Thursday, August 27, 2009

So far, Master Reset seems to be working.

Someone must have really messed with this phone in the store. Now I need to get some sleep so I can do 14 weeks of expense reports tomorrow. The days before going on vacation always feel like finals.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

myTouch Fiasco, Day One

I'm generally a supporter of opensource, and I'm creeped out by the Apple-AT&T hegemony, so I decided to buy a T-Mobile myTouch 3G after the first 12 hours of my workday today.

It took two very dedicated Radio Shack reps an hour, plus half a dozen phone calls at 9pm, to work with T-Mobile and their home office to update my account and get the phone correctly priced.

The good news is that the internet and voice service work great. The bad news is that those are the only things that work. I can't add contacts from the SIM or manually without the device crashing. The much-touted Gmail integration? It also freezes up the phone.

Three reboots have done nothing. I'm trying a master reset, and then I'm bringing the phone back.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

I just spent 40 minutes test-driving the T-Mobile G1 in Harvard Square.

Then I was told that as a loyal T-mobile customer of five and one-half years, who for the last two years has spent over $100 on T-Mobile services every month, that I am entitled to pay exactly twice as much the G1 is advertised for.

Seriously? I don't need it that badly.