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New Tablets

Bob and I are enthusiastic about technology and are eager to try new gadgets.

A few years ago we didn’t have cellular phones.  We relied solely on our land line for voice communication with family and friends.  When we signed up for cellular service, our first  cellular plan included one phone for voice only.  We upgraded our cellular plan in 2004, I believe, to include two cell phones.  That’s my recollection at any rate.  We felt the need for two cell phones, when my father passed away.  I was spending a lot of time driving back and forth between our home and my parents’ home, checking on Mom.   Each of us having cell phones meant that we could reach each other even when a land line was unavailable.  Our cellular plan at that time was still for voice only; data was not included.  Somewhere along the way we opted to get rid of our land line, relying solely on cellular phone service.

Bob was the first to purchase a smart phone (a Blackberry), at which time our cellular plan included access to the Internet.  We added family text messaging to the plan as well.  I think it was a year later, I wanted Internet access, too, while on the road.  We upgraded our cellular plan to include Internet and text messaging for both phones.  We purchased new phones too.  Bob purchased a Samsung Focus Windows phone.  I opted for an iPhone.

I look back to the year 2000 and wonder how we ever got by without cell phones.  Cell phones have become an integral part of our lives.  I enjoy the convenience of keeping in touch with family and friends via voice, text, or Internet no matter where we are.

Our newest purchase is two tablet computers.  Bob purchased a Nexus 7.  I purchased an iPad 4.  Both tablets have a storage capacity of 32 GB.  We chose not to purchase the cellular version of either tablet, opting instead for Internet access via Wi-Fi connections.  We will continue to use only our cell phones for cellular access to the Internet.  Our tablets arrived on Friday, January 4. My iPad was the first to arrive.

We are enjoying our new tablets.  In time I may decide that my laptop computer is no longer needed.  Presently, though, I am making use of my iPhone, iPad, laptop computer and desktop computer.  Bob is using his Windows phone, Nexus tablet and laptop computer.  As I stated earlier, we are a family who is enthusiastic about technology.

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