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Phone-ology

Today was Phone Day. Went to the Verizon Wireless store and bought a new cellphone. I didn't want to particularly, but my previous one had pretty much stopped working, anywhere. Apparently the antenna was more broken than I thought it was. Now I've got a new one that's all black and gadgetey looking. I didn't really care for any of the choices ... I liked my lil' Kyocera, even if it was always iffy getting ringtones for it. It was still a "friendly" phone, which the new one isn't. The new one is a "sleek, elegant" phone. Bleah.

Then we went to Home Depot and, on the advice of a very thoughtful Verizon tech who didn't want to charge us $90 for 10 minutes' work, bought a new phone jack to fix the "no signal getting through" problem we'd been having since moving in here. At first it didn't work, but that was because I didn't realize that for the type of jack we bought, we needed to strip some of the wiring in order to connect to the terminal. (The old jack was a "pinch" type, whereas the new one just had screw-down terminals.)

So now we can be harassed by sales calls again. Hooraaaaay. But more importantly, we can call for pizza, which is what we did this evening. ^.^

laurie_robey spent some time today working out in the yard, as well, and I did a little more cleaning up around the studio. Still a long way to go, but we're gettin' there.

G'nite, world. :) Have an awesome tomorrow.

-The Gneech

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hbar98
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
What phone did you get? It wouldn't be a LG vx8600, would it?
laurie_robey
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
Nope, that's what I have, and we didn't want to have the same phone.
hbar98
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
Ah, and do you like it? Only, I get to upgrade in a couple of weeks and was thinking about that phone.
laurie_robey
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
It's definitely better than my old phone. I haven't been able to use an MP3 as my ring tone, which I was told I should be able to do. I haven't had a chance to read all the manuals yet, though. The battery life is impressive. I used to have to turn my phone off unless I was expecting a call because the battery would die so quickly. With this phone, it lasts so long that I leave it on pretty much all the time and only turn it off when necessary. I'm not crazy about the glossy exterior. It shows all the fingerprints. But functionality-wise, it does what it needs to do.
hbar98
Mar. 26th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info! I'll take all that into consideration.
the_gneech
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
Nope, it's a Samsung SCH-a930. And its little bluetooth buddy to go with it.

-TG
hbar98
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
I see. Well, as long as it makes calls, eh?
the_gneech
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Yup. No point in getting attached to it anyway, it's just gonna die in two years. -.- *muttergrumble planned obsolescence grump*

-TG
hbar98
Mar. 26th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
That's so sad! My first Verizon phone, an LG VX10, still works. I have to turn in on ever so often (hasn't been charged in a year, but it stays off all the time) to get a phone number.

The current one I have, the LG VX6100, still works just fine but since I get a new phone anyway...I'll just use it as a backup in case of total phone failure.
mammallamadevil
Mar. 26th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
somewhere I still have my 2nd phone..
which was a brick rebuild...I traded it in on a flip phone in 2000...

I have a refurb LG VX4500, which was quite spiffy for 2004, but I've gotten used to it and it works for me! Sadly, Gneech is right--these phones have about a 2 year shelf life if you use them every day....

MLD
mammallamadevil
Mar. 26th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Grandmallamadevil has the A990
and is enjoying racking up the minutes and the pictures...

MLD

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