Do you own a smart-phone, Tell me why you love it.
Not sure how much I can say about this but here goes…
Yes, I have a smart phone. An iPhone, to be exact.
When iPhones were launched, my hubby was excited at the prospect. My reaction: so long as you can text and make phone calls that is all you need. Why fork out a stupid amount of money on this new Apple product?
After some time – I can’t remember exactly how long, let’s say a year – I started to wonder what the fuss was about. My hubby loved his iPhone and I was getting – dare I say it – jealous.
My contract was up and it was time to join the latest craze. I ordered online… and waited!
When it arrived, I have to admit I felt excited. My smug hubby mocked me: “I thought you never wanted an iPhone. I thought you only wanted it for calls and text messages. I thought you didn’t see the point.” He was right, of course, but I ignored him.
It didn’t take long for me to fall hook, line and sinker for my new device. Suddenly my phone was no longer just about texting and calling. Oh no, it was so much more… I could access my email, Facebook and Twitter updates straight away. Amazing. I thought I would be so much better at keeping in touch with people. I was lying to myself. Of course the reality is, I see the message, think I must reply when I get a minute, then promptly forget.
Last year, my phone was stolen. I had been stung by a bee moments before and in the confusion my phone disappeared. If you ask Bob D he is adamant that the bee stole Mummy’s phone. Maybe he is right?
I had to go a two whole weeks without my precious iPhone. Actually, that wasn’t quite right, I had to use my OLD iPhone… which was slow and frustrating. I felt out of touch and lost.
My replacement phone turned up and I had a shiny, new device once more. Happiness was restored.
So in answer to the question, why do I love it:
- I love being in touch 24/7, which is especially great for promoting my blog. I can do this on the go and with any free time I have.
- I can look back at my photos whenever I like. Especially useful for those nostalgia trips, when you look back at the kid’s baby photos and marvel at how amazing those little guys are. Conveniently forgetting how hard it was feeding two tiny beings (CONSTANTLY) for months on end, with no sleep.
- It is easy to use. I am not good with technology at all, but iPhones are so incredibly easy to use. Even I can do it.
So, in summary, I love my iPhone. There, I have said it. Hubby can smugly remind me how much I didn’t want one to begin with… again!