Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yeah, There's An App For That

As you might guess from my title, I recently bought an iPhone. Paul and I just spent a week in Georgia visiting family. The trip was scheduled about two months ago. When it arrived it came during what was probably the worst week I could have picked to be away. I had two difficult closings scheduled plus I was negotiating a couple other deals. But how can you plan that two months in advance?

I have half-ruined a couple vacations since being in the real estate business. I just carried a basic cell phone and refuse to travel with a laptop. About the only way to really disconnect is to leave the country. I told Paul as we drove to the airport that it was probably going to be a 'working' vacation for me. He doesn't like it when I'm on the cell during vacations conducting business but he doesn't say much. At least this time he was warned.

As we got to Georgia I was already getting knots in my stomach telling me I needed to check email. I knew the hotel would have a business center, but as we drove into the plaza where our hotel was located I spied an A T & T store! I was anxious enough about the whole week that I thought, maybe I'll just do it and pay the extra $200 they want because I'm still too early in my contract for a full upgrade.

We checked into the hotel and drove to meet family. I begged off sitting in the broiling Georgia sun to watch my nephew's football game. I said I'd go back to the hotel to relax and catch up with everyone later. Forget the hotel, I drove right to the store and bought an iPhone. I didn't have too much time to spend with the tech there but he said it was pretty easy to use, very intuitive. Boy, was he right!

So now I am the proud owner of an iPhone. What an amazing thing! It's like having a computer right in your hand. I am able to check emails on all four of my accounts in seconds! I love music but had avoided buying an iPod, now I have one. I immediately opened an iTunes account and downloaded a ton of music. Love it! I could go on and on about the different apps I've downloaded. And I know I've just scratched the surface of what this thing can do for me.

One of the first emails I sent from it was to Tom, the IT guy for my company. He bought an iPhone about a year ago and highly recommended it to anyone who asked. My note to him simply said....Finally bought an iPhone and I love it! His reply was....My iPhone changed my life.

Kind of dramatic but I think I understand!


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12 comments:

Badass Geek said...

I've been going back and forth over the iPhone, but ultimately I don't want to make a network switch just to have one. AT&T doesn't work too well up here in Maine, anyways.

Anita said...

I've had mine just over 2 months, and I still really love it. I am not thrilled that if you use the internet or apps or games(yes games) it sucks the batter life quickly, but I'm dealing with that.
Perhaps I'm too in touch, but I don't feel the need to rush home to the computer when I've been out at sports or whatever, I can be in touch in just a sec, wherever.
Enjoy Sandy!

kaye said...

congratulations on your purchase :)

New England Girl said...

I had an iphone for some time... and they are wonderful! such lifesavers in so many different and varied situations. You can't get lost, lose touch or forget anything with one of those! I am glad you're enjoying it. :)

Vodka Logic said...

Not to cause controversy but my Blackberry rocks... lol.

xx

Pam said...

I struggle as it is to "disconnect". I think I would be too tempted to be "connected" all the time. Though it would be handy in lots of situations. Such a dilemma.

mama-face said...

I understand. OH I UNDERSTAND!!!

I am IN love with my Iphone. I read blogs while waiting at piano lessons. That's making good use of my time, right?

I almost screamed when I saw your picture of your phone. Not YOUR picture. oops.

I think I will go play with my phone now. For practical purposes of course.

Tammy Howard said...

Yeah, we want 'em. Bad. We have to wait for the next upgrade period and it's a way off...

Laoch of Chicago said...

As any man could tell you, it is always incredibly enjoyable to get a new gadget.

K said...

I'm not usually a gadget girl, but I am attempted by these phones.

I hope you love it.

Jane In The Jungle said...

You crakc me up! I bet you were a little out of sorts on vacation without a laptop in the RE business!!!!!!

stepfabulous said...

I love my crackberry, but I think I am going to try out an iPhone.

 

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