Friday, August 23, 2013
Mobile phones and me
My daughter gave me her old iphone4. It's in great shape, like new condition. She's upgraded to a 5. I don't have a service for it yet, but I'm already putting it to good use. Without the phone capability enabled it's a lot like my old PalmTX. That too could connect to the Internet, play music, store e-books, and had a bunch of programs available. (Apps.) Of course, smart phones are all the rage, Palm is pretty much out of business, and technology moves on.
My plan is get a prepaid service plan for the months we'll be on the road. I should be able to us it to update my blog and stay in touch with everyone.
Our current cell phone is a 3.5 year old, $10 Tracfone. It replaced another $10 phone that I took for a swim in the ocean. The Tracfone I had before that was old enough that it could not connect to the network anymore as the standards had changed. Having the latest in phone technology is not my thing.
There's no cell phone service at my house, so mobile phones are only useful to me while on the road.
One more thing, don't anyone ever text me. My gorilla-like thumbs mash the whole electronic keyboard at once, so texting is another thing I won't do.
I'm glad the iphone 4 does not have Siri. There are enough idiots in my life. I don't need an artificial electronic one.
Technology is always changing. Paying premium prices for cutting edge products never interested me. The cheapest solution that will do the job is good enough.
Of course, I'm the sort of Luddite that will download a flashlight App so I can read a paper book in the dark.