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Old 02-13-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:35 AM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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Well for me, it's been years since I've had serious reception issues with my phone....but I've only had two service carriers ever ~ T-Mobile and Sprint. The only place that sticks out in my mind where my phones do no work is my Father's house; where no one's phone seems to work (unless you have a Nextel).

I've noticed a major improvement from when I got my first Sprint cellphone back in 1999; and talking on the phone in the car was just about impossible because the call would just keep dropping. That's not a problem for me anymore anywhere I drive now.

However, I am annoyed at how un-user friendly cell phones are. And it seems to be getting worse (I found my cell phones from 3+ years ago were more intuitive to use than my new phones). Also, why have phones store the address book and other personal information locally? I had to buy two phones last year, and what a royal pain it is to enter in your phone book. We have the technology where you can just connect to a server somewhere, and "viola" all of your contacts are downloaded to your phone. If Google can do it for free, why can't these cell phone companies do it while they continue to take my $60 per month?
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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However, I am annoyed at how un-user friendly cell phones are. And it seems to be getting worse (I found my cell phones from 3+ years ago were more intuitive to use than my new phones). Also, why have phones store the address book and other personal information locally? I had to buy two phones last year, and what a royal pain it is to enter in your phone book. We have the technology where you can just connect to a server somewhere, and "viola" all of your contacts are downloaded to your phone. If Google can do it for free, why can't these cell phone companies do it while they continue to take my $60 per month?

My phone numbers transfered over when I got a new phone- even though I had lost the first phone and didn't have a SIM card. I have no idea how that worked, however.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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My phone numbers transfered over when I got a new phone- even though I had lost the first phone and didn't have a SIM card. I have no idea how that worked, however.
Did the company do it? or was it automatic?

Mine I can store on a SIM card and move over. With my new phone, Im sure I can export via MicroSD card, AND I know I can do it over bluetooth.


my cell reception sucks right now, and I think its because my phone keeps jumping from partner carrier to partner carrier. (I'm a T-mobile customer living in a T-Mobile partner area)
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Personally, I'd be happy if 1 in 4 calls I get are actually for me. A big apartment company misprinted my number as their management number.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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My phone's reception truly sucks because of Bell's inferior coverage across NL.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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Also, why have phones store the address book and other personal information locally? I had to buy two phones last year, and what a royal pain it is to enter in your phone book. We have the technology where you can just connect to a server somewhere, and "viola" all of your contacts are downloaded to your phone. If Google can do it for free, why can't these cell phone companies do it while they continue to take my $60 per month?
Verizon does this for free. It's called Backup Assistant.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Verizon does this for free. It's called Backup Assistant.
thank's for the info I never knew that and have verizon
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