01 August 2008

Dead Phone

I've been wanting a new cell phone. The one I have is 6 years old. The car charger died and can't get a new one. The phone doesn't stay charged the best. But, because it still works, there's no point in spending money on a new one. Until Friday. I plugged it in at work, charged it till the charge was completed. Took it off the cradle and it was turned off. That's screwy but not a total surprise. I turned the phone back on and it instantly said that I needed to change the battery and died. I could not get it to turn back on. So, I mentioned it to hubby. He chuckled and said "maybe for Christmas you can get a new one". I think he was half kidding and half serious. Our budget is tight all the time but super tight this month. Like $50 in our account to last us 10 days - tight. What's the point of paying for a cell phone service when you don't have a cell phone? Might as well cancel the service, right? Only, I want a cell phone so I can feel safe driving 25 miles to work. One of the guys was at our house and said that you can buy them off the internet and get it hooked up. Well maybe that will work now but when I brought my cute little phone otu here from CA six years ago, they wouldn't do that and I had to buy a new one. Times have changed I guess. I'll have to save up some money to get a new phone unless someone has an old one they want to donate to me.

4 comments:

CORI said...

Which cell phone service do you have?

You know me, I am like the Queen of Cell Phone of the Month. (And Hubby is even worse) I can send you a cell phone but you'd need to unlock it if you have a cell service that is different then mine. Unlocking isn't hard as long as you don't mind doing some research on the internet.

Me said...

Yep, you can just get a new phone and then call up your service provider's 1-800 number and tell them you want to transfer your service over to the new phone. Doesn't matter where or who you get it from. I just had to do this because mine died as well! Good luck

Ashley said...

Your cell phone company won't send you a new one? I get mine to send me one every two years when I renew my contract...

CORI said...

It should be delivered at your house in 3 days (max). Let me know if you don't receive it by next Tuesday.