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Shiny New Phone [May. 9th, 2004|07:03 pm]
Yesterday, I went to see the nice people at the Vodafone shop about signing up for another 12 months on my contract. I was vaguely thinking of getting the new version of my phone (Nokia 6600, up from a Nokia 3650), but not too bothered about it.

Unfortunately, the deal I'd been considering had ended on the 1st, and was no longer available. The deals for this month for people signing a new contract (with or without a new handset) were quite pants. However, the ones for new contracts were much better. The sales rep convinced me to give notice on my old phone, and sign up for a new one.

So, I'm now a proud owner of a shiny new Nokia 6600, with a new phone number. It's a little smaller than the last one, the icons are a little prettier, it supports a slightly newer version of MIDP, but that's about it (they're both Series 60 devices). Having spent the afternoon copying my data over and loading it with applications, I'm good to go.

My plan is to keep the old phone for about a week, then try to sell it (anyone fancy a Nokia 3650 with two batteries, one new?). While I have two handsets, I'll keep both on much of the time. In a week or so when I sell the 3650, I'll only power up a phone with the old sim card from time to time.

I will be distributing my new number via various means, so shout if you don't get it!

From: zihuatenejo
2004-05-11 01:29 pm (UTC)
Why didn't you port your old number?
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From: gagravarr
2004-05-11 01:33 pm (UTC)
The much better deal wasn't available to those upgrading an old contract or porting a number.

So, it was either upgrade (and get a less good deal) or get a new number. I decided the number wasn't worth as much to me as the difference in values between the two deals.
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