!

    Ha! They honestly looked at me as if I were WILMA FLINTSTONE! In fact, someone said, " Ron, NO ONE has a flip phone anymore!" And then when I got the Smartphone they all said, "WOW!!!!!!!!! Wilma got a SMARTPHONE!!!!!"

    And yes, you're right, you can do so much more with a Smartphone. I am soooooo enjoying my new toy!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor! Have a super-duper week!

    X

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  27. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comDecember 07, 2015

    There's no going back once you have a smart phone... It's a great invention! And yes - texting does get easier...

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  28. Ron, in all the time I've been reading your blog, I NEVER thought you'd get a cell phone. But I'm so glad you did because they do come in very handy for emergencies. Also, I just love having the convenience of being able to check emails, read blogs and do other things when I'm away from home and my computer.


    Congratulations on the Android! Before I got an iPhone, I had an Android too. They're great phones. And yes, texting does getting much easier. It's like learning how to type on a computer, the more you do it the better you get.


    Enjoy your phone, Ron!!!

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  29. Hey there Fiona!

    Yes, already I feel that way - Ha! I am so enjoying this new phone. And I agree, it is a GREAT invention because it's a phone AND a computer all in one.

    Thank so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic week!
    X

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  30. Hey ho Robert!

    HA! I never thought I'd get a phone either. But after my experience in the hospital and not having contact, I knew I needed to just move forward and get one. And I'm so glad I did.

    " having the convenience of being able to check emails, read blogs and do other things when I'm away from home and my computer."



    Yes, ditto!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent week!
    X

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  31. Geraldine H.December 08, 2015

    Your new phone looks purrrfect to me (oh Ched, stop that!!!) >^^<

    No, I really mean it Ron, I also have been dodging buying a cell phone recently but am almost ready to cave and I LOVE flip phones, didn't even know they still have them.

    This one looks just what I could use (and figure out in less than a year!!!) and actually enjoy, for this kind of phone.

    I'm going to read all the details and write them down, so I can look for this one, IF I take the plunge too. Are you on a plan or pay as you go?

    I'm glad it's working out and heh, just 'cause you have one, doesn't mean you have to live with it attached to your ear like TOOOO many people do, now days. That is just plain dumb and silly (unhealthy too).

    Enjoy the new gadget and keep us posted how it's working out!

    Geraldine

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  32. Geraldine H.December 08, 2015

    PS: That was weird, I just got a notification to go to my email first, to verify this comment, that never happened before. But looks like it worked now. :-)

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  33. Geraldine H.December 08, 2015

    PSS: Oh, I didn't scroll down to all the pics, you were showing your old flip phone!! Geezzz...thought I could still get one like that but maybe I can join the SmartPhone crowd too. I just don't like having to use a case all the time with these. The flip phones didn't need a case. There WAS advantages LOL!!!

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  34. "Your new phone looks purrrfect to me (oh Ched, stop that!!!) >^^<"

    Hahahahaha! Geraldine, that was so cute and so clever! Tell Ched I said thank you for the purrrfect comment and that I'm glad he approves of my new phone. Meow!

    "I also have been dodging buying a cell phone recently but am almost ready to cave and I LOVE flip phones, didn't even know they still have them."

    Same here, I've been dodging buying a cell phone too, but after being in the hospital and needing a phone (with my contact phone numbers in it), I decided to take the plunge and get one. And yes, absolutely...you can still get a flip phone. The only reason I upgraded was because of having a phone in which you could use a touch screen rather than a key pad. I also wanted a bigger screen. I got my flip phone (and Smartphone) through AT&T. I have a Go Phone account with them, which means I have no contract or long-term obligation. I just pay each month as I go. The rates are very inexpensive and so are the phones. I paid only $14.99 for my flip phone.

    Here is the link to AT&T's Go Phone website in case you're interested.
    https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/prepaidphones.html

    And you're right there are advantages to a flip phone. I like that you can carrying it in your pocket because it's so small. And yes, you don't need a case with them because you don't have to worry about cracking the screen in case you drop it. The Smartphone I got however, is very narrow and small. It's not one of those BIG cell phones.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week and please let me know if you decide to get a cell phone, okay?

