Today, my ‘boss’ and I are heading into the city (and having an informal meeting while travelling the 25 minutes) to get me the new iphone.
I haven’t had a cell phone in more than 5 years. I don’t feel like a need a cell phone, and especially not the latest and greatest.
I’m not one of those cell phone haters. I appreciate the fact that my husband has one (for work) that I can reach him on most of the time (except when he is deep in the bowels of a building). I have borrowed cell phones while travelling (from my mom, yes my 69 year old mother has a cell and I do not), and I find them quite handy.
While travelling with my laptop I have been known to lurk in a Mickey D’s parking lot and call my husband on Google Talk (For free! However, I think I read somewhere that Google Talk will no longer be free after Jan 1, 2012… have to check that out). I’ve never been in a situation where I HAD to have a cell phone – why? Because everyone else does! I have on occasion felt frustrated trying to locate a pay phone (oh the horror of using a public phone!)
So anyway… My ‘boss’ thinks it’s best for my to have the new iphone and the business is picking up the tab, including the monthly costs. Why you may ask? Here’s why:
– There are so many things that can be done on phones these days (jeez that makes me sound old!), and with my job I need to be able to recommend how to make our clients lives easier, and that may require an app (like a mobile payment app for businesses who work away from a store front) – and to do this successfully, I really should walk the walk.
– To be more connected. I know there’s been a few times in the recent past where my ‘boss’ has wanted to reach me urgently to no avail. Now I’ll be avail.
– Both my ‘boss’ and his girlfriend have the new iphone and don’t really know all it’s abilities. If there are uses that could make their lives easier, I think he’s hoping I discover them.
I’m glad I just finished the book I was reading, as I’m sure I’ll be utterly consumed by this phone. I will research and post a promise regarding phone etiquette, as that’s one of my biggest pet peeves, as well as people not keeping their promises… it’s a big circle.
Chinny has no phone.