I recently learned water and iPhones don’t play well together.
After my accidental experiment with the two, I learned about the process of trying to replace an iPhone that had not been backed up since the day I got it last fall. I was still in the phase of, “I have to figure out how to back up my phone with that iCloud thingy.”
Before that, I had realized my iPhone 5 could do anything. I am sure it could:
Make me breakfast (iCook).
Teach my dogs algebra (iDogs).
Drive my truck (iDrive).
Write my columns (iWrite).
Like with iCloud, I simply hadn’t taken the time to figure it out yet and hadn’t downloaded the right apps. But my confidence in my old iPhone was growing on a daily basis — before I added water to it.
Through the miracle of insurance plus a deductible of $199, I got my new iPhone 5. It had all the features of my old iPhone and more. Except for one problem.
My phone would not make phone calls.
I am not kidding. For two days, no calls.
I went through a couple of days of trying to fix it myself — ha, like I was imaging this iPhone was my former blue and white Ford Pinto that I wrenched on all the time. No luck.
I quickly swirled into a deep depression. Not having a 24/7 phone that works is like having the "Gilligan’s Island" nightmare all over again.
So I was forced to admit defeat and take it into the shop. You know what I am talking about, the only place in South Dakota where you have to wait in line.
Yes, the phone store.
The place where you and I ask the stupidest of questions to those poor employees who have to keep straight faces when we ask our questions like:
How do you turn this on?
Can you turn up the sound on this thing?
Can I access my child’s cellphone so I can remotely take control of it at anytime?
Like if I wanted to keep a list of some of the people I call on a regular basis, is there some way I can keep that list in my phone?