real world programming

What’s on my Phone

Posted by kevinup on October 15, 2007

Jason Alexander started this meme who tagged ScottW who tagged Dave Donaldson who in turn tagged me. I’d love to see a post from Jason, to have a follow up, with maybe a summary of findings.

Now for my phone, well, I think Jason says it all:

You should only use your mobile phone as a phone. I really didn’t like using email on the phone, I hate text messages… yes, call me a grumpy old man.

Why am I so grumpy? I used to have a phone that had terrible reception. It barely functioned as a phone. I would drive from hot spot to hot spot, just to check my voice mail. My girlfriend at the time (and soon to be wife), had a phone that actually worked, what a novelty. So I went into t-mobile, and started looking at expensive phones.

Being a geek I wanted a killer phone that had instant messenger, mail, everything. It was an HP, I don’t remember the exact model, but it was something like the HP IPAQ6320. It could connect to WiFi networks, it had AIM installed. It also had a touch screen. And that was about the sum of the coolness. Every app I tried to install didn’t work. When/If I could connect to the internet, it was unbearably slow. If I was using AIM, I couldn’t use anything else. If I was talking to someone, my cheek would press the touch screen, and I would either mute, or hang up. The battery life was so bad, that it more or less couldn’t work unless it was plugged in. I finally got so fed up that I decided to get a new phone. There were enough defects that I felt that my extended warranty I’d bought would cover a new phone. And by new phone, I wanted the same price I had paid for that phone to go toward a new phone, but not the phone I had. T-mobile had other plans. They weren’t going to give me a different phone. They wanted me to pay $100 bucks to get the same refurbished POS crap phone.

Well, I ended up just buying a RAZOR. Its sleek, sexy, and gets good reception. I can text message. I can’t check my email. I can download games. I do get great reception, and my battery last 3 days. So whats on my phone?

3)MP3 player

Lets tag Mitch, James Avery, Michael Eaton, Mike Wood, and Jayme Davis


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