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Monday, January 17, 2011

New meaning to hand held computer

The Verizon contract has come to its bitter end and I'm now taking a new adventure into the world of cell phones. Not only do I have a new phone and with a new carrier we shall refer to as Sprint, I also have joined with ITSam and am on his contract. So many chances I'm taking here! Who said almost turning 40 is no longer full of adventure!

And what a phone did I get. Before I reveal all that is my new phone I want to point out I had an EnV 2. I could text and talk. I could download cool ringtones. I could use the calendar feature. If I wanted to pay a small fortune and sacrifice my first born to the cell phone gods, I could've gotten email and the Internet on it but I didn't. I would talk, text, calendar, use the alarm feature and use the calendar. It had a camera on it that I used in photographic emergencies, and I could email the picture off my phone to my email as a text. That was the extent of the coolness factor of the EnV2.

I now have a HTC EVO 4G phone. Basically I have a mini computer that is also a phone. The HRC is Sprint's version of the iPhone. I'm online. I have apps. I've already got the Kindle app and the screen is big enough I could read an entire book on it. It will also act as an iPod. Apparently I'll be able to put my music from my iTunes on it. Yeah, I have a computer for a phone. I can take pictures and text. I can load my pictures from my computer on it. I can blog from it. I can surf the web on it. I'm just overwhelmed with the coolness of it all. And I am super excited that it seems fairly easy to use (SO FAR!!!) and when I get stumped, I can actually walk into Best Buy, Radio Shack or a Sprint store for help! (As opposed to using my old Verizon phone when I had to go to the Verizon store for help, which was usually a 20-45 minute wait. Yeah, great.)

Did I mention I got to keep my cell phone number? They "ported" it over, whatever that means in lingo. For me it means, I get my same number so there's no hassle in changing it with everyone. I also got all my contacts, pictures and ringtones ported, so I didn't have to re-download everything nor re-enter everything. That is awesome!

It's really weird. I'm never the person with new technology. I'm usually the last one to get it, if I get it at all. I'm sure this is waaaaaaaaaaaaay more phone than I need. But it sure is FUN! I mean, it's really cool to say I have 'apps'. And I will never be caught anywhere without a book ever again, which is supremely awesome. I'll always have cool music, too, which is also amazing. (though I think I need to get a pair of cheap-o headphones to keep in my purse so I have a set on hand at all times... or on head at all times?)

I'll keep you updated on how this works out for me. Thankfully I have 30 days to see how it all goes. If I don't like it, have problems, find it's way more phone than I need, whatever, I have 20 more days to change it over for something else.

Technology is in my hand!
Maggie

5 comments:

Curley said...

Sounds relly cool and expensive.

Bragger said...

Ooooooooooo....... there are few things better than a new gadget. I have just found my favorite use for my iPad - I take it to gymnastics meets and use a spreadsheet to keep a running total of the scores. (It sounds easy, but when they compete 6 and drop the lowest score, I need a formula for that. The woman who sits next to me at meets is way jealous.)

Welcome to the palm computing world!

booknut said...

That's the exact phone I've had for a while now and I LOVE IT!! Don't know what I ever did without it. It takes great pics, has GPS, Facebook, Google, Email, games, and I even have my Nook application on it! You won't want to trade it in. Trust me!

Jimmie Earl said...

OMG! And I thought I was living when I got my new $21.95 flip phone from Tracfone. Wow!

Maggie said...

Curly- it is cool and expense wasn't too bad since it was part of a package! Bonus!

Bragger- it is fun, but i think technology is scary.

booknut- I'll be calling for help, you can bet on that!

JE- wow is right... or "whoa!"