Getting Smart – Aloha Friday Follow Fun

Once upon a time both hubby and I had ‘regular’ cell phones.  You know, the kind where you dedicate 2 years of your life to a plan that you couldn’t cancel unless you wanted to pay an exorbitant cancellation fee.   Since cell phones are constantly morphing and improving, we’ve opted to go with the T-Mobile pre-paid plan since we could still have great semi-smart phones, but only pay what we absolutely use.  Not to mention we’d had T-Mobile for the last 8 years or so, and were Gold Members with their prepaid plan.

We’re not phone people – land-line or otherwise, and between the two of us I’m the only one who texts, though it’s not a regular occurrence (yet).  We didn’t need SmartPhones, really, though having one would make my life easier and allow me to be more mobile if I choose to adapt to the Social Networking scheme of things.

Yesterday hubby came home with a new SmartPhone – Samsung’s new Captivate.  I was shocked – for all his resistance to cell phones in general and having a more versatile SmartPhone vs. the DumbPhone he’s had for the last five years or so, he finally crossed over to the other side and jumped in wholeheartedly.  He wanted me to take a look at it, because if it would work for what I would be using it for, we’d buy another one for me and add me to the monthly plan he also signed up for.

After I picked my jaw off the floor and checked to make sure he wasn’t feverish, I checked out the phone.  It’s a really cool Android – and has some awesome features.  We’ve always preferred the Samsung brand of phones in the past, so his selection was an excellent choice.  Now I’m waiting for my phone to arrive so I can play with it and figure out all it’s bells and whistles.  I’m still astounded that after dragging his feet for so long, he finally succumbed to the geeky side.  Now to get him on-board with getting an iPad.   I’m hoping it’ll just be a matter of time.

Which brings me to this week’s question(s):

Do have a SmartPhone, DumbPhone, Semi-SmartPhone? How do you use it – just calls, texting, gaming, apps, what?

Have a great weekend!

Link up if you like – that way I can visit you easily, especially if you’re a new follower.  You can be participating in any (or none) of the hops listed below – it’s a Free-For-All!


Just a reminder – next Friday is Earth Day – come check out what fun plans Princess Nagger and I have for Be Kind To Earth Day!

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From Kailani at An Island Life:
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!

Follow Friday 40 and Over

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There are a lot of fabulous bloggers who are 40, so I’m participating in Follow Friday 40 and Over – please be sure to leave a link to your blog so I can come check out your site and follow you, too!

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I’m also joining in on “Stalk Hop Friday” hosted by Mrs. Marine and the Tiny Troops, and Novel Bloggers!  This one is a little different from the usual, instead of just following on Google Friend Connect (GFC), you can pick and choose which way you want to stalk follow blogs. Be sure to leave a link in your comment so I can follow you back!

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Thursday Two Questions (on Friday!)

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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53 thoughts on “Getting Smart – Aloha Friday Follow Fun

  1. I have a Blackberry and HTC Surround. I use them for just about everything. Email, Apps, Texting, Office docs, Music and much more.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Complete DumbPhone here that I barely even use for making calls. I bring my laptop if I’m ever going somewhere for a longer period of time and I also have an iPad and iPod touch for staying connected otherwise. I’d be completely shocked if my husband embraced the SmartPhone era as well!

    Thanks for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

  3. I think your hubby and I have the same phone. I love it!!! With the apps I have installed I never worry about getting lost, finding a place to eat or checking my email. It is especially nice for when I have to travel.

  4. My husband and I both have smart phones – the Sprint HTC EVO. It does so many amazing things but I still haven’t got used to the touch-screen keyboard and find it very difficult to text. Our two oldes kids (14, 17) have Blackberries. We’ve been contemplating getting rid of our landline since we mainly use our cells, but I’m a little scared to take that plunge for some reason.

  5. I had a smart phone but went to my BlackBerry. It’s the only phone that can take a beating. I think I’m going to get the BB that is a touch screen with a pull out keyboard but since I have an iPad2 I don’t really need much more. I love phones *sigh*

  6. I have a google phone and would be lost without it. I answer e-mails check facebook and use tweetcaster to keep up with all of my twitter accounts.

