Two weeks ago, my Friday morning charity crafters took pity on me and showed me how to text on it. My lowly $20 pre-paid plan covers that, so that was cool.
While I do not use the phone except for when I’m out in the car, for emergencies, I do use it from time to time for long distance. I had cut off my expensive long distance from my landline. So, between needing it on the road, and for the long distance (my brother and a handful of others on rare occasions), I had to bite the bullet and get a new one.
I checked online and found the few that worked with my plan. I checked Walgreens first, online, to see if they had the two I’d settled on in stock. Nope. Then I checked Walmart online. Cool – In stock in several nearby locations. I headed out at 6:15 a.m. this morning to pick one up.
Price was great, for me. $14.48 plus tax. Once again, it’s a flip phone. And this time, it came with a camera which is good for roadside emergencies. That’s all I’ll use that feature for.
NOW, here’s comes the fun. My old one was extremely bare and basic – no memory card – I didn’t even know they came with one. And the new one doesn’t have one either.
So, I’ll be spending downtime over the next few days (weeks?) re-entering the contacts.
One good thing is I didn’t have to re-set my voice mail – that came over from the old one. Cool.
Although I hated putting the cash out for this, the newer model does have an advantage. My old plan gave me, for $20 a month, pre-paid, 400 minutes and texts at $0.15 each. The new one comes with, for $20 a month, unlimited phone calls and 50 free texts! For me, that is far more than I’ll ever use in any one month – I’m in cell-phone paradise!
Of course, I still have to enter all those phone numbers and the cat doesn’t seem interested in helping...oh, well.