Saturday, March 05, 2011

How To Save Hundreds Of Dollars Purchasing A Mobile Phone

I have some advice for you on how to save literally hundreds of dollars when you're about to purchase a mobile phone. The wife's phone had been playing up and she couldn't hear me when she was at the shops. She couldn't even hear me if she was at home. My phone wasn't so good when I was next to a busy road or in a crowded, noisy place either. We'd had enough and determined that on Thursday night, when we have late night shopping, we'd go and get a new mobile each. Was going to cost a couple of hundred each.

At work on the day before we planned to go shopping I asked one of my colleagues about the volume on his phone. He said that it was just a setting. I went through the settings and there was nothing about adjusting the volume on the mobile. He rang my phone and I played with some of the buttons on the front and hey, presto. The volume can only be changed when you are actually on a call. My volume was set at 1 out of 7 or 8 and I discovered that my wife's phone was set at 2 out of 8 or 9. No wonder we had a communication problem. Now she complains that the phone is quite loud.

How do you save hundreds of dollars on a mobile phone? Don't buy a new one coz you get your old one set up properly. Phew. Could have ruined my reputation there.


Susan Ham said...

I find it comforting, that your, ahem, almost techically illiterate ma, has know this for looooooooooooong time. LOL

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, my!
Who´d ever think you can adjust only when calling?! How dumb is that? Or, is it?
Ups. Spouse says it´s the same with our mobiles...

Anonymous said...

Cool but I do want the latest one day but, it's not like I am on the phone 24/7.