So, I had to edit my last post. Turns out I was wrong about a few things. There. I said it! I was wrong. I approached things emotionally instead of logically (like women do, AMIRITE?) and it kinda came back and bit me in the face. Lesson learned. Unfortunately, lesson learned the HARD way, but nevertheless – I know what I’ll be avoiding from now on. All them feels.
Anyway, what I really want to talk about, is how awesome I think my iPhone is.
It was brought to my attention recently that you can text iPhone users anywhere in the world for free – as long as you are able to iMessage them. This is a huge thing for me, because having dated someone in another country long distance almost 10 years ago – I had phone bills that were over $1000 at a time. Ridiculous, I know.
I literally could have paid for most of a brand new car had I not been texting and calling Scotland on a daily basis. But long distance relationships sucked then. All that was available was MSN messenger (Skype hadn’t even been invented yet), Yahoo! or AIM – and anyone who has used AIM knows that you never used it to cam! As far as being able to call people, my options were limited there as well. I had to actually purchase a phonecard. Vonage was a company that came out for cheaper land-line service but apparently neglected to tell my mother that I could only phone another land-line, hence all my expensive bills. Damn mobiles.
Compared to 10 years ago, technology is INSANE. Now, I’m able to text Australia, England, Hungary, and Canada all at the same time, for absolutely free (minus some data). I can even FaceTime them wherever I am, as long as they have an iPhone. For that reason alone, I don’t think I will ever buy another brand of phone. This is like the greatest invention ever.
Speaking of FaceTiming, I think that’s my new favorite thing. A friend of mine has been FaceTiming me without any kind of warning lately. You’d think I’d at least get a text first asking, “Hey, are you free?” NOPE, just incoming video call. As inconvenient as this might be at times, it totally makes my day. He and I both travel a lot, so combined we could totally see a lot of the world. Plus, how fucking cool is it that you can share a moment with someone without them even needing to be there?
Obviously being with someone in person is much better than video chatting on a cell phone, but the fact that we are able to do this is mind blowing to me. You no longer need to be connected to the internet and hooked up to a webcam. I could be eating dinner on a restaurant rooftop and call someone and be like, “Look at this fucking amazing view. Look at what I am doing right now. WATCH THIS!” Totally brings a new meaning to being able to ‘share’ media.
I don’t know.
It’s exciting to me. I can’t even imagine what the next 10 years of technology will bring. I cannot wait to find out though.