Saturday, November 4, 2017

I now have a new SmartPhone (6ws)


When the mister decides
he knows how to use it
and what all the buttons do
maybe I'll get to play with it too

11 comments:

  1. My phone still flips. It's more walkie-talkie than telephone. No I involved.

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    1. well this is the kind that does way way more than I ever wanted, and someday he'll let go of it and let me find out.
      I just wanted something that I could use when we lose the power, since our land line is now in the power grid. No power, no phone.

      He was trying to add email to it this afternnon, I said WHY...I must admit, though, it takes pretty good pictures.

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  2. Mine does phoning and texting. Plenty for me. Friends keep trying to send pix! Phone tells me of the attempt, no indication of sender etc. Mystery!

    Enjoy your I if you ever get it! I'm firmly anti apple, Jobs, etc.

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    1. This isn't apple, it's Samsung, one of those touch screen things. No buttons. It's a bit more complex than I wanted, but I'll get used to it. Eventually.
      It's got a really good camera, some day I'll take a picture. (deep sigh)

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  3. When you learn how to use it send me a book on how to use mine. My son bought one for me a couple months ago. Most useless thing I have came across.

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    1. If you type the name of the phone (mine is a Samsung Galaxy) into Google you can probably download a file on what goes where.
      Im still waiting for Rod to get over mine, lol.
      If you just need it for a phone, I'd ignore the rest of it for now. You can take pictures with it, and that might be fun, too.

      Maybe your son could show you some mercy and show you how to get started with it?

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  4. My son has a little sideline enterprise in teaching people to use their technology. Most of his clients have been people whose kids set them up with a smartphone, Facebook, etc, and left them bewildered!

    He will print out a list of steps, so that the client has a handy cheat sheet after he's left.

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    1. Your son should be nominated for sainthood; I have a friend (now deceased) who came home from the hospital to find his wife had dumped him, but his son had bought him a computer. He showed him how to turn it on, how to find Yahoo games, and then left.

      Easy to forget that what comes easily to you might not to someone else. My husband is still setting mine up. This could take some time.
      He even found an app for a GPS on it, which thrilled one of us deeply.

      And HS is brilliant, isn't he, leaving them a cheat sheet. It's one thing to have someone talk you through the combinations, but once he's gone, so is the lesson...

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  5. That was from long experience of his mother who needed bits of notes on various topics. One time when he was about ten, he'd explained percentages to me for the nth time, then he wrote out the working on a little piece torn off his notebook, folded it, and presented it to me. Mom, put this in your wallet so next time if I'm at school, you can do it yourself! I fall about laughing every time I remember my dear little tutor solemnly going to where his student was.

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  6. oh that's charming, Liz.

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