I have the world's cutest phone, don't you think?
It is a KIN. According to my son, it was first marketed to teen-age girls. Hmmm. But it is just so cute! I get compliments from strangers! I liked the idea of it because it can use Wi-Fi to go online for free, without the extra monthly cost of smart phones.
But, sadly, it is also the world's dumbest phone. OK, so it is possible that I think it is dumb because I am NOT a teen-age girl. It is actually quite likely that the problems I have with it are largely operator error. I've texted messages to people I didn't mean to text. Like the time I meant to ask our daughter to pick up our mail when we were out of town. Instead, I texted that request to a friend who lives in a neighborhood quite a ways from our home. Although she was surprised by the request, she was going to do it! I have some really great friends!
My phone also drops calls, usually long distance ones. It is infuriating! Last night, I had the address book part of it accessed to my Mom's listing because I needed to doublecheck her phone number. That's a funny thing. Using a cell phone, sometimes I forget people's phone numbers because I rarely need to know them now. I just click on their name and my phone dials them. However, last night I just looked at her number and then dialed on our land line; I just wasn't in the mood for dropping calls, etc.
I had been talking with my Mom a bit when she got the "beep" and she said, "Someone's calling me." She then saw that the second call was coming from our town. I offered to just hang up so she could take the call but she declined. Our towns are only a few hours apart and she sometimes has medical appointments here, but she doesn't really have anyone that should've been calling her from our town. She said I was the only one who called her from here and I chuckled and said, "Well, it's not me!"
Finally, I pulled my stupid cell phone out of my pocket and, you guessed it, I had pocket-dialed her from my cell phone while talking with her from our land-line! It was me interrupting my own conversation! It made us both laugh, a LOT. I guess anything that brings laughter can't be all bad, right?
The good news is, I only have until September 2012 until I am eligible for a new free phone!