Monday, June 12, 2017

When We have to live without Mobile phone

Alright, so I am not mobile phone addict but here comes the true life emergency. I have say broken my phone and I am living without any phone now. :(

Flashback :

I was supposed to work on weekend but last minute work plan got postponed to a weekday. I was just enjoying lazy weekend start when my family made a sudden plan for a weekend outing.... to a beach... Within few hours, we were driving to the destination. I enjoyed the journey. The pain started when I actually entered the place we booked. I saw my phone and there was no network coverage at all. I went out and I actually roamed around the place searching for network coverage but I didn't find any. I tried each family member's cell phone but no luck. The heart was just restless because of no mobile coverage. Brain came for argument with heart this time. "My dear heart, why are you so restless? What will happen if there is no network coverage? Just answer, is anyone going to call you?" "No." "Do you need to call anyone now?"  "No". Is anyone going to text you?" Heart was really getting upset by this question-answer session. "No... wait... just before some time... when we took dinner break from driving, one of my friend actually texted me checking if I had reached as soon as I came online.... rather two more friends... So yes... there are people who will text me...who will care for me....  and I need to respond them...". Brain asked, "Okay, and how are you going to do that?" Heart was silent... "Okay, at least let me inform my friends that there is no network coverage here, please...please...help me my brain...." "Okay, that we can do...will have to do some kide". I actually did lots of tantrums to get 4 MB of internet shared from another guest in the hotel who had network and did my job.
Now, cut to day 2: I am in a sea beach, clicking photos of my family members in the water using my mobile. Suddenly a deep ocean wave came forcefully and wiped me in the water... It was so strong, I was drowned and so my mobile. My family members came to my rescue and I got up searching for phone. Yes... Phone was drowned. We actually searched a lot and by grace of God, we found the phone soon. (I actually heaved a sigh of relief. I had lost my very expensive sunglasses in the ocean in one trip, one favorite cap which I never saw again. )  I kept it back in the car. Later I tried to dry it and after it was dried, I tried to start it. It was not starting. It was showing error message "Have been in meta mode. Please click power button and boot normally". But it never did boot normally. After some time this message was also vanished. It would just vibrate internally and restart. But was all black dead on the screen. I was so upset now. I actually missed other beach visits. I had requested my family to carry on without me while I was trying to repair my phone. I did a LOT try. Actually, this time not only heart was sad but even the brain was upset. Brain had already done the mathematics. Brain could bear phone off without network coverage for few hours. But for whole day? No way.... My mobile is my asset... One day my mobile is off and I have loss of at least $20. So this is not right. Phone should start. Tried to google with other phone and tried all the options.. After long time and googling and researching, lost hope to start it on my own. It was so painful moment. Telepathy works and everything is right but sometimes, you just need your phone. Like I have fights and arguments between brain and heart, similarly everybody has. God please... I need phone badly... Please God... please... don't do this... And God... Google says I will lose all my data... No God... please all my photos are there.... I haven't even backed up those beach photos yet...

But truth is phone is damaged and now with customer service center. The customer service center staff will check it and inform me if it can be repaired or not. Before end of the day today, there was no update from customer service center, though I had followed up twice.
Anyway whatever the repairing guys come up with... may be it can be repaired... and everything happens good, photos are recovered and I will get all my data.... But I will definitely plan for worst case scenario too. I need to be ready with my backup plan. So, worst case scenario my phone can't be repaired, I will need a new phone as soon as possible. And you all know looking at my history, how much research I do to buy even a simple thing.. I have started with my research now though I don't wish to buy a phone now...

Listing my requirements first...
Obviously, I am not iPhone person so, no iPhone, it has to be android, latest one...
I will go for 4GB Ram... I need 32 GB + Storage Memory...which should be expandable.. Camera 13 MP plus, 8 MP minimum in front side, Display I can go with 5 inches, Processor I will have Octacore,  may or may not have dual sim, must have radio,  And off course latest android or at least it should be upgradable to latest one... Gorrilla glass -nice to have (If I am using it, it has to have rough and tough, isn't it?) , water resistant - nice to have...I do wish Qwerty keyboard but experience says that I don't get it with other requirements so this is optional and yes last but not the least... I will prefer Indian brand... and yes, budget... I think I am not spending more than 10000 on this... but my initial research is suggesting, I should go up to 13000 at least.  Okay... 10K is budget... little bit above...

I will plot my table features wise in excel and will see which features I can negotiate on...

I had actually had a special prayer to God for mobile phone... and I still have hope, my phone will be back again just like he left. My dear phone, it was all my mistake, I didn't care for you enough. Please come back and I promise I will care for you always. (I am talking about phone, right? :) )

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