I’m determined to get to grips with my new mobile phone. My previous mobile was a Samsung Galaxy Ace, and it had problems. My laptop couldn’t find the drivers for it! I spent hours trying to fix the bug, trying and dowloading all sorts of things that didn’t work. I thought it was likely to be a problem with the laptop, so I eventually asked my sons to check it on their laptops, but the same thing happened. I couldn’t upload photos directly onto the laptop, and it also seemed impossible to attach photos to emails, and as a result I used the phone only sporadically.
I’ve never found much need to phone people on the mobile to say, “Ah’m on ra 26 bus, just cummin up tae Meadowbank. Ah’ll be hame in twa munnits” or, “Bruttney, A’hm in ASDA. Dae yez wann’n twel cans ae ‘Bru or jus sux?”
Having poor eyesight and club fingers hasn’t helped, and neither has the fact that several of my friends don’t use their mobiles very much and tend to keep them switched off. This is fairly common with people of my age – often they don’t use their phones much.
Then the contract for the Samsung came to an end, and Virgin offered me a new phone – an HTC with a slightly larger screen, using Windows 8.
The larger screen helps a lot.
So now I use three different operating systems – an old version of Windows on the laptop, Android on the tablet, and Windows 8 on the mobile. I have no contract for the tablet – I use it on holidays, etc and connect to free WiFi.