Day 15-Technology

Day 15 of 30 Days of Thanks


Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

I have friends who could care less about technology. To them it’s one more thing to deal with in a life that’s already too busy. I understand. With all the ways to communicate if we are not careful we can experience information overload.

But instead of wishing it would go away (it won’t) we have to pick and choose what modes of technology we use and our level of comfort when using them. I am not a “techy” by any stretch of the imagination. If you don’t believe me just ask Char (my friend who does all the technical stuff for NanaHood) but when something new comes along I like to see if it’s something I can use or benefit from.

That’s why when I received an invitation from Verizon to be a Verizon Ambassador, I said, “yes!”

After a trip to Chicago where I got to meet lots of super nice people and make new blogger buddies.

Chicago skyline, Verizon Voices

I brought my new Motorola phone home and have thoroughly enjoyed  using it for making pictures, reading books, checking email and doing research. Today’s phones are more than just smart, they are genius phones!

Yesterday I heard the dogs barking wildly and when I went to see what was going on I realized the FedEx man was at my house but did NOT want to meet my dogs (wonder why?) so I went out and retrieved my package. It was from Verizon and it was a (insert drum roll here)…..

Samsung Note 3

So I took it out of the box and showed it to my husband who immediately took it and refused to give it back!

“Just look at this picture quality,” he said. “Look how big the screen is. Watch this video of James Taylor…it’s like he’s here in the room with us.”

James Taylor

So I looked and I watched. He was right. The screen is bigger and more clear than my other phone. Next he got out the stylus and started using it to draw and play games.

After an hour or so of patiently waiting I got a tad perturbed. I mean Santa (or FedEx…same thing) brought me the phone, right?

Finally I said, “You have had my new toy for hours. Give it back. I’m the Verizon Ambassador, not you!”

He reluctantly handed it over and it’s safely hidden away when he is at home. Stay tuned as I learn more about my new device and all the things it can do!


Giving thanks for the blessings of technology!

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