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The rain came down and washed the streets for what seemed like a month. As I was leaving the house, my dad mentioned something about a possible new record being set for how long it's been raining. That doesn't seem right to me. I seem to remember a couple years ago when the local news was talking about that exact same story. Deja Vu?

Walking out to my car in the rain, I momentarily think I will listen to my iPod. I decide against this, opting instead to listen to KEXP. I have neglected my radio station ever since getting my personal music device, but sometimes it nice to have someone tell you want to listen to. There is a special place in my heart for pointless DJ chatter, as well. I drive out of the neighborhood with Death Cab for Cutie blaring on my little car stereo.

My first stop is the post office, where I am dropping off my latest netflix film. Gus Van Sant's Last Days, which completes his strange death trilogy. Elephant is my favorite of the three films, but Last Days definitely worth me watching as well. Focusing on a Kurt Cobain like character just before he dies, it's an interesting piece. I get a strange pleasure from watching musicians play and this film fits that bill.

From there, I drove to the nearest cingular store and waited for one of the sale associates to help me out. A girl had entered the store before me who was pretty, but had on too much perfume. After she entered the store, you could smell her from anywhere in the building. I smiled at her while I stood waiting in line and she glared at me like if I had offended her and ignored me for the rest of the time I was in the store. After about 15 minutes of waiting, one of the employees became free and helped me. He answered my questions about what I could do to get a new phone, but I wasn't convinced to do anything with them. Cingular just isn't winning my loyalty anymore. I could sign up for a 2 year contract, like I have done in the past, and I would pay a $18 upgrade fee for getting a new phone. Or I could call the insurance company and pay $50 and get the same phone. I thanked him and left.

As I drove down the street, I saw the T-Mobile store on my way home. Deciding to stop by and check out my options, I walk in and a pretty blond lady immediately comes up to me and starts working the sale. I tell her I am thinking about switching to a new company and she starts throwing free options at me left and right. Before I know it, I have signed a new contract for 1 year with T-Mobile and I have a phone as good if not better than my old nokia and I didn't have to pay an activation fee or anything. And it looks like my monthly bill will be lower than before as well. I leave the store happy.

Poll #648934 Phone Numbers

I lost all my phone numbers when I lost my phone. If you would like me to call you on occasion, please give me your phone number.



P.S.
There seems to be some conflict between cingular, which is blocking my incoming calls still, and t-mobile, who is allowing calls to go out. If you want to contact me right now, try text messaging me. That works and I haven't gotten any text messages from lj in a million years.

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endquote
Jan. 10th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
Nice. What phone?
patrick
Jan. 10th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
I got a samsung x495 which I'm going to hold on for a little bit, but the sales girl told me I was free to trade up to something better if I came back in and wanted to buy a different phone.
j_mo
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Gold star for you!
I have T-Mobile and they are awesome! I got drunk on New Years and lost my cell phone somewhere in New York's Chinatown, so I called t-mobile to report the loss and suspend my service, etc. Throughout this I have been so impressed with T-Mobile's customer service. Everyone I spoke with was so helpful and nice, plus when you're on hold they play Justin Timberlake! Also, they're replacing the phone and it will arrive a mere 3 days after I filed my claim, AND they gave me a phone to use in the meantime. Damn, T-mobile, how do you rock so hard?!

Moral of the story: Way to make a good phone decision! Plus, T-mobile users can talk to each other for free so we can rock that if, uh, either of us ever gets up the nerve to drunk-dial each other. But ball's in your court, cause all my contacts and phone numbers are lying dead and cold in a Big Apple gutter, reeking of dim sum.

Hope all is well with you.
patrick
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Gold star for you!
Ah, thanks!
We are both amazing cause we both lost our phones! So far, I'm happy with T-Mobile. I think it will work out fine.

I have added you to my phone and I will make the best attempt possible to drunk dial. I am usually so forgetful about doing that.
patrick
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Whoa.
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