Saturday, May 5, 2012

Well, I feel stupid

I need a new phone.  New cell phone and new home phone. So, I have been investigating phones and I was appalled at how expensive these items have become. When I decided the entire country was crazy  to spend this kinda money for cell phone service I asked Big Daddy how much I was paying for my 5 year old cheap ass   bottom of the line flip phone and his piece of crap LG phone. Well, it is more than anyone else is paying for the expensive data plans that everyone else has. WTF.

So now I need to investigate cell phones and figure out a plan. I would like a phone that takes pictures and can show maps when I am lost, that is about it. Blue tooth would be nice.

For the home phone I need to check out what the problem is with the current phone. We need a home phone or land line as Grosse Pointe is cheap and will not let companies put up cell towers, so I get very poor to no service at home.  Also the alarm system requires a land line and I am not in the mood to figure out how to change that requirement.  We have to always have the cell phones on the charger as the constant searching for a tower drains the battery, that and the switching between the US and Canada towers. What a mess.

I was thinking about taking over BD's iPhone if the speaker could be repaired but I guess most companies don't like that shit, and I will not buy another iPhone, not paying for Steve Jobs vision at a high cost, heard to many bad things about Apple. Yea everyone does the same but only Apple charges extreme prices for extreme profits.


  1. I upgraded the phone service at our business once upon a time ago to a VOIP system only to find out that both the current alarm system and credit card machine were incompatible. AND ... To make matters worse, we then moved a few months later! I thought at least the money for the upgraded alarm system was okay until I discovered that we paid less per month at the new place, and the old place has had several problems, which we still continue to operate renting space to other people. But my main problem in life at the moment is a lack of finger nail clippers, I keep losing mine.

  2. I've got a 3G Droid Razor. I've had it for over a year and I'm still learning about it, but it is possible for someone of a certain age to figure out. I'm a resolute hold-out against Jobs, I don't care if he's dead or not. But that's just me.

    1. Yep, learned too much in China to go down that road, premium pricing for something quirky and obsolete when you buy it. Thanks for the info.