Last Wednesday my initial 2-year contract with Verizon Wireless came up, which now meant that I was eligible for a discounted upgrade, if I signed up for another 2 years. I had a Blackberry 8370c, and wanted to stick with that brand. There was an offer for some iphones, which I guess Verizon just got the option to sell, and I am curious to try one someday. Actually, I really would like to get a MAC computer of some kind one day, I’ve always used PC’s, but I think it could be interesting to try something different. Anyway, for now, I’m sticking with what I know. So I checked the options that they gave me for Blackberry’s that are compatible with my previous Verizon Wireless plan. There were about 8 different Blackberry’s, but two of them were touch-screen, so I disregarded those. It’s taken me long enough to get used to using the little keyboard, I don’t want to switch to touch-screen just yet.
The other options were nice, but I honestly wasn’t sure wactly what I wanted., other than something that was new. The cheapest were starting off @ only $20, there were a couple of $70 ones, and some around $130. I noticed they would always list the retail price, I assume to impress you with exactly how much you’re saving by buying from Verizon (with a new 2-year contract, of course).
Again, for someone who spends as much time on the internet as I do, I’m actually a bit of a computer luddite, so I didn’t know what was best, I just looked @ what cost the most (more expensive = better, right?). They had two “certified pre-owned” Blackberry’s available, which you could upgrade to for free. And FREE, is my favorite word. So I picked the Blackberry Bold 9650 (retail price: around $530). It arrived on Thursday, and it looks pretty neat. It comes with it’s own carrying case, which is much more convientant than my last Blackberry. I still haven’t quite figured it out yet. I’m sure there must be a way to transfer all of my phone and email contacts from last Blackberry to my new one, but it will probably be easier to just do enter them all manually. Luckily, I don’t have that many friends. ^_^
This thing also has a built-in camera, which I probably won’t even bother trying to figure out how to use. I still haven’t haven’t totally figured out how to use the new digital camera that my boss, Sue, gave me for Christmas. But I’ve got Facebook set up on it, so that’s cool.