Friday, February 20, 2009

Here a phone, there a phone, everywhere a cellphone

I fought long and valiantly against it, but I have finally joined the ranks of the bephoned. Basically, my parents (also known as "landlords") decided it was time for me to have my own phone, rather than borrowing my mother's when I went to the dentist and doctor and library and . . . . . . .

I'm not planning on being a phonehead. I hate the people who walk around with phones glued to their ears and talk at the top of their voices wherever they are. I really hate it when they come up to the register and cutting table and can't be bothered to pause their conversation long enough to speak to me in words instead of gestures. My phone will probably spend much of its time in my purse or on the counter, and will frequently be off, since it's more of an emergency aid.

To keep costs down, I went with a TracFone -- no contract, no monthly bills. I got a really good deal on the M376g (upper right) --- less than $35 total for a camera phone, and it came with double minutes for life and free shipping. I ordered it Tuesday night and got it today! After I activated it and got my number I had to buy some airtime (always useful ;p), and then I emailed my family with my number. I still have to put everyone's numbers in the phonebook -- all 3 million and 6 of them. (I don't really have that many relatives, it just feels that way. But I do have 6 siblings and numerous nieces, nephews, and assorted other relatives.)

Now I'm just waiting for the calls to come rolling in. :o)


faeorain said...

You are not alone. I feel the same way. I've been thinking of getting a trac phone as well. I'm not crazy about the cell phones, but would like one for when I travel for emergencies.

Bonny (Bonny Jewelry) said...

I love my phone but don't always answer it. Who says you have to be tied to a phone ringing? I got along just fine before the cell phone thank you :)

They are handy though (especially for calling in take-out on your way home - LOL) - congrats on your purchase!