Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Toy for Me Review


I got a surprise birthday present from Daniel yesterday...via Amazon...via the UPS guy. Isn't she pretty? Granted he's been threatening to get this for me for a few weeks and I have been staunchly opposed to having to change from my old number (I've had a prepaid T-mobile number for 4 years and they can't be changed over to phones with a regular contract...lame). And staunchly opposed to buying a new phone (he was threatening originally to buy an unlocked one with no contract and those are ridiculously expensive). I also just got a phone last year for my birthday (thanks mom and dad) which was unlocked, but had a really frustrating operating system for me to operate, windows mobile. Daniel is taking my old phone by the way, he can operate things that seem counter-intuitive to me without a problem. His number isn't changing, he's just putting his SIM card in my old phone.

I signed up for a Google phone number and am using it as my new cell number so that I don't ever have to change my cell number again in this type of cell changing incident. If you are my facebook friend or my email contact you probably got the new number. Daniel talked me into starting fresh with a personal number that I can keep. He talks me into a lot if you haven't noticed. He's stubborn and cute, it's a deadly combination. But I digress.

Of course I couldn't resist picking out a new dress for my new phone. They had me at Argyle...


So, I stayed up too late putting all kinds of fun apps on my new toy and telling Daniel 100 times that "I LOVE THIS THING!" and now I'm tired.

P.S. When I called Daniel to tell him that he got a box from Amazon. He said, "It's actually a box for you." To which I said, "If it's a $500 phone that I specifically asked you NOT to buy me, I'm going to kick your butt." To which he said, "It wasn't $500 but I guess I better get my butt lubed up and ready for kicking." This is a typical exchange in our relationship, and now it's documented on the blog...so we've got that going for us.

4 comments:

Daniel said...

I'm really opposed to getting a cell phone contract. The fees and taxes they add on to your monthly amount are insane. That's why were on prepaid - we'd average like $10 per month per phone.

But as this is a smartphone, they make you get a data plan, which we will try out for 6 months. If we find it to be worth it we'll keep it. If not, we will probably switch back to pre-paid and look into getting a mobile hotspot for the car so you can still get internet on the go (which together will be cheaper than the monthly cell phone bill).

Angie said...

Happy Birthday! When is the actual day?

Erika said...

The 20th :) Thanks. I am tagging along with Daniel to a conference in Boston on my actual birthday. So, needless to say I'm having a good birthday month!

Lelani said...

hooray! I love Boston! have a blast and enjoy the new phone ...