It has finally happened. I’ve completely cracked up! It started as a small scratch that soon became a fine crack. As time passed the crack got longer and started branching. Soon it reached from side to side and top to bottom. I lived with it. Then I dropped the phone. The crack went through the little thumb print reader. I was finally able to get into the phone and disable the thumbprint ID security feature. So my phone is still working but definitely cracked.
My Fitbit had cracked over a year ago. Again it started as a strange scratch that became a crack. The cracked face started to pucker and turned into a little peaked ridge across the surface. It was working. My sister gave me a gift of a new one. I decided to wait until this one actually died before switching. Besides I had gotten all these new colorful bands for the old Fitbit and I didn’t want to have them go to waste. So with the cracked phone and cracked Fitbit I survived 2020.
Now that it is well into 2021, I feel it is time to relinquish the the cracked and move into a new year with new unblemished and fully functional electronics. This is easier said than done. I tried to activate the new Fitbit. I can charge it. I can wear it (and it will tell me the time and how many steps and stairs I’ve done) but it won’t record my data to my account. It won’t let me add it to my existing account, it won’t let me set up a new account. So frustrating. I broke down and had an online chat with the Fitbit folks. No real help. They suggested that I might need to upgrade my computer with new drivers or update my phone…
Which brings me to the new phone. So far the options are slim to none. I like the service I have. They used to offer you a new phone at a discount. Not anymore. If I want a new phone I’ll have to buy it on the 2 year plan with an added monthly charge on the bill. I stopped by the store but they are woefully devoid of phones. They only had a few that I could try out (but they suggested that I sanitize my hands before and after touching them). If I look online I can let them know which one I want and they can tell me how much it will cost, order it to come in, activate it and transfer all my data and settings.
I’ve been so aggravated that I’m going to wait until the old phone totally dies before getting a new one. I’m continuing to wear the old Fitbit until it stops functioning completely. Yeah. My electronics karma is missing. Or chased off. Or maybe stolen. Whatever the reason it is gone, gone, gone. I’m feeling cracked up but I’m not a crackpot!