In the fun world of owning your own business, you learn to really rely on technology and most importantly, your cell phone. Its your hub for pretty much everything in business and in life, it houses all your emails, photos, calendar and for most people your facebook, twitter and more. While having your entire life in your phone is convenient, you also run the risk of losing everything if you don’t have a good phone or a reliable carrier like what happened to me with the carrier that shall not be named. You know who you are, lol!
Its a bright sunny Tuesday afternoon and I have two conference calls, two meetings and several emails to get to. I’m on the road to get to different appointments so of course I have everything with me-i.e. my cell phone. I pull over on a side street to take the first call and my phone freezes. For no reason. Seriously, no reason at all. I start to panic, try every reset button I can find and finally was able to restart my phone-but now I’m 10 minutes late to a very important business call. I hope on the phone and apologize and lo and behold it cuts out. Not one time, not two times, but three times into the call.
If this is happened to you then you know where I’m going with this. Not only was it annoying for me but especially annoying for everyone on the call. Now I know dropped calls and phone issues are a common problem but why oh why on a jam packed busy day? Sigh*
I’ve come to the conclusion that not all carriers are created equal so maybe its time for a change. Its kind of interesting to realize how much of your life and business relies on this little piece of technology. In light of my recent and so “awesome” cell phone mishap, I’ve pasted a funny video from the folks at U.S. Cellular. I kinda like the direction their going, certainly the first to have a bunch of music videos from a cell carrier.
What’s the most annoying cell phone problem you’ve run into? Share in the comments below!
-Sayeh, The Office Stylist
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by U.S. Cellular via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of U.S. Cellular.