help! I bought a cellphone I can't use.
April 16, 2011 6:53 PM Subscribe
Confused about my new Samsung cell phone..
posted by bearette to technology (6 answers total)
Yesterday I bought the most complicated cell phone I've ever had- went from having the most basic, cheapest kind to a Samsung smartphone. GT-15508.
Two main things so far I don't get, and they are more general questions (I think?) than ones specific about my phone:
-What's up with the internet? Last night when I brought it home it connected automatically to the internet without me doing anything, and now it won't connect. So what's the problem and is it wireless connection or an automatic connection? Why would it connect automatically last night but not today? There are options to connect to wireless, but if I have to connect to wireless why would it automatically connect before?
-what's up with keyboard? (I mean, it's there's no actual keyboard, it's a touchscreen).I know how to dial a number, but if I call a service where you have to "press one for this option", etc, it doesn't work. Is there a different way I am supposed to be pressing the buttons in this scenario?
-THe phone has android on it. What does that mean and what do I do with it?
I realize I may seem silly getting a phone I don't know much about, but I mainly wanted a phone on which I can write and look up Chinese characters , check email and use a camera. (I'm in China). I have an instruction booklet but it's in Chinese and while I can read it somewhat, it will take me twice as long to figure things out.
Maybe significant: In China you buy a phone and add pre-paid minutes on it, you don't buy a phone plan (at least the majority of people do not).