Why in the hell do couples switch phones?!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

That is super super weird.  We would never do that.  They only time I’ve ever texted from my FI’s phone is when he was driving and asked me to type a response to his friend that we were on our way.  He’s never used my phone.

I’ve never had this happen to us either, none of our friends would do that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

…that is weird, we don’t do that nor do I know of anybody who does. If I EVER text someone from DH’s phone it’s because mine is dead and I’ll be like “Hi mom it’s me, just letting you know mine is dead so call DH’s if you need me”…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve never experienced this before.  If it happened often, I’d start every conversation with “Random question/thought here… BTW, is this Sue or Joe today?”

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yeah that is really weird…. I’m like @BookishBelle in that it is only if my phone is dead and I let them know who I am. That could potentially be embarrassing for some of my friends with the personal things they text me that they might not want my FI reading…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Agree with PPs – WAY freaking weird.

Post # 8
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716 posts
Busy bee

Yea, if my phone is dead or I left it at home, I’ll use SO’s phone but I’ll announce myself.  That’s weird and uncomfortable, you don’t know who you’re talking to.  Even if you discuss something with her, you know he’s looking through the phone and can read everything.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@megz06:  I think they’re likely just a little more scattered, and pretty easygoing about it.  It probably just doesn’t bother them, so they don’t think about the fact that it might annoy others.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My best friend friend in VA was absolutely terrible with her phone, and it was the world’s biggest piece of crap, so she and her FI basically shared his nice smartphone. If you wanted to talk to her, you would text his phone and basically ask for her. And if a text came from his phone, it was just as likely (if not MORE likely) to be from her as from him. I guess because it was so expected, it didn’t bother me. Then again, they didn’t both have awesome phones and just trade them for no reason — there was at least some vague rationale behind them always communicating through his phone!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nobody I know does that and I would probably stop texting her.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@megz06:  I’ve done this before when my phone had died in the middle of making plans, but I always start it off with hey this is blank using FI’s phone because mine died. I don’t do it often and I would be annoyed if I never knew he was texting me…very strange

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@iarebridezilla:  We have kind of a similar situation.

My SO has a pay-as-you-go plan where he pays each day he uses it. We usually plan those days so we can talk and he doesn’t use it when we’re together.

When we’re together he will use mine to text either his best friend (always announcing himself) or his dad (his dad has finally grasped this and just texts me instead if he needs SO when he knows we’ll be together).

So yeah, it can be annoying for them, I guess, but they love us and understand.

The original situation though? That’s kind of bizarre. Especially if they’re not announcing themselves.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

FI and I “do correspondance” for each other all the time if one of us has our hands full, but it’s more like he’ll read it to me and I’ll tell him what to type. I never really thought it was a big deal. 

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