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Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:14:46
So, I've been meaning to get onto my mobile phone company about a new phone and changing my contract, but I was too lazy and never really got round to it.

So anyway they just called me. Now I'm getting a Nokia 6630 (+Memory Card and Data Cradle) sent to me for free tomorrow and they've changed my contract to one that should save me about 10 a month.

Sweet.

http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,58711,00.html

miester gandertak
13-01-2005, 13:19:51
Now i'm curious wich phone Drekkus is gonna get.

zmama
13-01-2005, 13:23:37
Good, now you can afford broadband

Drekkus
13-01-2005, 13:24:20
no other than my current one. This model is the only one that works with my car kit. Apparantly they are discontinuing my phone, which would mean that over 50% of all car kits must be changed if people will change phones. So I like to use it as long as I can.
I have taken the 50% discount on my contract already. :D

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:24:31
I haven't upgraded for ages. This is about 3 technology leaps forward from my last one.

Of course, the new danger to my phone bill of me having the potential to do broadband internet on my phone is probably why they are giving me one! Hopefully I won't be able to work out how to use it.

Debaser
13-01-2005, 13:28:55
The camera on that's really good for a phone.

Provost Harrison
13-01-2005, 13:34:15
I've never used the internet stuff on my phone...although for my next phone I would like something that can store a vast number of mp3's...now that would be handy...

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:34:30
Indeed. Just been reading some reviews. Seems the Erikkson S700 is a bit better, but takes longer to learn how to get good photos so that's better for dummies like me.

I expect I'll use a fraction of it's functions. :)

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:37:58
I'm also hoping Asher will come and tell me it's shit. Otherwise I'll be a little gutted.

Provost Harrison
13-01-2005, 13:40:58
Hehe, isn't that a fact. Well I got rid of the brick about half a year ago now and I still can't figure out what half the things on my phone are...

Provost Harrison
13-01-2005, 13:41:27
Originally posted by Funkodrom
I'm also hoping Asher will come and tell me it's shit. Otherwise I'll be a little gutted.

Well if Johan comes and tell you it's shit too, you know you're on a winner :D

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:43:37
He can tell me the mp3s I put on it are shit.

Debaser
13-01-2005, 13:44:59
Anyone could tell you that.

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:49:24
You couldn't have thought of it yourself though monkey boy.

Drekkus
13-01-2005, 13:54:37
MattHiggs probably had that phone 2 years ago.

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 13:55:30
It was only released in November. :p

Drekkus
13-01-2005, 13:56:05
Exactely.

Venom
13-01-2005, 13:59:40
Grrrr. God damn cell phone companies. Those fuckers are royally screwing over the entire state of North Carolina.

Gary
13-01-2005, 14:04:42
:p All I've got re new mobiles lately, is some cunt taking my near 200 and not posting the mobile in return. Put the matter into the hands of the police but I'm still down and "surviving" on my old handset, which loves to ignore keypresses.

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 14:05:45
I've never paid for a handset.

Drekkus
13-01-2005, 14:24:35
Except that your contract would be half the price without a new phone.

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 14:33:03
Except I've just changed my contract so they'll get less money out of me too...

12 months of my monthly charge is less than the retail price of this phone if you just buy it with no contract etc.

12 months of what I was spending a month isn't!

Tizzy
13-01-2005, 14:56:31
I really need a new handset. I think that'll be this afternoon's work

Gary
13-01-2005, 14:58:12
Find a shop on the High Street. Stay away from Ebay.

Which reminds me, I must chase up on what compensation Ebay offers.

Tizzy
13-01-2005, 15:17:37
My phone company will give me a nice shiny new one, hopefully for free.
If not my boss will be paying for it seeing as he broke the old one.

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 15:19:30
:lol:

Drekkus
13-01-2005, 15:22:20
Let him pay anyway.

Tizzy
13-01-2005, 15:22:58
Oh, he'll pay. Believe me, he'll pay.

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 15:23:19
dingding

HelloKitty
13-01-2005, 16:18:27
Originally posted by Venom
Grrrr. God damn cell phone companies. Those fuckers are royally screwing over the entire state of North Carolina.

Why wouldn't they? THey make tons of money off ignorant hillbillies who they can sucker into contracts.

Venom
13-01-2005, 16:22:23
It goes like this. AT&T and Cingular merge. Cingular drops all customers in North Carolina forcing them to a 3rd grade provider for which almost none of their phones will work. 3rd grade provider forces people to buy new phones while not making any promises to allow you to keep the same service. 3rd grade provider further threatens with cancellation fees if you cannot handle their idiocy and want to leave. Venom screams at lady, threatens her life, and dares her to personally come and collect cancellation fee. Lady hangs up. Venom loads shotgun and begins making Molotov cocktails. Venom plans final assault.

