We have succumbed.
Succumbed to the cell phone world.
Yes, we are in the process of replacing our land line with cell phones: one for her and one for me.
Our package includes older iPhone 6s, which are supposedly free with a two-year plan.
It's not that I am stuck on Apple, but we have pods and tablets, so the environment is similar and somewhat familiar. And Shauna and the kids both have iPhones, so there is help when we need it.
And we need it. It's a big leap, which must be taken with many small steps, and although that analogy — leap with small steps — may not seem to make sense to you, it does to me, and since this is my blog ... 😁
Whatever our familiarity with the iOS environment, you use a lot more of it with a phone over a pod and a tablet. So, there is a learning curve (much), and there are questions (many).
The kids, 8 and 10, are kind of whizzes with this stuff. And they explain things to us. But they go so darn fast. "Just do this and this and this, Grandpa."
"Well yes, m'darlin, but could you slow down just a bit? I can learn, y'know. New stuff does still go in, eh. But maybe not quite as fast as it does for you."
BTW, they do and don't have phones. These are hand-me-downs from their mother. There are no sim cards, but they work well enough through internet, and they are good for texting and so on and so forth, so they know their way around really well. I wonder when they will need actual phones? Maybe by high school?
They know their way around iOS so well, that Danica switched my nickname on my phone to Big Butt Webber for some obscure reason, and that's what came through to others when I sent messages.
The messaging along with the Find Friends app is quite useful. I was able to briefly text Sue when I arrived safely at an out-of-town meeting last night and also when I was leaving for home. The lady does tend to worry, so it helps. And then she can go to the Find Friends app and see where I am in my journey home. Neat.
So, if you will excuse Mr Big Butt, I have more larnin to do.
Now, how do I put this thing on mute and vibrate only mode?