If you can read the title to this post, R U Smtr Thn A Cll Phn....... You MAY be smarter than a cell phone....
Above collage, the tiny little phone in my hand, has ridden in my car for 7 years. A Tracfone that is for "Dial Out for ER Use Only!" This includes calling the Cable provider when my house phone goes out. I bought 50 minutes per month for 10.99 for 7 years. when I transferred HA HA HO HO the minutes I had 2023 minutes. You can tell by that it is rarely used. I don't want/need/desire a cell phone since I rarely talk to anyone. It was bought for safety on my commute to work ONLY.
The Dial Out for ER when my house phone went out last month was a garbled, underwater conversation. Seems after only 7 years of riding in a 125 degree car, the battery went bad and a new one cost more than 3 new phones.
I dash to Wal-Mart for a new phone. YIKES! they have no plain old simple old dial out only phone. After extended information from the manager of the phone dept, she helps me decide on this flip phone for idiot seniors for only 14.88. Since she is a Senior and says She Has One and Loves it. I buy it. Let the fun begin
The USELESS booklet, tells me it will send/receive text. So now I can text my Cable Guy to say the cable is out.
All I Want is to Dial Out or Answer!
I need help so Under the list I find, IDIOT SENIOR instructions that say IF you need HELP, go to the website and there I have to transfer my number, my minutes (this took over and hour since when I finally completed the online transfer it says If you do not agree with 1100 minutes transfer, call this number.
I call this number. No Speaka De English, I can't understand a word, well maybe 3 words.
She is losing patience with me (color ME Calm!)
and says in a HUFFY voice, ALL I CAN TRANSFER IS 1100 minutes.
and no matter how many times I said to her, that is what is says on the web site, it said to call you if I don't agree. I don't agree.
After a while I snapped, JUST ACTIVATE the PHONE.
Next day I call and get a different person and within 5 minutes she had downloaded my other 1200 minutes. (color me HAPPY)
I went to enter 15 ER phone numbers and HAD NO CLUE how, there was a little NIFTY Interactive site (see above photo)with a picture of my phone and it said
For Interactive, CLICK MY BUTTONS... I did click the buttons and after 40 to 50 clicks I GOT IT.
PLUS... the whole point of this story is They Did CLICK MY BUTTONS and I am Not Smarter than a Cell phone.