I am not going to tell you the type of phone I have. I 'm sure some people will be able to figure it out.
I hate my new cell phone. I have been using a company issue cell phone since 1997. I do NOT have a personal cell phone.
We started with a Nextel phone, which back in the day (the late 90's) the performance was a bit spotty, but GREATLY improved over the next couple of
years. My company bought over 300 phones for our employees (btw, I'm in the CATV industry) so they could call in or talk to others with the awesome
direct connect that Nextel offered. All was nice.
Eventually I was upgraded to a Blackberry on the Nextel system, and all was even nicer than nice, I could get my email (filtered through the easy to
set up blackberry webpage) and I was happy. I get anywhere from 600-1000 emails a day, only what was required (about 15% of those) made it to my
Blackberry, and that was what I needed to stay on top of my job. If my battery started going bad on the Blackberry, I just replaced it with a new one.
Piece of cake. Phone lasted at least 1 1/2 days on one charge, never ran out of battery power. My new phone is sealed, no battery replacement
Fast forward to 2009. Some boneheaded salesperson gave my boss a new phone for a trial, and he thought it was awesome, so now we switched to a new
phone. Its a different provider, and we won't get into that, but Verizon sucks in my area, and I was now forced to put an access point in my house
connected to my broadband connection to have phone service at my house. I do not live in a rural area, and I can't get an answer from Verizon why my
signal sucks.With Nextel I had full bars, but that is just the first problem I encountered with this new phone. Now I'm paying more electricity (no
matter how small it is) so my cell phone works at home.
Now for my second problem:
If I use my new state of the art touchscreen cellphone on wi-fi at my house (or anyone's house,) the wi-fi for the rest of the house stops
functioning. This has happened at 14 different houses that I have visited so far, and a couple of my friends will not allow my to bring this thing
into their house any longer, including my wife.
Now for the third problem:
Battery life is abysmal. I NEED to charge it in my car or it dies. Now this is interesting: I have tried charging this thing in at least 7 (there
are probably more) vehicles, with the charger supplied with the phone, and in each vehicle, the FM reception goes away! I get nothing but fuzz.
Disconnecting the phone from the charger, and my fm reception comes back.
Now, on to email:
What a joke. On my blackberry, I could set up filters to allow what I needed to get though (most are from my monitoring system, I maintain a docisis
modem system for a decent sized MSO). Well, with this new phone, I am unable to filter messages, so all of my messages come though. That isn't that
terrible part, but what is the terrible part is that to delete old messages, you must delete them one at a time. Now granted, you may be able to
delete up to 4 at a time on a screen. Try to do that when you have 600 messages to delete every morning. On my blackberry, I could click messages, and
click delete prior and it would delete everything from yesterday out. 2 clicks instead of 500 clicks. Awesome, what a way to start my day!
Oh yeah, I have a java enabled 'status page' for work that I wrote that at a glance will show me the overall status of all the cable modems I
maintain. Guess what, this new fruity phone I have does not allow java!
I have tried to vent this to my boss, but he is infatuated with this thing, and he won't hear it, so I had to vent somewhere, and the rant section
here seems like a good place.
Can anyone guess what kind of phone I'm stuck with? I think I left enough hints.
edit on 6/30/2012 by snrRog because: punctuation