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13 June 2007 @ 10:47 am
You know how every so often i mention that i need to get a new phone? Well i really need to get a new phone. I opened my phone this morning to check the time on my way into the office and found that the LCD screen has decided to turn itself into a piece of modern art.

As far as i can tell it still works, although no one has actually tried calling it yet. I just won't be able to see who's calling, or what number i'm dialing, or what time it is, or anything at all like that. I could try dialing out but i'd have to be very careful about dialing the number, and unfortunately most of the numbers i'd want to call are known only to my cellphone :) Ironically this morning in the (not hot) shower i was just thinking that i ought to write down all the numbers i've got to make things easier when i do decide to get a new phone. Apparently my psychic warnings of impending disaster are running a bit behind :)

The iPhone actually looks pretty cool, but i don't really want to wait that long to get one, and i don't really want to pay $500(?) for a phone either, or have to bother with switching phone companies. Too bad they don't have an iPhone with no webbrowser and no email and no mp3 player, and maybe a black and white screen if that would make it any cheaper. As i've said before (repeatedly, in many forums) all i really want is a phone that has a touchscreen keyboard rather than a full physical mini-keyboard and the ability to swap text files back and forth between my PC and let me edit them on the phone. Really basic stone age PDA stuff. Unfortunately there apparently aren't enough geeks with moderate desires to demand the filling of that niche market =P
Current Mood: amusedamused
cwendy41cwendy41 on June 13th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Do you have a SIM card? Or are all the numbers stored on the phone itself? My guess is that since your phone is older that all the numbers are on the phone.

You could try taking the phone to your service provider and seeing if they'll dump off the data for you. When I went once, they were able to print out a list of my contacts. However, if you do go, it might be nice if you bought a new phone from them too because otherwise they might be less inclined to print out your contacts for you (doing work for you while not getting paid if you don't get a phone).
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 13th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Given the number of years that i've kept this plan without renewing the commitment and without getting a new free phone from them i think i deserve at least that much if it's something they can do :)