    X to you and Ched

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  35. Yes Geraldine, one of my other readers said that she experienced the same thing. I think it does that every so often for security reasons, just to double check that your email matches your name.

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  36. LOLOL! Yes, it does get easier. In fact, it will get so easy that you will pick up a cordless phone and automatically try and dial with your thumbs. :-) Seriously, it might work to speak your message into the microphone feature. Congrats on scoring a smartphone for $5! That. Is. Amazing. But you've now come to the dark side and can never go back!! But, for all their vices, smartphones are extremely convenient and I marvel at the technology that brings a mini, super computer into the palm of my hand.

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  37. " In fact, it will get so easy that you will pick up a cordless phone and automatically try and dial with your thumbs. :-)"

    HAHAHAHAHA! OMG, Lisa... that made me laugh out loud. And I can so see myself doing that!

    "Congrats on scoring a smartphone for $5! That. Is. Amazing."

    No, I didn't pay $5 for the phone, I paid that for the faux leather carrying case. The phone cost me $59.00. But I thought even that price was a great deal.

    "But, for all their vices, smartphones are extremely convenient and I marvel at the technology that brings a mini, super computer into the palm of my hand."

    I I know, that's what I'm really enjoying about it, that I can use it as a computer as well as a phone.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!

    X

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  38. Ha! This is great, Ron! Would you believe I don't even have a smartphone? Even with my profession as a computing consultant, I don't have it. Just a tiny Nokia regular phone that I have to type texts out "old school." It's a huge pain and I don't do it often. I don't have a smartphone because once I get one (and one for Dave) we'll never get off that hamster wheel of a monthly bill that we don't want to start. We make do with my regular phone, but I will admit there are times when I would benefit from a smartphone. For now, I just use my work-issued iPad in places where I can get free wifi and it works for me.

    I,too, had cell phones in the 90's! I remember boxing them up for a Christmas gift for Dave and then calling the number from a landline. The box rang and he was like "What the?" So fun! The phones were big and boxy, but we felt special because hardly anyone had one in those days.

    Now I'm special for a different reason -- because we DON'T have them!

    Enjoy your new snazzy phone!

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  39. See that little microphone icon at the top of your phone's keyboard? That's a dictation button. Tap it, speak your text message. It's actually remarkably accurate.


    I LOVE my smartphone. I'm on my third generation of iPhone now - a 6S - and the one thing I rarely use it for is an actual phone. Even though it serves as my house phone, too. Because I don't really like talking on the phone. But I love to have access to the internet, email and so on. And have a small pretty decent camera with me at all times. And I like being able to keep up with my fiancé throughout the day by text and with my kids. Also, my phone syncs with my ipad and computers, so I don't have to transfer anything.


    All that said, I have little patience for people who stay buried in their phones while they are with other people.

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  40. Hellooooooo there Kathy!

    Wow...I'm surprised you don't have a Smartphone being in the computer consulting profession, because somehow I thought you would. But I'm sure, working on computers all day, the last thing you want to do is have a Smartphone where you'd have access to the Internet. So I don't blame you at all.

    I too had a Nokia phone. In fact, that was my second cell phone. The one I have now is a Motorola (Moto E). It's a Go phone, so I only pay $40.00 per month (a flat rate), unlimited texting and talking. I have no contract or have to pay taxes or extra fees.

    " For now, I just use my work-issued iPad in places where I can get free wifi and it works for me."

    That's sounds perfect!

    "I remember boxing them up for a Christmas gift for Dave and then calling the number from a landline. The box rang and he was like "What the?" So fun!"

    OMG...what fun that sounded! When I first got my new cell phone, I kept calling it from my landline phone, just so I could hear it ring - HA!

    And you're right, in the earlier days cell phones were very boxy and big; especially the ones you could get for your car.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor! Have a spectacular weekend!

