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My Droid Died After Becoming Possessed: Now I Have An iPhone

Three days ago, my Droid started to do funky things. The screen would start jumping up and down. Keys would act as if they were being pressed. Phone calls were made without me trying to reach anyone. It was annoying – but manageable.

Taking the battery out – clearing the screen – giving it kisses – nothing worked. BUT I was still able to use the phone. I naturally used it less – but if I needed to check my inbox I could.

Then yesterday, it just became possessed. I mean full blown action. If it was on – it was flipping out. I joked with my accountant and said it’s trying to tell me something because all these random words were being typed. Then I said I had to call my husband and the phone just called Bill without me touching it. It went through all steps (opened up phone, scrolled down to his name, hit the name, dialed, speaker phone). I was just about ready to call a priest.

Finally – complete chaos. It stopped responding to ANYTHING I did. I went to the Verizon store and they said it was an internal issue. I had no warranty. I had no insurance. I would need to buy a new phone.

I was SO UPSET because I’ve been quietly waiting for the iPhone 5 which is set to release this July. I wouldn’t buy the iPhone while it was still on AT&T because the service in my neck of the woods is TERRIBLE! BUT every since Verizon became part of the picture, I became very very interested.

So, I was happily waiting until the summer. I was going to switch when the new phone came out and that was ok.

And then my Droid basically imploded. So 3 months before the newer phone comes out – I had to buy the old iPhone. LOL! It is what it is. I’ve been waiting FOR MONTHS  -for NOTHING. Isn’t that the way?

Luckily, we qualified for early upgrade. So I only paid $199. Was in the mall last night at 9PM begging for service.

Do you have the iPhone? So far – So good. Social Media tools work like a charm on this puppy!!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. OMG how frustrating!

    My droid is acting stupid too. Not letting me text or receive texts… Deleted all my contacts, won’t let me open ANY programs. I have been sick of it, it just isn’t good enough for me. I need something that is prepared for a heavy user like me.

    I bought an iPhone 3G {older than yours!} from a friend and it should be here today or tomorrow. Good luck with yours! I’m really excited!

  2. Welcome to the club dear vera! You’ll love it so much you’ll wonder how you lived without it!

  3. I’ve been SO tempted to jump on the iPhone train since they added Verizon. We don’t have Verizon, but I loathe At&t. I’m still in love with my BlackBerry, but am secretly coveting the iPhones. Keep us posted on how you like it.

  4. Nice to read I’m not the only person with a possessed phone. I turned it off completely last night, this morning when I turned it back on it was fine. For now…

  5. Vera, I know this is off topic, but how is your nightly meditation? Are you still meditating before bed each day?

    • I do. For a few moments each night. I allow my body to get very heavy and I try to think of nothing. Want to start doing it during the day too!!

      Do u meditate?

  6. I love my iPhone!

    There is a new one in July? Oh Boy I can’t wait!

    Make sure you use INSTAGRAM for pictures…its an amazing app! Follow me at NYCPatty on Instagram so I can follow you back! Trust me you’ll love it!

  7. I am trying to decide between the Droid and iPhone….or could be talked into something similar. Before this demonic possession, I know you loved your Droid, Vera. iPhone users – I keep reading complaints about the auto-spell/auto-text (whatever it is called) swapping out the words you want for words you DON’T want….can anyone advise me?

    I would LOVE it if someone w/some advice responds – I usually have probs getting responses on this site…I think I am usually the last poster or something. Anyway, someone please help – I APPRECIATE IT!

    • if its really about emails – i would stick to the blackberry. But so far I like the iPhone b/c i use social media tools like – twitter, Facebook, stumbleupon, whrrl etc. it helps me stay connected and is really easy to use. 🙂 The droid was great when I had it – but once the iPhone switched to VERIZON – I was done. The ONLY reason why I never got the iPhone was because of AT&T – its HORRIBLE where I live

  8. OMG the same thing happened to me, my Droid died on me so I got an Iphone. I was able to sync my contacts but I don’t know how I would go about getting my pictures back =S My Droid won’t even turn on. I hope they’re not lost forever. Does anyone know?

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