No Good Deed . . .

9 Feb

The Squire has a Galaxy  S-4 that Eldest Daughter gave him several years ago to bring him into the Smart Phone age. Recently, she found a newer phone – an S-6 – and offered it to her dad. They spent an hour doing what she called a “Smart Swap”, automatically switching all of his info – pictures, contacts, apps, etc. – from the older model to the newer one.

When we got home he discovered the new phone wouldn’t work so he called Eldest Daughter to ask her advice. She checked on-line and discovered that the service did not show it had been changed from one phone to the other, and suggested he call Verizon to see what was up.  The upshot of this three hour marathon is that the S-6 is too old to be activated. And, because the tech at Verizon had deactivated the S-4 in the middle of this mess, it is even older and cannot be reactivated.  The Squire now has two Smart Phones, neither of which work.

Me? I’m sticking with my trusty, dusty flip phone from Target.

4 Responses to “No Good Deed . . .”

  1. tiggerlyss February 9, 2020 at 10:42 pm #

    So Godzilla ate your T-Rex? Is eldest (or Squire) getting a handy-dandy flip phone?

    • thisendoftheswamp February 9, 2020 at 11:42 pm #

      Beats me. She is continuing to do battle with Verizon. They cut off the S-4, so they should be able to reinstate it. His phone hates me, and the feeling is mutual. I don’t care one way or the other!

  2. Alien Resort February 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

    We’re still in the flip phone age. I bought one recently for my wife that has a still and video camera, email, and will text pictures, all for $20. The only thing it won’t do are apps, and I have yet to see an app that I can’t live without.

    • thisendoftheswamp February 10, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

      I agree completely. The phone The Squire is using has WAZE, which he seems to prefer to a regular GPS, which is what I use. First off, the GPS can be attached to the windshield, while his phone has to be held or balanced someplace. And half the time the phone shows the map upside down! I have to turn it around to be able to follow the route. No thanks. I can’t stand that many mod cons.

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