Technicians, I thank you

@GardenGerty (97947)
United States
October 12, 2017 6:56am CST
About a month ago my main phone went swimming. Let's just leave it at that, you do not need any more details. It has worked, sort of, since then, but it made me realize it was time I move into the newest century. I still use Tracfone, but I got a smartphone last night. The sales person at Wal Mart did all the dialing, talking, entering numbers, backing up photos, etc. that had to be done. It was stuff that likely would have taken me four days or more to deal with. I am thankful for the help.
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@JolietJake (50974)
• United States
12 Oct
You know, back in the days before cell phones, I don't recall anyone talking about their phone needing to use the facilities
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@LadyDuck (151795)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
It was an "accident".. I had always wondered how those things happened, and found it funny people might use their phone in the necessary room. My phone was not in use. My pants that day had only back pockets and the rest is history.
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@Shavkat (59704)
• Philippines
12 Oct
It is nice to have a help. I will also do the same thing.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
Yes, he said he is used to doing it and it just was faster.
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@Shavkat (59704)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@GardenGerty It was nice that you didn't wait for a long time.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
@Shavkat I always try to make sure I go when he is at work. He is kind and helpful.
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
12 Oct
Glad you got all that help. Hope you enjoy your your new smartphone.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
I will have to learn all the capabilities, but it will be good.
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@YrNemo (11747)
12 Oct
I have a few smartphones here, but I have no clue how to use them to their best capability. As it is, as long as the phones ring properly, and I know how to call people or answer back, I am happy.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
One problem is that most smartphones operate differently, so when you change your mobile you have to learn all over again.
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@YrNemo (11747)
13 Oct
@Asylum You are very right there. With the IPhone 3, I thought I was quite fine re: setting up alarms, taking pic, reading ebooks, playing a few games here and there. With this IPhone 5, I haven't figured out what is what yet. I feel like an idiot!
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
I agree with you @Asylum . @YrNemo I keep hoping to get with the downloading of apps. . . some that would help are work related.
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@LadyDuck (151795)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
I have a smartphone and I have my old cellphone, that I use all the time because it's smaller and I only use it to make calls when needed.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
I have a flip phone for backup.
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@LadyDuck (151795)
• Switzerland
13 Oct
@GardenGerty This is the one I use most, it's lighter to carry around.
@BarBaraPrz (19578)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Oct
Enjoy your new phone. I still have wired land phones. I have no idea how to use these new fangled things.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
My cell phone is more reliable than the landline. I am trying to get hubby to do away with it. I need a cell at work to send out SOS signals to the teacher.
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@BarBaraPrz (19578)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Oct
@GardenGerty I hardly ever use any phone at all. The landline is cheaper than those travelling ones.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
@BarBaraPrz Tracfone costs me about $7 per month.
@shaggin (36623)
• United States
12 Oct
Tracfone I thought was only really worth just texts and calls. I have straighttalk.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
You can get tracfone smartphones and they have data plans as well. Tracfone actually owns Straighttalk and also Total wireless.
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@shaggin (36623)
• United States
13 Oct
@GardenGerty Are the TracFone plans unlimited?
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
17 Oct
@shaggin Some of them may be.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Oct
yes it's good to get help like that isn't it.. I hope you like and get on with your new smart phone...
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
17 Oct
I am doing okay. I have not tried to come here with it or anything, yet.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
17 Oct
@GardenGerty I use my phone to access this site all the time... but the key board is a bit smal . lol
@Corbin5 (102847)
• United States
12 Oct
It is wonderful to have those who really know set things up for us! Glad you got such good help with your new phone.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
Yes, it was a relief to me. That was part of why I was delaying replacing the phone.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
In most cases you can transfer data and numbers direct from smartphone to smartphone, or transfer via the computer. The only problem is that often contacts are split into two contacts showing landline for one and the mobile phone for another.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
The old phone was an android phone, blackberry style and he just typed in numbers, hit "select all" and away they went.
@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Oct
they are pretty complicated, I just got a smart phone to recently and thankfully my son helped me with it.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
My son would do it, but this guy explained some of it as well.
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@JudyEv (121004)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
The young people can do all this so easily can't they?
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
Well, I think so. I even think my son could, but he has not got the patience for it.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
12 Oct
Of course the sales person will do all the job, how much you paid for the phone? what brand?
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Oct
The phone is an LG Rebel and I paid $59 for it.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
13 Oct
@GardenGerty it is a cheap price, great offer