a few weeks back my blackberry decided to go straight to hell…
I toiled with it for a week or so on my own. I came to the conclusion that I could not save it with my own tactics. So I dialed 611 to talk about the malfunctioning pda with t-mobile, asurion (cell phone insurance company), a couple retail locations, and finally said “F, it”.
I sent a frantic email friends & family offered up their spare blackberry’s, but everyone had AT&T phones, and I wasn’t savvy enough to ‘unlock’ them. I did not want to pay another $130 deductible for the same old piece of sh*t Blackberry Curve model from 2007. I did not want to “upgrade” my phone & be married to T-Mobile for another 2 years, because I just might go ahead and get an i-phone when my contract runs out in September.
After 2 years of BBM (& way too many extraneous pin exchanges), gchat overload, & just 2 days of tweeting...
I decided to simply UNPLUG.
I walked into T-Mobile & asked for the most basic of cell phones one could ever own for just $20. Explained my story to Xiomara, who was highly entertained by my antics, and she sold me the Nokia 1260. Yes, ladies & gents, this phone might actually be more archaic than my first Nokia back in ’99 (which I tricked out with the ice blue face & disco ball antenna).
Let me just say that, while it took a little bit of getting used to, I am LOVING, my blackberry-free life. My friends now have to call me if they require more than a one word response. They text me instead of bbm (they have no idea whether or not I’ve read the text or when I’m typing). It also eliminates unnecessary chat that occurs from other people’s boredom that interrupts your day. “Hey, what’s up” is useless chat that I no longer have to entertain.
Lately I’m not bbm’ing, emailing, on the Internet, taking camera phone pics, etc. So I have no choice but to always live in the present moment. It’s absolutely outstanding.
All I need is a calendar to keep my life in order, & I’m all set – old school style 🙂
Taking it back to the simpler life this Spring/Summer… I’m loving it, you should try it sometime.