Hello, pleased to meet you.
Hi all, I'm a long-time member of Macstack.net, which you can probably guess is a Macintosh forum. I rely on the people there for almost all of my tech advice, but I recently asked them what would be the best Android forum to join, and Phandroid was the one that was immediately suggested to me.
So here I am, because I don't want my Mac friends to get tired of having to answer my Android questions.
As my username might suggest, I live in a sleepy bedroom community called Pacifica, which is right on the Pacific ocean, about ten minutes South of San Francisco.
We recently switched our family plan from AT&T to T-Mobile, and this was a few weeks ago, when T-Mobile was offering free Samsung Galaxy SIIs with new contracts. So three members of my family got SIIs all at once, and I must say I'm in love with this phone.
Previous to that, I'd suffered for several years using a couple of "feature phones," first a Samsung Impression and then an LG Vu Plus as a warranty replacement. Both very nice phones, but unbearably frustrating because their Web browsers weren't very compatible with a lot of Web sites.
In addition to the Galaxy SII, I've placed an order for a Zenithink C71 Upgrade as a Christmas present for my mother. I met a guy who had one and loved it, so I'm excited to be able to provide my tech-phobic mom with a cheap tablet computer that comes with a glowing recommendation from a guy who'd previously owned both an iPad and a Kindle Fire and been unhappy with them.
Anyway, I'm sure i'll have plenty of questions to ask about both devices. I always try to respect the fact that people volunteering information and advice in a forum like this have heard plenty of stupid questions before, so if I'm asking a question, it's usually because I've already tried Googling it and been confused by the results.
I look forward to getting to know some of you!