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A couple of weeks ago my wife and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. Now, I don’t give presents in the traditional sense. For me, I would rather give a non-traditional gift that I know someone would use than to go with the normal, traditional gift which might be used once or twice and then gather dust in a closet somewhere.

The traditional 2nd anniversary gift is cotton. Now I have no idea who was the genius who came up with these things. I mean why give cotton for being married for 2 years. What woman would be happy with something made of cotton, maybe a shirt that may or may not fit? Because, face it, as guys we SUCK at picking out the right size. Even when we go to your closet to find your size on the clothes, it’s usually an OLD pair of something and we STILL buy the wrong size.

I did do the “normal”, traditional gift of sending her flowers. I mean I think that is tradition to send flowers for an anniversary, but for the main gift I bought her a new cell phone.

I looked in T-Mobile’s site and now they offer Android Smartphone’s for the prepaid customers. FINALLY!!! They recognize that most people only use about 25% of their phone features and realize that giving good phones for the prepaid money savers was a good idea!

I looked at the features and there were two phones I liked, the Samsung Dart and the LG Optimus T. I chose the Dart for my wife… and she LOVES IT!

This phone has everything. We took the Sim card from her phone and put it into this phone and everything worked perfectly.

The phone has wi-fi connectivity so we can use the wireless internet wherever we find it so we didn’t need to sign up for a data plan. And we have wireless just about everywhere nowadays, and it is only expanding. We recently went to Pennsylvania and I needed to find an address to something that was NOT in my GPS. So we stopped to change MJ’s diaper and I pulled out my iPod (I had not purchased the phone yet) and jumped online, found the address and went.

What is also GREAT about the wi-fi on this phone, you can use it for calls! This was a HUGE plus for us. My in-laws live in Maine. The cell phone service there is HORRIBLE! But they have wireless in the house. So we can connect to their wi-fi, use wi-fi calling and have perfect service on the wi-fi. It does use the minutes, but I would be using the minutes anyway. So this was a HUGE plus.

It is small and lightweight. Her old phone was a flip phone and closed it was only slightly smaller than the Samsung Dart but the Samsung was much thinner.

The phone is all touch screen, but it has an on-screen full keyboard so she can text easier like she wanted.

It has the Android OS so she can download apps such as Angry Birds and such, most of them free!

The phone has 3G capabilities and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Now most phones have better cameras, but her old phone was a 2 megapixel and Samsung devices take REALLY great pictures. I had a Samsung slider phone with a 2.0 megapixel camera and it took better photos than my friends 5 megapixel Google phone. This phone is no letdown in this department. In low light conditions, the pictures are fuzzy, but all cell phone cameras are like that.

Now, the video is just a standard resolution at 640×480 which was a little bit of a disappointment, but since we always have one of our many cameras with us and they all take HD video, I decided to overlook it.

It also has speakerphone and stereo Bluetooth capability. Right now she doesn’t use Bluetooth, so she doesn’t use the phone in the car, but that can help me get her Christmas presents! So that was a plus.

This phone also has voice control, so we can hit the microphone button and say what we want like “Call Home” and it will dial the house.

Plus it has all the extras and some minor ones that are major for her, such as the ability to put the phone on vibrate right from the opening screen. It has a voice recorder which helps with things related with her job if she uses it, which she probably won’t and most people forget about. Cell phones are so very common now, that if there were a situation which needed to be “monitored” you can just start the phone to record and now there is a copy of the conversation. No one even thinks twice about a phone sitting there in someone’s hand. So, ladies, don’t be afraid to use this function if you are being harassed by someone at work!

I even set it up for her email to come into her phone so she can do a quick check on her emails if she is expecting something.

This phone had Everything and THEN some. So much so that the next day… I ran out and bought one! J


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