09:45 am - Good Riddance To Bad Cell Carriers...
...Verizon is no longer having anything whatsoever
to do with any phone calls I make.
I'm not on T-Mobile, amusingly though NOT with a Sidekick. Got a Razr of all things so I could use it to wirelessly connect my laptop to the internet (which I'm using to post this from Terminal 4 of LAX outside the Quantas Arrival Gate ATM) and as evidenced by this post it works well. The screen is readable, the phone is a little tempermental about operating inside heavilly-fortified buildings but works quite well otherwise and is nice and lightweight. Thankfully I can avoid being a trendsetter since 90% of the time my phone will stay in my backpack holster, accessed through the wonders of BlueTooth. Huzzah for a phone that actually supports all of the god-damn specification instead of the restricted-crap Verizon shovels out by the bucketload.
And the best part? It's an unlocked SIM-based quad-band model I'm in the process of completely de-branding, so if I ever get the chance to go visit Australia or England, I just pick up a local SIM card, slot it, and away I go. Just need to order a replacement battery-compartment cover from Motorola to remove the laser-etched T-Mobile logo on the back of my phone and finish uploading the replacement images to change the T-Mobile icons back to Motorola defaults and I'll have a completely plain Razr.
I'll try to refrain from performing open-parts-surgery to replace (not cover) the shell with a dark forest green one. For now. =^.^=
And the best part? One-year contracts, and the phones were nearly free so my mom said to pounce on it. She got one that was much smaller, and had a better camera, but lacked BlueTooth since her laptop doesn't have that feature, but hers can still tranfers files with a standard USB cable, no muss, no fuss, no secondary charges.
Now if I can just figure out a way to use the cell-phone as a live webcam. It already lets me transfer video-clips and the like without issue at least.9 comments