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Nov 11, 2006, 09:33 PM
 


Nokia 6265i, ****!

I get out of the bar, I have the impression I left it there.. I reach for my pocket and I probably touch my Zippo and think it's my cell. All's OK and I leave... only to wake up the next day and realise I lost it.

****.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 09:36 PM
 
Oh well, at least you have a nice Zippo.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 09:43 PM
 
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Originally Posted by ambush View Post


Nokia 6265i, ****!

I get out of the bar, I have the impression I left it there.. I reach for my pocket and I probably touch my Zippo and think it's my cell. All's OK and I leave... only to wake up the next day and realise I lost it.

****.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 09:48 PM
 
I've lost all hope now and my only concern is... is TELUS (my carrier) going to offer me (again) the two-year-contract-rebate when I buy another phone.

Too bad, I ****ing loved that phone.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 09:49 PM
 
BTW, is the new LG Chocolate any good?

I'll probably get a Razr v3c now...
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 09:57 PM
 
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BTW, is the new LG Chocolate any good?
No. I has stupid touch buttons for one.

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 10:13 PM
 
go back to the bar and see if anyone picked it up.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 10:15 PM
 
I've already spent my day harassing them and they told me they haven't found it.

So, some dishonest prick found it and stole it.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 10:23 PM
 
Now you know you SHOULD buy Sony Ericsson
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 11:21 PM
 
Well, just staple your next phone to your rear... that way, you won't lose it...

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Nov 11, 2006, 11:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by ambush View Post
I've already spent my day harassing them and they told me they haven't found it.

So, some dishonest prick found it and stole it.
How's he dishonest? And a prick?!?!? That's really reaching I'd say.

I also wouldn't say he stole it. I'd say he found something someone didn't cherish very much enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts and probably appreciates it more than it's former owner.

Enjoy your zippo. Move on.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 01:21 AM
 
Ahh! I have that same phone! Luckily it slipped through all of Verizon's crap and I can still use bluetooth fully, which is awesome. I'd take a picture of it but the only camera i have right now is...my phone. Except it got dropped and now it won't charge, but luckily my roommate's phone uses the same battery so every couple days we swap and he charges it.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 01:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
No. I has stupid touch buttons for one.


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Nov 12, 2006, 06:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
How's he dishonest? And a prick?!?!? That's really reaching I'd say.

I also wouldn't say he stole it. I'd say he found something someone didn't cherish very much enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts and probably appreciates it more than it's former owner.
Finding a $300 device and playing finders-keepers makes you a dishonest prick. Period.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 06:03 AM
 
Did you call yourself?
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 09:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Finding a $300 device and playing finders-keepers makes you a dishonest prick. Period.
Agreed with that one. Anything else makes for some interesting morals.

Ambush, Telus won't get you a new contract and a new rebate, you're outta luck there. The best they'll offer you is a refurbished phone, and it will be about three years old, at a special price. I speak from experience there.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 10:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by DeathToWindows View Post
Well, just staple your next phone to your rear... that way, you won't lose it...
I once encountered a goth who kept his phone attached to the inside of his pocket with a fluorescent pink bungee.

Oh, and there's this little thing called "insurance".
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:18 AM
 
What Nicko said.

Call the phone and see if anyone answers. It would take some big balls for someone to answer and then keep a lost (then stolen) phone...Plus, if it's under a table or something, someone would surely pick it up if they heard it.
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by powerbook867 View Post
What Nicko said.

Call the phone and see if anyone answers. It would take some big balls for someone to answer and then keep a lost (then stolen) phone...Plus, if it's under a table or something, someone would surely pick it up if they heard it.
If you're on a post-paid contract BAR THE SIM IMMEDIATELY. Here in the UK you can get all the networks to bar the IMEI as well (they'll probably ship it to Nigeria and resell it, but meh).
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
Agreed with that one. Anything else makes for some interesting morals.

Ambush, Telus won't get you a new contract and a new rebate, you're outta luck there. The best they'll offer you is a refurbished phone, and it will be about three years old, at a special price. I speak from experience there.
Actually, Telus can be quite flexible.

You need to speak with the "Loyalty and Redemption" department... I think that is what it is called.

Any Telus Mobility dealer should have the phone number of the department.

A friend killed his cell phone in a boating incident this past summer. He managed to get Telus to give him a $200 credit towards a new RAZR. He still paid the difference, but the $200 credit certainly made it much easier.

