Friday, January 30, 2009
My cellphone contract is up in a couple of weeks, so I've started to check out some of the new technology out there and,the more I learn, the more I don't know. One question leads to another and then another and another until my eyes can't see straight anymore and I give up.
Right now I have what, I guess, would be a basic phone - texting sucks because the keyboard is so small, can't do email or internet, etc. So I've been considering a "Smartphone" or a 3G? (is that the same thing)? I've heard quite a few positive things about the LG EnV (is ot 2 or 3)? Trying to find out what my total monthly payment would be is like asking for the secret of life. If you want to do this, then you need this, but you may not want that because you csn do this instead - yadda, yadda, yadda. I definitely need a QWERTY keyboard because my texting skills are non-existent. I'm working on building up my thumb muscles so I can try and be as good as my 10 year old niece.
I currently have Sprint - goes back to the time I worked for Continental Airlines and we had a great deal with them. I'm not married to Sprint, so I'm checking everyone out. In order to cancel my Sprint contract before they auto-renew it, I have to csll them on the EXACT day of expiration and cancel over the phone. Not the day before or after and not on line. If you miss the day, you're renewed and I'll be in for a fight. You can bet I've got 2/19 marked in red on my calendar.
For those of you not old enough to remember "Laugh-In," above is a pic of Lily Tomlin as Ernestine, the phone operator, one of the great characters she created on the show. I've included a video below that will enlighten the young ones and bring a bit of nostalgia to us boomers.