This must say more about me than I perhaps intend and I dare say it’s not good!
Earlier this morning I happily received a brand new shiny phone with all kinds of bells and whistles including 3G and a touch screen. My new device is an Orange M3100. Paul’s written a little about the device including some nice images of it on his blog. Jason Langridge also mentioned it on his blog.
The thing is that I’ve had to use a new SIM to upgrade to 3G from GPRS and this involves a switch over period of around two hours. It really shouldn’t bother me as much as it does that after nearly four hours I still can’t make or receive calls or data. The weird thing is that I’m going a little stir crazy. I use my phone for all kinds of things including my diary and I think this is probably the feature I’m most lost without.
Perhaps I rely upon technology too much. I went cold turkey last year whilst on holiday as I didn’t use any electronics at all – after three days I found it rather liberating – prior to that I felt hopelessly disconnected. I didn’t NEED connectivity whilst on holiday – I just felt weird without it!