Ok..its officially time for me to get a new one. I have spent a year with the same phone and now I am due a free upgrade. The problem is...I hate looking for the right deal = Rental + Handset + Free Minutes + Texts + Network of my choice.
Needless to say my current network provider has been chasing me with their 'amazing deals' which are of course 'tailor made' and only for 'me'. These offers supposedly do not last beyond 48 hours and must be taken 'now'.
And it does not end there, I need to hear about how expensive the new handset is and how many phones are lost and stolen everyday in UK..and therefore I must buy insurance on the phone. The fact that I have never in the past 10 years lost one..makes no differebce.
I also have to hear about the 8GB memory, 5 mega pixel camera, slide phones, slip phones, QWERTY keyboards (that was easy to type!), Bluetooth, MP3 player, light weight phone, display size,...the list just goes on..and on and on...
Too many options are sometimes not nice. So far I have had many a Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Seimens, Motorola, Sagem, Samsung, NEC, Blackberry, LG. I grew up and out of Nokia..for some reason..flip phones aint my style, slide phones are just fiddly, qwerty keyboards make handsets huge. Grey colour phones are boring, black ones try too hard, chargers ofcourse have been designed to cause us customers as much pain as possible, fat ones do not fit easily into my dinky handbags, the very slim ones generally dont do much apart from looking thin(quite like their human counterparts), the huge screen ones get scratched easily, putting a phone in a sock is so NOT me..
So what do you want? was what the sales guy asked me.
Bearing in mind this little object shall go pretty much everywhere I go with me for the next year..it better be worth the effort..or buying and carrying..
So, what DO I want..hmm..let me think, a phone which rings, talks to my computer, plays music, has a good battery life because I talk a lot, and is light and small. And it should not cost anything..I want it free, and I want it delivered by tomorrow morning.
The options I have been given are..Blackberry 8310, (the Pearl has a s**t tracker ball..I am hoping this one is better). Sony Ericsson K860i (touch phone with a tracker wheel), HTC - MDA touch (looks good..but is it any good?) I do not want a Nokia..and I do not want the iPhone..its too big to be of any use to me with my microscopic size hands (its amazing the people who made the Air, also made the iPhone!!)....plus there is a monopoly of O2 over the phone, and it is locked to the network..and it still costs a lot!
Hmm...so here I am thinking about phones..when all I need is one that rings and does not need to be plugged to a wall each night! But guess what, I have been meaning to figure this one out since Jan end..and have I? Nope? why? Because unlike other things which I can decide about with my eyes closed and not regret..getting a phone..which you need to hold on to for a year..is hard! Oh I wish someone would decide, book it, get it and give it to me..I have started dreading this time of the year now..EVERY year I have had to face the trauma of upgrading my phone for free!!
I acting like a girl. I know. But I am.