Meet Pete, my iPhone

30th October 2012

After my fiasco with my phone and its alarm failing to wake me up two weeks ago, I decided to treat myself.

I’d like you to meet my new friend. I call him Pete.

He’s an iPhone 4, 16GB. Second hand but in prefect condition. :P

Technically, it’s my Christmas present. Originally I was going to get myself an iPad for taking lecture notes on, but I really needed a phone more. My HTC has been a nightmare recently and I have been wanting a better phone for a while now.

I bought the phone yesterday after picking it out on Sunday when Tyrone was over for his birthday. We were browsing in CEX and I noticed it on display. I was thinking about purchasing a second hand one off eBay, but at least in this store I could have a look at it before I bought it. I checked it over and it seemed to be scratch free. The shop assistant turned it on to showed me it worked and so I asked her to put it on hold for me so I could purchase it on Monday. The reason why I couldn’t buy it on the day relates to a long story. A story I haven’t had chance to blog about.

Basically, I got my bank card details stolen. Well, I think I did. I’m not sure. It’s complicated. It started with a text message from my bank, except I’m not so sure it was my bank. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I didn’t think ahead, I made a mistake and I cancelled my card. Yesterday was the first time I’ve had access to my money for a week. It’s been a pain in the arse, to say the least.

Anyway, I was very happy to pick him up from the shop yesterday morning, in between two lectures I had. I switched my SIM card over and now he’s working fine. He’s currently got a pink case which is too girly but only temporary. My flat mate Sharon let me borrow a spare until I got myself a case. I order one today; just a cheap blue one. Tyrone said he would get me a better one for Christmas. :)

I haven’t stopped playing with it yet. I thought the novelty would wear off pretty quick considering I have an iPod touch, but it hasn’t. If you have an iPhone yourself, is there any apps you recommend I get for it?

I’m swamped in assignments at the moment. University is hectic and hard work. I’ll let you know how I’m getting on as the weeks go by.

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  1. I’m not too keen on iPhones myself, but congrats on the new buy! I like getting new phones for myself over xmas / birthdays or something, except I get them on contract and then either have to wait for 2 years before I buy a new one, or have to pay a cut off fee to get the contract cut off, then a new contract in place. Ahhh I like to waste money.

    Shame about your bank! My bank only texts me when I ask for a balance. So I know if something like that happened, I’d best to report it. Lucky it’s all sorted now though, eh?

    Have you got exams? I’ve just finished mine, it’s the end of the year here, so we’re on summer break for 3 months. How long do you guys have for your xmas break? Will you be going back home for that?

  2. Cat

    Congrats on the new phone! I have the same one, and I like it :) I typically just download apps for sites I use often, like TweetDeck (for both Twitter and Facebook feeds), Pandora, Amazon, Tumblr, etc. I have very little apps compared to most iPhone users, haha.

    That sucks about your bank card though. That’s good that the store was able to put the phone on hold at least.

    Good luck with all of your school work!

  3. Ah that’s mad! I go to LIPA, whereabouts are you staying?

    It’s good that you got something decent from CEX! I’ve had a few issues with the one in Central, but the one in Lord Street is boss.

    Texts like that are awful, I hope your details weren’t stolen! Cancelling was the most sensible thing to do though, better safe than sorry!

    It depends on what sort of thing you like, I’ve just got a Jurassic Park App. It’s taking over my life!

  4. Jea

    Congratulations on the new phone – an iPhone! Great choice! I don’t trust eBay though. Hihi ^^ It’s really great that you got the iPhone 4. The iPhone 5 kinda sucks. :3

    Good luck with Uni :)

  5. aww… I loved Pete! An iPhone 4!! OMG
    Congrats Holly!
    I wish I had one… :( :(