Sunday, 14 February 2016

My St. Valentine's gift to me.

I cannot be said that I am ahead of the curve with regard to information technology.

In truth I was a computerphobe until about 1996.  I would not even dare to turn off the office computer if the parish secretary had forgotten to do so when her day's work was ended, convinced as I was that I could cause irreparable damage.

One day I said "I'll never understand this computer age".

A couple of weeks later I thought "that was a damn stupid thing to say"

So I bought my first computer, monitor and printer, and signed up for Internet access with a local ISP in Western Massachusetts called "Berkshire Net".  I was hooked.

(That was in  the old "dial-up" days - can you remember them?)

Impulsive as I am I waited until 2004 before I bought my first cell phone. It was a nifty little flip-'phone which soon became my favourite toy, and an essential part of my life as a "communicator" (preacher).

Not to be hurried, I gave myself a St. Valentine's Day gift in 2016. I bought a Smart 'phone. (Wow, the speed of my adaptations in the world of I.T. is  dazzling!)

It's a Samsung 5n.  Such phones were on sale at "Best Buy" for $90 (and a two year contract with a phone company).

I wanted to sign up with AT&T since their "package" included 2G.

I also wanted to retain my 'phone #.

And here is the odd thing.  AT&T would not allow my 'phone # (on  Tracphone) to be imported to them, (despite the fact that Tracphone is owned by AT&T.  Go figure!

So I have switched my provider to Verizon, (offering 1g), a company which would and could import my Tracphone #.  I can still be reached at 9-1, 3-6 4-95  (You have the full # )

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Q, So what is this all about?

A, This boy wanted a new toy!

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I'll be shopping for a state of the art coffin in about ten years!


Samsung 5n



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