Posted by: fullandbye | October 31, 2008

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For the third time in four years, someone has dressed up as me for halloween.

First it was Emily A, then my colleague Adam, and now my boss Ken. He showed up wearing argyle socks, crocs, black carhartts, a black hoodie, black rimmed glasses, and a chrome bag. He then sipped coffee all day from a stainless steel thermal mug while talking about the most amazing thing he saw on his ride in to work, and of his exciting plans to go diving and work on his bike all weekend.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Does anyone have any experience buying used cellphones or new-old stock? I finally killed my cellphone by exposing it to too much rain on my ride into work this morning. I have found some companies that sell new or reconditioned Nokia 6010 phones. They claim these phones are unlocked. Do you just buy the phone, put your sim-card in and call it good? None of the phones offered by ATT are durable or simple enough for my hard wearing lifestyle and luddite attitude towards cellular phone technology. Am I asking for trouble by buying a phone from someone other than ATT?

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Responses

  1. My expirience with unlocked phones is that they get really poor reception and drop calls a lot.

  2. a good move is to simply buy a pay-as-you-go from the att and not tell them that you’re simply going to swap the card out for the one you have your plan on. you get one of their cheap-ass (indestructible) brick phones for cheap and it’s guaranteed to work

  3. This has been bomber for me. Fumbled it onto the pavement from a bike, still works. Has spent lots of time in rough conditions on all of my skiing & backpacking & climbing trips. Small, light, camera is good, mp3 player ($30 for a 2gb card a year ago), FM radio. Check my gmail with the $10/mo unlimited data plan. Love it.

  4. None of the phones offered by ATT are durable or simple enough for my hard wearing lifestyle and luddite attitude towards cellular phone technology.
    Motorola F3: $36 at Amazon.


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