Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lost in the Galaxy - Part One

There's nothing more enjoyable than trying to figure out a new cell phone. The learning curve gets slightly larger as one gets ever so slightly older. And even though it's hard to believe, I'm ever so slightly older.

First, I felt soooo successful just having found the "on" switch without the instructions. I located the "contacts" icon and I entered and saved a few telephone numbers, not all, just some. It was tedious work trying to copy them from my old phone. When I made errors touching the new screen with my giant fingers, I tried to find a delete button or trash can. Not much luck with that yet. My phone list currently looks something like this...under the "A's"... ADmam, AgNufs, IIIIIIAi, AaVrrll, and so on.

Oh, by the way, if you were one of the many people who got a hang up phone call today, it wasn't me. Ok, it was, but it was an accident. Well, not exactly an accident. I was trying to input telephone numbers but the phone thought I was trying to call people. Ummm...sorry. No doubt there's a better way. I'm determined. I'll find it.

Also, anyone who received a picture from me on their cell phone, please ignore that as well. I was unaware that I sent it anyplace. I was playing with the camera feature. My daughter recognized my body parts and was kind enough to send me a text. "Is that your new phone number mom? I can show you how to send pictures so it doesn't cost you anything."  Uh oh...did anyone else get a picture of my socked feet today?

When the screen went black, I panicked. Actually, I was kind of relieved. Did I wreck my new phone already or was it telling me I needed a rest? Fortunately, this phone is so clever that it messaged me to plug it in. A bit of rummaging in the box revealed a cord and eventually, a plug. It is now happily charging for more of my experimenting tomorrow. BTW...I know it works while plugged in, but I'm pretending I don't.


  1. A little early to tell, but do you like it? I need a new phone soon. Mine technically can go online, but it has one of those keypads where you have to keep hitting the key until it gets to your letter. Tedious, and a little embarrassing.

  2. Thanks for your comment. You know, my old phone is like that. Embarassing, yes, but so compact and easy to carry. I'm still working on how the new one will fit into my female lifestyle, not to mention into a small purse. I expect I'll get used to it. Next blog is about my further phone adventures.