iLove my iPhone – The Smart Phone Update

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A while back I shared my lament with you about why I needed a real smart phone. You were all very supportive and it was great to see that everyone agreed with me needing one.

Well, best of all the husband heard and this time he really listened. And I am the extremely proud owner of a shiny, new iPhone.

Yes, my Windows husband has moved over to the dark side (where there are tasty cookies) and is slowly becoming an Apple FanBoy. This is truly a remarkable thing if you’ve ever heard him talk about Apple… Windows… etc.

Alright so lets go back a month or so. My husband came home from work and asks me why I didn’t answer my cell phone because he’d been calling. I replied to him that my phone had not rang once and I even had the volume turned up (I’m notorious for leaving it on silent/vibrate). So he grabs the phone and is looking at it, pushing buttons and all that “pretending” to see what’s wrong with it this time. Now here is where I forgot the words that anyone spoke because my daughter (his sidekick in this charade) held up the holy grail… the iPhone box.

My phone didn’t work because he had transferred the number to my brand new iPhone. It was like Christmas but 100 times better. I wanted to stop making dinner, let everyone fend for themselves, and run off to play with is. I restrained myself though and we ate dinner, and then later I played.

Ahh… happiness. Or so you would think. But alas this is not where the story ends.

I being the lucky person that I am was the proud owner of a Lemon. Not an Apple. A Lemon.

My iPhone sucked! Big time. I was sad to admit that my old Windows phone was better. I know you’re all gasping now and I’m sorry if I’ve caused you to spit out your coffee at the screen. But it was really a crappy phone.

Let me list a few if it’s issues.

  • Apps crashed all the time… like every time I tried to use one.
  • Battery life was barely a day
  • The phone constantly rebooted itself
  • It would randomly get stuck on the Apple logo screen and stay there till you did a hard reboot
  • When I was on a call it would reboot and within 2 seconds I’d be on the call again… yea, it never lost the call. Just cut out while it went to the Apple logo screen.

I could go on and on about all the trouble that I had but I won’t bore you with all that. Instead I will share with you the awesomeness of the Apple store. I made my appointment, went in, told them what the issue was, and they gave me a new phone. No hassle, no discussion, nothing… they just said we’ll give you a new one if that’s okay.

They took the Lemon and replaced it with an Apple. They moved all my apps and set it up for me before I even left the store.

Ahh… life is good and I love my iPhone. It’s beyond awesome and I have no idea how anyone could live without one.

And what makes it so awesome you ask…

  • Words with FriendsiPhone 4 & Box
  • Instagram
  • Tweetdeck
  • Kindle
  • Pandora
  • Blogging
  • The camera is awesome
  • PS Express
  • The video isn’t bad either
  • Face time
  • Skype
  • Multitasking
  • Oh.. and the TED app is pretty sweet too!

I’m sure that any of you who own an iPhone can attest to how great it is and the list would never ending, right?

I want to know what some of the best things are about your smartphone/iPhone! Let’s discuss!

Why I need a smart phone

I need a smart phone. I want a smart phone. And most of all I think that I deserve a smart phone.

Okay… I should say that I have a phone and technically it’s called a smart phone but in my opinion it’s not all that smart. It’s the HTC Touch Pro 2 from Sprint running the Windows OS. It’s not that bad, but there are more issues than should be necessary and I’m kind of getting tired of dealing with it.

So what’s wrong with it you ask? Let me start a list for you.

  1. When I take a picture all the time half the time it is blurry.
  2. I can’t upload a picture to Twitter!
  3. Facebook crashes all the time.
  4. I get error messages at least once a day and can send an error report to Microsoft (if they cared they’d fix it)
  5. Tweetdeck doesn’t work on it
  6. As a matter of fact there are very few apps for the Windows platform

These are just some of the issues that I deal with on a daily basis. I hate it and I think that you would too.

I don’t want to be the last one left in the world with an outdated phone that I can’t do anything with! I know I’m getting close too because just the other day Gigi from Kludgy Mom and I chatted about having an old phones and how she was switching to an iPhone. Soon I will left out. An outcast. Totally behind the times.

So I should justify why I need/want/deserve a new phone, right? And not just any phone either. I really, really want an iPhone, but since we’re stuck with on the Sprint network I could live with the Evo which runs the Android OS.

  1. I want to share my awesome pics from my phone on Twitter
  2. I can’t stalk my kids very well on Facebook. I need to be able to use Facebook.
  3. I want to be able to use Instagram
  4. My child has a better phone than me
  5. I don’t want to hang my head in shame as the last uncool phone user
  6. Windows is so last year or two years ago
  7. Windows phones were never cool… who am I kidding?

Don’t you think that I should get a new phone? I can’t see how you couldn’t agree with me! Let’s just hope that the husband agrees now too!