Day 25 of 30 Days of Thanks- iPhone

I’ve never been so thankful for a piece of technology.  But I seriously love my iPhone and can’t imagine life without it.  From the turn by turn directions to texting to the weather app to the iPod feature- I use it all day, every day!

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CSP vs. Social Media

When someone CSP is a little wary of friended me on Facebook this week we had the following conversation (you may remember CSP is not a fan of the WORLD WIDE WEB):

CSP:  I’m so glad I’m not on Facebook.  I’m UNPLUGGED!!!  I don’t even text!

Me:  Well that’s going to change soon when you get your new phone.  You’ll be texting then.

CSP:  Just to you and my parents.  Don’t get any ideas!  I’m not getting on Facebook and I’m not going to TWIT either!

August!

It’s August and that means it’s my birthday month!  The beginning of a new month also means it’s time to update my desktop wallpaper.  I checked out Smashing Magazine’s offerings for August and chose this one.

More free texting!

I have had a Google Voice Phone Number for a good while now, almost 2 years I think.  I love it.  We’ve used it a lot and it totally saved us when my Blackberry died in Vegas.  I was able to get on a hotel computer and text CSP’s dad using my Google voice number.  Now that I have my iPhone (replaced that Crackberry as soon as we got back to CLT with the iPhone) I use my Google Voice number to text for free.  I get 200 texts for $5 with my plan.  But with my Google Voice App I can text all I want for free!  Woot! I just sent out a message letting everyone know it’s me.  Your Google voice number is a regular phone number.  It’s a great number to have if you need to give out a contact number but you don’t want to give out a personal number. Win win!

Techno Java

If you are a Starbucks fan you need to download the Starbucks mobile app.  It makes it so easy to reload your card and now you can even pay with your phone!  The other day CSP & I were in the drive thru at our local Starbucks.  Before we left the house I reloaded my card via the app but when I handed the card to the drive thru dude he said there wasn’t enough money on the card, the reload hadn’t gone through yet.  He asked did I have the mobile app and just scanned my phone!  So cool!  I also like how I can keep track of how many stars I’ve earned and how long til my next free drink!