Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

t-mobile, iphone, etc

T-Mobile has one again somehow decided that my phone (Blackberry Pearl) can't receive MMSes, instead sending me a text message to go to a website and login with a username and password to get my pictures.

Except the MMSes I'm getting now (from lisa) aren't even pictures... just plain text (she's sending an MMS instead of SMS?), so I'm getting a text notification to go log in to a website to get a text notification. This feels like MySpace/Friendister/Facebook/Pownce/Vox, etc. "HERE IS A MESSAGE THAT YOU HAVE A MESSAGE! GO LOOK AT OUR ADS!" I hate you so, so much T-Mobile. I paid how much for this phone? Doesn't it advertise itself to your network? I know you know ... when I log in to your website, you show me it as my profile icon.

If I didn't want picture messages (and I don't care much, really, except when they're broken), I'd just get an iPhone. My biggest qualm was lack of Bluetooth modem support, but I guess you can just do an ad-hoc Wifi bridge and SOCKS proxy on the iPhone, and that works?

Gah.

Cancel T-Mobile? Number portability doesn't work across state lines, unless I change my billing address and credit card info to my parents' info for awhile, then port number, then switch back. No way.

Maybe change down to $5-$10/month plan, just for call forwarding to new Cingular plan? Does Cingular suck in San Francisco? (I mean, worse than everything else?)

Then I could just keep my Java-illegal-argument-exception Blackberry (it crashes if I type too fast?) and only use it while traveling abroad?
Tags: hate, mobile, tech
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