Before I frighten anyone, no, thank GOODNESS, none of my friends or family have passed away. However, my very loyal and close companion of the past (nearly) 3 years- my Motorola KRZR- has finally bitten the dust!! Now, I had (and still have, over an hour later) mixed feelings about this event, and I’ll tell you why. First of all, this phone is very outdated; not just in the sense of looks (who can forget the big black box phones of the 80s and 90s??), but in a technological sense. Back in January or so, I had finally bitten the bullet and gotten voicemail added to my “talk and text” plan with Koodo Mobile. I got a very friendly agent on the phone who took care of everything in about 5 minutes, and she even got me 5pm evening calling! Well, she asked the usual “And is there anything else I can do for you today?” I said yes, there was; could she fix the caller ID problem I had been having since October? When people were texting me, their names would not show up; only their phone numbers were appearing, and to be honest, I’m really bad at putting names to numbers! Anyhow, I’ll spare the gory details, but basically the woman said she could try and do a software update, but that my phone was so outdated that the technology was really too advanced for it! As well, my second-ever blog post was about a problem with my phone that started a mere 6 months after its purchase; you can read that post here.
I may complain a lot about this phone, but it’ll be hard for me to stop using it and/or give it up. This part is quite hard to explain, but when you’ve had conversations, both voice and by text, regarding love, life and including some tough things as well…if you’re emotional like me, you’ll be somewhat sad. I used this phone to make the first text contact in my most significant relationship to date, and I’ll never forget the excitement I felt as I typed his number for the first time. I still smile when I think of the various messages we exchanged 🙂 Gosh, I sure hope they let me keep the phone after I replace it, although I suppose the texts I saved on it are gone forever… 😦
The result of all of this, however, is that I get to pick out a new phone! I’m just going to get a basic, non-smartphone, as I already have an iPod Touch and a smartphone really isn’t in the cards financially at this point anyhow. I accept any and all suggestions!!!