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Phone Phobic buys a Phone

My editors and beta readers may cross their fingers in hopes that I will learn to use a phone -- because my characters always manage to do it WRONG in the initial drafts. Why? Because I hate-hate-hate phones and I do my best to never use 'em. And yet I see that everyone else loves their phone so much they must be talking on it while they drive, walk, eat, take out the garbage, etc., so my characters have and use phones.

The town I live in is a dead zone, although occasionally I do see someone with a working cell phone, it's more of an exception than a rule. We planned to meet some friends yesterday and we were to show up at the dock and call them on their boat -- and our completely useless cell phone didn't work there either. Theirs worked. My friends husband called her from Hawaii and they chatted on the boat. Ours? A brick. We had to stop a stranger and use his phone.

So enough is enough. I just ordered a new cell phone, from a different company. With a cameraphone.

We'll see if I can force myself to learn how to use it.

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ali_wilde
Sep. 13th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Ooooooh.

Now my partner is officially the only person in the world without a mobile phone. Thanx for that. : D
ali_wilde
Sep. 13th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
PS: Welcome to the 21st century.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 13th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
Good to know I'm not the only one that hates the phone. But I do have a cellphone, as I like to text Ali :o) And during the ice storm from Hell it was a life saver.
andy_slayde
Sep. 13th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
That was me, forgot to log in.
ali_wilde
Sep. 13th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
Great, now she thinks we're ditzes. I have a one mobile phone family and you forget to log in.

xxx
jordan_c_price
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, I think we're slimming down to a one-mobile-phone family. We currently have the same phones & phone plans, and neither of them work anywhere. I need to go see about cancelling the auto-pay.
ephemera
Sep. 13th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not a huge fan of talking on the phone, but I love my mobile, for texting and for the camera, and I'm eyeballing a smart phone that will give me the internet on the move :D
jordan_c_price
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hm, I wonder if there will be Internet on it? I didn't look.
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jordan_c_price
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
I think the camera will be cool. We often see interesting things when we're out and about and don't have a camera with us.

I don't really have anyone to text!
gaycrow
Sep. 13th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I don't have anyone to text either. My sisters can't believe I hardly ever use my mobile phone (that's what we call them here). In fact, I never used to even have it turned on, until my elderly father became ill, and the family needed to be in touch all the time.

If I ever do text, it takes me so long! Why do they make such tiny number pads? ;D
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