Friday, July 18, 2014

Too Smart for Me

I finally did it, made a step into the 21st century!

I bought a smart phone.  So far it is way too smart for me.

And I hate being outsmarted by something the size of my hand so I may have to give it a full body smack down.

Or perhaps I should go see my grandchildren to have them explain it all to me.

I have the "getting started" videos, but they seem to have no relationship to what actually happens when I turn on my phone.

I have to stop and go listen to my anti-anxiety tape and I will probably fall asleep as a result.

Don't anybody try to call me for a few days.

12 comments:

  1. You have gone over to the dark side. I thought better of you.
    Kidding--hang in there, if you can blog you can handle a smart phone.

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  2. You will love it... or at least I love my iPhone and I'm not big on trying new technology. But my kids got DH and I into it and I use *almost everything* it offers. Great for immediate pics of grandkids or texts from grandkids, great for alerts, great for writing posts in the middle of the night, great for keeping info I can't remember such as my college ID # as well as the date of my last colonoscopy. Oh... and you can also use it as a phone!

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  3. You will slowly get it. Have a younger person, with patience, give you 15 minutes every once in a while. I only use the very basic features on my smart phone...rarely use it for talking, but check emails, texts and voice mail when I am out and about. The rest of the time it goes dead sitting in my purse.

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  4. It really does help to have someone else to ask! My husband hates his phone, I love mine. He has no patience and that really doesn't help. Good Luck! You have to tell us what you got and once you become more comfortable with it you have to tell us whether you are happy with it or not. Why did you make the big change?

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  5. You're ahead of me, I still have an old Blackberry. Hate the damned thing because I can't see what's on the screen most of the time, and when I text, I get strange words.

    Good luck!

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  6. I use about half the features of my iPhone. It's only been a year, but I can't imagine being without it.

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  7. I recently crossed over to the dark side as well. Love my smart phone Samsung Galaxy S5. Found my very best information by viewing Youtube videos on how to use. Is that the kind of videos you are watching? Good luck. You can do it and will do it very well.

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  8. Good luck! I've had my Samsung S4 for about a year. And, like my brain, I use about 10% of its capacity.

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  9. Congrats! I bought a cheap cell phone at Walmart. I also bought 120 minutes of phone time for a small amount of money, and it satisfies me because I just use the phone for emergencies in the car.

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  10. I'm smiling. I've had my iPhone about nine months now and I'm still learning new things and better ways to do things. I love it though.

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  11. You have my many sympathies. I haven't yet ventured into this realm - I do so dislike the visible fingerprints all over these little marvels. I have so far stuck with my Blackberry.

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