Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I am working my second job at ATP this weekend. Since the downturn of hiring for airlines they haven't needed me. All instructing slots are seniority based. I am very low at ATP so I haven't taught since May I think. Maybe June. Anyways another instructor needs me to fill in for him Saturday. This is good timing because my next phone was released today.

The T-Mobile G1! It's a Google powered phone. The phone can do everything my current phone can except tethering. Tethering is a process where a phone can be used as a modem. With my current Windows powered phone I can plug it in to my laptop and surf the internet on my laptop with all data going through the phone. I use this when I can't find a hotspot or more often...don't want to pay for the hotspot. I wonder if I can just lug my old phone around and use that (with my sim card) to use the net when I am in a bind. I am also assuming I will still get unlimited T-Mobile hotspots. If I don't...then that will be a deal breaker. I use T-Mobile hotspots a lot in airports.

So what does the G1 look like? Well kinda like an Iphone but with a full QWERTY keyboard.

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The phone is $179....with a two year contract. I have been with T-Mobile for over 4 years now. I don't see leaving anytime soon. I will be using the 14 day exchange policy if the phone blows chunks...which based on the reviews I don't think it will. The loss of tethering is a big blow, but the additions of built in GPS and more....I should be ok. With the faster internet and capable browser...I could almost....almost....maybe...see traveling without a laptop while working. Hmmm just got a chill down my back.

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