No phone for a few days. That will be an odd feeling. I wonder if I will survive.
I made sure that I was HSPDA provisioned today and that the iPhone business was going to be correctly removed from my account. It was done in record time; only another hour spent with a business care rep. Thankfully I don’t have to deal with the consumer support people, but the business support people. They are at least not complete jerks, but it does take a while like whenever you have to call in to a mobile provider.
I linked to buy.com for the n95 because, after speaking to a really cool guy at Nokia Corporate, I found that buy.com is an Official Serious Business Nokia Reseller. That means that if you buy from them, you shouldn’t get shafted like I did on phone upgrades as you should be buying a legit domestic production handset.
He also mentioned that if you are going to do any firmware upgrade you should preform a hard, not soft, reset of the handset first that first blows away all data. So:
- Backup Data
- Hard reset of handset
- Run firmware upgrade process
- Hopefully you don’t brick your multi-hundred-dollar widget
- Possibly be happy
Something like that anyway.
So by this time next week, I should be able to make video calls and run data applications and take calls at the same time. It’ll be like I live in Korea, Japan, or Europe! Wow! Finally decent mobile wireless technology in North America!