Upgrading cell phone challenges

2014-10-06 12.25.55

Last week my 2 year contract with Verizon was up for renewal. This meant that I was eligible for a new cell phone for a good contract price. My wife and 3 daughters all went down and upgraded their I phones. For the past 2 years I had been using the I-phone 5 and enjoyed it, but I missed some of the droid phone options. I waited for 4 days thinking about making the switch. Finally I decided on the Galaxy 5. My wife predicted that I may regret the switch as I am not a big fan of change.

I was reading a Facebook post from a friend this morning about the old 13 channel TVs with the dial channel changers on the front of the TV. The same era of the rotary dial telephones with the springy cord that hooked to the base phone unit. Sure have been a lot of changes since then.

Below are a few of the challenges I have been facing in the last week switching phones.

Transferring my contact list from the I-phone to the droid had a few glitches. It seemed I had not backed up recently and the past 6 months of changes to my contacts were lost and I may not be able to recover some important business contacts.

  1. In order to get the best deal on my new phone I traded in my old phone. (big mistake) I saved $200 on the purchase of my new phone. None of my texting history transferred and because I traded my phone, I lost most of that communication history. L
  2. Learning curve is annoying, but I have a friend that is knowledgeable and helpful in the transition. It is important to have some support for this switch can be overwhelming as the droid needs tweaking to be fully useable. Once I allowed my friend Aaron to tweak the phone became more friendly.

I have 5 more days to make my final decision if I keep the droid or switch back to the I phone. I still have not made up my mind. One thing I have enjoyed this last week about my new phone is the battery lasts all day without charging. With the I phone I was needing a charge every couple hours or the phone would go dead. I remember the days as a kid when people would joke about being a Ford or a Chevy person, fast forward 30 years and the new generation are I-phone or droid people. (LOL) I guess I am a little of both on both cars and phones.