Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I Finally Did It!
Ms Pat’s phone was 4 years old and she needed a replacement. Mine was 2 years old but that’s OK because I never use it anyhow. I’ve never cared for phones much. I had all I ever wanted to do with them at work. Plus, I have a hard time hearing and understanding on these cell phones. We knew JRoger had been using a DROID for a long time and he liked it real well. So we made the dreaded trip to the Verizon store. WOW!!! What a ZOO!!! We spent 45 minutes just looking at all the phones. The place was extra busy and no one had time to wait on us. I told Ms Pat “Let’s get out of here, our phones are fine!”
After JRoger and Susan got here we talked more about their Droids and they showed us a lot of applications. So back to the Verizon store we went. We decided to get there early, like just when they open. Hmmm....we find out they didn’t open until 10:00am. We arrived at 9:45 and soon there was a line of people at the door waiting for them to open. Not a second before 10 but a few seconds after, the door opened and we were the first ones in line and of course, got waited on right away. A nice young fellow spent considerable time with us and guess what, we both walked out with a new DROID X2…….
Now I always wondered what all these people were doing when I saw them hammering on their phones! Wow....what these things won’t do! Here I am studying it and asking JRoger lots of questions. Don’t we look like a couple old kids playing? I wasn’t playing a game….I haven’t stooped to that level YET! However, the things I can do with it are amazing if, and that’s a BIG IF, I can figure it out…
It’s real handy to have someone like JRoger around to show me how to do something but 5 minutes after he is gone I’m flabbergasted…
Here is Ms Pat studying and setting up hers. These things take a little study. She is learning it a lot faster than I am! (of course) Actually though, we are enjoying them very much. Now I want all you DROID users to let us know about those FREE applications that are so neat and you just can’t live without……..OK?
It’s getting a little warm here in the Hills and dry. Two days in a row its been up to 90*. That doesn’t happen much here in Custer but thankfully, we are on this little hill and get a nice breeze that makes it easier to handle. Besides it’s a Dry Heat….right?
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I've had my Vortex for almost a year and hubby has a Droid X. We love our phones. As for Apps - we have Gas Buddy, Passport America, Weatherbug, Yelp (reviews of restaurants and stores near by), and a flashlight. We also have several RV park, low clearance, truck stop apps but I can't remember which were free and which we paid a couple of bucks for. You're going to love your phones. Enjoy.
Glad you chose the Droid, Tom & I both love ours. Good you both have the same phone; that has saved hours of frustration when we can help each other and use each other's phones effortlessly. 2 apps I use many times a day: facebook widget, and email widget; put them on their own screen(page). Another, gReader,is a good app to read all the blogs quickly. Most fun app: Google Sky. Saved our bacon more than once: Navigation. Tom's favorite: Flashlight (just when you thought you could make it in the dark, but forgot your flashlight.) That's all for now, don't want to overwhelm you guys. More to come.
Since these darned Droids eat their battery so fast, I use an App called "battery info" It graphs the battery charge and estimates how much time I have left. Don't even mess with Angry Birds cause it is the most addicting thing since Crack!! LOL
Welcome to the Droid world! One of my favorite apps is Out Of Milk. I use it mainly for the shopping list (you can have more than one), but you can also track and compare prices, and maintain a pantry list and To Do list. I use the FREE version.
Haven't gotten there yet, but Suzy's phone is up for replacement right about now. Will be interested in hearing your adventures with the Droid!
I.M. guessin' y'all is learnin' the meanin' of let yer fingers do the talkin'.
Would love a Droid and my phone is up for renewel... But I want to wait til winter. Glad your having fun with it!!!
No point in me commenting on the Droids because I don't know anything about them but I do really like that first photo of the two old Dudes with their Droids:))
we use to have a Droid..Doug found it was too much phone for him..I love my I-phone..would never want to be without!!..have fun learning!..soon you will be a pro at it!!!
I love this post--and the photos, even more. We are in the market for a Verizon phone in September. Maybe it will be a droid.
Well, I am sorry to say Mike and I still own the "dumb" phone and not a "smart" phone. Our son, on the other hand, has a Droid and loves it!! He was a former Verizon Rep. so he knows all about them. Maybe he'll teach Mike and I one day. We are up for an upgrade now. Hummmm just thinking!!
It was great meeting you yesterday!! It was so nice of you to let us stop by. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again in late August when we return to Custer.
I love that photo of you two guys with those phones, enjoy them!
I love the photo of you two old guys! Enjoy those phones, I (Janna) would love to have a Droid but we can't cell signal here at the house in Montana and I just can't justify paying that internet access fee when I can't use it!
I love my Droid X...just back from a camping trip...tethered my laptop to my Droid for internet access...can also forward my e-mail to the phone...love the weather channel app...this week lots of heat warnings! You're gonna love it!
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