My note 5 seemed to be acting up a bit. It seemed like the battery life had gotten inconsistent and I’d rather have something that works OK as a backup so I started looking around Swappa. Why would anyone buy a brand new phone? I decided to go with the pixel 2 XL because of the screen size and lack up a thousand unremovable apps like the Samsung had. I don’t want Facebook and all that other shit taking up space when I’m never going to use it.
One of my biggest frustrations with android devices is that the manufacture supports the security updates and that just typically doesn’t happen. It’s the culture of technology now. Push it out now then artificially obsolete it. People eat that shit up and so many want to just go buy the latest and greatest. I, on the other hand prefer to keep using something as long as it works well enough for my needs.
Although I’m switching to Verizon prepaid I wanted to give my thoughts on Boom Mobile. I’m only switching for convenience of being able to go to a Verizon store if I need to since we’re hopping to travel a bit more now geocaching and more of a potential to break or lose my phone and need a replacement. I also wanted to be able to get they’re roaming too since we would like to cache in the middle of nowhere.
I’ve had a Motorola Droid Max that I bought used on Swappa for a couple of years. It’s worked well enough for me but I’ve always wished it had a bit of a bigger Screen. Some of the text is just a tad too small for me to easily see. I saw the Notes with the bigger screen and my Note tablet has been great so far so I have been keeping eye out for a price I was willing to pay for on Swappa.
A few things that happened recently made me finally decide to break down and get a cell phone. First was my dad’s sudden unexpected death. Luckily Molly was off work so we took the train to Philly to see him although it was already too late as he was brain dead from his heart attacks. She had her phone so we were able to get a hold of my brother to pick us up at the train station but had she been at work I’d have had no way to call him.
I’ve been using Vonage since December 2002 and have been happy with it. I’ve never had a problem with it. This was the perfect solution for me because I could have a phone number for the Philly area where my family lives so they could call me local and it was cheap for me. I’m worried I’ll have to look for another option soon. Verizon claims that Vonage uses their patented ideas.