I found out today that due to system and network upgrades and changes, my flip phone will effectively become a paper weight by November. My cell service notified me today I needed to upgrade my phone in order to retain my account active.
…sigh. I love my flip phone. My son is laughing at me because I am not fond of the new phones and their designs. I actually would love to have the flip phone that Gibbs from NCIS uses…that one is epic. But apparently no system out there will support it or mine.
So I have come here to ask folks for suggestions. Please keep in mind I do not text, I don’t feel like I need to carry around a miniature computer for internet access in my pocket when I have a perfectly good tower at home. Besides, being retired I truly do not need much because I rarely travel and when I do its to the grocery or doctor’s office or my occasional errands that take me out and about in my community.
I just need something that I can use to make phone calls. I don’t even need the camera function that comes with most. In all the time I’ve had my phone I did not realize I had a small camera capable of small pictures. I never used it. I have a camera for taking pictures.
Anyway, the other concern is how do you protect a hand held class card? It looks really odd to see folks with a glass card up to their ears and talking into it like the Queen of Diamonds lives there and answers your calls (just kidding). My current flip phone actually has a nice leather case to protect it from damage even on the rare occasion it slips and falls to the floor. I’ve not had any problems with mine breaking or scratching.
I know, I know, my son said I needed to walk into the next century tech for phone service. He keeps laughing at me and I am not amused.
I am mightily irritated because my service provider said I had to purchase a new phone (have you seen the cost of those silly pieces of new tech?) and although they offered me a $15 coupon towards purchasing one from them, that won’t even cover a replacement. I told them today when I called them that since they are changing their systems, they need to provide me with a new phone free of charge. After all, I have no control over their systems, they do.