Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Getting Ridiculous

This is so lame.

I now have two....count them....two Blackberries on my desk. One is my personal handheld, and the other one is for work.

WHY do I have two, you ask? That's easy. Lemme 'splain:

I used to work for Sprint, who offers free mobile service to all employees. It was a pretty sweet deal and I enjoyed it. Because it was free, I loaded myself up with all the fun stuff. I bought a Blackberry 8703 with text, email, internet, instant messaging, and even threw in some GPS action.




Then I left Sprint. My employee discount went with it, and for the first time in years, I was forced to pay for mobile service like the rest of the world.

Fuck.

I had no idea how expensive all the shit I had on my phone was. Blackberry service turned out to be an additional $40 per month. This sucks because the Blackberry service isn't on a work account...so I would have to pay for it. Screw that. It's not worth $40 per month for me to have the ability to IM people and send emails from the car.

Then my work told me they would set me up with Blackberry service. I said ok and then went about my business. Yesterday they dropped off a new Blackberry 8700 through T-mobile to my desk, already activated for me.

Fuck?
So now I have TWO Blackberries...the same model and everything. One for work, and one for....um...my personal use? Lame. I should probably get rid of my Blackberry and buy a new cool handset and leave the work Blackberry for emails and IM's and all of that fun stuff.

For now I look like Batman, complete with the Blackberry utility belt. I just need a cape, and then I can get my ass kicked at the corner market by teenagers.

Sigh. Sometimes things are too complicated.

12 comments:

Kay said...

That is the most insanely fucked up shit ever.
Why don't you just share a phone plan with Jen or something? Deactivate your personal blackberry and get some other phone just for calls and texts.
Then you'd still have a supersweet blackberry with work footing the bill, and you'd have a personal phone, with a much nicer bill. Those family plans are the shit.

Not saying you have to take my advice, just givin you a different viewpoint.

Kay said...

And if you seriously sport that utility belt...

OKISenior said...
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Shanshu said...

That is pretty much my thinking, at this point. I figure I can keep my work Blackberry for everything, except personal calls. I can use a new handset I get to call my friends and do all that "personal" stuff.

OH, and I just wear the utility belt...and nothing else. Woo!

Think Frustrated said...

Just leave Sprint. Their service sucks anyway.

Anonymous said...

OH, and I just wear the utility belt...and nothing else. Woo!

Just add "while doing a happy dance" to tyour statement and wow, what a visual!! LOL ~Linds

Crabby said...

I want one. But....only one.

Spinning Girl said...

You are so WIRED!

Callie said...

Just remember to take video of you in the utility belt. :-D

MsLittlePea said...

I bet you feel all 'important' and 'official' with your two Blackberries. Come on, admit it!!

cathouse teri said...

Those things are just too huge! I don't wanna be carring around a mini lap top! :)

I like my phone to weigh less than three ounces. And fit in my bra.

Anamika Anyone said...

Hey, gimme one!