Friday, December 21, 2012

New CELL PHONE

Well, it's time to UPDATE my cell phone because I got a new digital camera last year with a fantastic zoom 35x (my old camera died), but it's too big to carry in my purse. One thing always calls for another and I wanted to update my old cell phone which has a very poor camera in it that won't download photos to my computer. I've also been very unhappy with the coverage T-Mobile gives me and knew it was time for a new cell phone from ANOTHER company with a better camera for my Christmas present! 
While out shopping with my friend Caryn we stopped by VERIZON and talked to the sales guy there. He was friendly and oh so helpful. He asked me if I was over 65 years old-what a COMPLIMENT! Told me I only looked 61 or 62-I told him...remember compliments can get you anywhere especially when you are 72! I got a NEW Samsung Intensity III and a Senior monthly coverage all while keeping my same telephone number and lowering my monthly rates. It has a pushout keyboard which I'll enjoy although I don't have text coverage-that's an extra $10/month plus Internet coverage-that's an extra $30/month. For $30/month basic I have 200 minutes plus 500 weekend and night minutes. With my old cell phone I had 300 minutes for $35/month. Since I mainly use my phone for emergencies and long distance calls, it will serve me well. I'm not ready to be hooked to the Internet 24/7 wherever I am, but perhaps that day will come...I also have a land line for local calls.

2 comments:

Kavita Saharia said...

Congrats! This is a beauty.

Linda Reeder said...

It sounds like you got just what you needed and wanted, and avoided being sold more. Good job.