When Your Phone Dies


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.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to When Your Phone Dies

  1. lkvy says:

    I have the galaxy s7 too. The screen is already delaminating around the edges!

  2. Heide says:

    OF COURSE your old phone started working perfectly when you replaced it! I’m so sorry, Anthony — that sounds very frustrating. But on the plus side, now you have a new phone that will hopefully provide reliable service for many more years.

  3. John says:

    I have my ipad since June 2012. Towards the end of 2017, it started taking forever to charge…sometimes hours to get to 5%. It did not overly matter because mostly I use a “PC” and in August 2016, my wife treated me with a cell-phone…my first at age 64.
    At Christamas I bought a new tablet….which was about a quarter of the price of a new ipad. I find the tablet “plasticy” and visibly an inferior quality to the ipad but my main concern was taking photographs for my travel blog.
    So last week the cell phone started to take forever to build a charge so clearly it is also on its last legs. Probably I will get a new one in summer. Mine was about £80 which I suppose is medium priced.
    The thing I have always found strange since getting married is the way that kitchen appliances…microwaves, cookers, fridges seem to “die” within weeks of each other. I nearly added “dishwasher” for dramatic effect but I don’t want to jinx it because it is continuing to service us well for about 15years.
    But sometimes I wonder if kitchen appliances and technical equipment have suicide pacts.

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