As more and more of my older friends get I-phones I am finding myself left way behind. They have started texting their young relatives and now their older friends. Some have done it reluctantly- their children or loved ones got them the phone. Others just decided to move with the times.
I do not have an I-phone. First and foremost because I cannot afford one. Their cost is bit much to me and their monthly phone service is more than I can afford with my limited budget. But I am not sure I want one for personal use, anyway.
Here is why. When I am with friends, attending an event, or just grocery shopping, I do not want to be interrupted by my phone. I do not give many my cell phone number for this reason. Note: I have a cell phone just for emergencies.
I really like "talking," too. I use email, but I prefer to hear my friends' voices on the phone. I like the "personal" touch. It takes more time to call and talk than to send a cold message even if it says, "I miss you." Person to person - not phone to phone.
Also, I do not want to be one of those people who is always looking down at a phone. It is so limiting to me. Life is going on and no one sees what is happening unless someone else posts it. AND I do not believe much of what is posted is truly that important. Just look at Facebook. People tell you what they are doing at the moment - bored a work, takings "selfies," and other things I do not really care about. This would be magnified more with an I-phone and texting. UGH!
So, until someone or something forces me to get a phone and start texting, I will be settled back in the recent past with my old phone. I realize I will probably be alone since no one calls to really talk anymore. But at least I will be looking up and seeing life as it passes me by.