Last Wednesday, my fliptop cell phone met its demise. Because it was fried, I was unable to recover the phone directory. Thursday evening I was in the Sprint store getting my new one with a touchtone screen. With this, I was catapulted into the twenty-first century. The touchstone screen locks so I can't inadvertently press the wrong thing. I was advised that Sprint would be calling me within three days for a customer survey. No problem. They called the very next day. As I listened, I was prompted to press 1. Where's the "one"? Where's the "one"? I couldn't find it. Oh, the pressure. I lost the call. Oh well.... The next challenges were receiving calls, but I'm improving. When you get a call, you can't just say "Hello." First you have to unlock the touchtone screen before pressing receive. Then, while I had problems accessing the phone numbers in my contact list, I saw that my 10 year old granddaughter didn't. I discovered that I was using too much pressure. The next evening I saw a hummingbird and tried to take a picture with the phone. After taking three pictures, I realized that I was taking a picture of my own eye. Then, I realized that I was supposed to hold the phone so that I could see the picture before taking it. Text message notices appear in the form of a cartoon "bubble". If I'm quick enough in unlocking the screen and pressing the "bubble", I am able to read the message. If not, I guess it goes into the "black hole" because when I go to "messages", unread ones are not there. I've touched the "bubble" notice on the status bar 'till I'm blue in the face. While I'm very grateful for the phone, I feel like the Webcam 101 for Seniors grandparents on YouTube.
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