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Old March 6 2011, 09:58 PM   #632
Holdfast
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Re: Your latest purchases, cont.

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And while I didn't actually make this purchase, my new job bought me a Blackberry Torch with a full data plan.
Welcome to the modern workplace's version of a permanently-shackled ball & chain. If you've never had a job that provides you with a cellphone before, my strong advice is to turn it off the instant you go off-duty (unless you have a clear cast-iron contractual obligation to be contactable) and never ever check work email or phone messages until you turn it on again at the start of the next working day.

Use a personal phone out of hours, and never ever reveal that number to anyone at work.
Oh, that's definitely the plan...although, really, I'd like to find a way to switch the phone numbers between the two phones. The one work bought me is way better than my personal phone!
If they're both on the same network, you just switch SIM cards around. If not, you'd have to unlock the phone before you could do that.

In other parts of the world, there are dual-SIM phones, so you can have two numbers on one phone. They're not popular in the West because the business model here is different, and no operator wants to subsidise a phone used by a different operator... but I rather like the idea of a dual-SIM to manage work/private lines and hope they eventually make it to our shores in a good smartphone.
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