The time has come to reconsider my phone. Currently I have a pretty crappy (by modern standards) cheap Blackberry lookalike which, while having the proper keyboard I wanted, can’t do much beyond call and text. I rarely do either of those things anyway. It’s pay-as-you-go, I put about £10 into it every three months and often forget so it’s often dead.
Well, I text or phone very few people these days. I have it in case of emergencies really. So I can text my son and say ‘I have drilled another hole in my hand, would you mind coming over and bringing a suitable bandage?’ You know, everyday things like that.
I’ve never had a touchscreen phone. Mine can do internet but its tiny screen makes it tortuous to say the least, and using it as a direct connection rather than WiFi soon wipes out the phone credit.
Since acquiring both a Hudl and a Kindle Fire, I have become used to the touchscreen keyboard although predictive text is still driving me nuts. I doubt that will ever change. Still, it is time to get a proper modern phone, now I actually have someone to talk to 😉
I see cheap plans offering 300 minutes of talk time and 500 texts and think ‘Who the hell talks that much? Who knows that many words?’ I’d need about 5 minutes of talk time and 5 texts a month. And I probably wouldn’t use them all.
What I’m interested in is data. As much as possible. Most of that data will be text with a few photos so probably no more than 1-2 Gb a month would be plenty. I do not want a ‘phablet’ because they look ridiculous and do not fit in ordinary human pockets. I want a phone-sized phone.
This time it has to be contract so I don’t go mysteriously silent mid-conversation. With my accident record, that could well leave Broken Girl in a state of utter panic. Especially if the last she heard from me was ‘Oops’ or ‘Hang on, I’ve got a great idea’.
I’ve been eyeing up this one buit I smell a rat in the small print. I suspect the cost could turn out to be at least double what is claimed.
Therefore I am looking for advice. No Apple products, please. I have not and will never forgive them for saying that their warranties were invalid for smokers. I don’t care if they have now changed their minds. I haven’t, and won’t.
I seek advice on the good phones/providers and the bad. I will be heavily biased to data and care little for talk or text. There are very few WiFi hotspots in this little town so an out-and-about connection will be useful.
Also, if you know of one that works in Denmark, that would be very useful indeed.
I’m sure most of you, if not all, have those insanely powerful devices on you right now. Do you have a good one, or are you regretting signing that long contract?
Go on. Help Broken Girl drag me into the modern world.