People have told me it does depend on where you are in your contract. Sometimes the Loyalties department will simply let you renew your contract early, so you qualify for a free phone again. Other times if you aren't far enough into your contract, they will give you a credit.

The mobility market is pretty competitive, and Telus will usually budge if you put the pressure on them, as will most companies.

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Nov 12, 2006, 03:01 PM
 
double pene..... post.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
How's he dishonest? And a prick?!?!? That's really reaching I'd say.

I also wouldn't say he stole it. I'd say he found something someone didn't cherish very much enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts and probably appreciates it more than it's former owner.

Enjoy your zippo. Move on.
And you tell me you're going to be a teacher in an elementary school? What kind of ****ing moral are you going to teach these kids, "If you find your school pal's GameBoy, you can keep it"?

Who are you?

And how the **** could he be appreciating MY phone more than I do? Care to explain that, since you seem to be ignoring the fact that he can't do anything with it. It's locked to TELUS and obviously he can't sell it. Unless he unlocks it, which is pretty hard to do (requires special hardware & software & knowledge).


Anyway, I'm not getting a rebate and just suspended my account.
The phone had no batt left when I lost it, so...
My stupidity just cost me 200$+
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Nov 12, 2006, 06:30 PM
 
You better hope you had no battery left (and that they didn't have a charger). A day with someone elses sim card can rack up quite the bill $$$$.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 07:37 PM
 
I hate Telus. The worst ****ing phone company in the world.

Oh, and kmmkid, Telus doesn't use GSM. They use CDMA, and in the CDMA world SIM is rarely ever used

(another reason to hate them)
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 07:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by 11011001 View Post
I hate Telus. The worst ****ing phone company in the world.

Oh, and kmmkid, Telus doesn't use GSM. They use CDMA, and in the CDMA world SIM is rarely ever used

(another reason to hate them)
Ah, ok. I know nothing about cellular phones, other than I turn mine on and it works
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 07:56 PM
 
I lost my phone a few weeks ago. A client's housekeeper eventually found it, but in the meantime I put an and on Craigslist in the wanted section for a Verizon capable phone. The next day I had 5 offers. Most sounded quite legit, though the 5 $300.00 camera phones for $35.00 each sounded sketch.

Good luck.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Finding a $300 device and playing finders-keepers makes you a dishonest prick. Period.
I didn't say that. But if you want to intentionally misunderstand me, that's fine.
     
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And you tell me you're going to be a teacher in an elementary school?
Uh no. You have bad short term memory. I wonder why?
Originally Posted by ambush
What kind of ****ing moral are you going to teach these kids, "If you find your school pal's GameBoy, you can keep it"?
That's not what I said. I said you don't appreciate what you have and that your priorities are out of order.
Originally Posted by ambush
Who are you?
A voice of reason and wisdom in your situation
Originally Posted by ambush
And how the **** could he be appreciating MY phone more than I do?
You don't appreciate it enough to make sure of it's whereabouts.
Originally Posted by ambush
Care to explain that, since you seem to be ignoring the fact that he can't do anything with it. It's locked to TELUS and obviously he can't sell it. Unless he unlocks it, which is pretty hard to do (requires special hardware & software & knowledge).
Sell it on eBay to some sucker like you probably.
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Anyway, I'm not getting a rebate and just suspended my account.
The phone had no batt left when I lost it, so...
That sucks.
Originally Posted by ambush
My stupidity just cost me 200$+
And here you have made my final point for me. Thank you. Carry on. I'll bet you appreciate your next phone enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts won't you?
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:22 PM
 
Damn you're an idiot. A fat one.

Thanks for this post, it's delicious. Now everyone can see how much of a dick you really are.

Edit: just bought a new one on eBay for ~230... Oh well, this week's pay's going to pay my new cell. A RAZR v3c was 170, but I think I like the 6265i better. Sliders are winners. And you gotta love that 2MP camera
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Damn you're an idiot. A fat one.
Thanks for this post, it's delicious.
I see I've made my point. Now go wash my car and do my dishes.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I see I've made my point. Now go wash my car and do my dishes.
Canadians now wash the cars and do the dishes for Mexicans ?



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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Uh no. You have bad short term memory. I wonder why?


And here you have made my final point for me. Thank you. Carry on. I'll bet you appreciate your next phone enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts won't you?
He just lost a bunch of money. A simple 'that sucks, hope things work out' would have been a lot better than his mom telling him to take care of stuff.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
And here you have made my final point for me. Thank you. Carry on. I'll bet you appreciate your next phone enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts won't you?
Damn, your kids must hate you if you lecture them like that...

