It was time for a new phone. And it was time for me to blindly upgrade to the newest Apple I-phone. But I remembered overhearing a conversation a few weeks ago between two cell phone employees.
“People are dumb for buying an I phone. There are others that are better.”
I have always had success with the I-phone except when I drop it in water or shatter the glass after fumbling it to the ground. So why would I switch?
I go into the center and tell them I want an I-phone. The man and woman behind the counter basically repeat the conversation I heard in another store a few weeks ago.
“Apple does not have the best product,” the guy told me. “They have the best marketing.”
I still wanted the I-phone I said. But I felt kind of dumb. Three industry people told me there was a better product. The woman brings out an I-phone and I ask “what is better.”
The guy points me toward the Samsung Galaxy S III. He said it is faster, better looking and with better graphics. He said I won’t have to chase technology because it is upgradeable. But what about the aps, I ask?
It has more, he says.
I bite and I change phones.
Was I one of these blind Apple people? I have an I-pad and the kids have I Touches. Or was I falling for a sales pitch because Samsung is pushing people to push its product? I really don’t know but I did trust these strangers. They both had my new phone so why would they have something they did not like?
When I got home the kids all wanted to see the new phone.
“You didn’t get an I-phone,” Little B said in protest. “Dad.”
I explained to him what went behind my decision. He looked at me like I was nuts and did not want to touch the new phone. He and my daughter Celine always love to play with my I-phone. Now this new thing may as well have been one of those cell phones people used to carry around in huge cases. They wanted no part of it.
That’s actually good news because I am tired of hunting for my phone after the kids steal it.
Anyway I do not know if I have a better phone or not. I have had it for just a day. It makes calls. I can text with it and I can take photos. It has neat new gadgets I do not understand just yet. I sort of feel like a sucker right now but we shall see.