Another Cell Phone Bites the Dust

I was so excited when John became a Sprint employee. Not because of all the late hours he gets to work . . . nope, I was excited about our fabulous new phone plan!

After checking out all the phone available, I decided to go with the Razr. I really wanted it in pink, but it was only available in red. Such a tragedy. Yes, my friends - look is much more important to me than cool gadgets.

Well, in one year, I've gone through TWO of those red Razrs.

After about eight months, the first phone decided it only needed to set off my morning alarm every once in a while. Let me tell you, we had some pretty crazy mornings! Then I mad my hubby set an alarm on his phone (for some reason we don't use our actual alarm clock. I can't remember why . . . ) So I learned to live with the alarm working only sometimes. But then, it stopped ringing. Not all the time . . . just sometimes. So I'd miss calls, texts, etc.

Time for a new phone.

My hubby took it in to the employee store and the replaced it with another red Razr.

Two months later - adios telephone.

This time though, it was my four-year-old's fault. I had my cell in my church bag. Apparently my four-year-old wouldn't stop running around my classroom, tripped and fell on my bag. His knee had excellent aim and totally smashed the cell's front screen.

So, back to the employee store. But this time, we got good news. I was eligible to get another phone! Yipee!!!!

Now I'm the owner of a very pretty PINK Katana. So far, I really like it. It's very musical - seriously. Each key has a different note, just like a piano. It's really fun to listen to when I text. Very melodious. :) This phone also has way more ringers to choose from - and ones that I'd actually want to use, rather than having to purchase a ringer to download.

And that's the end of my little cell phone story. I hope everyone's New Year has started out on a fabulous first day. I know at my house, my hubby worked on my desk we've been "working" on since May. We made progress. Progress is good. And the best part was our traditional lunch & dinner of hot dogs, mashed potatoes, and sauer kraut. Yummy!!!

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Don said...

Glad to know I'm not alone in using my cell phone as an alarm clock. I have a full dozen alarms set - when to get up, when to take the kids to the bus, when to eat lunch, when to go to church...

Yeah, my wife says I'm addicted to the alarms.

Hooray for getting your pink phone. I'm sure it will make 2009 the best year ever!

Unknown said...

Ya know...they sure don't make cell phones like they used to! I used to be able to use the same one for a couple of years and now I'm lucky to make it 6 months!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Don - Yes! You understand. I even have an alarm that goes off a 1/2 hour before the kids get out of school, so that if I'm out and about, I can finish up and get home in time for the bus! Or if I'm writing, I can mentally prepare to start wrapping up when the kids get home. It's so fun to find someone else like me!!! :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

KC Mom - Yep. Before we switched to Sprint, we had been with Verizon Wireless for about eight years. I know I kept some of my verizon phones for two or three years. Even the expensive phones don't seem to last long these days.

Josi said...

Argh--I need my husband to get a job with Sprint. We have four cell phone users in our house--we all got new phones in January--two of which are not caput. My daughter had to beg an old one off a friend since we don't get discounts for another year and she can't afford a new one. Drives me bonkers. I'm glad you finally found one that suits you--pink is definitely your color!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cell phone woes. Sometimes, technology just stinks, doesn't it?

I wish I could make everything around me all pink and happy. What a nice thought . . .

Jenn said...

I have to say, if you want a GREAT phone that won't break, get an HTC. I love my Touch and I just can't say enough good things about it. (Sprint has the Touch Diamond out now, too - I know because DH is thinking of switching from Verizon for the sole purpose of getting one! LOL) But, alas, it doesn't come in pink. *sigh*

Good luck with your new phone, and with the New Year! And good luck with your son's surgery. We'll be praying for him.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Jen - what's an HTC? John has a Blackberry & loves it. But I don't do well with electronic planners. I'm a touchy, feely, see-it-on-paper type of girl. :)

Jenn said...

Yeah, they're PDA phones. But it's better than the Blackberry. :) HTC is just a company that makes a line of PDA phones - you can see the Touch Diamond here: http://www.htc.com/www/product/touchdiamond/overview.html

The touch screen is really nice. It even has a transcriber that actually recognizes your handwriting. It's the first one of its kind that I've ever had actually work.

Anyway, one size doesn't fit all, I know. I can read my scriptures on it, but if I have the chance to bring my hold-in-your-hands, turn-the-page scriptures, I'll choose that 10 times over. So I know what you mean about wanting something concrete to touch.

Still, I like the phone. :)

Anonymous said...

oooh, prettyyyyyyy

My daughter-in-law had the same problem with the ringer not going off and try as we all could - we couldn't figure it out - she ended up replacing it

Happy Holidays!

Janette Rallison said...

I let my hubby choose my last cell phone for me. He chose some high tech high end phone that I have no idea how to work.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Jen - I checked out the link to the HTC. Very high tech. But it doesn't come in pink. :) Actually, my hubby said lots of guys at Sprint really like this phone. John's only problem with it is when he's holding the kids and doing something on his phone, they always reach over and touch it. So he thought a big touch screen wouldn't work very well for him. But he said it gets great reviews!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hi Kathy - Thank you! So far, I really like it!

Janette - LOL! Have you read the user's manual? :) My hubby read your comment and thought it was really funny, too. He hasn't done that to me yet, simply because he would be frustrated by my unappreciation of all the cool things I could do with it!