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Old 07-18-2010, 01:32 PM   #31
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AT&T was Cingular was AT&T (in name only)
AT&T (in Basking Ridge NJ) was a company self destructing for decades. For example, they sold off the Long Lines division that installs cross ocean fiber optics just as the demand was getting hot. Anything from that AT&T was crap.

Eventually, they bought two cable companies to provide phone direct to the customer. Nobody in AT&T knew anything about phones. Nobody notices the wires could not do what AT&T bought them to do.

Eventually AT&T sold off everything two years later for half (about $70 billion) of what they originally paid. At this point, AT&T was only three months from bankruptcy. And not letting their outside Board of Directors know how bad the company really was.

Southwest Bell bought what was left of AT&T for pennies. Basically, all that was left was a cell phone company and the name. Southwest Bell renamed itself AT&T.

The name AT&T has a long history of meaning crap products - to the far fewer who actually knew technology. No company in the history of free market economics did more to destroy shareholder value than what AT&T did to NCR - according to The Economist. AT&T (Basking Ridge) was that bad a company. Notice how many consumers never knew it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:50 PM   #32
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There's an App for that...

Or maybe not.
If you can't find an appropriate App for your Android phone, you can build your own. No really, seriously, you can.
App Inventor for Android, from Google labs, shows you the way.

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To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a developer. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge. This is because instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use blocks to specify the app's behavior.
And when you're a rich and famous APP guru, don't forget us little people.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:29 PM   #33
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I've decided we are switching to Verizon come hell or high water... I'm soooo done with AT&T this switch is for their saftey as well as my emotional and physical well being... .

How soon can you get home honey?
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #34
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You wanted me to stop at the hardware store, so you tell me.



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Old 07-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #35
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Verizon... then hardware store... those are your marching orders
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:07 PM   #36
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Verizon... then hardware store... those are your marching orders
As long as he's out, you might as well have him get you that Mac you wanted.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:36 PM   #37
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:27 PM   #38
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And I've lost 23lbs... whoo hoo. We are making this a family trip.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:58 PM   #39
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I ブcking HATE this new piece of shit phone and the fact that I have wasted an entire goddamn evening on replacing something I was happy with. I liked my "old" Blackberry 10,000 times better. The 8530 is cheaper-feeling, and the entire front surface is one big, shiny smudge gatherer. I obviously like HARDWARE, i.e. keyboards, as I am using a Blackberry, why would I want these shiny, smudgy pseudo-buttons that you can't feel with your thumb? I liked the Blackberry "trackball" ...I hate the "touchpad" navigator. I just downloaded Google quick search...why did I have to poke around and find it in my "downloads folder" click and select "move to" my home folder? I goddamn downloaded it because I wanted the motherブcker, didn't I??? By the way, how is it a "HOME SCREEN" when I have to click the menu button from the desktop to get to it? The HOME screen should be the HOME SCREEN. You know what the menu button USED to have on it? The CALL VOICEMAIL option. You know what I still haven't figured out how to do, and I've had this thing for 2.5 hours? CALL MY GODDAMN VOCIEMAIL. I actually looked up how to do this on the Blackberry website, for this model, and the instructions didn't work.

This is not a ブcking TOY device for me, I am going to have to use this bullshit thing every day. I hate changing shit. I liked my old phone.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:20 AM   #40
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This is ブcking BULLSHIT. Now I have to go DOWNLOAD some bullshit "theme" just to get my normal, ICON layout back??? Are you shitting me??? Under layout I have "Zen" or "Today" ...no Icon. I hate it, I ブcking hate it. The keyboard is smaller, for basically no reason. It didn't come with a case. Why the ブck didn't it come with a case??? Am I supposed to just walk around holding it all day???
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:29 AM   #41
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:40 AM   #42
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I'm getting a kick out of these rants this morning. Flint's is even better than monster's.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:12 AM   #43
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Damn flint - that sucks. I am NOT a smart phone person. I want my flip phone back. I call, I text. Thats all I need.

Isn't voicemail just holding down the "1"? I believe its a preset speed dial number. Perhaps not.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #44
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You mean the 9530, the Storm, the Blackberry touch screen phone?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:17 AM   #45
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You mean the 9530, the Storm, the Blackberry touch screen phone?
Maybe that's why the instructions didn't work?

I feel for you ネint, but new hardware always comes with some frustration. As I recall you had similar issues when you first got the previous phone. I'm wondering why you didn't stick with what you know?
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