Yesterday I ordered a new mobile phone and it has arrived this morning. Why can't service be like that everywhere?
That point aside, I'm told to 'play with' this new phone and if the reception is poor or if I just can't use it, then I can return it within 7 days and the online company says they will do their best to find me a replacement. That's not a bad deal.
I was thinking. isn't it strange I've ordered a touch screen mobile when I hate using laptop touchpads? I've never even thought of using the internet on a telephone although my nearest and dearest continually buy all the latest Mac products. An iPhone was out of the question, not just because of purchase price but the monthly contract rate to 02, so it was suggested (by the Mac lover of course) that I look for an android phone.
As I write this my new android 'big screen' phone is at my side blinking, or perhaps that's winking. Now I'm off to have a another look round. It'll possibly take far more than 7 days for me to work out how to make calls and use the alarm, but it's important I keep up with the times. To substantiate my purchase the phone cost peanuts and the contract, although for 2 years, is the same as I've been paying to another company for years with a phone which has no internet access, has worn lettering and it's completely my aversion to 'modern' phones which has caused this transition. I needed a new one because the battery in my present one is going and the letters/numbers are now non-existent and therefore impossible to see.
The other company relied upon my loyalty because I've always been with them (14 years) and couldn't even offer this phone or any touch screen phone unless I paid in excess of £30 a month. Fingers crossed, I'll be able to read the papers while waiting in the checkout queue at Tesco - although I won't be reading The Times now it is pay-as-you-go.