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My Droid Really Shut Me Up

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Droid.  From the moment I bought it, my Droid and I have been nearly inseparable.  I remember walking out of the store, so focused on my new toy that I could hardly see where I was going.  Though the novelty has worn off in the year and a half I’ve had it, I still take my Droid everywhere I go.  There is one problem though, but it has its benefits too – I absolutely cannot stand to talk on it.

I don’t know if it’s the way my face is shaped, or the way I hold the phone, or what the problem is, but unless I am super careful and don’t move when I’m talking on it, I will inevitably hang up on whoever I’m talking to.  It’s not so bad when I’m talking to say, a telemarketer, but when I’m on a business call, that can be disastrous.   It’s gotten so bad that I avoid making or taking phone calls if at all possible. 

I used to have 700 minutes on my phone and it was all I could do to stretch them through the month.  Now, I’m surprised if I use 200 minutes in a month.  It’s really that bad.  And maybe it’s just my luck, but I’ve tried several wired and Bluetooth headsets, but none seem to work.  Maybe it’s just my particular Droid.

Anyway, I had to set up a separate line for my business, even though I don’t need to talk on the phone much, just so I could feel comfortable talking again.  That phone is the most basic LG flip phone possible, and I love talking on it.

Am I the only one whose talking habits have changed drastically after getting a Droid?  While I’m glad I’m not tied to the phone all day, I do wish I could make a call without wondering when it will hang up on someone.