A Mortal SIM

I feel like I should, for posterity, note on my little web site here that I had to get a new phone. About a week ago, some sort of problem with reading the SIM card thing, so I was unable to make calls and such (this happened during a shift at work, naturally, when calling is important). So anyway, I got a new phone.

But here’s the thing: The new phone has a different kind of SIM card, so the old one doesn’t fit into it. Chances are it wouldn’t have worked anyway, since the SIM was the problem with the old phone, but I thought at the very least it would be able to fit. Isn’t that the point of the SIM card? So that I could take it to the new phone and get my contacts and stuff?

I dunno, whatever. Technology hates me.

Phone Learnin’

Well, I’ve had the new phone almost a week now. Here’s some thoughts on the experience so far: I don’t like the fact that when I pick up my phone, I have to hit an additional button to make it be a phone. My old phone, I flipped it open and it was a phone. This one, I do a swipe of the screen and it is still a computer, not yet a phone. I have to then tell it to be a phone. Similarly, if I answer a call from my apartment intercom to buzz someone in, I used to be able to just answer the call and hit the nine key. Now I have to answer the call, then tell it to give me a keyboard, and then I can hit the nine. I also had an issue with my phone doing things while it was in my pocket, so I had to set it so I trace a pattern with my finger before it I can even get into the thing. I’m an old man! I don’t want to be spending all my time turning my phone into a phone!

One definite upside: the ability to use apostrophes when texting. My old phone couldn’t do that.

New Phone

I should, I suppose, make it known that I have a new cellular telephone. It’s one of those newfangled technologyphones with a screen that I will inevitably break and feel terrible about. Still, my previous phone, a proper phone that flipped open Captain Kirk-style, decided it was no longer willing to work well. It had to be done. I’m reluctant to move into the age of superphones, but I guess it was time.

One upside, though, I spent a long time putting my Contacts into the new phone, but I guess they’re on the SIM card thing now, so I’ll never have to do that again. One downside, I’m already sick of fingerprints on my screen.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll have some things go wrong as I try to adjust to new technology, so I’ll be back to describe that, I am sure.