Thursday, October 16, 2008

Me and My Blackberry Curve

Did you know that when you buy a new phone, that it comes with several discs to assist you in setting the phone services? They still give you the instructions in writing, too.

For the past 12 years or so, I have used my tech-oriented kids to set up everything in my house, including my phones. If I wanted the phone on vibrate, I just hand it to Laura and ask her to take care of it. Jonathan entered all my contacts, set the ring tone and helped me download the pictures. Andy would tell me that "any idiot can set up their phone", so I avoided asking him and expose my level of competency to my oldest child.

So here I sit with my brand new Blackberry Curve phone, 2 discs and a 'tips cheat sheet' provided by the good people at Blackberry and I either have to suck it up and be a big girl or I'll have no cell phone communication, as all the children are no where in site (GD them!).

It's not that I am intimidated by the phone that can do everything except cook dinner for me. I simply don't want to do it. I would rather spend my afternoon reading all the posts from the awesome bloggers out there.

Does anyone in the Phoenix area want to replace the role my children have so graciously filled for their Mommy? Seriously, I'll meet you anytime, anywhere to get this phone set up.


dhash said...

I will be glad to help you, but I have to be allowed to laugh while I do it.

gettingraphic design said...

i feel your pain. for some reason, i always have issues with setting up te phones. that is why i trashed my blackberry, and went with something simple.

June said...

I'm far and have never owed a Blackberry. Let me know how easy it is to use. My plan is up soon.

Lisa Eshelman said...

I just lost my phone in a cab in Vegas. I got a new phone in 2 days. But all 175 contacts are lost. I feel your pain. Take David up on the help. Your phone will be done and you will have a great time.

Jim said...

The latest phone is the T-Mobile one that uses the new Google operating system, Android. Links to google services on the web and is very cool:

Julie!! said...

When my little boy was home, he did the same thing your kids did. he would always help me. when he left, he set his number into speed dial number 2 so anytime i need to call him i just press two and BOOm it's johnny! maybe ask your little girl to do that to your new phone... it really helped me.