Monday, June 26, 2006

Cell phone

I've been thinking for about a year that I should call and get a new cell phone from my wireless provider. The battery loses a charge pretty quickly these days, and it never tells me when I have a new message. The little envelope shows on the screen, even when there are no saved messages. Occassionally, it will decide that it's roaming, in an area I know full well has coverage.

But recently I dropped the wee bugger. And I fear that I've done irrepairable damage. Now when I try to dial a phone number it will turn itself off, then on again.

I've been putting off getting a new one because, despite its quirks, it has worked quite well. But it seems that now is the time.

So I called in today to talk about getting a replacement (which means renewing my contract, but since I've been with them for 3 years without a contract I don't feel too worried about that). The woman was being funny, I'm sure, when she said that she thought the Smithsonian had the last copy of that particular version of cell. It's only 4 years old! I guess cell phones are considered rather disposable.

In 5 - 7 business days, I'll be saying farewell!

This post brought to you today by my utter lack of anything useful to say!


Aravis said...

They do seem to turn over quickly, a fact I choose to ignore. I don't care if mine is a dinosaur as long as it does the job. Have fun with your new one! :0)

Cody Bones said...

As a gadget freak myself, I love new cell phones. I recommend that you look up the model on, just to make sure your not getting a lemon. Goood luck and enjoy.

Fred said...

I guess mine is ready for the museum, too. It's three years old, and works like a charm.

It's the kids that go through them like water.