I, the dinosaur “change is bad” and “texting is stupid” girl have finally gone to the dark side. Yes, I now have texting as a part of my cell phone plan. (sigh) I was perfectly content with e-mail and all that. Then when I was at my sister’s a few months ago I realized that I NEVER hear from that child because she texts. At work, from home, wherever she is… she texts. Aha! I thought. If I text, then I could stay in better contact with her. I just need a phone that has a full keyboard.
So I came home, told mr. tech, and was told I needed to wait until July because I could have his old phone and he’d get a new one. Now before you get offended on my behalf- I was good with this plan. I’ve dropped my phone more times than I can count. It’s been in the pool, fish tank, Rebecca’s mouth, trampled by Elizabeth’s my little ponies, and more. It’s been a good Razor for 3+ years and IT STILL WORKS. My point? I so DID NOT want my husband spending big bucks on a phone that could well end up bashed up within 3 months. Who am I kidding? a week.
When the new iphone came out Jason figured out that his original plan wasn’t going to work because he wasn’t eligible for upgrade, and that he liked his existing phone better than the new iphone, and so he bought me this blackberry. Now I don’t have all the fancy extras activated. Why? Because I’m an AT HOME girl, and I have my laptop for anything Internet. Don’t need it. I really like the blackberry curve though- easy to use and I didn’t have to read a manual. HA!
As for my original plan? It’s working great. I’m hearing from my little sister 1000x more than I used to. Almost daily! I get to read funny stories and the minutia of her life. A bonus? Have found that there are actually quite a few people in my life that text and that I can communicate with EVEN FASTER than e-mail. You know I like fast responses so this is tickling my fancy for sure.
While I refuse to “speak exotic texting language” (to quote Jason) I will enjoy this new way of staying in touch with friends. I can’t believe I’ve finally gone to the dark side…