Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?

The problem with cell phones around here is that they don't work all that well. It seems that many times mountains block the signal. But driving around these back roads, especially in winter, sure make them handy to have. When we moved here since the was no service with our phones we returned them and have been cellphoneless since.

After taking numerous polls and talking to neighbors who have had to walk to the end of the street to get a signal I decided on Cellular 1. Actually walking to the end of the street isn't that bad as it's the corner of our property. But I would much rather sit in the comfort of my home than stand in the middle of the street. Another thing is I haven't seen for Cellular any stupid commercials targeting the adolescent minded.

So after getting the brakes on the Pathfinder done down at Blue Ridge Tire I stopped by the Cellular store sandwiched between Chinese and Mexican restaurants in the international section of the mountain music capitol of Galax. So we are now the possessors of a cell phone on which there have been three calls. One, the battery had died and the second and third the phone was off and we had messages.

But the comfort of knowing that should an emergency happen while on the road we will be able to summon help makes the purchase of 1000 minutes a month seem worth while. A thousand minutes, but in order to get 30 roaming minutes that's what I had to get. And you never know when you might want to roam. The plan I had in Baltimore was 800 minutes with rollover and the rollover minutes hovered around 5000. I need to start calling. And it does work in our house.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Time for more shit talk with other words ;-)

10:40 AM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

I got this somewhere.
"Cell Phone vs the Bible"
I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone.
What if we carried it around in our purse or pocket?
What if we turned back to get it if we left it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
What if we upgraded it to get the newest version?
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't ever have to worry about our Bible being disconnected, because Jesus already paid the bill.

Betty G

5:51 PM  

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