Tuesday, 12 April 2016

New phone!

For a while now I have been thinking about getting a new phone.  My screen is a little cracked (which I can live with) and my battery life has been draining (which I can kind of live with too - ish).  What I can't live with is the performance of the phone which has been slowing down over the last few months.  Does this just happen to modern phones or is it me with all my apps and all the photos I take?? 
I had gone on to the Vodafone site and found it very user unfriendly.  It told me that I was eligible for an upgrade but to get a price for each phone was impossible as it kept routing me back to sign in "to see if I was eligible for an upgrade"
I went in to the store today and spoke with a human being and within about two minutes had made my mind up what phone I was getting.  While I would have liked to move from my S4 to an S6 or even the S7 I really did not want to pay additional money on top of my current contract.  So I ended up deciding between the A5 and S5 which would be free after changing to a different package - which I think should actually work out cheaper/better value than my current package (after my add ons etc).
In the end I went with the S5 as the specs are slightly better then the A5. 
I am in the process of setting it up and it's pretty painless.  There is a new (since my last upgrade) functionality where you can just place your old and new phone back to back and it automatically transfers a lot of data and apps over.  How cool is that!
And in other news for the first time ever my name was spelt funny in Starbucks.  If you follow my twin sisters blog you will know that "Enid" gets combobulated into some hilarious names but "Amy" tends to be ok.  I did think I sounded slightly congested/blocked up when I said it so no surprise it came out like this :-)

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for posting this, I too am at the stage where I need to upgrade my phone and am considering my options. I think the lesson I'm taking from your blog is to go to a store and try and work out a better deal with a human being rather than over the internet, where I might get a bit ripped off. Glad you have your new phone all sorted now though!