Target and new mobile phone

I went over to Target today to get some things I needed, and got there and back with the help of that amazing Google voice navigation.  I’m not exactly sure where I went, but I just followed the voice on my iPad and got there and back with no problems.

I didn’t find what I was looking for at Target. But… I got hooked by their mobile corner. I decided to grade up from this dinky $12 GoPhone to something more usable – especially for text, because the texting on the older non-smart phone is incredibly awkward and old fashioned.

They had an Android 4.1 GoPhone for just $54 and were able to just switch out the SIM card and it was all basically working in a few seconds, with my contact list all transferred over. But the Target person did mess up on the setup and so I had to call support to straighten it out, right there in Target.

The problem was the plan I had on the non smart phone was $45/month for unlimited talk and texting. The GoPhone smart phone plan is $60/month for unlimited talk, texting and 2.5 GB of data and you can use it for tethering as a mobile hot spot – very convenient!

Since the Target person set it up incorrectly originally, AT&T gave me the full month ’til June 30th for no extra charge, applying my other balance and giving the rest for free. AT&T seems nice about things like that.

Since this is a real smart phone I can do real email, run apps, etc. It’s overall nicer than the tiny non-smart phone. And the sound quality is 10 times better than the other phone, so it’s less annoying to use.

So while I still don’t have what I went to get, I have a new toy to play with.


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