I miss my Note7!

Oh Samsung you trickster you!  You had me at ‘hello’ as soon as you started teasing me with all the whiz-bang options available on the Note7.  I was in love!  I do not fall in love with technology, but this one got me.

I watched all of the videos.  I read all of the specifications.  Then I used my son’s Note5 and I was done for!  With great anticipation, I pre-ordered this masterful piece of technology and waited for it to be delivered to my home.

I remember the day it arrived.  I couldn’t wait to unwrap that package and put in my new sim.  Yes, it was going to be an effort to move from that lame old LG piece of junk I have been using for the last year, but I was ready!  I had everything backed up.  Samsung includes a migration utility that makes switching my information from one device to another a piece of cake, as long as you are ready to do it.  I was ready to roll.

I spent my evening preparing to use this new marvel of technology and I was thrilled beyond belief at how easy the whole onboarding process was for me.  I had a job interview the very next day, so I was going all in on this little effort.

For the next couple of weeks, I spent my evenings exploring every nook and cranny of my amazing new telecommunications device.  This puppy was FAST!  I love responsive interfaces and configurable spaces.  It didn’t take long before I was thrilled with my new toy and we had become inseparable.

Then it happened!  The first ripples of the recall that would tear me away from my new best friend.   Ultimately, I found myself the owner of a Samsung S7.  Not a bad phone.  Much better than the aforementioned LG, and a whole bunch faster than the Samsung S4 I had reverted to when I had to surrender my beloved Note7.  I guess all is well that ends well and the bright side is I will be allowed on a plane again.

 

 

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Not doing so well with my resolution to post more than last year – so much has happened since I last wrote.

Personality style – I am typically a laggard.  Rarely do I ever pre-order anything, except maybe an old-fashioned book, the hard-cover type for my collection.  Yep, another place technology has me trapped.  Now I not only order the flipping hard-cover version, but I also now purchase an electronic copy.  Really, WTF am I thinking?!?

This year, I stepped out of my ‘slow and steady adoption’ philosophy and I jumped on the bandwagon and pre-ordered the Samsung Note 7.  ERROR.  This was really a stupid move on my part.  I am still trying to get my pre-ordered, delivered-on-time, amazing device replaced.  There you go I have plenty of fodder for entries if I use this space to jot down my drama trying to replace my beloved, potentially explosive, phablet.

To date, I have responded to every, single warning message.  I have physically been to numerous stores attempting to do a ‘ship-to-store’ replacement device.  I have talked to the support people multiple times for both my carrier and Samsung.  I have downloaded the update which turned my battery from green to grey and tells me constantly to replace my device.  I am at my wits end!  I am seriously considering buying an unlocked Samsung Note 4, like my sons and obtaining a refund.  There are multiple good reasons for considering this move and I am damn near done waiting for the powers that be to get their act together.  Stay tuned….