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So, you dropped your phone into the toilet?

Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, it had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home!... read more

Battery-free cell phone

Cool! This would (eventually) remove the need for environment-destroying battery factories. "We've built what we believe is the first functioning cellphone that consumes almost zero power," said co-author Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor... read more

Don't fall for the 90# telephone scam

I'd never fall for this (I hope) because our only "wired" number is through the Internet, not AT&T or any major provider.Here's a link to the FCC's page: fcc.gov/guides/90-telephone-scam. "I received a telephone call last evening from an in... read more

My phones

In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see ... read more

Best smartphone (2013)

I've got an iPhone 4 now, which I've never been crazy about. I used to have a Blackberry Curve, which I was also never crazy about. If I could combine the best features from both, that'd be nice, but probably still not good enough. :) My original P... read more

Sprint now allows editing how you appear in caller ID

This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in Sprint customer support clearly ... read more

Stupid online chat I just had with Sprint support

   12:32:39 PM : Bill Holmes: Initial Question/Comment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying "Oops, something's broken" or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the required fields. 12:32:4... read more

New cell phone

Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone. The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes. Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes. Just last month I had to increase... read more

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Regenerated Feb 23 2019