Do you Have a Cellphone Graveyard? Dig them up!
Every my cell service contract renews I'm offered an upgrade!
My phones are usually still functioning, so I don't turn them back in.
You never know when you'll need a backup!
Several years, ago while traeling to Florida to see me friend, Dee, we set out on kayaks exploring.
Babe Ruth's old winter retreat, now in shambles, was right across the way, on Tampa Bay.
After a day of Mantitee exploring a car ride away, we still hadn't had enough!
Back at the house we had lunch and decided to go take a look at Babe's retreat from the front view, which meant going under the bridge into the bay.
I grabbed my phone, as I'm a picture taking freak! ...and we proceeded to head for kayaks!
Dressed in suits, I decided to put my phone, for an instant, in my bra top! Bad idea!!
As we were pushing off, ...Plop!
Into the water, went my Motorola!
Needless to say, that trip ended before it began!
Drying it was hopeless!
Out of town with no cell phone, or address book for numbers, I'd have been sunk, ...like that phone!
I stayed with the Girl Scouts, just long enough to learn this lesson!
My last phone, was safely tucked away in my glove compartment!
I headed to my carrier, and after removing my simcard, I was back in service within minutes!
With insurance on the damaged phone, my new phone, arrived home, by the time I arrived the next very next day!
Addicted to Keyboards for texting...
I owned an I Phone, one day!
I was always having to correct with my fast glumsy fingers!
Later, the next day, I exchanged and purchased the only keyboard
cellphone available, an LG.
When my LG needed to go to 4G processing, I once again, bought a new phone.
In search of a keyword once again! I headed to my carrier, Verizon!
An interesting note of my history with Verizon...
One summer back around summer of 1985, I worked for this new company called
That company is now VERIZON!
Being very short-sighted on my possiblities or cellular services, as well,
I missed many an opportunity for really good commissions, but that's the
subject of an entirely different blog!
Back to my next phone...
You bought a Blackberry?
This time around, the only extendable keyword, was the Blackberry.
I paid for it monthly, at $60 a month, for 2 years! $2400 for a cellphone???
After just about the time that I had it paid, the charger connection went
to touchy, especially while traveling.
With YouTube and Google Maps
going almost 24/7, cellphone batteries go very quickly!
I always had the charger in while en route!
Back to the hunt!
Once again, I headed to Verizon. This time, no keyboards were available, or Blackberry, either.
I left the store with a new touchscreen, Samsung.
Early the next day, I was listening to a YouTube, and a Blackberry ad popped-up!
Special Edition Blackbery now available!
I didn't click on the ad as I was driving, but as soon as I reached home,
I researched where to get this prized possession!
Available at Best Buy!
Called the store and ask if they had it available, now, and whether
they could activate it upon purchase with Verizon. Yes!
I bought the new Spec Ed
I chuckled, this had my name all over it! Ha!
I had a new Blackberry Keyword phone for $650!! Free activation, too!
The same day I returned the Samsung with full refund. And no more
After transfer of my contacts, and such, I had noticed in the past that
not all go through, so I've kept my inactivated close at hand, so I can
still reach those numbers and some texts, and pictures!
My old Blackberry is still fully functionable through my home, internet system
It's a mini-computer!
When, I'm hanging out at the WAtercooler, I'm always on my cell, not my PC.
I type very quickly with the keyboard, and can read and respond more often.
Last night and couple of well neede hours, of just reading blogs and chatting
with old friends, and making many new friends!!
By night, phone was on low cell batt, seem as I, as well!
During the course of the day, I'll switch from the new to the old,
when in need of a charge!
My primary phone is always at a decent percentage, so if necessary
it's always ready to go with me.
I have 5 still functioning cell phones! 2 Motorolas, an LG, and 2 Blackberry's!
Still keeping one in the car...
What's in your graveyard?
Perhaps, you could use them for more!
Parting song for the evening...
This is the End - The Doors
Best wishes for a peaceful morning, evening, or sleep!
Love y'all awesome WA friends!
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