texting her grandchildren was on top of her want list.
Already savy with computers and cell phones,
how difficult could it be to type text on a screen?
First, she needed a smart phone not a dumb one would do
a deluxe new apple iPhone six would be nice.
How to find one wasn't easy, but a dilemma to solve
with wise advice from her guru son, the search began.
So many choices: buy a used one, buy a new one
then came the service charges and the carrier fees.
Decisions, decisions, decisions and so much money
it cost just to type a few words of text to others she knew.
Prices did vary from 700 to 300 dollars––what was best?
Then came the myriad service charges and data plans.
It's easier to buy a home, but the Internet chats did help.
Verizon and Best Buy each had offers too good to pass by.
Best Buy's new I-phone was only available in Las Vegas.
It had to be picked up in person, only 100 miles away.
That wouldn't do, then Verizon had a real discount bargain
under $300 for a new phone, but the hidden charges were many.
When added together they totaled over 800 dollars
linked to a two year service contract. Oh, what to do? The costs
were enormous with no end in sight despite chat helpers
who labored for hours for just the right combination.
At last, a decision was made, she'd not decide today
but wait till prices went down. Then grandma discovered
the iPhone had mistakenly been ordered, while trying
to cancel this big mistake, a new chat friend was made.
A worker from Verizon was most helpful in pointing
the way, that with her old phone, granny could easily text
with just a small change of her current plan and pay less
using her old phone and saving lots of hard earned cash.
Thus our saga ends with grandma gaily texting
family and friends on her old (she thought) dumb phone
while ignoring the internet which wasn't needed for texting,
Grandmother joins the rising new generation of techies.