Thursday, October 2, 2014
Close to Nowhere
I don’t have a new iPhone
I did not get a new iPhone 6. In fact, for the first time in a long, long time, I have a phone that is not an iPhone.
I keep my granddaughters in cell phones for their birthday present every year. Works really well for teenagers!
Remy, the 16-year-old, is hard on phones. She’s destroyed several and when she killed her newest iPhone 4 last year, I wouldn’t get her a new one. She had to use her old, old phone.
This year, for her birthday, she got a Samsung Galaxy Active. Supposed to be nearly indestructible. It’s not, but that’s another story.
I liked her Galaxy so much that when it came time for me to get another phone, I looked at the Galaxy phones.
A friend from our Friday night karaoke crowd had just gotten a new Galaxy Note and I really liked it. So, that’s what I was looking at online.
I found the Note and then, I saw something called a Galaxy Mega. Looked pretty much like the Note and the Active and the description said it was just a bit bigger.
More importantly, at the time, it was cheaper. I guess, it’s still cheaper, but...
It was bigger. Much bigger. It’s hard to hold in my hand. With the case on, it won’t fit well in my pocket. And I don’t wear pants like Meredith and Remy. I have nice, roomy pants with nice big pockets.
My big pockets are not quite big enough for my new big phone though.
I had the phone in a pocket at the store the other day. Car keys were in the other pocket. I had to dig the phone out and put it in my purse because my big, roomy pants were being pulled down by all the weight.
I do like the Galaxy though. I was really worried about working it, as I’ve always had an iPhone and can work those in my sleep. I do like new trinkets and gadgets and technology though, so I’m always game for a new toy.
As soon as the iPhone 6 Plus came out, everyone started talking about how big it is. My Galaxy is bigger. It has the same problem as the 6 though.
Apparently, when it’s big enough and thin enough and you put it in your pocket, it bends.
Fortunately, my phone is too big for my pocket. I don’t think I’m going to have to worry about it bending.
Remy’s Active, the indestructible phone — is being replaced this week. Apparently indestructible does not mean being in her pocket while she works on the fence in the back pasture and horseback rides.
Thank goodness for phone insurance!
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