The Wait is Over

“Good things come to those who wait.”

a/k/a

“Patience is a virtue.”


I have been searching for a new cell phone for months.

One that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg and half of my life savings.

And, yet, I wanted a phone that wasn’t already two years old.

I found said phone in a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Yes, I know the Note 9 was just released, but that’s why the Note 8 was reasonably priced.

I also switched carriers.

One that didn’t require me to have four lines or buy two phones or make a deal with the devil.

A carrier who gave me a decent monthly rate because I’m old.

Sometimes I like being old.

It’s been quite the journey, researching all of the known carriers, looking at coverage maps, and waiting, waiting, waiting for a good deal. It almost drove me mad with frustration, but I remained patient.

So, now I have a new phone with a new case, new chargers and a new service provider.

I’ve been slowly getting accustomed to the Note 8 and adding all of the apps that were on the old phone. I still need to watch video so I know how to use Bixby and the camera. I want to tell Bixby to do something, but he’s getting a reprieve for the moment.

At the very least, I am happy that I know how to 1) answer the phone, 2) begin and end a call, 3) set the alarm clock, 4) text a photo to my brother, 5) update the calendar, 6) access my Facebook, Twitter and WordPress accounts, 7) ask Google what I can’t ask Bixby, and 8) turn off all of the noisy notifications.

The battle with the finer details of the Note 8 will have to be won another day.

Oh, I almost forgot.

I sort of know how to use the pen too. I wrote myself a note the other day that said “You need stuff.”

Yup, I need stuff, but I no longer need a new cell phone.

I’m set.


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18 responses to The Wait is Over

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Congrats! Thatโ€™s s grest universsl note. Youโ€™re always gonna need stuff. I hope you figure out Bixby, bug it sounds like you got the essentials down.

  2. I had a Note 4 – loved it. But, I needed to move to an iPhone when I upgraded so it would integrate with my computer. Changing cell phones these days requires as much research as buying a car, and I’m not kidding. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I don’t even want to think about buying my next car, Judy! In the meantime, though, I’ll be happy with my note and all that it will do for me.

  3. loisajay says:

    Did you go with Consumer Cellular? I switched phones/carriers, too, and bought a Samsung Galaxy J7. I could not be happier with the phone, the service and the price!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      No, switched to T-Mobile. Great price for unlimited data and they had the phone I wanted. I had considered CC, but T-Mobile won out.

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Those phones are expensive. I just put a new battery in mine to keep it running for another two years (hopefully) or until something more disastrous breaks. I might then go to eBay to get another out-of-date model.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I hear you Frank. It’s ridiculous that cell phones are more expensive than some computers. Keep on doing what you need to do.

  5. Susan Scott says:

    Refurbished ie 2nd hand iPhones are also good. I got mine a few years back from an Apple store. Good ongoing luck with yours Mary!

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