Making the decision to buy a new cell phone.
Guess this is how I justify the expense.
We need them. Ours are both over 2 years old and that is a lifetime in cellular telephone technology. Bonus! – this time I won’t have to go to remedial ‘gesture’ camp so I don’t crack the screen. When we upgraded to the HTC EVO Shifts a couple of years ago it was a huge leap. I had had a Samsung flip phone forever. (A phone that I adored!) When we got the EVOs I couldn’t even answer it. For some reason, I couldn’t figure out how to swipe quick enough to answer! All of my calls went straight to voicemail for the first month or so. Finally, I had a member of my team show me. I had to spend a weekend practicing before I finally got it right.
Now, two years later, I am pretty good at using my phone. Add to that I have a Kindle Fire and an ipad, I pretty much have the whole gesture thing down. I am not a huge Apple fan. I love facetime – but I can do that on my ipad. The iphone has serious limitations, in my humble opinion. I don’t like closed systems. I like the ability to add more memory to store pictures and ‘stuff’. The Windows phone is not even in contention. Droid it will be.
For years I was a Samsung loyalist, but the EVO was just too cool for school when we upgraded that fateful day over 2 years ago. Based on everything I have read and the phones that I have played with, it looks like I will be going back to the Samsung. The biggest question will be the carrier. I am fond of the whole new approach that T-Mobile is trying. It is refreshing to see a carrier break from tradition, especially when it is to the benefit of the customer. My guess is when I make the jump, I will buy it outright, which means I wouldn’t be tied to them any longer than what I want to be anyway…..can’t believe I am even considering breaking with my long standing carrier and going to what has long been considered to be the number 4 carrier, but I like their style.
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