I have iphone heartache. I don’t know what to do, I feel slightly tortured somehow.
I have never been a gadget geek until I started blogging and now I want it all; iphone, good computer, ipad. It is not that I am greedy it is just that it all looks so amazing and clever and it is weird because I have never been that interested before.
Previously a phone just needed to text and ring and I was happy with that. Then the goal post changed and I wanted decent photo’s (maybe due to having babies) so I got my Samsung a year and a half ago. Then my Samsung broke! Luckily hubby came to the rescue and gave me is old and cracked blackberry. I was elated because I could now get internet access and my emails and tweets directly to my phone – even if my phone was in shocking condition!
Then last week I received the most amazing news that I had won the Elma Cybermummy competition (Elma is the numbing cream for injections company) and they told me I had won an iphone 3GS! I was beside myself, not only for winning but also to have something so damn cool! Now I know that those of you who have the iphone 4 will be thinking, ‘Why the hell is she so excited? It is not the latest model,” but you see this is the most advanced I have EVER been when it comes to technology!
It arrrived at the beginning of this week, so swift and I immediately rang orange to see if I needed a micro sim. I didn’t…hooray I can use it straight away! ….Erm …Wrong!
Me: Yes that is correct I do have a blackberry
Orange: I am afraid the system won’t let me override you and transfer you to an iphone contract for the internet. Plus your minutes will drop from 1200 internet mins to 900!
Me: oh..well how many minutes do I use?
Orange: You are well within the quota. However we can’t give you internet access this month. You will have to wait to the 19th August!
Me: You are joking…I am so gutted. I have been a loyal customer for nearly two years. I want to use my NEW phone! *wipes tear from eye*
Orange: Sorry Madam, there is nothing we can do.
So I put the phone down dumbstruck and heartbroken. My iphone sits in beautiful box unused but so loved. It feels like somone told me it was my birthday tomorrow and that I would get lots of presents and then changed their mind.
I really wanted to take it on holiday. I know I am sulking but I can’t help it.
I am grateful I have an iphone, I truly am, I just wanted to be able to use it.
You would have iphone heartache too if this happened to you I am sure!