March 15th, 2007

pinkie pie

Help! Hipsters

I got a new phone! I will post about it shortly. Right now I want to share with you some disturbing screenshots from the desktop software that accompanies said phone.

First, the splash screen:

Motorola hipster girl

Boy, she loves her phone. Could you imagine being this person, knowing that thousands of people worldwide are looking at that picture? With that hair?

But that’s not the good one. This is the good one, from the configuration wizard:

Motorola hipster guy

Seriously. What’s with him? Stop looking at me like that! Also, nice belt.
(Also good: “What is a Cable?”)

Originally posted at rich text.
pinkie pie

New cellphone for me

Virgin Mobile logoEven though I’ve only been carrying around my Blackberry for the last little while, I had kept my Fido account open to keep the phone number. Switching it from a “$20-per-month” plan to prepaid to keep the costs down had been on my to-do list for a while, but I never quite got around to it. I call it a “$20-per-month” plan with scare quotes because it didn’t include voicemail ($5), caller ID ($5), system access fees ($6.75), or 911 ($0.50), which meant that without using it at all it was $43/month after tax! On Wednesday I decided I might as well get it over with, so I was browsing around all the phone companies’ websites to see if maybe I’d be better off just abandoning the number and changing to another provider.

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Originally posted at rich text.