I am so confused about smart phones. All I know is I want one. But I don’t know which one I want. There are millions of different phones out there, all of which are better than my pink (blechhh) piece of crap very old flip phone from Cinci Bell. It does nothing except ring sometimes and then when I flip open the phone, the volume button is located on the side of the phone so I usually hit that button just holding onto my phone which lowers the volume and then I can’t hear whoever is on the phone. Ackk. Very bad design and most irritating. This phone takes photos but not very good ones and there is no way to get them to my computer – seriously – they have to stay on my phone for eternity. The key numbers are all scratched off and the flip part of the flip phone is wobbly at best. In other words, I really need a new phone. It won’t even allow me to download a new ringtone – oh I called Cinci Bell and talked to someone who assured me…ASSURED me that I could download a new ringtone. So I went to the website he told me about and downloaded (and paid for btw) a new ringtone from Pirates of the Caribbean and did it work? No. Talk about pirates… I still got charged for it. Grrrrr. Stupid tech people.
So I want a new phone. It doesn’t have to do everything; I don’t want it to print money even though I could use some money now with school starting. I asked Devoted Spouse…”How do I choose which phone?” He simply said, “Go online and do some research.” So I went online.
Now my eyes are bleeding from looking at and reading about all the new phones and the different functions and the billions of potential apps for any particular phone. AT&T is getting a bad rep on tv commercials for not having enough service; Verizon has this fancier map supposedly proving they provide better service. I don’t believe anybody. I have a friend who just got a new iPhone and is all excited but I have heard they aren’t really good phones. I like the commercials for the new ‘Droid phones – I like Google. Do I need a BB? I would like to be able to access my email but it’s from my cable company – can I get Roadrunner email from an AT&T account? D’ya see why I’m confused here? I have a Gmail account too and I want to access that. Then there’s Facebook and Twitter and I need to see my school stuff on the Web and I feel like I’m just running around in circles. It’s not like I want this thing to do the laundry – just give me my emails, let me tweet, check my FB page, Google a coffeeshop nearby and maybe even make a phone call.
While at the mall the other day I walked into the AT&T store and looked around and then I got a panic attack and had to leave. I couldn’t breathe. I went into the Cinci Bell store and the same thing happened. I don’t know what to do. I want a Smart Phone that won’t make me feel so Stupid.
So here’s the deal. Everybody who reads this blog — all 8 of you — tell me what type of Smart Phone you use and why. What does it do? What is your favorite feature? What do you think I should buy?
Maybe I should just go buy a new car — I’m good at those negotiations – car options I understand. Help. I’m in Smart Phone Hades.