Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Last month I decided to somewhat switch cell phone carriers. (I say somewhat because I'm still with my carrier however for this plan they use a different dba name). Under the new plan I get more than enough minutes, text msg and data for only $30 a month, but there is a catch. The phone, which has some nice features, has a flaw. I like to personalize my ringtones but couldn't. I tried the web site, tried the phone but kept getting error messages and messages that it doesn't work. I even did an internet search and saw some suggestions but it wasn't clear how to make it work.
Having the phone now for a month I had about given up that I would be stuck with a silly bells and chirping sounds for a ringtone until I did something simple. I did a search on my phone for 'ringtones'. A web site that I remembered when searching for help popped up and I did the test and it worked! Eureka, there is hope yet!
I began to search for a song and found a favorite plus there was a check box that you could click for no cost tones and there was a version of it free.
I choose 'Download' and was then sent to another screen which finalized the request and would save it to my phone. I press the button to save the ringtone and there it started, but wait, it stopped. It gave me a failed message. I'd come so far and got my hope up only to have a message of failure pop up. . What do I do?
I was so close so I tried again. I did this several times and finally after about 5 or 6 tries the file fully downloaded and I had my song. I was so happy that I did another search and yep I got and error message but not giving up I kept trying and I ended up with two songs.
I was so happy that I almost blogged about this last night, but I'm glad I waited because it became a life lesson for me and for all who can use this on their healthier journey. The steps to reach our goals on paper are really about as simple as 1-2-3. But living those simple steps can become like a mountain when 'failed' and 'error' messages show up. But folks we can't give up. We have to keep trying until we conquer those messages and save ourselves from an unhealthy lifestyle.
We can Do It!
Thanks for reading.