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Help! I lost my freakin’ phone and I can’t get up!

Yeah, I know only readers of a certain vinatge will catch on the the title of this note.

Anyway, Trashy has lost his cell phone. I liked my Razr. It was light. Had a big keypad for my stubby fingers. The volume was great. I miss her.

Dunno where I went wrong. I’m pretty anal about where on my body I carry my phone and am usually aware of its presence. My best guess is that I lost it on the #86 or at Elmvale Acres plaza. Yeah – I called both OC Transpo and the plaza… and got zilch.

So, it is looking like Trashy may have to get a new one – much to my chagrin. I am holding off until at least the weekend to see if it turns up, but if not, it’s off to Rogers I go. I’m finding it very inconvenient and frustrating not being plugged in while at a meeting or on the bus.

To the purpose of this scribble.

I am soliciting opinions on what I should spend my hard-earned shekels.

These are my specs:

  1. It has to be Rogers compatible.
  2. I like to send pics from time to time.
  3. It has to have a clear and preferably large display.  My vision ain’t what it used to be.
  4. I’m not hung up on surfing the net on my phone, but I would like to access my email once in a while.
  5. Good volume (I don’t hear so well either – too many chainsaws and bulldozers as a younger guy – with no hearing protection)
  6. I’m not a heavy user of voice or text. I send less than 100 texts per month and am always under my 200 minute limit. I point out my usage patterns only because some phones are available only if one signs up on a specific plan.

I might just get another Razr – but maybe I’m ready for a change. Any advice would be appreciated. Do you already have a phone that would seem to meet my requirements? Are there any cell phone phanatics out there that may be able to help?

My old phone. May she rest in peace.

My old phone. May she rest in peace.


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  1. I bought a unlocked Nokia N95 from Then if I get fed up with Rogers, I can take it elsewhere.

  2. gordon says:

    I’ve had good experiences with both the people on the phone and in the stores over the years, but the people on the phone have more discretionary powers than the people in the store. Visit a store before talking to the people on the phone so you can actually see and hold the phone you’re interested in. I’ve had good experiences with the store at Billings Bridge.

  3. trashee says:

    Thanks Ken – that is good to know!

  4. Ken says:

    I would recommend NOT going to a Roger’s store. My wife and I are in the market to upgrade our phones, and the service we’ve received at the last two Roger’s store was essentially: Don’t bother us here, call the Rogers #, they can get you a better deal.

    I suspect you won’t be happy if you go in…

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