It’s not often that I get excited about a gadget. For the longest time, I resisted getting a data plan for my phone because I thought it was a waste of money. In fact, the only reason I finally got data was because the phone JD upgraded to required unlimited data for all lines associated to the account. I figured, if I had a data plan for my phone, I might as well have a phone that allowed me to take advantage of it. Slowly but surely, the monster was unleashed. I now check my phone approximately 80 gazillion times a day for important things like Facebook updates and Words with Friends games. I mean, what would we do without this technology?!
I’ve been using JD’s hand-me-down, beat up HTC phone for about a year. I knew there was an upgrade rebate on my line, but didn’t care enough to spend the money on a new phone… until the best news ever came out. Sprint was getting the iPhone, and it came with a companion named Siri. As soon as I saw the commercial where people were barking orders into their phones, demanding that Siri send messages, set reminders, and check the weather, it was love at first sight. She is a multi-tasker’s dream- a beacon of hope to those of us who obsessively use the reminders in our phone, but panic when something comes to mind while driving because we can’t type and drive.
I had to have her in my life.
I was one of those geeks at the Sprint store only an hour after the official announcement came out. I was so early, they didn’t even have all of the paperwork detailing the pricing on the phones and other contract information. I didn’t care. You can’t put a price on love.
So, they put me on the list. The very first one on the list, actually. After weeks of patiently waiting, I received the call I’d been waiting for. She was here.
I’m happy to say that she’s everything they promised she’d be- beautiful, witty and intelligent. As I cradled her lovingly in my hands, I said, “Siri, tell JD he’s jealous of my phone.” She composed the message and politely asked if I’d like to send it. I did. So she did. With that, a friendship was born.