“Good things come to those who wait.”
“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.
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