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April 2017

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So, as my Facebook friends know, I finally broke down and got a smartphone. The reason? Well, for one, I was feeling pretty left out when everyone assumed I had one. But more important, the discount on our insurance, based on data sent from our car, has changed format. Now, instead of the data being sent from a dongle plugged into the car's computer, it has to be done from an app.

Since I'm still trying to save for my vacation, I had to find the best deal I could. My current phone is with Virgin Mobile, and switching to a smartphone plan will only cost me $5 more per month. I got the phone, an LG Tribute 2, from eBay for $39. It's not an iPhone or Galaxy, for sure, but since I will rarely use it for anything except text messages and phone calls, which is to say that I don't intend to download games or stream movies, it should serve. LG had a larger, lighter phone that I liked, but that was $100, so I opted for a slightly smaller screen and a little more weight. Another reason I went with LG is that my roomie used to work at the cell phone kiosk in Walmart, and she says that, in this rural area, Galaxys don't get good reception and iPhones get even less.

I am assuming that I can learn the technology quickly. I usually can. First, as I usually do, I'll read the manual from cover to cover. Yeah, I'm weird. I'll keep you posted on how that works out.


Thank you! Now if I totally screw it up and sit on the floor scratching my head like a chimp with fleas, I won't feel alone. I hope the LG/Android manual is shorter, since I normally read manuals cover to cover. Seriously, I feel more confident now.