I’m positive I’m feeling a little angsty now but let me write a fully neutral entry about my phones.
I hope I can do it. It’s boring, and soon I may decide it’s too draggy and personal and lock this blog but here goes:
So, back when I was in secondary 2 (2006), when everyone else already has a phone in sec 1 (2005), my dad gave me my first phone, after he upgraded his. It was one of the old Nokia kind, and proved to be more of a burden because now I have to pick up calls. I didn’t like it very much except to play Nature Farm – a game. Strangely, the phone didn’t have snake.
After using that phone for a short while it was my birthday and my dad bought me a Nokia 3120i. Yay! I think it was maximum $38 or something but somehow it seemed to cost a bomb at that time. Oh yes, I had a great time using it, even though it was super laggy towards the end.
Then in sec4 (2008) I upgraded to a Nokia N84. It’s a slide kind and possibly the worst kind ever. In J1, the phone would black out and shut off when I slided it open or close. Some of my other friends had that problem as well. Fret not, all will work as long as you don’t slide it. Just keep it there the entire day :)
But it was too tough for me to keep up, my dad passed me one of his old phones, a even lousier slide phone (yay) but it isn’t spoiled. I used that for a while and then came the faithful day in August 2009 that I had a panic attack on the bus (long story) and had to call an ambulance. Someone used that phone and called the ambulance and my parents and then someone probably stole it. That’s the end.
Okay, no problem, I repaired the N84 and re-used it. It’s still wonky and shuts off sometimes but it’s okay. Then in December 2009 it started dying again and it went missing??? Someone stole it? From my house? What???
Anyway my plan was due (Jan 2010) so I really wanted to buy an iPhone 3GS(!!!), I worked hard for my mum, helping her with some horrible job and saved up like $700 to get it. Because my dad didn’t want me to get the $39.90 plan with the data. You would have thought the problem is solved but I didn’t really know how to manage data thing well, and the first month my phone bills was $500! For data roaming. My dad was really angry :(
You would think that’s the end. But no.
In 2010 Chinese New Year Eve was Wednesday night, so you had public holiday on Thursday and Friday, and 2 more days of holidays during the weekends. On Tuesday night I was around Far East Plaza area and I walked back to Orchard MRT and my cost-me-so-much iPhone was pickpocketed! It might have been pickpocketed in Cotton On, and they had security cameras, but I was told they will NOT allow me to watch it unless I have a police report. I tried to go to Singtel shop but it was 10pm and they closed the door on me. I made a police report next morning, and the police told me they will investigate it the next working day which was 5 days later? Anyway, it was never found. The police never contacted me anyway.
My dad then gave me another of his old company phone. Incidently it’s the last backup phone we had. It had weird glue stuff stuck on it and I even tried to melt the glue with hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid and some foul alcohol solvent in the lab but it didn’t work. On the plus side that phone had Tower Bloxx YAY! Such a fun game! Anyway, as luck would have it, it died. For no reason. I am sure it’s not because of the acids, because it survived quite some time after the acids.
Alright, I killed/lost 3 phones in less than half a year.
And you know it cost $10/$30 each time to replace a SIM card?
It was my 17th birthday that March and my dad had just bought a white iPhone 3GS around that time. And he gave to me for my birthday. So nice right? It’s been working well since then, used from March 2010 to December 2012 (currently) and still working fine, except it lags a lot and there is no more memory space.
In December 2011 my mum’s phone contract was due and she bought a super lousy and horrible Nokia slide-touch screen phone. It was so horrible that she didn’t even use it for more than 2 days. In March 2012 or so, around that time, when my contract was due she said she can’t use her old phone anymore and bought a new iPhone 4S with my contract. So… here I am pledging 4 years to my phone.
But since I’m in UK now my contract shall be placed on hold. Hence I am pledging 5 or even 6 years on it. I hope it remains alive.
Okay, my decided to be super nice one day and said his contract expired and he is happy with his phone so he asked me if I wanted to buy an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII! Awww so nice :)
And after some research and trying out I decided the S3 is too big for me plus certain factors so I told him I don’t want that because it’s too big (you see, he will probably be too boggled by the other bits) and told him to get an iPhone 5 or a random smaller phone.
I’m weird like that, I want a pocketable phone. It’s like my top priority other than the camera.
And some time after, he kept asking me to go on Skype, and when I did, he excitedly waved this brick in front of me. Okay no, not a brick, but a new Samsung Note 2, which he bought thinking I’ll be really happy because it’s supposed to be better and even costs $288 for a 16GB, more than the 32GB iPhone 5 which cost $48 (my dad uses some ridiculously expensive plan)!
It’s a newer model! And the sales guy must be doing his best to convince my easily convinced dad, just like the guy who sold the camera, and the laptop…
And apparently in Singapore, they insist everyone must buy a nano SIM for extra $40 which he thinks isn’t worth it for him because he is not going to use the phone. S
o easily convinced by the salesperson, as usual.
I was very touched… and I felt very bad to say this, but I was really disappointed.
I was really looking forward to a lighter, slimmer or even smaller phone. If it’s an S3, alright fine, it’s slightly bigger, but a Note 2 is so big!! :(
I’m very against those iPad alike phones :(
Anyway, since I’m such a riddiculous spoilt brat who is so stubborn, I am bend on getting rid of the S3! My parents don’t use it and it’s just rotting away at home. I mean, seriously, why did they even bother to buy something they won’t use? Or should I say, they don’t know how to transfer their stuff to the new phone and they can’t be bothered to buy new SIM cards.