I’ve been researching phones for a few months. Probably since late June, early July. My battery was lasting about 15 minutes if I was lucky.
I’m an up-and-coming blogger (just dream with me here) and before 2 more years I need a good, reliable phone.
Here’s where I started arguing with myself. I need a phone that will last as long as my plan – two years. Today I don’t need all the internet features, but could really use the Twitter and Facebook options.
My only choices were a multimedia phone or a Smartphone. If I went with the multimedia phone, I would be able to start at a low data plan and if I needed to, and work up from there. With a Smartphone, my only option was to start at a $30/mo data plan.
That is a lot of stress for a single, part-time working mom. So, I do the only thing I know to do. I contact Verizon and ask them if they’ll sponsor my data plan and I’d put their banner on my site, go to events, tweet about them, etc.
Yah, I have yet to hear from them. I’m guessing I’m small potatoes. I tried.
In August Verizon Wireless started sending me reminders that my plan was up for renewal. Time to get a new one!! Go in today for some great choices.
Oh yes, I went in. I held them, ogled them, dreamed about them. Yet I kept walking away. I needed to be responsible.
Then a couple weeks after my plan was open, the screen on my KRZR went KRZY! I set it on my seat in the van on the way to church one morning. Picked it up to look at it and my screen was pure white. I couldn’t see a thing.
For the last couple weeks, holding out hope that Verizon would contact little ol’ me, I’ve been dealing with a phone that I could occasionally see.
Finally Tuesday I had enough. A battery that would only last minutes, a blank screen, not being able to read txt messages, etc. I knew it was time to make a choice.
I needed to make an investment in myself and my blogging. I plan on going to events and using my phone. I have high expectations for this site, both of my sites really, and getting a Smartphone seemed to be the way to go. So, here’s what I ended up coming home with:
I got myself the Motorola Droid 2. I’ll be discussing my usage in a few upcoming posts. It has been a huge learning curve!
Wish me luck!