Every step of being a cell phone owner has been littered with “I don’t need that“s: I don’t need a camera. I don’t need fancy ring tones. I don’t need internet access. I don’t need texting.
Of course now I have all that crap. Texting was sort of my last hold-out. My previous phones didn’t have any keypad so to type a message was very tedious. When friends would text I would call them back because it was faster then punching out a text.
But then I got the iPhone and had a keypad but still didn’t think I needed to text. Until I saw the bubbles. Ah the pretty bubbles! The iPhone text messages show up as little conversation bubbles like in a comic strip. You and your texting partner have your own sides and colors so it is like a pretty little conversation.
So I started texting thinking “I don’t need the plan! When would I ever use 200 messages a month???” Until I got my last bill and the non-plan texts added up to what the plan would have cost – and I would have gotten more messages! So on went another addition to my already ludicrous AT&T bill.
My next hold-out is not to use that annoying text-speak all the time like “Cu L8r” and “2Nite” but given my track record of giving in so damn easy to this stuff – I hold out very little hope that I will stand by that pledge.