At any rate I had to make a trip to the Roger’s Store tonight to get a new one. A shiny new iPhone 5 S. The young man who waited on me was extremely nice but keep in mind he is a salesperson first. It is his job to not only make me happy but to make the shareholders happy by selling me as much as possible. This was cleverly accomplished by explaining all the savings I would have as opposed to extolling the costs.
My new FREE iPhone only cost about $200. If I had dropped it in water a few months from now it wouldn’t have cost me anything at all but I didn’t wait to the end of the contract.
To assure I would not have this difficulty again we added a $99 insurance policy from Apple which allows me to get a new phone at no cost except a $79 service charge if I do a stupid thing like this again.
All of this can go on you next bill rather than paying now, which, when you are 4 hours from home with limited funds, is a bit of a relief. “Of course you do need to have the SIM card and we will have to charge you $60 for that right now and did you want a case to protect it?” he says to my question about whether I have to pay today.
Then I get it back to the room and have to plug in the old one to do a back up. Because the screen is useless and the sync on it doesn’t seem to be working there is no way to know whether it was done or not. All I can do is pray. Now I sit here and wait for it to go through a series of stages which are hopefully synchronizing the stuff from the old phone to the new.
If it works I will be able to contact you as always. If not it may take a few days to copy all your numbers back into the phone. You may have to send them to me ’cause the old phone was the only phone book I own.