  7. Hi, and thank you for hosting. I’m a new follower – and a happy Droid user!

    I’ve included a link to your hop on my site – there’s a page devoted to hops for every day of the week. Go to the top of my sidebar for the link.

    Today I’ve put up two posts: the first contains pictures for “Wordless Wednesday”, and the second contains some information about information being collected on us by our cellphone companies. It might just make you uncomfortable: I know it bothers me.

    Thank you, and have a great week!

    NCSue
    http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/2011/04/thinking-thankfully.html
    http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/2011/04/somebodys-watching-you.html

  8. Hi, I’m visiting from Friday Follow 40+. I am in the market for a new phone and am considering a smart phone. I’ve hesistated, trying to get feedback from others, especially bloggers because I want a model that will be easy to use with my blog, FB and Twitter. I’ll check out that Samsung model.

  9. Hopping on Over 40….thanks so much for the info on the phones…I want a Smart Phone but did not want to extend my contract….T Mobile here I come Thanks Again for the info!
    Visit if you can!

  10. I am a new follower from Java’s over 40 hop, congratulations on being the featured blogger this week, how fun!! Not only are the hubby and I dumb phone users but we hardly ever use it so we finally switched to a deal with Verizon where we pay $100 for minutes (about 500 minutes) for the year and last year we still had hours worth of unused minutes. Yup, we do live under a rock.. 😉 I do like my friends smart phones, they look fun, I just would never use them. I do have an iPad and adore it, I take it with me almost everywhere. Its better than my iTouch becuase the screen is bigger and I can use the Kindle app and actually see what I am reading, its also better to see any video with. Have a great day!!

  11. I have a Droid and I love it. I use it all the time to find out information when I am out and about. Along with having constant access to my email (I am no longer chained to my computer) I can find out anything I want to whenever I want to. I can also use my phone to tether my laptop and have Internet access anywhere.

  12. OMG. I so want a Smart Phone or iPhone or whatever! I want a date plan too so I can check FB and Tweet whenever and wherever I want! You’re so lucky…

    New follower from The Follow Friday Blog Hop!
    Added myself to your Google Friend Connect:)

  13. I have the old skool Iphone (3G). I bought it as a refurb from AT&T for only $50. It’s served it’s purpose. I use it for everything. I just can’t bring myself to pay $300 for the new 4G.

    Thanks for commenting on The Copper Brick Road! I’m also a previous follower 🙂

  14. I have an iphone 4, I use if for texting, phone calls, email checking, facebook, twitter, as my GPS, camera sometimes, I have some apps, but I don’t use all of them!

  15. not so smart here…

    my boys came home from grandad’s wanting to know why he had apps and we did not…like we were lower class for not having them…lol

  16. I have a love/hate relationship with my Droid – I love it when I can do things like chat with my sons using Yahoo Messenger when we’re on the road (and I’m not driving), or check blogs, or use it as a GPS (it’s actually better than our Garmin). But I hate it as a phone; it’s like a small computer with phone capabilities thrown in as an afterthought.

  17. We have 1 “it works for us cheap arse phone”,lol. Unlimited calls and texting, nothing frilly. We got rid of our landline because this was cheaper. We will be moving to Japan, so not sure what we will do there for phone.

  18. Great post!! I am coming to you from the blog hop. I am happy to be your newest follower. If you would like to follow back you can reach me @ http://www.measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com
    Please stop by for book club or blog design if you’re interested!!

    P.s. I have the same phone so if you want some info on great apps or what the phone can do let me know

  19. I had a dumb phone until the iphone came to Verizon in Feb. Hubs and I sprung for iphone and I am madly in love. I used to only use my cell for occasional calls and rarely text. Now, I use it to text but not often, I use it to check email, facebook and twitter, to take, edit and share photos and videos, to entertain my kids while traveling or waiting somewhere (so many GREAT educational apps and many for free). Plus you can watch movies, tv (love PBS) etc. It really is like a little computer. So flippin’ cool. LOVE it!
    Enjoy your new phone. I’m sure you’ll have fun with it 😉

    PS if you have a second would you please vote for me here: http://apps.facebook.com/involver_krohuevx/feature/1572247/content/226911359
    Sorry to campaign but I really want to win 🙂 Thanks!!

