I did something I said I'd never do.

I broke down and got a smart phone. 

I've been due for an upgrade for about 3 months.  I was getting antsy to get a new phone.  Apparently, they don't make descent phones anymore that aren't smart phones. 

I went back and forth with getting one for the last 3 months.  I checked my e-mail and sometimes facebook on my old phone when we would go camping and sometimes in class but that's about it.  I didn't pay for a data package so it would only cost a couple bucks a month.

I called Verizon and threw a fit that I wanted a limited data package if I was going to have to get a smart phone.  That did not work.  But we were able to lower our shared minutes.  We also switched the account to Matt's name and are getting a military discount.  (15% I believe)  So, it's really not going to cost anymore for me to have a smart phone.

So yesterday, I decided to make the plunge.  I took an early lunch, went to the Verizon store, picked out the LG Vortex, and was sent on my way.  I got back to work and had a fit.  Let me back track a little bit.  My old phone was all touch screen so I thought I'd be fine with one that was all touch screen.  So anyway, this Vortex, the touch screen was super sensitive.  It was constantly spelling the wrong words.  And I gave up on trying to figure the damn thing out.

I called Verizon. I was pissed off at the world.  And told them I was bring the phone back.  I talked to the boss, who I had dealt with during my purchasing of the phone.  I told her I either wanted one I could work or I wanted my old one turned back on.  She recommended the Ally.  It was a touchscreen but also a slide out keyboard.  And she also said she'd waive the re-stocking fee.

After work, I went back and got the Ally. 

The good news is I can text on it and I was able to answer a phone call.  The bad news is I won't have time to really mess with it until Sunday.  I think I should be able to figure out the basics.  I'm not 70 years old and I'm not mentally challenged but these new fangled contraptions are no joke.

Hope you all have a great weekend! 


Anonymous said...

My husband and I both have the Ally and we love it, it can get a little slow and silly sometimes so make sure that you restart it once a day. If you have any questions just e-mail me :)

Julie said...

I have the droid X. When I am on the phone, if my cheek barely touches it, it hangs up the call! Always at the wrong time too (like calls from Afghanistan).

MiMi said...

It took me FOREVER and a day to figure out my new LG Optimus. The touch screen key board drives me nuts sometimes. I can't get a word typed out right either.

Frugalista said...

I have the i phone and thought I'd hate the whole touch screen thing but it's not bad at all. I was slow to the punch on the smart phone but it's been a good move. Welcome to the world of apps!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

When I first got my very first smart phone I was panicked! I thought I'd never be able to figure it out! It sounds like you're doing better than I was!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

I adore my Droid Eris and the touch screen sensitivity level is perfect!

Impulsive Addict said...

So, are you still liking the Ally ok? I've never heard of it. Of course, I'm an iphone girl and have been for years. I HATE HATE HATE learning to work a new phone so I will probably stick with it for a while. I like it. It works for me. But I don't envy you having to learn a new phone!!

How was your camping trip?

shortmama said...

I just got a new phone last week and love it! I had a Blackberry which I liked but I upgraded to the Droid Incredible 2 and am in love with it. The touch screen is taking me some getting used to because of the autocorrect but I will get there!