As lots of you know, I didn’t own a mobile phone before TELUS kindly sent me one to try out back in September. I’ve learned a lot since September. I’ve learned that you can have access to everything at all times, and that people have access to you at all times. Which means you need to know when you’ve been connected long enough and turn it off… or you’ll get comments like “Mom, can you put the cell phone away please and watch the movie with us.” OUPS!! That’s the only down side, I have found, from having a mobile device.
I’ve shared with you all the things I love about having a cell phone; like being able to share photos instantly, being able to check my emails, voice typing, etc… However, I did discover other things that I think are SUPER COOL!
Cool things about mobile phones!
Video recording at your finger tips allows you to capture special moments anytime, anywhere! The HTC One has 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR Video, which makes it an AMAZING video recording “machine”! This feature came in really handy this winter when I was often at the arena (skating rink) with my daughters. I went about 3 times with Gabrielle’s school and probably 10 times with Emanuelle’s daycare. Sébastien doesn’t work from home, so he sometimes misses out on special moments. Luckily, with the mobile phone I was able to capture on video Emanuelle learning how to skate and Gabrielle’s improvement!
The video recording also came in very handy for recording my daughters’ dance classes. Emanuelle missed a few dance classes because she was sick. Luckily I had recorded her dances, so she’s able to practice from home. The dance recital is at the end of the month! We are all very excited!
Mobile Network Sharing
Did you know that the HTC One has a mobile network sharing feature? I was really excited when I saw that it did! My father had heart surgery almost two months ago. Before he went into surgery we wanted to show him all the words of encouragements he had received on Facebook and via Email. We wanted him to know that he had lots of people thinking of him! The internet was not working at the hospital, so he was unable to log on to the network with his tablet. That’s when I remembered the mobile network sharing on the HTC One!! I turned on the Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot, it gave me a password. I went onto my father’s tablet, clicked on Wi-Fi and we could see the mobile phone on it!! I clicked on the connection, entered the password and voilà… my Dad was connected! It meant a lot to him (and to us) that he was able to see all the wonderful messages of encouragement he had received. (I’m very happy to tell you that he’s recovering very well!!!)
I’ve been with a mobile phone since September.. and guess what?! I still haven’t mastered thumb typing!! haha How long does it take? Or perhaps I’ll never be able to do it! I still use one hand and my fingers to type! haha I wonder if it’s because I use voice typing too much? haha
What are your favorite cool things about your mobile phone?
Have a GREAT day!!
Disclosure: TELUS kindly sent me a mobile phone to try out. The opinions in this post are 100% my own.