Last week I got what's called a "SmartPhone". However, I think mine's mildly retarded. It's a Motorola Q from Verizon. I'm not sure if I like it. For a retard, it's very complicated and a little more than I can handle right now. I liked the concept of sending and receiving e-mails from a handheld, quick browsing on the Internet, taking pictures and synchronizing with my laptop; hence the reason for me getting it but when it really comes down to it, I just need a phone.
I'm on the Verizon plan where I get a free phone every two years so this one cost me nothing (well, I'll get the rebate check in the mail) but I did have to upgrade my service plan. This is where they get you. I now pay an additional $45 a month for unlimited e-mail and Internet service. Of course, this is on top of my already existing DSL pricing. I'm beginning to think this ability to be constantly connected to my 'peeps' is just not worth it. Between phone and Internet services, I'll now be spending almost $200 a month. Is it worth it? How connected do I need to be?
In addition, from the device, I'm having difficulty sending mail. It constantly gets hung up in my Outbox. When I go onto my computer, I see about twenty copies of the same e-mail all without a sender all trying to go out every 10 or 15 minutes. "Hello! I put a sender in there. Why is the contact wiped out? No wonder it's not going anywhere." I really don't have the time or the patience to detect the issue. I suppose I could spend a night on hold with tech support to try and figure it out but like I said, I don't have the time: There's a sock draw somewhere that needs sorting.
I'll give it another couple of days. I have 15 days to return it. If I can't quickly figure this out then I'm going back to my old (ca. 1985) cell phone or maybe I'll just switch to Sprint.