I AM BEING DRAGGED INTO THE 21ST CENTURY–UGH!   Leave a comment

new phone May 2016

I have no one to blame but myself! I don’t know what made me do it but within one week I got my first tablet, a new desktop computer and Windows 10! Okay I got a good deal on the computer as it was on sale for $169 but the tablet was a waste of time and money!

I mainly got the tablet because with my situation here I really want to get connected with Uber for transportation but what I didn’t know was that you need a smart phone and, sorry, I am not going to get a cell phone* unless I have to . In any case after talking to Chuck ‘we’ decided I didn’t need the tablet, wouldn’t use it and that I should get rid of it! Well I did, giving it to John who already had one just like it.

Now regarding the computer and Windows 10 I got very lucky in that a week after I bought and not doing anything with it Chuck, who is my computer guru, appeared like Santa at my door and got to work putting the whole thing together, importing my pictures, documents, favorites, bookmarks, etc., from the old computer. He gave me his mantra “Google is your friend” and I was ready to go.

I am doing pretty good with the computer and Windows 10 so I guess I have at least one leg in the 21st century!

AND 5 MONTHS LATER:

*Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!!! In order to get/use the uber app I bought a cell phone!!! My initial payment is $131 including the cost of phone, the activation fee, a stylus pen, shipping and a plan payment of $17.49 I have a 30 day test period and can cancel with only losing $10 for mailing of phone back. Well after ONE DAY I took the next plan at $21 a month. I need the data if I am going to do the uber thing—and I am!!! It is still cheaper than what my landline costs. Oh yes I can have my landline phone number transferred to use on my cell phone!

Now I have to decide if I want to get rid of my landline and what AT&T will charge me for the Internet since I won’t have a ‘bundle’. I don’t plan to use the cell phone anymore than I do the landline which is just for necessary calls like doctor appointments; even though I have all the free texting I want, 400 minutes of talk and 100 MB of data I still hate phones. I was thinking of using the camera that comes in the phone until I saw how much data it takes so that’s out but no longer wearing a watch!

If anyone ever sees me using the cell phone in public, except to call uber, you have my permission to kick me in the rear!!

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Posted May 23, 2016 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

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