Thursday, July 13, 2006

Naughty, naughty Verizon

If you are using Verizon as a phone carrier and have a RAZR phone, read this:

That makes two genetically similar brothers, two identical laptops, two identical cellphones, and one key difference: I'm able to create my own ringtones, and my brother is not. That's because I use Cingular for my cell service, and he uses Verizon.


Read the rest of this at Wired magazine's Listening Post blog for the full scoop.

3 comments:

DewKid said...

That's too bad. I like Verizon, for the most part. They've delivered flawless DSL and phone service to me for years, and keep the costs minimal. I recently upgraded my DSL to FiOS through Verizon, and am now getting 15 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload, which is as fast as I've ever had. Not to mention the fact that its actually $5/month cheaper than DSL! Speaking of which, here's a cool speed tester if you are curious what your current broadband speed really is (and happen to live close enough to one of the servers for the speed test to really test your speed):
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Pandabonium said...

I must be a Luddite. I keep shedding technology. After years and years of people calling my pager and then cell phone (at all hours) regarding real estate matters (usually rental or escrow PROBLEMS) I had the idea to dump the cell after closing my office. Whew. What a load off my shoulders. I had become like a negative Pavlov dog - every ring hit me in the gut. And now they charge you for the privilage of chosing what form that shot will take. Double ouch.

Got a problem now? Send me an email or snail mail - I'll get it when I choose to get it. ;^)

I guess if every call had meant a sale I'd have a different attitude. I just don't like the idea that anyone with access to a phone anywhere on the planet can reach out and grab my b... uh touch me. And I sure as heck don't like having to pay extra for a special ting-a-ling.

Just a grouchy ol' bear.

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