Thursday, 27 August 2009
The Segovia Collection
Admittedly I am a technology freak...ok, well maybe a computer freak...geek or whatever you may have. But if there's one piece of technology I absolutely hate is the cel phone. Yeah, I am probably the only one that hates it...so shoot me.
Don't get me wrong...I've had my "year of grandeur" with this apparatus...the year I had no choice but to sign a contract because first of all, my girlfriend moved out of state. Second of all, there was the absolute redundancy and cost of going 5 or so miles out of my way to purchase a long-distance phone card, and third, but not least, the fact that we had only one phone line in the house.
So I dipped in and started paying I think it started out being $39.00 a month with T-mobile...not a bad deal, you got 5 favs, with meant that you had 5 people you could call anytime for free...the rest were part of the $39 (I imagine anyways, could be wrong).
Anyways, I used it day and night...calling on the only real "fav" I had on there....a dear lady friend whom moved out of state. It was my relationship with her that caused me to purchase (or should I say "chain myself to") the T-mobile service in the first place.
Alas, that friendship, and the whole reason for having the T-mobile cel phone (or any cel phone) service came to it's eventual conclusion. What started out as a blessing turned into a curse....I forged ahead with about fourmonths of having to pay a bill I didn't use, and really didn't need. Yeah, sure I tried to connect with people. But it wasn't a necessity to actually be on the service at all.
I could have gone ahead and cancel the service...but doing so would have meant paying out a $200.00 early termination fee, and frankly, I didn't have that kind of money.
So now I am waiting patiently until next month's disability check to pay the last of the T-mobile account.
These days, owning/paying a cel phone account usually invites people (especially teenagers) to "text" each other. I find this amusing...you used to see all these people/kids walking into say...oh Taco Bell together, and they are all talking, laughing, etc. But that's not really the norm anymore. Instead you see people mostly pounding furiously at their "keys" sending what amounts to a rather long "short-hand" version of a "message" to their friends. It's like everyone has lost the art of verbal communication. What could be verbally spoken in less than 3 seconds is now texted in approximately the same time.
Pretty soon, evolution will see the human tongue dissappear, replaced by an extra set of fingers. At about 53-5 years after birth the extra set of fingers, now packed into a hole where normally the tongue resides, will poke through and grab onto the first of the new breed of "text only" cel phones.
And the kid's spelling has changed, and will most likely continue to change....it's like the teenagers in high school, who have achieved an "A+" in grade school spelling, have reverted to a perverted sense of hashing and mashing the english language. You even see it a lot on the internet. Yet it goes further than that, because it gets translated into the adult world.
Anyways....Cricket Cel Service....$1-$3 a day for service which you can adjust to meet your needs (ie.calls, text, internet). I only pay for the days that I use it. No contract and the signal is pretty good. I signed with them because first of all, I don't use my cel phone every day, which would cost me $40.00 with a monthly contract on any other network, and I absolutely hated, and do hate recieving text messages. If I can't hear your voice over the freaking phone, then I will assume you do not want to talk to me at all.