  20. “Dumb phone”- you are too funny. Thank goodness for unlocked phones that you can buy online. I have a first generation iPhone and I love it!!!
    Congrats on being featured you over 40 babe!!

  21. I have T-Mobile too so we can call each other for FREE! LOL My phone is a LG I don’t use it for anything, but calling. This new phone is driving me nuts. The little side door you have to open to charge it or put the ear phone in is so flimsy I’m sure it’s going to break off soon. I also hate finding a number where you have to slide the names up & down and hopefully it’ll land on the letter you need. I don’t use my phone as a computer because that’s what computers are for. I haven’t even figured out how to take pictures. I like that feature so I can take a picture if I forget my camera! Have a great weekend.

  22. I forgot to CONGRATULATE you, so CONGRATS on being chosen over at Friday Follow 40 & over. Java announced it, and I’m acknowledging she has the best choice ever! WOO HOO GIRLFRIEND! CONGRATS!

  23. I have a blackberry..
    I love it, I use mine for texting, talking, email, internet…
    I would LOVE an iphone though 🙂

  24. Oh, so embarrassing, I have a flip phone. It’s four years old and I only use it to make occasional calls. No photos, no texts, definitely no Net.

    Call me Codger…

  25. i have a phone that’s smarter than me! an HTC evo. i love this thing! its an android phone and i can do all my social networking, text, download music, etc. you will love using swype on a samsung phone. makes texting so much easier! and download angry birds! and wordfeud!

    how’s that for enabling?

  26. I just got text on my beyond dumb phone — although I am wondering how I ever lived without it?

    Love your blog!
    Hiya! Newest follower from Follow Friday Over 40 Hop– please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!
    ♥cyn♥
    The Purple Goddess

  27. I have a smart phone the LG Optimus through US Cellular.. basically I do everything on it. Email, Twitter, Facebook, running apps, pandora, games.. it’s amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Yes I do have a smart phone. I’m using it now! I use it to keep me in line and remember all those little things I forget. I have an iPhone 4. I use it from a shopping list, diet tracking, iPod even blog posting since my app pulls from my pictures and updates twitter and Facebook with one touch!

  29. You know, I’m not really sure what mine is classified as-It has web and email capabilities. I can watch tv shows on it. But it’s not in the ‘smart phone’ category. Of course there is the regular text, phone, camera options.

    Happy Friday!

  30. I have a plan jane pre paid cell phone from t-moble. My husband hates cell phones, and does not have one. I do not text. Someday I dream of having a smart phone.

  31. We have 2 basic “dumb phones” that we use just when we’re out or travelling. My very impatient hubby tends to wander off in malls or other places where I might take more than a minute and a half, so it’s the only way for me to find him some days! LOL He’s is not at all tech savvy (never “remembers” how to retrieve voicemail from our land line, uh yeah, right….) and I would have a coronary if he ever came home with a new phone… smart or otherwise.

    I’m a new follower from Java’s Friday Hop. Love to have you stop by and say howdy sometime!

  32. LOL, I have a Dumb phone. I don’t really need all the stuff smart phones have. Nor do I want to pay the extra $30 a month Verizon would charge me to have one…
    Have a great weekend!

  33. I have a blackberry curve, but will be canceling with our provider before too much longer, to switch to the iphone!

  34. I have a semi smart phone but my hubby recently got the Samsung Galaxy S. He loves it! I am going to be reviewing smart phones beginning on Monday for TMobile. I am excited to see what is out there, although I only review a phone for 2 weeks at a time.

    We have been with Tmobile since 2000…so I get the “gold” status. Our plan rocks!

  35. I’m not commenting here about the phone – but because it’s your most recent post.

    I have just spent the afternoon reading your 9 sections towards the birth of your miracle baby. Never have I spent so long on one person’s blog before. (Luckily I read fast)

    A fitting end to your story – and it turns out that your daughter was born on my birthday. Your story is a heart warming one and I’m glad that everything turned out well in the end for you. Thank you for sharing