Drekkus
13-01-2005, 16:34:58
Take some pictures!

MOBIUS
13-01-2005, 16:46:28
I just got a Nokia 6230 after losing my crappy pay as you go in Egypt - first time I've been on a contract in years, but when it's half price for 9 months with an option to downgrade tariffs after that I couldn't refuse...

I was thinking about the Eriksson, but then common sense took hold...;)

zmama
13-01-2005, 16:49:37
Yeah, but my pay as you go only ends up costing me $5 a month. I'm too cheap to spend more than that :D

MOBIUS
13-01-2005, 16:52:14
Well the plan is to end up paying 15 a month on contract for a year and then going pay as you go with a better handset - I was only doing about 5 a month myself if that, but I feel like splurging out...:cute:

Lurker
13-01-2005, 16:54:05
Damn they've got precocious third graders down in North Carolina.

MDA
13-01-2005, 16:56:17
Why did Cingulair drop all NC customers?

Funkodrom
13-01-2005, 17:00:48
I was paying way too much 'cause I was to lazy to change.

I pretty much use my mobile as my primary phone. Very rarely use a landline. And I send loads of text messages.

Anyway, new plan (ideally) I won't really spend anything above the monthly subscription so it'll be a lot less than what I was spending.

Funkodrom
14-01-2005, 11:19:58
It's arrived! Needs 90 minute charge apparently, none of this 16 hour first charge thing which is nice. Theoretically I suppose I could get a picture of myself at work by the end of the day.

Drekkus
14-01-2005, 11:21:25
don't bother.

miester gandertak
14-01-2005, 11:23:39
Originally posted by Funkodrom
It's arrived! Needs 90 minute charge apparently, none of this 16 hour first charge thing which is nice. Theoretically I suppose I could get a picture of myself at work by the end of the day. in the same retard pose as the otherone?

Funkodrom
14-01-2005, 11:24:23
Originally posted by Drekkus
don't bother.

:lol:

Drekkus
14-01-2005, 12:26:00
:p

Funkodrom
14-01-2005, 12:27:42
So far I have taken a picture of my desk (deleted) and downloaded the magic helmet midi ringtone (I could actually download the real magic helmet mp3 and use that I think, maybe when I'm at home...) .

The future is fun. :)

mr.G
18-04-2005, 14:23:43
sony ericsson k700i.
cellphone nr. 11. woooohooooo

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:46:18
I got new one a while ago (a Nokia [insert your postcode here]) - it's so small that my Fat Handed Twat hands cant operate it while driving :(

Greg W
18-04-2005, 14:48:05
That's a fucking good thing. Anyone that uses a mobile while driving is a twat!

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:49:27
Originally posted by Greg W
That's a fucking good thing. Anyone that uses a mobile while driving is a twat!


Could you be a little clearer please?

Greg W
18-04-2005, 14:50:57
No. That was blatantly clear.

Venom
18-04-2005, 14:51:13
Originally posted by MDA
Why did Cingulair drop all NC customers?

Anti-trust laws. Which I guess are only selectively enforced because there are still local landline monopolies and cable and power monopolies.

Funko
18-04-2005, 14:52:28
Originally posted by Greg W
That's a fucking good thing. Anyone that uses a mobile while driving is a twat!

It's illegal anyway.

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:53:08
Originally posted by Greg W
No. That was blatantly clear.


If it makes you feel any better, Mr Bourbon, I use a hands-free when driving. The keys are still fiddly though.

Greg W
18-04-2005, 14:54:48
Originally posted by Rodgers
I use a hands-free when driving. The keys are still fiddly though. :clueless:

If you don't need to use the keys while driving, then why the fuck say they're hard to use whilst driving?

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:58:30
Originally posted by Greg W
:clueless:

If you don't need to use the keys while driving, then why the fuck say they're hard to use whilst driving?


Well, I have to dial the number and hang up

Greg W
18-04-2005, 15:00:21
Right. Then pull the fucking car over. Dial the number. Then drive off while they answer. If you do anything else, you're breaking the law, and being a fucking idiot. I have seen so many wankers have accidents because they think they can operate a mobile phone and drive that it just pisses me off.

It's illegal for a reason. Cos it's fucking dangerous. And stupid.

Venom
18-04-2005, 15:09:11
If they make talking on a cell phone while driving illegal, they damn well need to make eating and applying make up while driving illegal too.

Immortal Wombat
18-04-2005, 15:10:58
They have.

Greg W
18-04-2005, 15:11:03
Dunno about in America, but in Australia, driving with less than two hands on the wheel at all times is illegal.*

*except changing gears, blinkers, other necessary driving stuff, of course.