    X

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  41. "See that little microphone icon at the top of your phone's keyboard? That's a dictation button. Tap it, speak your text message. It's actually remarkably accurate."

    Thank you for letting me know that because I had no idea what that microphone icon meant. I will try that the next time I send a text!

    And I'm very much like you, I don't like talking on the phone; especially for long periods of time. I find that (like you) I'm using my Smartphone more for Internet use - checking emails, reading blogs, Instagram, and texting. I've only had it for a short time, but so far I am REALLY loving it!

    "All that said, I have little patience for people who stay buried in their phones while they are with other people."



    Ditto! I agree with you 100%. And I see that a lot.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!
    X

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  42. A CELL PHONE!!
    Ron, that is awesome.
    And you even upgraded to a smart phone from a Wilma phone!
    Go RON!
    Phones can be a pain in the you know what, but, they really are convenient.
    I have a tough time texting due to my long nails. So I went in to Things Remembered and go a stylus which plugs into the headphone hole of the phone. It works great!! Check them out. You can go on-line or in the store.
    Congrats on your new phone!!
    ((((HUGS)))

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  43. Hellooooo there Pam! I know, can you freaking believe it? I FINALLY got a cell phone (and a Smartphone at that)! And it's so sad because I'm already addicted to it - HA!

    "So I went in to Things Remembered and go a stylus which plugs into the headphone hole of the phone. It works great!! Check them out. You can go on-line or in the store."

    Thank you, I will definitely check it out. In fact, we have a Things Remembered store in Philly!

    Have a super week, my friend. And MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!

    (((((((((( You ))))))))))

    X

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  44. Texting does get easier Ron! With a smart phone especially because as you use words your program recognizes those words & starts adding them to your auto fill in list so you don't have to type them in so often. Plus it starts to learn the way you write (at least mine does) & keeps giving me choices for the next word so sometimes I can almost write the whole sentence without resorting to actually typing any words.
    I cannot use my thumbs like the younger people do though Ron - I have the same problem you do, my fingers are too wide for the space they give. So I have gotten quite good & hung & peck & the side of my left forefinger. Now I can tough type over a 100 WPM & I usually use my right hand for writing, but I have found I can text my using the side of my left forefinger with less mistakes than any other method. Maybe this would work for you?

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  45. Sorry should be "at hunt & peck" not "& hung & peck" LOL

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  46. "ecause as you use words your program recognizes those words & starts adding them to your auto fill in list so you don't have to type them in so often."

    Yes! You're absolutely right, I have noticed that!

    I can't use my thumbs at all, I peck at the keys using my index fingers. And yet it's funny because when I type on my computer keyboard, my fingers FLY over the key without even looking at them.

    Thanks, I will try using my forefinger as you suggested!!!!

    "Sorry should be "at hunt & peck" not "& hung & peck" LOL"



    Bwhahahahaha! OMG...that was so funny!


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  47. I'm SOOOOO late to the party, but..... WELCOME to the tech world. I get so frustrated with the phone "guessing" what I want to say and making me look like a fool but I tend to hit send BEFORE I read the entire thing and then I think "Shit! That wasn't what I wanted to say. They are gonna think I've lost my mind!" Well, maybe I have.... Too long since I have talked to you my friend. I hope all is going well. Miss you!

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  48. Hellooooooooooo there Peg! It's so great to see ya, my friend!

    HA! Yes, can you believe I FINALLY entered the tech world of cell phones?!?

    "but I tend to hit send BEFORE I read the entire thing and then I think "Shit! That wasn't what I wanted to say. They are gonna think I've lost my mind!" "

    OMG! Yes, I've done the same thing MANY times and felt like a fool - HA! However, I am getting better at it.

    But I have to say, I'm glad I finally got a cell phone. I'm using it more for the Internet than I am as a phone.

    Thanks sooooooooo much for stopping by. Hope all is going well with you too. And Dwight as well. Please say Hi to him for me. Have a super week!!!!

    (((((((((((((((((( You ))))))))))))))))))

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