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Old March 6 2011, 08:50 PM   #631
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Last night, we bought about 70 bucks worth of groceries.
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Old March 6 2011, 09:58 PM   #632
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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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Old March 6 2011, 10:08 PM   #633
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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.
Yeah, but my personal phone isn't a smartphone, so it doesn't have a data plan or anything. I need to find a way to switch the SIM cards without my personal phone getting charged for the data.

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.
Yeah, this sounds awesome. I was trying to figure out if there was a way I could just get all my personal calls/texts forwarded to my new number.
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Old March 6 2011, 10:34 PM   #634
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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.
Yeah, but my personal phone isn't a smartphone, so it doesn't have a data plan or anything. I need to find a way to switch the SIM cards without my personal phone getting charged for the data.
The data plan goes with the SIM, I think.

So if you use the work SIM in your personal phone, you shouldn't get charged for data.

Equally though, you would get charged for any data use you use on the BB with your personal SIM.

I think that's how it works, anyway.

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.
Yeah, this sounds awesome.
The even better thing about them is that you can switch off one SIM, but leave the other working. So when you clock off, you can turn off the work SIM but still receive personal calls, for instance. It really does solve a lot of problems for those who have to carry work phones.

Thankfully, I don't need to do that anymore, but I will probably need a private second line again in a couple of years time if a particular project gets off the ground. I'll probably import an unlocked dual-SIM then, if they don't make it to our shores by then.
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Old March 6 2011, 10:38 PM   #635
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Equally though, you would get charged for any data use you use on the BB with your personal SIM.
This is the part that concerns me. I don't want to get charged a lot of extra money for using the data features on my BB without having them covered in my personal plan.

I'll probably import an unlocked dual-SIM then, if they don't make it to our shores by then.
I may have to look into this.
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Old March 6 2011, 10:41 PM   #636
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I got the leatherbound Barnes and Nobles exclusive republishing of Jurassic Park and the Lost World (both in one) a few days ago.
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Old March 7 2011, 04:25 AM   #637
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Now now, let's not forget the penis-shaped lollypops.
We had straws, not lollipops. Also other games. I won one.

Seriously though, I'm too old for this stuff. I ditched around midnight and came back to work on a paper, then hung out with them when they came back here. But clubs just don't do it for me at all anymore. On the other hand, I got an opportunity to wear my new cowboy hat out. Not really many occasions for that!
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Old March 7 2011, 01:50 PM   #638
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I picked up a DvD of Black Dynamite
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Old March 7 2011, 02:38 PM   #639
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An investment:

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Old March 7 2011, 03:35 PM   #640
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What kind of tool set is that? Looks pretty suspicious to me.



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Old March 7 2011, 04:25 PM   #641
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What kind of tool set is that? Looks pretty suspicious to me.
It's a computer repair tool kit. I've also got an anti-static wristband on the way, as I'm tired of being the cause of electrified computer destruction.

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Old March 7 2011, 04:47 PM   #642
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On the other hand, I got an opportunity to wear my new cowboy hat out. Not really many occasions for that!
You mean you didn't have a sombrero?
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I've also got an anti-static wristband on the way, as I'm tired of being the cause of electrified computer destruction.
Are you one of those...?
I had a friend who could turn on computers by imposing her hands on them. Pretty spooky, but a great party trick!
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Old March 7 2011, 08:58 PM   #644
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I've also got an anti-static wristband on the way, as I'm tired of being the cause of electrified computer destruction.
Are you one of those...?
I had a friend who could turn on computers by imposing her hands on them. Pretty spooky, but a great party trick!
I could never turn desktops on, but laptops yes, and I could shut them both off like that.
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I'm typing this on my new Mac laptop which arrived today, and since I'm a computer moron and have only ever used Windows since 1993 I don't actually know what the hell I'm doing.
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