dalekboy (dalekboy) wrote,
dalekboy
dalekboy

  • Mood:

Mobile Phones (Parte the Third)

So broke away from the con yesterday for a couple of hours to head into town to look at pda/phones. Virgin mobile didn't carry them, but I found the young lady there was most helpful at suggesting other places to try - no attempts to suggest I try one of their phones, no push of their plans, just genuine help - hooray for good customer service!

Also found out that the i-mate and the dopol are exactly the same unit, from the same company, with the same features, rebranded. Given that there is around a $300 difference between them in price, this is an important piece of knowledge to have.

The thing I liked about the Dopol is also that thing I hated about it. It has a decent sized slide out keyboard. The thing I have about mobiles is I want as few moving parts as possible - to me flip-tops and slide out keyboards are just another point of failure waiting to happen.

Still looking, but figuring I may have to go with a standard phone, so long as I can find one cheap enough. If the phone costs too much, then it becomes a situation where it makes more sense to spend the extra. Not like we have the extra, but we can find it, just don't want to have to.
Subscribe

  • Still Alive Ten Years On

    So today marks the 10th anniversary, of the first day, of the two-week long basilar migraine that gave me a stroke equivalent. That took ten months…

  • Climbing out of my hole, and blinking in the light

    Been a little bit quiet. Partially life, partially... well life. Mostly depression kicking my arse. But seem to be mostly back to an even-ish keel at…

  • Oh the pain

    So, do I win my award for father of the year yet? One of the things I like doing is introducing my kids to all sorts of different stuff. They've…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments