September 12, 2005

Good Advice....

This seems to be going around.... First Jon washed Angie's cell phone, now Army Wife has done it with her DH's. And it turns out, the garage door opener, too!

AW's DH has some good advice in the comments: If you live in the same house it helps to have the same kind of cell phone. That way there's more than one person who knows how to program it, more than one charging cord etc.

I say this extends to ALL electronics in the family. In our family, with the CIT parents 3,000 miles away until recently, it made sense for them to get the same model TV, VCR, and DVD player, so every time something needed to be reprogrammed or the power went out, I could just press the buttons on my own remote as I talked one of them through it. Furthermore, it's great to be able to say things like, "Now press the big purple button on the right. Ok. Now the pink one next to it..." etc.

Of course, that also means they WILL call you instead of reading the book....

Posted by caltechgirl at September 12, 2005 12:57 PM | TrackBack

I think all of my readers know I need help in the tech dept.....I would have simply threw a fit and ordered a new phone.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 12, 2005 02:39 PM

I find this is one of the minor disadvantages of having a computer that uses Linux. Somehow I've gotten a rep as the computer dude, people are always contacting me for help with their computer, and I haven't used Windows on my own computer in two years now...

Posted by: Paul Burgess at September 13, 2005 04:56 AM

That works, except when say your wife accidently grabs your cell phone so you take hers thinking its yours. Something happens so you try to call, but she has it locked and you don't know her code. Meanwhile on the other side of town your wife is trying to call you, but she doesn't know the code to get into your phone (which she locked thinking it was hers) and is getting mad that the phone "lost her code".

Then you are screwed.

Posted by: Contagion at September 13, 2005 05:37 AM

We tried this with my mother-in-law's cell phone.... she's still beyond our help most of the time. Every now & then she does call from her cell, and I just figure it's divine intervention.

Posted by: Marie at September 14, 2005 05:21 AM