|The last time I switched on my phone hoping for|
adifferent result after prayer and desperate hope
proved ultimately unsuccessful :(
|My earring wall in the US 2009-10|
So I decided to go to the BlackBerry store at Manda Hill and see what could be done. They told me that my keypad needed realignment and it would cost me K450 000 which is close to $100 or £70. What did I think about that: HELL TO THE NO! WTF! That's a decent Nokia phone or multiple basic functionality ones that come with a really cool torch or a pretty cool Samsung man! I might as well buy the second handset I have promised myself to reactivate my dormant simcard. This slight inconvenience was not worth that much, come to think of it, I could buy a pair of nice shoes with that. Or 45-90 pairs of earrings from the Sunday Market (to understand my love of cheap and stylish earrings read this post)! That is fuel for a month with deliberate and careful usage! That's three times as much as I spend on airtime and BlackBerry services per month . Jeez!
3rd May: My phone has thrown one of its hissy fits so to the 5 people who have tried to call me, I cannot answer my phone and to SPORTS GUZA whom I assume is the person who whatsapped me I can't open up the app to check your message :(. Phone has been put in the corner till it calms down and rights itself. Please comment on this update or message me if it's for my eyes only...
SPORTS GUZA: not to worry, wasn't a personal msg, but dude it's now really time to get a new phone...
MbA: are you paying for it, right now the phone works enough for me to be able to get through the week. i have things to take care of with higher priority. if all goes well, i can upgrade in coupla months, if not i'm going to have to suffer with my diva phone!
4th May: My phone has died :(. Trackpad and keyboard have refused to resusitate themselves and so I have had to get a new BlackBerry. I blame SPORTS GUZA for my phone's demise. Usually a rest would do it but it sensed someone wanted it to cease living and it just gave up...Good news is I am reachable again...
SPORTS GUZA: about time too!!!!!!
So now I have a new BlackBerry thanks to a wealthy benefactor, aka my lovely Mother who felt sorry for me and had witnessed me struggling with my phone for months. I am however toying with getting a Android phone when things fall into place in order to take advantage of Instagram. I am an Apple-hater so have refused to join the i-family and so far have not suffered too much. Heard that Samsung have a coupla phones that I may like, and at the moment I'm really feeling their "Built for Africa" campaign. Them sponsoring Chelsea and having Drogba, Essien and Mikel in their ads doesn't hurt either. Their solar powered netbook is truly inspired! Nokia left the door open for new suitors to court me when they failed to upgrade with me as I moved from basic phone functionality to smartphones. I have been cheating on them for a while but as I have learnt in life, you never forget your first love, but you don't necessarily (have to) end up with them.
In honour of my first BlackBerry, here are links to mobile posts in 2010: TIA: This is Africa, Testy-Testy 1-2-3 ;}, and all mobile posts can be found here. You can find Part 2, about the Mobile Monday Lusaka Launch here.