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Friday, September 24, 2010

Guess What Phone I Finally Got? Verizon Are You Paying Attention?

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.

IMG_3454 My Motorola KRZR was 2 years old. My contract was coming up in August. What’s a girl to do but start learning about the options?

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!


  1. Thanks so much for the follow! I'm following you now too...have a wonderful weekend! :)

  2. Hope you have fun with it! I have the first droid and I love it and my husband just got the droid X and he's never been happier. Any questions with it let me know.

  3. I know how you feel. I need a new phone something awful but the choices lol. Where to start and what do I really need. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. HI! Nice new phone! Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following back. :)

  5. I know how frustrating it is to deal with cell phone companies. I've been so mad at one of them before I could just pull my own hair out! It's too bad they didn't offer to sponsor your phone, that would have been really awesome! I hope your new phone works great and u love it! I'm about to be in the same boat, as my battery doesnt last long anymore either. And, I don't know whether to pay for the data plan or what, ugh...such a hard choice!

  6. I just got a new phone a few months ago & I like it, but now that I text the boys all the time I want a fance phone like that. Only 2 more years to wait, lol!



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