Lights down, little phone.

October 20, 2013


“I’ve switched to Verizon,” Lloyd said.

“Let’s switch you to my plan,” he said.

“It will save money,” he said, knowing that this is my Kryptonite.

“I’m sure they will let you keep you ancient phone,” he assured me.

So into the Verizon store we walked, me and old Weirdbeard. The tall, cool-yet-nerdy clerk with his tablet took one look at us and averted his bespectacled, hipster eyes. Lloyd asked, “Can we put her on my plan and keep her old phone?”.

Hipster boy rolled those eyes and sighed at his iPad, “You can do one of those things.”


Nooooooooo!!! . I felt so betrayed! It felt like…. like going to the pet store for new cat litter but instead they kill your cat and give you a DIFFERENT CAT.

So I picked out the cheapest flip phone they had. (It’s selling point is Large Numbers.) We were transferred to Cool Lady who kept trying to give me things to make me feel better about my data-free, non-smartphone, but I rejected her snap-on case and belt clip and just waited for her to hook the two phones up to the machine that transfers all the info over to the new phone.

She turned around and said, “Um, this phone is too old to work with this machine.”

*sniffle* I won’t let her talk to you like that, old blue! You served me well for at least eight years!


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “Lights down, little phone.”

  1. Lauren Said on:

    Hmmm… I seemed to have forgotten the photos. Give me a few minutes.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Is the phone you got called a “Jitterbug”? I almost got one of those, except I couldn’t have done any texting. I admire your valiant resistance to getting a smartphone. Once you get one, you will not be able to go back.


  3. Lloyd Said on:

    8 people years is like 68 in phone years.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Sigh. Good bye Old Blue. I think this calls for a visit from Will.


  5. CousinRachel Said on:

    Did the new phone come with the picture of Weirdbeard or was that something you added?


  6. Curt Said on:

    I would think saving money trumps all the sadness. Or is that just me? Anyway, Brad is right once you go smartphone you’ll never go back. Hold on Lauren! Hold on Lauren!


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