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Thursday, August 25, 2005

I need your phone number

As I mentioned in a previous post, my mobile phone died last week (for the second time in a about a year) and I lost all my address book data. So, I need your phone number. Yes, you.

As long as you're sitting right there at your computer, why don't you email me all your current contact info? And the reward? Well, now I can send you a postcard from Black Rock City next week : )

BTW, the phone I finally settled on (I researched this for many weeks this year, knowing my crappy old phone needed replacing), is the SonyEricsson S710a. I unfortunately had to also go with Cingular Wireless, and a two-year contract to boot, but I'm trying to get over that by repeating to myself: "It's alright that the coverage sucks in many places, it's alright that the coverage sucks in many places, it's only a cell phone..."

The main reasons this particular phone was a must:

A) It's got Bluetooth, so I can wirelessly sync to my Mac.
B) It syncs with my Mac without having to hack the software (enabling me to back up my phone book easily).
C) It as a highly-rated 1.3 megapixel camera.

Oh, and you want my new phone number? You'll have to email me your contact info first, because there's no way I'm putting it on the web : P


Blogger ynnej said...

I can't wait to see your yuppie-self flip that thing out.

8/26/2005 08:08:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our cell phone contract is up for renewal, so I was just trying to figure this out too. We have had Cingular all along without too many problems, but everyone says Verizon is better. Hard to know...

Ynnej, all he has too do is get this banana cell phone holder:
and he won't look like a yuppie. Plus it is fun to watch the looks on people's faces when you pull out the banana phone to take a call.
Jen E.

8/26/2005 08:57:00 AM

Blogger espd said...

Hah! That's awesome.

I had Verizon for years and I always thought the coverage was superior. I almost never had any drop-out anywhere. The problem with Verizon for me was that none of their phones properly support Bluetooth (regardless of what they claim). They don't sync with computers' address books properly, and don't work with Macs at all, as far as I can tell.

I've read many, many bad reports from Cingular users, so I've been trying to avoid them. And Velma's had them for a few months and the coverage seems shoddy in SF and several other places. Most annoyingly, we both get terrible reception at home; I mean, to the point that I can't even understand what callers are saying to me. Luckily I still have the VoIP line at home.

The jury's still out on Cingular for me, though. I've only had the phone a week, and it's not like I use it that much anyway. I get fine coverage so far at work (downtown SF).

8/26/2005 11:23:00 AM

Blogger ynnej said...

Brilliant! Especially the holster.

8/26/2005 12:18:00 PM


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