It Took All Day to Get the Carrier App Working On the New Phone

Sunday May 29, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Working on getting the phone working

That’s how I spent most of the day.

I drove on down to Walmart and bought a months worth of phone service and internet, called Straight Talk. I did this so I could get my new phone working for the trip as I figured I wouldn’t be able to get my old number in the new phone before I took off for the trip, especially with the holiday.

When I got home I worked on getting the Straight Talk installed, but it didn’t go easy. I spent most of the afternoon working on that. I thought I finally got it done, but the problem is there’s almost no cell phone signal at my house and I needed to test it.

Up the hill to test the cell phone

I decided to ride up to the ridge top to test it out, just before dark.

These wild flowers are just starting to



Foxgloves and there seems to be a lot of them this year and they are large. Likely from the heavy winter rains we  had this year.foxgloves


View from the top

I was able to get a cell signal up here but no matter what I tried, I couldn’t make a call.view


I figured the signup stuff might not of going though on their computer yet.

Guerneville getting dark

Yes and it was time I got on home especially since the bike doesn’t have any lights.guerneville


Problem fixed

Once I got home, I started playing with the phone some more and now it wanted to do an update on the Straight Talk app, so I let it do it, hoping this might fix the problem and it did.

Even with the bad cell service here, I noted the phone started doing text as I got some form Straight Talk.

With the weak signal I wasn’t able to test the voice part, but I think it may work.

Took all day

So, by the end of the day, I think I got it working. :O)

New camera app

The main reason I wanted this new phone is because my old phone wouldn’t play the software app for my new camera as it was too slow.

I hope to play around with this new camera on my upcoming trip as we will be by a lot of creeks with beaver in them and who knows what else.

Nice day, as I learned a lot of stuff about cell phones.

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2 Responses to It Took All Day to Get the Carrier App Working On the New Phone

  1. Nancy K says:

    Electronics can be so frustrating! Glad you got it fixed in time for the trip.

  2. Douglas D Hinman says:

    Maybe you can get a cell signal booster that would help with your signal. I have one on our RV and it helps when we get into areas with weak signals.

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