At first, I usually resist trends at first, and I can often go for months, even years sometimes, but in the end I generally give in.
Well, I resisted smart phones until I could resist no more. I’ve been talking about converting to a smart phone for a little while now, but never actually got around to buying one, so my hubby did it for me, last week, for my birthday. I received a beautiful, shiny new Samsung Galaxy Precedent phone!
The reason I changed my mind is because of all of my frustrations from not having one:
-on a number of occasions I’ve had to call hubby, and interrupt him in his day, to ask him to log into my email to check something for me
-my Garmin GPS has failed too many times
-when I had no service, I had no way of contacting anyone
Now I will be able to :
-check and reply-to emails even if I’m not at home…and not disturb my sweetheart
-check my Google calendar remotely
-read the news, check Twitter, or Facebook if I’m waiting on someone
-use the GPS navigation system in my phone as a back-up
-what’s really cool too is that my gmail contacts link directly to my phone, so when I need to add/update contacts, I can go directly into gmail to update my contacts (I love this feature)!
-even if I have no service, I can go on to the internet and “chat” people, if they are online of course
-I can make calls using my google voice phone number (which is the number that I actually give out for professional purposes)
So far, I’m impressed with the phone, and I really love how convenient my life is now. The GPS works well, it syncs up to my google accounts, and I can play games too. So far, so good!