Please can anyone help - DIlemma have I been missold ipad/cloud etc
Hope you dont mind and hope I have the correct place for this question
I have been looking for an Ipad - wasnt too bothered about the latest as I read there isnt that much difference between the ipad2 and the latest one - especially for my needs - which are browsing, email, facebook and many hours of crafting including digi scrapping and updating my blog. I do have two children 8 and 10 so they will have supervised access to it. Money does factor into my purchase and need to keep tight hold of purse strings so I looked it all up and thought my way forward was a 32gb ipad 2 - saw it as Tesco for £399 and thought yep could just about do that. Well we went to Tesco - we looked online, went to Comet, Currys, Phone Shops in Town etc etc - nobody had the ipad2 in a 32gb - plenty had the 16gb but I know I am an avid scrapbooker so I always have hundred of photos ok going into a couple of thousand piccies on my pc so was worried 16 wouldnt be enough.
I add at this point am a bit of a technophobe - dont quite know when that happened I used to be in the RAF and when I was home on leave I would have my folks asking me to set this and that up and how did work the video/cd player and the mobile phone etc - not a problem...now my 10 yr old son knows more than I do about our tv let alone the ipad - but I want to learn - I dont want to get left standing and him thinking Mum is a potty dinosaur..ok I digress...my next port of all was Currys. I ended up being talked into
16gb ipad 2 for £329
Whatever happens cover for £115
Icloud 5 year plan £150
totalling a lot more than intended but was led to think it was the right thing for me.
Having stayed up until 4am trying to sort it all out I phoned what I was told was the 24/7 helpline - now dont get me wrong - there was a fab chap there that helped me with what he could but as for the icloud and storage etc etc - that was something called livedrive and although he could take me to their gates he could not advise me on anything else. So there I was at 4am thinking why oh why did I buy this I was told there was a person that could totally help with everything. He said to me he thought I had been missold the product - as I would have been better to not have the cloud as I would get 2gb anyway plus whatever size pad I bought. He told me I had 21 days in which to return it
I came off the phone thinking rightyo I will have to return it - rang hubby who was on nights and he said well to be honest - you are gonna pay more for a bigger capacity ipad and at least with teh cloud - we can access the piccies when we are visiting the outlaws. SO was then thinking aaaaaagh - ok will stick with it.
Next day I phoned back the helpline and spoke to a different person for advice on next step of sorting out my ipad and its features - again to be told looks like you have been missold - icloud really not necessary
Yesterday whilst trying to be brave I found a phone number for the cloud people and a very kind gent went through the fact that the back up is not permanent - if pc crashes I have 30 days in which to get new pooter set up and bascailly copy across from teh cloud to new pooter therefore not losing any date. I have the briefcase for anything permanent that I dont want to lose. I had thought in my mind that a briefcase was a temporary thing - and back up permanent - as I say it is a whole new ball game to me!!! He queried if I had got the right package for me with the cloud - can you see a pattern forming - is it me am I so thick these guys thinks its out of my reach - you wouldnt think I hold a responsible job that takes a lot of thinking would you - by this stage am feeling totally deflated and rather thick!!!
I am so totally loving my ipad and all the apps - have downloaded couple of books and 1 song. Have created my first digital layout on the scrapbooking app so yes I love the ipad but logging on just now Tescos have the ipad 32gb back in stock - should I return this to Currys and purchase the 32 fm Tescos (Have got£18 of vouchers plus quidco so it would save a bit - not sure where to get insurance cover for it and what about the cloud a- aaaaaaghhh please can anyone help advise me - technophobe of lincolnshire here!!!!