So here's the thing. My cell phone died on Friday, or anyway, I thought it did. The screen went white, and that was that.
Which is annoying. It just got tired, really.
Now, I could probably get a PDA with my new job, and that's a conversation I'll have Monday, so I didn't immediately rush out to replace it. But then this morning I started thinking. . .Do I really want to encourage people to think I'm accessible at any moment? Do I want to have all my personal calls and texts on a work PDA?
And even though I'm not dialing phone porn or anything, the answer to both was no.
Then I thought, maybe it's just the battery. So I stopped at AT&T today. They put in a new battery, and determined that actually, it's just that, my screen is dead. Because when they turned it on, the chime saying I had new text messages rang. I just couldn't see them.
I do occasionally have a screen, but only for maybe a minute here and there. And when a screen shows up and my phone is closed, it appears both upside down and backwards.
Once they figured out it's just my screen, I tried calling one of the few numbers I actually know - and it worked. I can call out, and I can get calls. The problem here is that I only really know three people's phone numbers at this point in my life. It's shocking, you know? I barely know my own number.
So here's where I am. At least I have a phone if I have an emergency, and now I'm trying to figure out what kind of phone to buy. I've had several Nokia phones, and stuck with them because I know the interface and I really just need a basic phone. And knowing I can just pick up another Nokia phone and know how to use it without screwing around with it for 37 minutes to figure it out is kind of nice.
That said, I'd kind of love a pink one - and I don't think they make pink ones. Plus there are cuter phones. But I don't actually need a cute phone, and nor do I need a phone that's also a GPS and a karaoke machine. I just need to call out, get calls, and text. I could just stick with very basic, whatever you get for as close to free. But I kind of don't want to.
Do any of you have cute, not super complicated phone recommendation? If so, I'd love to hear them. I realize this isn't the biggest decision of my life, but I hate trying to choose technology.