I got lured into getting it when I was working as a manager earning lots of dosh. There was no personal use of phones or internet allowed at work, so it seemed a good idea.
But it was slow. It didn’t seem to work properly, which was confirmed when my partner got one and his did things that mine just refused to.
But I have been loathe to replace it. You get used to things. You find ways around their quirks. And I couldn’t face the cost and hassle of getting a new one.
It spent a-g-e-s chewing over whether it would let me see what friends were up to on Facebook, before deciding no, it wouldn’t.
And it spat me out of Instagram at crucial moments, leaving me spitting with frustration. I could almost hear it’s evil electronic cackle.
It was time to act.
So I have a new phone! But it has been a ridiculously complex process getting it up and running.
Somehow, mine and my partner’s phones have become seemingly inextricably intertwined. Which would be fine, except his phone calls all the shots.
We have both spent hours on the line to technical support, as yet to little avail. I still can’t see my emails, which on the computer come addressed to him. His phone receives all the texts he sends. And his photostream has vanished into thin air – or rather, you can see it on my phone, but not on his.
Here are my favourites so far…
My sister said to me, just before I went into hospital to have lad, “take a cute hat. If the baby comes out ugly, it’ll help you bond”. She was right. My gargoyle-baby looked adorable in a cute hat.
I’m hoping that a cute case will help me bond with my new phone. Because we’ve got off on the wrong foot and I need to not feel like I want to grind it into dust.
Got to be worth a try, eh?