I mentioned on Monday that I had ordered a new phone.
I placed the order around midday and it arrived the following morning which wasn’t too bad, except that it meant the postman dragging me out of a lovely sleep to sign for it.
So I am now the owner of a brand new Huoowaaweeiie or whatever it’s called. I think I’ll go with Regular Reader’s suggestion and just call it Barf from now on.
I managed to switch it on. I’m not 100% sure how I did it, but I did it. Then I had to go through the rigmarole of registering the new SIM thing on-line as it was different from my old SIM thing so I couldn’t just switch it over. They reckoned it would take around three hours. An hour later I got an email to say it was done. Naturally I was somewhat keen to see what new number I had but somehow the number had crossed over with a lot of my details. I was really impressed.
I then had to transfer all the rest of my details, such as calendar appointments [mainly appointments Herself has for hospital, and which bin to put out on Thursday night], birthdays and crap like that. So I paired the old and the new, but the old kept locking up. Fuck! I transferred the information manually in the end.
The first thing I like about the new Barf is that I don’t have to enter a PIN to get it to work – it just requires a fingerprint. That is impressive. I tested it with Herself, Daughter, Cat and Penny. All failed to fire up the phone except Cat so I’m going to have to watch that little arsehole.
I tried the phone part. That worked with a minimum of hassle.
I tried the camera part. Holy fuck! The camera is streets ahead of my old Canon. I took a few snaps in tricky light and the results are more than impressive.
What I cannot get over though is the speed. The phone is like a racehorse on steroids. It’s the difference between dial-up and broadband, Even better, it doesn’t lock up on a regular basis. I can actually use all the various bits and bobs on it.
I have a lot to learn yet. The voice recognition works perfectly. If I say “phone home” it does exactly that. ET would be happy. There are lots of yokes that I haven’t explored yet and a few things I have to work out, but I have the hang of the essentials which is all that really matters.
Of course I also have to learn how to cross the road without looking up from the phone, or how to bump into people on the pavement. This is a whole new world.
Herself is getting my old phone.
I can be cruel sometimes.