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Ordered my new cellphone

May 18th, 2007 (01:40 pm)
current mood: Victorious. And exhausted.

I finally got Cingular to sell me a Nokia N75, the only Symbian phone with 3G that works in the US. They released it two weeks ago, but it hasn't been available in the Boston area. The retail stores don't have it; the Web site wouldn't let me buy any new phone; and the sales people on the phone told me it wasn't on the "phone list" for my area. I got so frustrated that, earlier this week, I tried buying a non-Nokia 3G phone, a Samsung. (This is the point at which the horror movie soundtrack begins, and the audience starts shouting, "No! Don't go in there!".) It was cheaper, but I was seriously disappointed with it. You know how, with some badly written software, you wind up with features that just won't work together, for no clear reason? Like, you can't combine bold and italic? The Samsung's entire interface was like that. I actually felt claustrophobic using it.

So, just now, while waiting for a long test to run, I called Cingular again. This time, it worked. I had to wait on hold for a while, and then wait on hold again, while the first-level sales person transferred me to a second-level sales person who could help me; and then I had to wait while the second-level sales person figured out how to sell me a phone without changing my service plan; but, finally, she was ready to take my credit card number. And There Was Much Rejoicing.

I'm supposed to get it in 3 business days. So, sometime next week, I'll be getting 384kbps wireless and keeping the Symbian goodness I've gotten used to with my 6682. I am pleased. :-)


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Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: May 18th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats.

Y'know, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure the last time I watched a horror movie was in 1987, when we saw the Aliens movies in Tech. I think I picked up the "Don't go in there!" convention from Dave Barry.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: May 19th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Re: Congrats.
drama llama

I saw Alien at a time when I was sleeping on a futon on the floor -- in other words, easy scuttling range for any face huggers which came into the apartment.


then again, I probably would have fixated on any little thing like that after seeing Alien.

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