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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Not a Techno Junkie

I got a new cell phone this week. My very old and outdated Blackberry was on its way to the electronic graveyard. I had put it off as long as possible because I just did not want to invest a lot of money in a new phone.

It was past time for an upgrade on both mine and my husband's cell phone account, so we headed out to adopt these new family members. After a friend informed us of his ability to purchase an iphone for $1.00, I became more excited about a visit to the store.

The first thing out of my mouth upon entering the premises was, "I want a $1.00 phone." I was prepared to hear excuses and exceptions, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had two choices. An iphone or an LG Lucid. We chose the latter because of the larger screen (middle aged eyes, you know).

Now the fun starts. How do I make it cooperate with me? Touch screen texting and I do not mix. I have sent some text messages that even I don't understand. Even when I used the voice activated message option, I still got incorrect words typed on the screen. Then trying to set up email accounts on the phone and it wants POP server, imap, port number. Arrrgggh!

Not to mention discovery of the functions for all the APPs. Who knows what they all do?

Are you telling me this is supposed to make my life easier? My phone speaks a language I don't understand. And it sleeps more than I do. I had to learn how to wake it up.

This technology curve is one I will be navigating for the rest of my life because technology never stands still. As soon as I do learn it, it's obsolete.


Any tips will be greatly appreciated and any technology stories you want to share will be sympathized with by a not so techno-junkie.

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