(Editorial note: This post contains cute pictures of Tucker...so ya' might want to hang in there.)
Hey y'all, hugs, kisses, yada yada yada...
Well, it's a long, long story that I shouldn't bore y'all with. But, as coincidence would have it, within two days of my cheapo AT&T Nokia phone crapping out, The Mrs.' contract with Sprint (which sucks) ran out.
Now, she had a really good Samsung Rant telephone that she just loved! So, in an effort to keep her phone, we went to The Sprint Store. Our intent was to finally let #4 son have a cell phone (I'm still not sold on it, but The Mrs. insists that it's time), and get them on a two line plan. The folks were nice, but JEEPERS! Those folks are awful proud of their voice/text only plans.
Seriously, it was WAY TOO MUCH for their monthly plans.
Now, my telephone service is a piggyback off of #3 son's AT&T plan. And, cheap.
So, we all got our heads together and went to the AT&T store to see what we could do. Turned out like this:
I bought a new iPhone 4 (or 5, not sure which, because, well, because I'm not sure, but it's the newest one you can get) for $99 & added the mandatory data plan. We piggybacked The Mrs. phone number (she will use the AT&T LG Encore that I had purchased for myself a few days ago...dang good little phone, too), obtained a free Samsung phone for Paul (well...10 bucks).
Total monthly cost added to #3 son's AT&T bill: 50 bucks.
Yep! 50 bucks, and we're all set for communications.
Now...I had never really understood the big deal about the iPhone.
Until I got one.
This thing is cooler than the other side of the pillow. I'll admit to being a little overwhelmed when I saw what must be a 482 page instruction manual. But this thing is so dang user friendly that I've barely looked at the book (actually, I got it on .pdf). Plus, it seems that every other person I run in to has one, so I've just been able to ask folks how to do such and such...
I'm extremely happy with the outcome. And, Tina at the AT&T store on East Texas Street is the bomb!
So, we were left with one decision to make. What to do with The Mrs.' old Samsung Rant telephone???
Well, I went online to Gazelle.com, thinking I might get four or five bucks for it. Nope. Not interested.
So, we decided to transfer usage of it over to Great Nephew Tucker (The Mrs. thinks he's ready for his own phone, too).
I think he's figured out how to text.
But, he's having a little trouble with the voice call process...
Hey, Tucker! You're doin' it rawng!!!
So, I am officially Appleized!
Hey, if y'all iPhone owners have any suggestions for Apps (free ones preferably) that I might find handy, please feel free to suggest.
This thing is cool...