We finally bit the bullet and went out to get smart phones this morning. No more cheapy prepaid flip phones for us.
We knew pretty much what we wanted so we headed to Best Buy right when it opened. I picked a vacuum and a printer (finally!) and we headed to the mobile department.
We He hemmed and hawed about which phones to get and finally settled on the Samsung Galaxy 3 for me and 4 for him. My nephew will be thrilled with M's choice and grumble that I cheaped out with the older model. Sorry, Kyle, I needed the extra $200 for the vacuum and printer. In case you were wondering, iPhones were never considered.
It took FOREVER to port over our phones from T-Mobile because we needed some mysterious 4 digit pin code that you only need when you start up and cancel service as far as I can tell. Their customer service was annoying. We both called from our phones in the store, and Matt got his account number without a problem, but the representative I talked to wanted the pin number and the last person I called on it and... Very inconsistent! Come to find out if I went through the automated system instead of a live person I could have reset the pin immediately from the phone. Talk about a worthless security measure!
My brother and his much better half went down to city hall today (on the other side of the country) to get married! They chose this day because eight years ago this week they were living a few short blocks north of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. If you are an American that probably rings a bell, and not a pleasant one. Every year, both of them still have nightmares the last week of August remembering what they experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They decided to get married during this time so they could have something happy to think about instead. And, my brother will NEVER be able to forget his anniversary.
So what does my phone purchase have to do with my new sister? In the midst of the port over, my brother forwarded me a picture of him and his bride. It ended up going to my old phone with the puny 2" screen. I immediately tried to send the picture to my e-mail and WHAM the T-Mobile service was done and the new phone was active. grrr!
I put his contact info into my new phone, and begged him to resend it. He was the first one to be entered in the new phone, even before my husband or our mother, he should be happy. When I got the picture I burst out laughing. I called my mother and she was howling too. We didn't want to bug my brother again today to ask him if he posed for it on purpose or it was pure coincidence. My parents are on the left and the new bride and groom are on the right.