Daily Prompt: Calling Angloswiss


And another cyber adventure in the life of Mrs. Angloswiss has been completed and I survived. This morning I called in at the shop to pick up my new iPhone X. I decided to treat myself for Christmas. Golden Oldies have nothing better to do with their money it seems. Of course it was not cheap, but after living a life of hand-me-down iPhones I was now at another level. My first iPhone that I bought was an iPhone 4, I progressed to iPhone 6 and that now has grey hairs. iPhone 3 was given to me when Mr. Swiss bought an iPhone 4. I decided if he has an iPhone 4, I want one too, so I treated myself to my first own bought iPhone.

We now have an iPhone graveyard in the hobby room with discarded iPhones. I saw some people even sell them on the “marketplace” on Facebook. I prefer to keep mine, you never know.

When the Apple people told everyone about the new iPhones I decided to wait until the X appeared. The guy in the shop fitted it all up 1:1 and when I picked it up this afternoon it was ready to go. All my apps were there, ready and waiting. He asked if I wanted a glass front to it. I had never had anything at the front. Mr. Swiss found that would be a good idea as I was always dropping my phone and it was a wonder that the glass never broke.

Ok, now the front of the phone is covered with not just glass, but with bulletproof glass, armoured glass, so what could be better. If I am involved in a hold-up at the bank or a terrorist attack, at least my telephone will survive. I mean these telephones are not cheap. I then chose a cover for the back of the telephone. This is a nice transparent strong glass, probably also bulletproof, with a snowflake star effect. I am now ready to go.

I was at the telephone store this morning and he said it would take an hour or so to transfer all my apps and fit it up, so I left the telephone there and picked it up this afternoon. I noticed when he had begun to fit it up as I was receiving messages on my iPad that my telephone had now been transferred to a new telephone. I could ignore this message if this was OK.

I am now uploading it (see photo) as it only had 30% energy. What I like about it is that everything is the same as the old iPhones so I do not have to learn anything new, although there are apparetly a few new gimmicks included. The button at the bottom in the middle is no longer there, but all it needs is a swipe in the right place. I have a feeling I will be constantly cleaning the bulletproof glass at the front of the phone. I naturally chose the 256 GB version with the super capacity. I can then fill it with all sorts of apps. Calling: not really, ah yes, I think that is the idea of a telephone. Now I can do all sorts of things with my phone, and I might even call someone now and again. I suppose they can call me as well, although it is seldom that anyone does.

Daily Prompt: Calling Angloswiss

11 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Calling Angloswiss

      • I think I’m one of the only people around me who doesn’t have their life on their iPhone. I don’t carry it with me all the time. I kind of treat like a regular phone or a camera. I use my lap top a lot more. Strange.

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        • It helps me a lot as I have certain things that I must do regularly and helps me not to forget so much. It is almost a trainer. I use my iPad quite a lot as that is very handy and I don’t have to sit at the computer so much.


  1. Congratulations on the new phone. I’m sure you will enjoy discovering what else it can do. Meanwhile I’m pondering the purchase of my first smart phone. I barely use my mobile phone but it occurred to me that it would be more practical to buy a smart phone than a music player and a tiny camera that will go in my handbag or pocket as it can do those jobs as well. However, I don’t want to pay $700-$1,000 dollars so I’m trying to decide between the older model iPhones 6S plus or little SE or Samsung A or J series. Depends how much I want to spend. Our consumer magazine Choice says that the iPhone 6S Plus is a better phone than the 7 &8. They have not reviewed the X as yet. I have until March to decide as that is when we go on holidays.

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    • I am glad that it is working perfectly. I don’t buy one very often. I like the smart phones. They are useful,for many things. My youngest son is the expert. He has had many different kinds, but he is happy with Samsung and tells me it has a super camera. I had an iPhone 6 for a few years, but it seems the 7 is very good. I don’t pay a lot of attention to what magazines recommend but prefer to look around and akemy own choice.


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