Post by Chris J Dixon Post by Sam Plusnet Post by Chris J Dixon
My first smartphone (handed down from BOFE who is more into these
things than me) similarly foxed me.
I was used to my old clamshell which I simply had to unfold in
order to accept the call. Outdoors in bright sunlight it is
difficult to see the screen to understand what it wants.
Even now, some years later, I do not instinctively know which way
to swipe to accept, mainly because I use it so infrequently.
You can receive phone calls on one of these things?
Yes, but I find it difficult to get the exact alignment with my
ear necessary to be able to hear anything.
The plain fact is that the only "smart" function of which I make
any use is to keep my Fitbit synchronised on the two or three
times a year I am away for more than 5 days. If it were not for
that, I would be back on a dumb clamshell phone.
In fact I occasionally think about porting my number to a new
dumb phone, and then getting a new SIM for the smartphone to use
only when required.
I only use one smart ap on the phone too :). It is the WW one that
enables me to check the pro points on food when I am at the
I have had the ability to connect to the internet turned off because
of a couple of unexpected bills. #2 daughter sent me a map when i was
trying to meet her in the Kings Cross area and it cost £4. My normal
monthly deal is £2.50 for all the texts I can eat and 100 minutes of
talk so I noticed it.
Then grandson had a phone on the a/c and free minutes but dialled
some entrapment number unwittingly and £7.50 before we knew it. I
took the phone back and grandpa gave him a better smart one with
enough wifi on it to play games. That's up to grandpa.
Once the CH repair person sent me a text with something in it that
cost too. I was cross to realise it is also incoming stuff they
nuggering charge for, not just outgoing. So B turned it off.