New Phone Trauma
June 30, 2016 2:31am CST
I've never had to make difficult decisions about choosing mobile phones because I've never actually bought one or took out a contract. As long as such things have been widely available, I've had a phone from my various employers. On the plus side, I don't have all the phone anxiety, concerns about whether my phone is new enough or cool enough and all that jazz. On the other, I get what I'm given - and sometimes I hate what I get. I have really not liked my last two Nokia phones which worked with windows instead of android. I finally got an excuse to ask for a new phone - without even dropping it down the toilet (long story). My new car arrives today and has an information system that only works with apple or android. So I asked VERY nicely if I could have an android phone, saying I didn't care what type, just so long as it was android. Sadly there was some miscommunication between IT and procurement that meant the IT guy didn't have time to get it fully set up for me before he left for the day. And now I won't be in the office for 2-3 weeks and I've got to figure out a new Samsung and a new car on the same day. I'm not grumbling - it's nice getting new 'stuff' - and I'm hoping my past android experience means it won't be as painful going from windows phone to android as it was going the opposite direction.
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• Manchester, England
30 Jun 16
Being accustomed to android does help, but sadly all mobile phones seem have their own idiosyncrasies. I usually renew my mobile every 2 years or so and always have a period of learning before figuring out how to use it properly.
30 Jun 16
I've actually lived without a cellphone for quite a long time. I worked customer services for a cellphone company and for myself I debate their value. I have android on my tablet and I have the equipment to make Skype calls on it with the free WiFi from work if needed.