Have you ever stopped and tried to remember what life was like before cell phones? I know that the time period existed... but I just can't figure out how we managed.
Particularly for my husband and I to communicate, our phones are a necessity. Before them... when we had to meet at the mall, did we just set a date, time and location and hope that unforeseen circumstances didn't arise that resulted in delays? And, if they did, did the other person just stand there and wait indefinitely?
Or what about when he went to the grocery store? Currently I put my phone right next to me when my husband is out shopping, as I'm guaranteed around a half dozen calls asking if we have extra cans of beans or if we're out of frozen peas.
Don't even get me started in questioning the logistics and how much I worried when he had to drive long distances without a cell phone. If he got a flat tire, would he just sit there and wait for a car to stop and help? If he got lost in an unknown area, did he just hope that he would see a sign, recognize a landmark, or a friendly gas station attendant would know the way?
Clearly, the concept of life without a cell phone seems primitive to me and I'm thankful knowing that I can reach my husband most any time of the day.
But, with that said, that doesn't mean that he or I are ready to give up our landline. I have friends that have teased me about still having a home phone line, but we love it for the simplicity, convenience and safety, not to mention having a single phone number to list to easily reach us. If only there was a way to combine our cell phone love with our landline love, right?
There is. Introducing the Father's Day gift that is the best of both worlds for iPhone users: the Good Call iG1.
|Now that's a #GoodCall!|
Brand new to the market (it launches on June 19th), the Good Call iG1 is a Bluetooth Handset that essentially turns an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G into a landline. Instead of completing gymnastics-like stunts to get downstairs when you hear your iPhone ringing or shifting your phone uncomfortably around after a long conversation, simply plug in the Good Call and your worries are over.
Could it be that easy?
Laying out the included pieces, it was already easy to see that while this was technology at its finest, it wasn't going to be over-complicated or too difficult to set up and use.
Indeed, it didn't take me long at all to have the Good Call Docking Station in place, the Handset in its holder, and the USB cord plugged in with the AC adapter (I could have also plugged it directly into my computer).
After allowing the whole thing to charge a little while, the handy pairing instructions showed me the four easy steps to turning on the Handset and setting up my iPhone.
In less than a minute, I was ready to send and receive calls through the Good Call or my phone and it was easy to see that the whole concept is genius!
First, I love that the Good Call Docking Station charges my phone when it is in place, as I always feel as though my little green battery is running low and an iPhone docking station is a necessity for me. Even better? By plugging the USB to my computer, it will automatically sync to iTunes to keep my phone up to date with my apps, music and more.
But, along with that, the iG1 has just about every feature included to make it as user-friendly and convenient as possible.
Now that this device is around, when someone calls my iPhone, the Good Call Handset rings as well. So instead of having to answer and talk on my cell phone (which can be uncomfortable, not to mention all of the warnings that are out about radiation risks from prolonged cell phone usage), I can simply answer with the Handset.
The quality is perfectly clear, the connection is dependable, and the Handset is ergonomically designed so that you don't feel at all as though you're straining your neck. As an added bonus, you can multitask by texting or using the apps on your iPhone while you're talking on the Good Call because the phone does NOT need to be docked when using the Handset.
Suddenly you can do two things at once that weren't possible before... or you can enjoy the convenience of being able to leave your iPhone downstairs while you go upstairs with the Good Call and know you won't miss a call. When fully charged, the Handset lasts for four hours of use!
When it comes to making a call, you can dial the traditional way with your iPhone or, if you have an iPhone 4S, you can utilize the power of Siri to do it for you! Just press the green Call button and tell Siri to "Call home" and, being the people-pleaser that she is, Siri will do just that.
When you're done talking, simply press the red End button and you're disconnected and ready to make a new call or wait for the next one to come in. Just about anything can be done from the two simple buttons of the Good Call iG1... and the Quick Features card lays them all out clearly and easily.
Even though it isn't on store shelves yet, I can already see the Good Call iG1 Bluetooth Handset quickly taking shape as a must-have for iPhone users for the home and the office. It will retail for $79.99 and will be launching on GoodCall.com on Tuesday, June 19th!
So if you or someone you know (Hint, hint! Great belated Father's Day gift!) could benefit from an iPhone handset, be sure to find out much more about this innovative product on their website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on YouTube or even through their cute commercial and put in your order on Tuesday!
Or, if you're really ready to chat about how great you think the Good Call is, join in the #GoodCall Twitter Party on June 19th where there will be eight units given away during the party... as well as five units given out as prizes for people who help promote the party beforehand. Don't miss the chance to win one of these awesome new gadgets!
Speaking of winning one, I have the honor of making one iPhone user's life easier as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Good Call iG1 Bluetooth Handset!
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