Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Less Is More

Looking for a new phone is a nightmare. It's bad enough when you have to do it for yourself, but when someone else asks you to go phone shopping with them? Torture. My cousin Ro tortured me yesterday. She is looking into getting a new phone and has finally decided to join the 21st century by having a phone with a camera and texting capabilities and the internet. This is a big step for someone who, when told was going to receive a text message from me, screamed "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

So just imagine taking Ed, the King of The Super-Geeky Gadget People and Me, the Mini-Gadget Geek along for the ride.

She had done her homework online and had an idea of what she wanted, but we had to make the pilgrimage to the actual store so we could see and feel the phones. I'll be honest, it was pretty stressful. It's hard enough to decide on what I like (she's with AT&T, so I would have totally gone for the iPhone) but to help her decide what she should like??
So many features, so many choices, so many colors, so many keyboards, so many button sizes, so many, so many, SO MANY!!!

I'm all for choices, but the phone thing is a bit ridiculous. Can't there be like, five models? Or can't you just sell one with ALL the features and if you don't want to use them you don't? There are just
too many choices. It's really overwhelming. I think we narrowed it down to three we really liked with one standing out of the group, but ultimately, she left the store empty handed.

The most dreadful part for me is that I have to do this very same thing myself next month because I'm due to get a new phone (and need one since my current one is sort of wonky with its battery life). I suppose I should start researching now.

I hope you'll oblige if I ask to fondle your phone.

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all things bradbury said...

dammit,girl!!. you can fondle brad's and my phones, seperately or both at once, with or without ed in the room!!

Angela said...

Seriously cracking up at Ruth Ann... woman you're hilarious!

myPhone... iPhone. Not quite iRobot, but close. ;o)

My sweetie pie has the Samsung Flight and he loves it. It's pretty neat, touch screen with a full slide out keybard.

Both excellent, mine is far superior! haha I think I've become an Apple Elitist.

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