Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tech-Challenged Mom Gets iPhone

Yesterday Craig got a new iPhone...not the newest one that comes out tomorrow, but the one that was the newest one a few months ago (4, I think?).  He passed down his iPhone 3 to me.

I have been using a Tracfone that is several years old.  It doesn't have internet.  It doesn't have a camera. I could text, but didn't bother to figure out how.  I paid about $100 a year for all the minutes I needed.  It was a great, simple phone, and I highly recommend Tracfone if you don't like being on a contract and paying big bucks every month.  You can even choose a smart phone if you like.

Anyhoo, that is to say that I am not iPhone savvy.  Up until now, Craig's iPhone was nothing more than a Scrabble machine to me.  If I ever tried to use it for another purpose, invariably I ended up pushing the wrong "button" and messing it up, and getting mad.

So, this is going to be interesting getting up to speed with the "new" technology.  Wish me luck.  Do you have any tips or apps that you just can't live without?


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, I am SO jealous!!! I have a cell phone from like 1874 and it doesn't do anything cool either. I can take (bad bad) photos and text, but that's about it. My sis said she'd give me her iPhone when she upgrades, but I'm not sure we can afford the package through Verizon--it is ridiculously priced.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I have the iphone 4 (got it this summer) and LOOOOOOOVE it! It takes some getting used to but its great! :-) You MUST get the instagram app, its great & free! I have so many other games & lots of crafty apps too. Have fun! :-)

Avigail said...

I'm really happy for you, but I have to say, my crappy old phone lasts and lasts as the kids drop it and manage to get it to play with...with a fancy new one I just think I'd be too paranoid!