Here's something to blog about... technology. I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Our cell phones are currently several years old. Our contract lapsed and we could renew and get new phones and everything would be great, right? Wrong. We're simple people. While it would be nice to access the internet with something I carry in my pocket, I don't need to. And I sort of don't want to. I'm already a little annoyed at myself and my family by how much time we spend on the internet just because of laptops and wireless internet. I don't need that in my pocket or purse, distracting me everywhere I go.
That being said, there are no "free phone" options (or even any phone options that I can find) available that don't require I also pay X amount each month for a data plan. I don't want a data plan. I just want a new phone. I want to make phone calls, send and receive texts, take pictures, and listen to music. That's it. When we talked to the T-Mobile kiosk at the mall a few months ago, they guy actually laughed at our phones because they require we push the number 2 three times in order to text the letter C. But it works for us. We're a low technology people. Argh!
And now we can't listen to music on our phones because our music service was bought out by another music service and it is no longer compatible with our phones. It doesn't appear to be compatible with any phones that aren't web friendly.