Last week, my phone stopped working. While it did affect me from a texting perspective, it didn’t really affect me from a phone perspective because very few people call me. Actually, few people text me either, but those few people text me often. It did, however, affect me in other ways.
First and foremost, I couldn’t check my WP stats when I was away from my computer. I have come to really seeing (slight/rare) upticks in my stats when I at work. I have come to enjoy reading people’s comments even though I don’t have time to respond and wouldn’t relish typing out a thank you or a longer comment on my phone keyboard.
Secondly, there are several work functions that don’t require a smart phone, but are surprisingly much easier on the phone than the computer. These include logging in our work hours and receiving email about students or administrative tasks not done. Actually, the last one isn’t really that important and can be somewhat badgering, but it is seemingly easier for the office staff to harass us this way than face to face.
Getting a new phone was a more difficult task for me than I had anticipated. It wasn’t a dilemma between the newest iPhone and the latest Galaxy something or other. I have no real use for a super high-end phone that requires massive data plans. However, I do seem to agonize over whether I got a good deal or not. I have a similar dilemma starting to brew as I contemplate replacing my aging computer. Second guessing anything you have done is so much easier these days.
Oh, and once I activated my new phone, my old one started to work perfectly normal again.