Buying a Smartphone
I have to say that buying a smartphone is an overwhelming task! I’ve never had one before and have only played around a bit with my friend’s iPhone. But with all of the hype around these things nowadays, I’m wanting to get one. I’m not a techie type person, so I find the idea of basically learning a new type of computer to give me a headache. I’m thinking I’ll either really enjoy it, or I’ll get so frustrated that I’ll hate it and want to go back to using a basic flip phone.
I’d love to be able to send and receive pictures with my kids, and I think if text messaging is easy to use I’ll be able to communicate with my kids more with text messaging. Now they send me messages, but I find it somewhat of a pain to retrieve them, and I almost never answer them because typing is such a pain in the butt. I guess I’m the type of person who just wants to pick it up and have it work. So when I’m thinking about buying a smartphone, I hear about the phone freezing, things not working, operating system updates, etc., and it makes me think that I’m going to have to mess around with it too much like I’ve had to do in the past with my Windows PC.
I guess you could say that I’m hesitating buying a smartphone, but something within me is compelling me to give it a try! I feel like the iPhone is really the best choice, but I’ve heard such awful things about the AT&T network. I think it’s enough to worry about getting used to a smartphone, let alone have to worry about dropped calls and network issues. There’s also people that are saying that Google Android phones are better and that Apple is behind the game, but I usually find Apple products so easy to use. Again, here comes the headache!
I don’t even really know what to ask for help with. I read about how there’s really no one best choice, and it’s really a personal opinion or preference, so I guess I’m just venting. And I just want to express that buying a smartphone is not that easy for some of us, but they do seem to be the future, so I guess learning to use one now is as good a time as any!