It’s been an interesting week. Haven’t quite decided which is worse….no phone or no Wi-Fi.
I spent a relaxing few days out at Rita’s cabin. No Wi-Fi but I had a phone. Visited, watched movies and vegged. The weather cooperated but the mosquitos were maneaters.
Returned to Winnipeg and had both a phone and Wi-Fi. But it was short-lived. AT&T switches over to Rogers and Rogers went down all over Canada. Very frustrating considering the time constraints I have here and the planning needed to organize my time in order to see my friends.
The highlight of the week was the time spent with my son. Please congratulate me. I cried before and after the visit, not during. First time we were together in five years. We had a wonderful visit and he barbecued a delicious dinner. We’ll be getting together again soon and I am looking forward to it.
On a sad note, I’m staying with my friend Lise and her husband passed away in a personal care home this week. Please keep them in your prayers.
It’s Sunday again and it’s strange not to be at Sage Hills. But I will enjoy having brunch and spending the day with David.
Will check in again on Wednesday.
Monday, Monday. Facebook down. What’s App not working. Didn’t bother checking Instagram.
It certainly made for a quieter day. No constant pings and dings of notifications on my phone. I actually spent very little time on my phone.
Here in Mexico What’s App is a lifeline to many. I’ve met a lot of people who just put 50 pesos at a time on their phone. They don’t have a phone plan like I do.
For 200 pesos a month, less than $10 US, I have unlimited talking and texting as well as long distance to the USA and Canada. Some data is included ans all social media is also free.
Without a phone plan, What’s App that runs off WiFi is free, so that is a very popular option for those who do not have a plan.
Therefore a lot of people were impacted when everything went down on Monday. Their pesos on their phones would not stretch quite as far.
I find it interesting that phone plans here are so reasonably priced. In the USA a similar plan with AT&T costs me $40. Canada was even more expensive the last time I was there.
While buying cell phones is far more expensive in Mexico, using them is definitely much more affordable here.
2020 was a year filled with changes in my life. And 2021 probably won’t be much different. For the first week in January, I decided to get a new cell phone. The one I selected is light years apart from the one I bought in Mexico two years ago.
In some ways it’s similar to my tablet which is also very different from my old phone. But I am determined to master this device and make it my best friend. This is where the Serenity Prayer will really prove to be useful.
I’m a hands on type of person and not a RTFM type. Oh the challenges this presents at times! I also find that as I grow older I’m not as fond of change as I once was.
Of course there are some changes I do enjoy, but those usually involve traveling and moving. When it comes to electronics, not so much.
I wound up getting a Samsung something or other and so far so good. Of course, as I’m writing this, it’s only day one. The staff at AT&T in Wenatchee were most helpful this morning. And I’ve been playing around with it for a while now. Lots of new territory to explore.
One feature I really like is the visual voicemail. I can pick and choose which message to check out first. And speaking of voicemail, I need to go and personalize my greeting.
See you on Sunday!