Looking at the Fine Print

I am guilty of just clicking yes when downloading apps. I mean who has time to read through all the legalese in tiny font? I decided to download a game app to my phone to amuse myself while we traveled from Indiana to Georgia. I clicked yes and clicked on the annoying box asking if I had read the privacy policy and all the other documents. No sooner than the app finished loading, my phone began a strange flickering of the screen. I was a little concerned because my phone is old. ย What if the app required more memory than I had available? What if I just broke my phone before leaving on vacation!?! I didn’t want to tell Sparky so I furiously attempted to uninstall the app. I couldn’t do it. The next day I had to go to a doctors appointment and when I finished early I went to the Sprint store. Kyle was very helpful. He uninstalled the app and told me that I was not the only person he has helped with this kind of problem. I was scolded (gently) and cautioned to take the time to read the fine print. Because I have a security software on my phone for work, it will “lock” ย me out if certain things are accessed by a third party. This limits what I can download. But it will also keep me safe. So I guess I’ll just have to be satisfied with playing solitaire and word searches.

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2 thoughts on “Looking at the Fine Print

  1. You sure are braver than I am. I don’t have a phone that uses apps, I’m still in the dark ages with a flip phone that I blocked texting on.

    If I would go traveling my camera would be in hand and I would be looking out the windows all the time. lol

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  2. Wow, good info to find out, and share! Good reminder, too…to read the fine print!
    Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    YAY for the helpful people at the Sprint Store, like Kyle! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well…word searches and solitaire ARE fun and entertaining! ๐Ÿ™‚ I, also, love doing jigsaw puzzles online! ๐Ÿ™‚
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ and Hope your week is starting out wonderfully wonderful!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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