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Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
Canadians now wash the cars and do the dishes for Mexicans ?



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One time Ambush claimed we made him do things he had no control over. So I told him to go wash my dishes.

     
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Oh, a running gag. I see.

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I see I've made my point. Now go wash my car and do my dishes.
Only if you lose weight. Do it for yourself, you phat phuck.
     
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my theory is that everyone hates him in this world and that he comes here and acts like an ass for that reason.

I mean... it's not like I baited him this time. In fact, I haven't in a long time. Yet he feels the need to just hijack the thread with stupid, two-year-old-logic remarks that Kant would **** on.
     
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Only if you lose weight. Do it for yourself, you phat phuck.
I see you edited IN that last part. Usually people go back and edit that stuff out at the last minute rather than edit it IN.
     
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Damn you're an idiot. A fat one.

Thanks for this post, it's delicious. Now everyone can see how much of a dick you really are.

Edit: just bought a new one on eBay for ~230... Oh well, this week's pay's going to pay my new cell. A RAZR v3c was 170, but I think I like the 6265i better. Sliders are winners. And you gotta love that 2MP camera
Ahhh.. the irony.
Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post


He just lost a bunch of money. A simple 'that sucks, hope things work out' would have been a lot better than his mom telling him to take care of stuff.
But you see, he blames the "other guy" for his problems. And don't bring his mom into it!!!

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Canadians now wash the cars and do the dishes for Mexicans ?



-t
Huh?

Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
Damn, your kids must hate you if you lecture them like that...

-t
My kids are far more intelligent than that. Did I mention that they are 1 and 3 years old?

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Only if you lose weight. Do it for yourself, you phat phuck.
Such hostility!
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:44 PM
 
Damn, that sucks. I lost my Nokia 6102i at a hotel in Houston a couple months ago. I called it and some guy answered, but he couldn't understand me. I tried calling back (thinking that maybe Spanish would be a better choice), but no answer... had to cancel my SIM and get a new one. This time I bought an el-cheapo 3225 so that there is no remorse the next time.

Oh, and the screen was cracked, so I bet he had fun selling it...
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:45 PM
 
such hostility? you're the one who started it.

and it's true.. if you lose weight and post a proof here on NN I'll maybe think about coming to your rat hole and wash your dirty dishes.
     
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my theory is that everyone hates him in this world and that he comes here and acts like an ass for that reason.
You're certainly entitled to that "theory".

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I mean... it's not like I baited him this time. In fact, I haven't in a long time. Yet he feels the need to just hijack the thread with stupid, two-year-old-logic remarks that Kant would **** on.
And I never attacked you. And I never hijacked your thread. You're the one who did that when you started calling me names, but let's not let facts get in the way here. I addressed your original post and the points in it.
     
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My kids are far more intelligent than that. Did I mention that they are 1 and 3 years old?
!


Despite your acting like a 5 year old, your 1 and 3 year old understand ?

LOL, what does that say about YOU ?

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such hostility? you're the one who started it.

and it's true.. if you lose weight and post a proof here on NN I'll maybe think about coming to your rat hole and wash your dirty dishes.
Dude, start at the top of this thread and look at all of the posts in order. You'll clearly see that you were the first one to start the attacks.

You are obsessed with my physique again eh? How cute.
     
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. someone close this thread.
     
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/turtle777/smileys/lolpoint.gif[IMG]

Despite your acting like a 5 year old, your 1 and 3 year old understand ?

LOL, what does that say about YOU ?

-t
What's your deal? Are you going to start your "blah blah blah" posting again soon?

How am I acting like a 5 year old. I was telling him to move on and quit obsessing about a material possession?

I see you aren't concerned with his name calling and blatant insulting. Nor your racial commentary. How telling.
     
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. someone close this thread.
And ban the guys using profanity and name calling.
     
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I see you edited IN that last part. Usually people go back and edit that stuff out at the last minute rather than edit it IN.
Telling isn't it?
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
What's your deal? Are you going to start your "blah blah blah" posting again soon?

How am I acting like a 5 year old. I was telling him to move on and quit obsessing about a material possession?

I see you aren't concerned with his name calling and blatant insulting. Nor your racial commentary. How telling.
No, you wanted to pick a fight and derailed the thread accordingly. Well done

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