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Old 07-16-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
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Angry Stupid cell phone!


Just got a replacement phone today - second phone in a year with this model. My previous model phone I had 2.5 years with no problems and outgrew it. Still have it and it works fine. This one is a cell/PDA all in one. I like it but I've had it replaced twice now and had a firmware upgrade done once. Now the replacement is already acting flaky. I can't complain since I wasn't really supposed to get this replacement - no maintenance plan but I talked them into replacing it over the weekend. Still, I think it is time for a new phone. When it broke last week I was prepared to pay for a new one anyway.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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I've had the same phone for the past 4 years... every once in a while I have to hit it in my palm of my hand so I can hear the other person on the other end..

But its been good lately.. haven't had to do that in at least 4 months so far..
 
Old 07-16-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
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I still don't have a cellphone. Its bad enough I have a pager because of my work, if I had a cellphone I'd NEVER get a break.

There's just not that many people out there I want to be reached 24/7 by
 
Old 07-16-2003, 04:07 PM   #4
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There's just not that many people out there I want to be reached 24/7 by
That's why I keep mine turned off.. its not for them reaching me.. its for me to call others..
 
Old 07-16-2003, 04:18 PM   #5
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I still don't have a cellphone. Its bad enough I have a pager because of my work, if I had a cellphone I'd NEVER get a break.

There's just not that many people out there I want to be reached 24/7 by
Then you don't have a girlfriend. If my fiancee couldn't reach me when she wanted I'd be in trouble a lot more than I usually am. Besides, who says you have to answer it?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:13 PM   #6
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There's just not that many people out there I want to be reached 24/7 by
Exactly why I don't carry a cell phone. Although somthimes I wish I had one.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:56 AM   #7
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feh, i'd rather mine just break instead of the lightest button touch calling people and wasting my minutes while i don't even know about it
 
Old 07-17-2003, 10:03 AM   #8
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My boss had the same trouble with a PDA/cell phone combo. The PDA part broke not long after he got it so he got it replaced and that one broke in only a few weeks. After that he switched to a phone only and hasn't had the problems. I warned my father-in-law away from them because of that. Maybe the combo phones haven't gotten all their bugs out yet.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 01:58 AM   #9
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I used to have a Nextel phone/radio for a previous job I had. The stupid thing was useless once I got outside of town because the phone was digital only and Nextel didn't have enough towers to cover hardly any area. What's worse, my anal-retentive boss thought that he should be able to reach me whenever he wanted, day or night. He even had us sign a memo that we were required to leave it on and carry it with us 24/7. If we were going to be outside of range, say for a weekend (on our time off even!), we were to notify him in writing when we would be going, when we were to be back, and where we were going. I said to hell with that; I'm married to my wife, not my job! Now I'm working for a more reasonable employer, where my weekends are MINE--and no stupid company cell phone!
 
  


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