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The incredible shrinking phone...

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Balzz, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Just when I think a Nokia can't get any smaller, another one comes along. I finally dropped my phone 8260 enough times to render it completely useless so I was forced to upgrade to a GSM 8390. I was reluctant to spend the money (since I just spent about 10 grand on a few routers and a CCIE course) but the plus side is the infra-red interface to my laptop. I just composed the Itchy and Scratchy theme on my laptop and uploaded it as a ringtone. :cool: :D :D :D If anyone else is using an 8390, I can send you the .ota file.

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  2. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    i've used the Sanyo 6000 for about 6 months now and the metal casing has made it the longest lasting phone i've owned yet! and i've uploaded pictures of breasts for the wallpaper.

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  3. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    That reminds me of what I did to a coworker's new phone. I played with the voice dialing option. Yelling "Lapdance" into the phone dials our manager. :D
     
  4. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    i sell the things, and i'm convinced there's nothing better than call forwarding a drunk friends phone to some crisis hotline or directory assistance. or just changing all the speed dials to, once again, crisis hotlines.
     
  5. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    Do the new rogers GSM phones work in Europe?


    I was so close to getting the T-28 World phone from Erricson, but it's ugly and not that full of features. It's only useful for the fact that it is a world phone.

    If these phones work abroad, then problem solved.

    :)
    Karim
     
  6. vench

    vench TRIBE Promoter

    I think the new Rogers phone works in Europe, but I'm not sure. Europe may be on the GSM system, which is probably why Rogers is getting in on the action, so that when their customers travel abroad, they bring their phones, make long distance calls and rack up the charges.

    I'm actually thinking of getting a new phone as well. Balzz, you said your phone was compatible with your laptop, I'm assuming then it could be compatible with a Palm Pilot?

    Does anyone have any suggestions on a new phone? The only thing I hate about new phones - transferring the numbers.

    vench
     
  7. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    they do have a few triband gsm phones that would work anywhere - i've just found the roaming rates for rogers and fido overseas are very high and impossible to estimate. mint is a good way to go - one rate anywhere in the world, and its prepaid so you know you aren't going to get jacked.
     
  8. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    I haven't bought a cell phone yet, because they were all too big to hide in my pocket. And I don't want to carry them around clipped to my belt like some whitetrash. But now, I'm considering getting one, although the smaller ones are still kind of pricey.
     
  9. vench

    vench TRIBE Promoter

    c'mon, you don't wanna be "that guy"? The "guy" who sits in a bar or a club with his stupid phone hanging from his belt, it really is a "cool" look don't you think?

    Just imagine the possibilities if you grew a mullet.

    wow.

    vench
     
  10. juice

    juice TRIBE Member

    It's all about the technology utility belt ... those guys get all the ladies. I remember one time through work there was a week where I was carrying two pagers and a cell phone. How hardcore was I! People weren't pointing and laughing at me, they were pointing and saying "check out that dude, he has it going on" or at least I think they were.
     
  11. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    when i first started selling phones with my buddy, our boss gave him one of those 'new' Novatel PTR something handsets - they were about the size of the motorola brick phones and cost about $2000. he went to the bar that night, got in a bit of a scuffle and some guy grabbed his phone and smashed it to pieces in the parking lot. $2000! or free on, like, a 10 year activation.
     
  12. fuzzy

    fuzzy TRIBE Member

    I want Derrick Zoolander's phone

    Richard
     
  13. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Ok fockers, the point I was stressing is that I have the itchy and scratchy theme on my phone! :D
     
  14. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    hahaha, funny you mention Zoolander!! I just watched that. Bad but Hilarious movie.

    But I am not really interested in Roaming charges, but if I could adopt a european service while I am there.

    For example, I might be going to Poland this summer for a wedding, and if I take my phone, could I sign up with the polish GSM provider with the phone I purchased here?

    I'll just ask my bro once he gets his job as a sales rep at a rogers store here in St. Kitts.

    :)
    Karim
     
  15. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    if you get a tri-band gsm phone it will work overseas - ericsson has the t28, t39, t68 that do the trick. and motorola's timeport has one or two models that are tri-band.

    basically, 1900MHz is here in NA, 900 and 1800 are in Europe.

    if you want, you should try to get a SIM-free phone. that way you can put a SIm card in from any carrier and use the phone. the phones that rogers and fido sell are locked so that you can only use rogers or fido SIMs i believe.

    if you are going to europe and purchase a sim-free phone you should be able to get a Pay-As-You-Go plan while over there. and your phone will work without worrying about paying roaming charges. pay-as-you-go is quite prevalent over in europe so finding a shop that carries these packages should be easy enough - but your phone number will change.

    --craig
     
  16. vench

    vench TRIBE Promoter

    you're right - people aren't staring and laughing, they're staring and saying "who's that guy? He must be someone, I mean, look at the phone....should we go talk to him??"

    Hey, I used to have to cary two pagers for my old job, one was a personal one, the other was one of those text message pagers, it was really big and awkward but was fun for everyone!


    vench
     
  17. vench

    vench TRIBE Promoter

    I believe your thread has been hijacked Focker.

    vench
     
  18. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    :bluesteel:
     
  19. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    :) <---- Blue steel

    :) <---- Magnum!!!


    :eek: <------ooooooooohhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhh
    Karim
     
  20. fuzzy

    fuzzy TRIBE Member

    Anyone down for a gasoline fight????
     
  21. vench

    vench TRIBE Promoter

    [​IMG]


    vench
     
  22. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    i would, but I lack the opposable thumbs needed to operate the lever
     
  23. vench

    vench TRIBE Promoter

    [​IMG]


    vench
     
  24. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    Buying a world phone because you are happening to be in Europe for a week or two seems a bit absurd. If you are a business travellers and globe trotting all the time, that makes more sense... but otherwise...

    I have developed a neural network that can model which Telus cell phone you would prefer based on your background. Feel free to try it and then buy the phone from me.

    Some new 3G CDMA2000 models are coming out ~May 1. Maybe check those out, they might be up your alley.

    As Craig mentioned, Fido and Roger's phones are locked, ie. you must use their service when overseas. This means they will rape you in the ass, unpleasantly, pricewise. Roger's/Fido lock their phones because they have a subsidy on the handset. I imagine getting an open phone with no subsidy would be expensive. Craig how much was your fancy dancy ericsson?

    A mighty display of CDMA2000 phones is available here.

    -jM
    A&D
    ps: gsm 5uxXx0rs
     
  25. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    Well actually, every year I spend almost an entire summer overseas. So it would probably be somewhat worth it. However, I can just pick up a Nokia 51XX when I am there for cheaper then buying a world phone here.

    :)
    Karim
     

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