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Spice Goddess 11: My first time.....

Posted by AznHun
AznHun
A 30 something Indian woman living , loving ,laughing and trying to find her pla
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on Tuesday, 10 July 2012
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My first time I came to stumble upon an iPhone I had such mixed feelings. I clearly recall been very adament that I didnt want a touch screen phone . My upgrade was overdue on my cellphone contract and I had to make a choice of a new phone when given the option of the iPhone 2G I was not very impressed as very simple functions were not available , I was told by the attentive assistants to take the phone as new software was been developed all the time .

So after a 3 month of ohhh and ahhhing situation I gave in and got it . My first night with my new gadget was nerve wrecking it wasnt like any of the other phones I had before. It had a million functions and no booklet for help but rather a CD . The touch screen was another nightmare on its own. So I took on this challenge and soon I was in love with my iPhone . I became at work the person that everyone spoke to about cell phones , I was even offered a job by one of the major UK MOBILE  phone operators as they were impressed with my knowledge of phones (not bad for a girl).

My new iPhone became almost like another limb , one I could not live without. It amazed me every new app , every download , the instant accesss to my email. I recall one Saturday while shopping in Canary Wharf I recieved an email a very detailed one from a potential member of staff we were trying to recruit. In the middle of the mall I read this email where the guy had accpeted the job and was able to pass on the info to my senior manager who was very impressed that on a Saturday afternoon I was still working .

I could not sing my praises of this new phone anymore that is until the new 3G came out and took iPhones to a whole a whole new level . And then tragedy struck , my touch screen started going all fuzzy on me . The horror of not having my iPhone got me on the phone immediately with my service provider who provided me with details of my nearest Apple Store and how to book an appointement. My poor phone like a child needed to be taken in to see the iPhone doctor but an appointment needed to be made first online . I did this immediately and was given an appointment for later that day. I hurried took my precious phone in its box , swapped simcard into another phone and went off to the Apple Store.

Using the other phone felt rather strange in my hand and I was already missing my phone and all its wonder. Once I got into the store I was greeted by an Apple "Nurse" who took down my details , booked me in and directed me to the waiting area. Looking around me there were lots of other worried faces waiting clutching their Apple products awaiting their name to be called on the large screens in store. Ten minutes of waiting I was called . the assistant was well spoken and very helpful . I explained my problem to him and he listened and nodded like a good doctor to my symptoms .

After I finished he then diagnosed my condition and gave me my "REMEDY". Without any major hassle of sending my phone off for repairs that would take weeks , he immediately gave me a new Handset. I was totally gobsmacked and so happy to have my beloved phone back alive and working properly.

It totally amazed me how effiecent , friendly and helpful the staff at the Apple Store were. Wish all companies would send their staff be observe and be trained by Apple Staff.Yet again I sang the praises of Apple and work thus convincing more people to consider iPhones. However after using iPhones for 4 YEARS on my return to SA I gave my phone to my brother as I didnt have a job and could not afford to have an iPhone on pay as you go package.I so missed my iPhone and am know a BB user . In the UK all iPhone cotracts provided unlimited data which is great especially to be able to access all the great features of this phone . iPhone how I miss thee.....one sweet day we shall be united again......and yes you gave me an amazing first time........Ciao for now tech loving people....... 

A 30 something Indian woman living , loving ,laughing and trying to find her place back in SA after a long stint abroad. A million stories and laughs to share of some of the most amzing places and peple i have met along my life journey..... A domestic goddess who loves cooking , reading , travelling and the colour pink

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DBS
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DBS Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Device divorce is painful

Yes device separations is difficult divorce is worse.
I agree with your comments that the iPhone on contract here is not a cheap option and is one of the reasons that I went with HTC at my last upgrade. Not its not an iphone but the contract options were much more palatable.
Maybe you should consider that?

6 months to my contract expiry I am now back looking at the options and wondering if anything has really changed in terms of pricing and I suspect not.

AznHun
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AznHun Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Trial Seperation?

One would think since we have 5 networks providers in SA there would be more competive prices and deals for customers to choose from. Networks here dont even offer any deals for customer loyalty.
My 2 year contract is up only next May so hopefully things would have changed somewhat.
Tho not entirely happy with current handset have developed a certain liking to the device as its instant technology in my hands again.Hence I dont feel so cut out from the rest of the world.Heres hoping some mobile network person is reading some of my blogs and decide to make a change:)

redsaid
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redsaid Friday, 13 July 2012

Hello from a fellow BB user

After using an iPod Touch and, more recently, acquiring my sister and brother-in-law's ancient iPad (the 1, but I don't care - it's awesome!) I can totally feel your pain about having to give up the sweetness of Apple. I've never had an iPhone, but since the Touch is basically just like the iPhone (except without a SIM), I can imagine your bereavement. Hopefully you'll be in a position to get it back soon! But hey, in the mean time, BB is not a bad alternative. Make sure to read the BlackBerry app reviews here on MyDL for ideas about apps to download. (In the interest of full disclosure, I'm shamelessly pimping, because I am responsible for writing those...)

redsaid
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redsaid Friday, 13 July 2012

Hello from a fellow BB user

After using an iPod Touch and, more recently, acquiring my sister and brother-in-law's ancient iPad (the 1, but I don't care - it's awesome!) I can totally feel your pain about having to give up the sweetness of Apple. I've never had an iPhone, but since the Touch is basically just like the iPhone (except without a SIM), I can imagine your bereavement. Hopefully you'll be in a position to get it back soon! But hey, in the mean time, BB is not a bad alternative. Make sure to read the BlackBerry app reviews here on MyDL for ideas about apps to download. (In the interest of full disclosure, I'm shamelessly pimping, because I am responsible for writing those...)

AznHun
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AznHun Friday, 13 July 2012

Fellow user

Thanks for the advise will check it out

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Charmed Thursday, 19 July 2012

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Hi AznHun

Congrats on your new Author status!:) We hope to see more blogs from you!

Cheers
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