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Another Sweet Talk ends in a Wildfire Android

Updated on August 25, 2011

A while ago, I wrote on how I got sweet talked into taking out another contract with my phone company. They gave me a lovely new phone. Marketing or Sweet Talkers

It has been working well for nearly a year but had problems last month. A friend of mine asked me to tell the mobile company to replace it but I was hesitant because I couldn't remember if I had come to the end of the previous contract but after checking prices of new phones I decided to call the mobile company.

They say “If you don’t ask, you don get”. I was surprised that the Customer Service Assistant of 3G were very willing to give me a new phone. I wasn’t particular about any model so he recommended an Android Wildfire HTC.


Comes in Black or White.

Well it arrived (white colour) and it’s a touch screen which seemed too sophisticated for my liking. Within the first few days:

  • I accidentally cut off people in mid conversation.
  • Sent a text message to the wrong person. (such a sensitive screen)
  • Took about 10 minutes to compose texts while talking to my phone, for bringing up wrong letters. Yes. I do talk to things sometimes, when I am irritated ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶



HTC Wildfire Android is a lovely slim phone, with lots of interesting features and applications, but takes a bit of getting used to, particularly touching the screen to send text messages. It's like a mini-computer and particularly useful for those that use the internet a lot - hence the large screen. (If you do, then it's best choosing a contract with 24/7 access to internet.

I like the fact that:

a) It allows you to block numbers. So, they go straight to Voicemail. First time I've had this on a phone.

b) If your phone is lost or stolen, it can be located. However, you have to select the option on the "Phone menu", for that service to work.


Some Specifications

** 3.2 inch screen with a memory card included.

** Connects with Bluetooth, wifi and USB.

** 5 Mega Pixel Camera, with an LED Flash.

** Depnding on how much you use the network, WiFi and GPS, you should get a full day’s use out of one charge.


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    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Alladream - I see you've already got the hang of these smart phones.

      You should have seen me at the London Carnival on Bank holiday Monday, by the time I got round to taking some photo's with the phone, the people had danced by. lol.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 

      6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Interesting way to write a review.I think I will stick with the iphone though,it is pretty easy to master and is the original in touchscreen smart phones. Good to know what is out there all the same.Cheers

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Hello, Hello. Glad you found it useful.

      Hope you enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival tomorrow... :)

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Tht sounds great and with interesting features on the phone. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      **Hi Anglnwu - Thanks for stopping. Hope you get a really cool one. :)

      ** Hi Ruby - Lol... Even I'm still trying. Can't keep up with these Gadgets.

      Best Wishes. :)

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hello Dardia - thanks for sharing those comments. Wow... I wonder if I can put a book on my mobile too. Technology is so sophisticated these days. Glad you stopped by.

      ** J Dove-Miller - Lol... it only happened the first week but that's because you have to touch the screen and slide it down, so if you touch on a number, it's so sensitive. What I do now, is type in the the persons name first, then type the text. Those phones are smart. I will ask Santa to deliver you one for Xmas. :)

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi StayPos - Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a very nice one for your new Contract. There are d/f types of Androids. cheers.

      ** Hi Platinumowl - lol. Oh... I felt so silly. However, I'm glad I went with their recommendation. Makes me look a bit professional. lol.

      I think you can turn off the Tracking Device. If you don't select option to "find your phone if stolen" it won't work.

      Best Wishes.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another gadget device to learn, oh, ok, i'll try. LOL


    • anglnwu profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the review--now, I can look into this option when I'm next up for renewal. Useful!

    • JDove-Miller profile image


      6 years ago from YOUNGSVILLE

      Good info since I want my next phone to be a smart phone. Knowing I could easily send a text to the wrong person is a little unnerving,however.

    • Dardia profile image

      Darlene Yager 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      @ platinumOwl4 -- Any GPS device can be tracked, so yes a smart phone can be as well. The good thing is if you don't want to be tracked you don't have to take it with you. Another good thing would be if you did have it with you and you were injured and unable to call for help, the GPS can be used to save your life. I would really be concerned if we started getting implants like they are doing with animals.

      About the phone however, I have an LG Optimus and it is a lot like the Wildfire but not so sensitive. I used a kindle app on mine and it is so nice to not carry a book along to the dr's office or other places where you have to wait. I think that and being able to navigate without a physical paper map are probably my two favorite things about these phones.

    • platinumOwl4 profile image


      6 years ago

      Hello Lady_E, with that new phone did you first feel like a gin-e-pig.:) However, I am concerned about "b" it sounds like the tracking devices on cars. If they can find the phone, maybe they can find you?

    • StayPos profile image


      6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Insightful hub :-)

      I'm coming up on the end of my contract with Sprint.

      I’m planning on a move to Verizon and of course a new phone so this is good food for thought.

      Up and Interesting!



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