[UFO Chicago] Cell phones

Jesse Becker jesse_becker at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 20 17:18:12 CDT 2005

--- Brian Sobolak <brian at planetshwoop.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Aug 2005, Jesse Becker wrote:
> > Anyone have any comments on coverage, customer service,
> > plans, prices, etc for cell phones?  I'm looking at
> finally
> > getting one of my own in the next couple of weeks.
> What are you synching with Linux?

Mostly phone numbers.  I hate T9 input, and don't want to
type them all in again.

> I hate them all.  I've had Sprint, AT&T, Cingular, and
> reseller Sprint, and I find the phone to be burden.  If 
> you feel like supporting liberal causes, I've gotten 
> decent service from Working Assets
> and at least some of their corporate stuff goes to causes

> I like.

I've resisted getting a phone for many years.  I've lately
found that not having a phone is becoming more of a hassle
than lugging one around.  Especially since I don't plan on
having it on all the time...(it's primarily  *me* to call
*you*, not the other way around).

I've heard of Working Assets, and will take a look.

> As for the browsing, I've never found that usable short
> of getting a 
> blackberry or some such.  Google SMS however, if **very**
> handy if you're 
> lost and need a phone number though.

I really don't need much in that regard.  But it is damn
useful to pull down bits of information occasionally. 
Flights, Server status pages (I've got one that generates
WAP pages), if there's way to get google maps, that'd rock.


Jesse Becker
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