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Friday May 02, 2008
12:13 PM

Cell Phone Lunacy

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T-Mobile is my cell phone provider. I "upgraded" my old Nokia 6600 (four years old now, at least) to a Nokia 6263 for free. But when I got it, I found that -- with the exact same SIM card, same account, same network -- it would not run downloaded network apps like Google Maps.

This makes it subuseful.

So I call them up, and they would apparently rather have me return my phones and cancel my service altogether than give me a working phone. Oh they say they can give me a Blackberry, but it will cost more, and I don't want a Blackberry. And I would rather go phoneless than use a Windows phone.

So I need to either get this phone uncrippled, or find a new cell phone provider. Suggestions welcome.

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  • I thought blackberrys ran their own OS?
    • No, I meant Windows was another separate option.
      • Ah, did you edit the text because it reads more sensibly now :-)

        But yeah, I know what you mean. North American mobile phone providers seem to have us by the balls. Coming from the UK the situation still shocks me. I wish I were back there then I could just buy any phone I wanted and jam my SIM card in.
        • Ah, did you edit the text because it reads more sensibly now :-)
          Ha, no, I didn't, actually. :)

          I wish I were back there then I could just buy any phone I wanted and jam my SIM card in.
          I can do that, but at what price? Literally. A few hundred for a decent phone.