Wednesday, February 21, 2007
New Era for J-Dog
I think for the most part I am fairly knowledgeable of new technology. I am the first to buy, no because I can't afford it, but I know it's out there. There is one area though that I never really cared for and for the most part saw no need, that would be texting.
Monday night I got my relocation expense checks and JDOG-17 has an employee discount with Verizon. We have hated our plan with Sprint for as long as we had it. It's not quite up yet, but we found Cell Trade USA and are trying to pawn it off on someone else. Back to the point, we head to the Verizon island in our local mall and start the process of a new plan. It's a good deal, but the best part was we both got free Razr phones. To be honest, I could care less about what type of cell phone I have. I was actually looking at the lower end camera phones not expecting free mid-range phones.
My old phone was over three years old and was created with texting in mind, but it was very difficult to use. You had to access the web (pay a fee per page), click on mail, wait for the page to load, click on send message, wait for that page to load, finally type a message, scroll down and send, wait for it to send and finally you are done. On average it would take about two minutes per text. We get the plan and find out that the billing cycle ends 36 hours after we start our plan and we had 1400 minutes (total) and 250 texts (each) to use. I decide to send my new number via text to everyone's cell phone. I never stopped texting. It was so much easier, I'm still learning the keys so I'm still slow. Over all, I sent out 90 texts in one day. I don't think Ill ever do that much in one day, but it's a new way I can stay in touch with everyone.