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 15:15:18
Originally posted by Greg W
Right. Then pull the fucking car over. Dial the number. Then drive off while they answer. If you do anything else, you're breaking the law, and being a fucking idiot. I have seen so many wankers have accidents because they think they can operate a mobile phone and drive that it just pisses me off.

It's illegal for a reason. Cos it's fucking dangerous. And stupid.


Oh come on, dialling the number is not dangerous if you are on a long straight road with not much traffic on it and no pedestrians. Or stopped at traffic lights. I'm not foolish enough to try and use my phone (such as I have to under the circumstances) while actually having to concentrate on my driving.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but you are taking a pretty tough line on this.

Greg W
18-04-2005, 15:20:29
Sorry, but yes it is dangerous, even under the best circumstances. Possible exception being stopped at a set of lights. All you need to do is enter a number while driving downa straight bit of road, veer a mere 1 degree to either side (very very easy to do), and bingo, multiple car pile up.

I see it every day now that I drive for a living. There is NO SUCH THING as safely using a mobile phone while driving. It always impairs your driving ability.

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 15:46:53
Fair enough

Funko
18-04-2005, 15:47:27
Originally posted by Venom
If they make talking on a cell phone while driving illegal, they damn well need to make eating and applying make up while driving illegal too.

There was talk about making smoking whilst driving illegal too...

Venom
18-04-2005, 15:55:59
I will say that cell phone talking is the most dangerous, even if it's only because it's also the most common. I was behind one lady chatting on a cell phone while trying to drive a stick shift.

Funko
18-04-2005, 16:00:43
The vast majority of cars here are manual (stick shift).

Venom
18-04-2005, 16:15:15
It's not a pretty sight. I wanted to shoot her, but then I'd be blamed for road rage even though she was being an idiot.

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 16:22:36
Originally posted by Venom
It's not a pretty sight. I wanted to shoot her, but then I'd be blamed for road rage even though she was being an idiot.

Loading and firing your gun would have required you to take at least one hand off the steering wheel though.

Funko
18-04-2005, 16:24:42
They can't ban drive bys - against the constitution.

Lurker
18-04-2005, 16:37:01
Bah, only a clumsy oaf can't drive and talk on the cell at the same time.

Funko
18-04-2005, 16:49:06
So you can't then?

Lurker
18-04-2005, 16:54:59
I talk on the cell phone while driving and I've only had three accidents in the past year. That's a big improvement since the times when I didn't even own a cell phone.

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 17:16:45
Are you talking to a driving instructor on it?

Oerdin
18-04-2005, 17:34:08
I've never understood broadband on a phone. Why would anyone bother to surf the web with a screen the size of a postage stamp or type e-mail on a keyboard small enough for mouse paws? Laptops are cheap and wireless hotspots are in most well traveled areas so screw the stupd phone surfing. Of course I feel the same way about text messaging.

Over here it is dirt, dirt, dirt cheap to talk so why text when I can talk? I get 3000 minutes plus free night, weekend, and long distance all for $39.95. per month.

Venom
18-04-2005, 17:37:49
Originally posted by Rodgers
Loading and firing your gun would have required you to take at least one hand off the steering wheel though.

Loading? Ol' Betsy is always loaded.

Oerdin
18-04-2005, 17:39:18
Like any good southern gun owner I hope you keep your loaded firearm with in easy reach of small children. It just wouldn't do to go off and get responsible on us.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-04-2005, 17:43:09
Originally posted by Oerdin

Over here it is dirt, dirt, dirt cheap to talk

You do really mean to say that talk is cheap?

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 17:44:35
...but also good to do it

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
18-04-2005, 18:01:37
Originally posted by Venom
I will say that cell phone talking is the most dangerous, even if it's only because it's also the most common. I was behind one lady chatting on a cell phone while trying to drive a stick shift.

I'm with Venom on this. Recent studies I can't find a link to show that even talking on the phone is enough to reduce your driving concentration to the point where reaction times are significantly reduced, equivalent with being intoxicated while driving.

Sad thing is, I see one in five cars on the road during the morning commute with idiots yapping away, and usually they're going a lot faster than I am (I drive a few mph over the speed limit). Defensive driving habits were never more important than these days... :rolleyes:

I once had the 'good' fortune to coincidentally follow one woman driver from one town to another. Journey took 35 minutes, and she didn't put the phone down the entire time. My coworker wonders what's so important they can't live without it for half an hour. What did these people do before cell phones?

MattHiggs
28-04-2005, 14:21:37
I've just bought the Nokia 6600 off ebay. It's a similair phone, only the slightly older version.

You can install Opera on there and few the FULL internet. Can't wait to try it out.