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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Cingular is really starting to piss me off

I'm going on 18+ hours without any connectivity and I can't play with my new toy! Yesterday I was overjoyed to receive the package I had been waiting for - a Treo 650. It's a great little phone, and with the right apps and an unlimited data plan I can do push email, IM, SSH/Telnet, and full web browsing - a geeks dream. Unfortunately I got it only to have Cingular's entire Washington State network got knocked offline. I've been on the phone (friends land line) with them twice and it's really frustrating. They won't tell me what caused the problem, but it affects the entire state and there is no voice or data services - phones just say no network. I'm really starting to get pissed off at this because my cell phone is my only phone - I do all my business and personal calling from it, it's hooked up to the door buzzer of my building, and it's the only way that I can check my work voicemail without going into the office - something I'm going to have to do a lot this weekend.

Aside from being furious with Cingular life is good. Last night the Ian hosted a party at his house celebrating Cahty's birthday. Now that Skype is getting a bit older its nice that I can leave him for a few hours in the evening and go party with my friends. I got to hot tub with Ian, and spend some time with good friends!

-Update-

Shortly after writing this post full service came back to my phone. I guess mistakes happen, but seriously - WTF. I've never heard of an 18 state wide outage... If it ever happens again I'm leaving for another provider - I guess this proves that they really all do suck!

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