For those who know me, and follow my insightful posts, you know that I am an iPhone girl. I was the geek in line five years ago when the very first one was launched in 2007. I loved its’ simplicity and ease of use. Even Amanda could operate it with ease. ( me, the one who gets lost in a circle) Five years later I still have one and use it incessantly for work.
About a week ago I was contacted by Verizon wireless wanting to know if I would be interested in participating in their Ambassadors program. Honestly, I thought it was a joke. Just another spam email falling into my inbox wanting me to click “that link”. But as I read on I discovered they were serious about giving me one of their Samsung S III phones, with top of the line service. The goal for this ambassadors program is to have bloggers across the nation give the phone a test run, and give you, my faithful readers my honest opinion.
My phone arrived yesterday, a white Samsung S III. Now initially I had some hiccups. Luckily, I was able to speak directly to Verizon’s marketing manager Jeff Mello, within thirty minutes of receiving the phone. Once the glitches (stupid human tricks…AKA: Amanda and technology don’t mix) I was well on my way. I was surprised to discover that not only did Jeff hand select the ambassadors, but specifically wanted me in the program….Ummmm, I’ll take it! Love and adoration are my kind of fans and flattery gets you everywhere with me! Am I vain? When it comes to AB HOME, yup I sure am.
So I have had the phone for a little less than 24 hours. General navigation is ultimately where I am struggling. Remember, I have had that other phone for five years. I can operate it in my sleep (tried and tested!) so I feel like an awkward ostrich looking for things in the sand. I can eventually find things….but often can’t remember how I got there, or how to get back (wheres the thomas guide?) . However, I can be a persistent creature nonetheless and will persevere so stay tuned on navigation updates.
This phone has everything, and I’m certain it has a button to the moon, or at least a direct line to Alf. More apps, buttons and features than I know what to do with. Enough to get me in trouble and keep me entertained for hours, or rather goofing off and not working . One of my favorite features thus far is the screen size! Kindle is an app already downloaded on the phone and I was very excited to read a book last night on my new phone. Serious brownie points for ease of use and visibility. The screen is easy to read and crisp.
I’ve made one phone call on it and used the texting feature. So far not a fan of the texting…again more than likely it’s stupid human tricks that I have to overcome (where’s the knucklehead setting?). The texting feels awkward to me and I am finding it hard to text. I will update this notion once I have used the phone a little more and feel more like a sphinx and less like an ostrich.
Stay tuned as we have an exciting announcement for you if you are interested in purchasing one of these phones. And if you are in the Nashville or surrounding areas Verizon is having a VIP 4G party in Atlanta this August.