Sunday, October 23, 2005

Cell Phone Woes

I know I have not updated in a while, but I really have a good excuse: I've spent the last four days trying to download ringtones.

You see, about three days ago, I dropped my cell phone in the parking lot of a local area hospital. So John and I figured it was high time to get me a new phone. We've been contemplating this for a while, since my former plan, in most part, sucked a fat one- no free airtime, really crappy reception and the fact that my phone was inagurated at the same time Clinton was, and John had to deal with my frequent vents during on-call weekends when my phone would cut off during calls to doctors, pharmacists, and the bereaved. He welcomed change like Paris welcomed Allied Forces during WW2. So we skipped off to Verizon to add me onto his current plan. There was a promotion where he could upgrade his phone and get mine for virtually free. So we jumped at the offer.

John's phone is bad-ass. If this phone was a person, this phone would be on par with such incredible individuals like Einstein, Aristotle, and Patton Oswalt. This phone has EVERYTHING- camera, text messaging, recording device, voice mail. My phone is the phone that you give to the hyperactive 10-year-old because you want to be able to get in touch with him, but you don't want him having a really advanced instrument that he could accidently call Bolivia. And although I did admit that all I really needed in a phone was the ability to ring, take messages, and not cut off in the middle of calls to a family whose loved one just breathed his last, I admit I am a bit jealous of it. I do like the little flashing animation of animals, and the fact that I can have a banner that says "FiFi and Bob" on it, and that I can wear it on my belt like someone important, and that the reception is really clear and I have yet to lose a call, I found the desire to have personalized ringtones to be stronger than I had anticipated. John fuels it further by easily downloading or recording really bitchin' phrases and song snippets to serve as ringtones. He has a different ringtone for all of his contacts (when I call it plays "Mama I'm Coming Home"). I've tried in vain to find a ringtone website that allows my phone to download such treasures, but alas, I've come up empty-handed. The site that the box directed me to doesn't seem to work. In the meantime, I appeal to those who are more technologically sound to give me any assistance necessary. (I have a Samsung SCH-a630). Thanks!

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