Thanks to all who voted (all 3 of you—yes, I voted, too). But circumstances seem to be working against me.
I originally decided to go with the “Google phone,” but after I’d filled out all the necessary information, I was told I’d have to go to a T-Mobile store to verify that I am me. Apparently T-Mobile thinks I am shady. I find that very hard to believe, since I’m pretty damn open on the Internet. Maybe they just weren’t used to working with someone with a high credit score.
After waiting a day to cool down, I ordered an iPhone yesterday. The AT&T website said it would arrive tomorrow (i.e., today) by FedEx. I just went downstairs to collect my mail and found a FedEx delivery notice stuck to the mailbox. The asshole delivery person didn’t even bother to see if I was home. I called FedEx and was told it was to late to reschedule delivery today and that I’d have to wait until Monday. I was so irritated, I cancelled the delivery and am having the phone sent back to AT&T.
Yes, I know I acted rashly. Obviously, I’m having second thoughts about getting a smart phone. There’s no guarantee I’d be able to use it in the cafeteria at work, and I might not be able to use it at all when my office moves to Ft Meade. I’ve managed to survive without social web access at work so far. Maybe it’s all for the best.