Saturday, 23 May 2015

I bought a new 'phone today

7 comments:

Patrick Hutton said...

But it's not a smartphone.

How will you survive? How will you keep up to date with your social networks, what about selfies, and so many other vital functions?

Mark Wadsworth said...

PH, you can't miss what you never had.

I only bought a mobile phone under protest back in 2007 and hitherto had managed perfectly well without it.

Lola said...

Not exactly down wiv der kidz is it?

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, it is actually. Our lad put his fancy iPhone in with the laundry and it did not survive the 60 degree plus spin cycle.

So Her Indoors made the punishment fit the crime and replaced it with a Nokia 106 for £7 on Tesco Family tariff. I preferred his phone to mine so that's what I bought myself (albeit I had to pay £19 as I am not on Tesco Family etc).

The Stigler said...

I know a few businesses that have people on 24 hour callout and they have non-smartphones because they work better as phones.

Smartphones are really pocket computers. It's what I prefer, for all the "computer" features like playing music, doing the GPS, but they're not particularly good as phones.

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, exactly. Bugger all this 'convergence' I have one gadget for music, another for apps/taking photos, a mobile for making calls and a computer on my desk. And a television. Why make do with one device when you can have five???

Lola said...

MW TS etc. Yes. But. Me smartphone. It integrates with my work Outlook and I can run my diary better and deal with emails. There are one or two useful apps - Google Maps say. And its good for internet browsing (so in boring meetings I can simultaneously post on here, say...). And then there is Whatsap which my many daughters use which is excellent. And my Sony Xperia Compact has excellent battery life and is a very good phone as well.