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Cell phone thoughts!

Do you carry a cell phone for work?

Does your company pay for it?

If so, do you also carry a personal cell phone?

Quest will be getting me a new phone. My boss also stated its my choice if I want to use it for personal calls, or if I want to keep "work and personal" separate.

I really do enjoy having a cell phone with me at all times. But I just can't imagine having to keep two of them in my pocket at all times now. I'm bound to be lazy and leave one - except that I will miss calls, and that wouldn't be good.

The down side is that Janet and I are currently on a contract family plan with AT&T. And Quest is on Verizon. I think if I tried to transfer my phone number to the Quest account, they will a) give us hassle because it is tied to a family plan, and b) make me pay some kind of termination fee to drop/transfer my number because we still have one year left on our contract.

There is a small possibility that if I give Quest my number, I will lose it if they terminate my employment. I suppose I am not worried about that really. The convenience and cost savings until that happens (hopefully not for 2 or 3+ years) would be worth it.

Interesting aside... Prior to being laid off by Unisys, I would have never even "worried" about possible future termination of employment. I should just plan to be with Quest FOREVER. Except now I understand that it might not be the case, ya know? Which reminds me, anyway, that I should probably write about the "new" position with Quest, except I'm not going to be writing that right now. I'll have to save it for another time.

All that aside, I hope to be getting the Palm Centro. The plan that Quest provides me will not include Internet access (but I'm assuming I can get the Centro without a data plan), but it should include unlimited text messaging. I think this would be an awesome all-in-one PDA phone for me that would allow me to sync calendar and contact info via Bluetooth. My current Razr just doesn't cut it as a PIM.

Also, I will be receiving a Dell Latitude D630 (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz with 4GB RAM). Nice! I will also have access to an EVDO card for use during my on-call periods.

OK, enough geeking. Time for breakfast. Please answer my questions above if you have the time. Offer your opinions too! :-)


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Jun. 26th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
I have a work mobile, fully paid for by the company so I don't have to pay a penny towards it.

I also have a personal mobile. I'd never get rid of the personal one because a) there's no guarantee that I'll have the work one forever, and b) there are so many more things I can do on my personal mobile.
Jun. 26th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'll be able to do more (text messaging) with the work phone than I would pay for my personal line. We have voice only (and pay-per-text message) on our personal phones.

I'd love to have a data plan, but don't want to pay for it.

Work will be paying for the text messaging - and I'll be happy to have that to use with Twitter and Google

Thanks for your comment! :-).
Jun. 29th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Two cellphones sounds like a total hassle! And where do you/would you put the two phones? One in each pocket? What about keys/wallet? I joke to Joe all the time it looks like he is trying to appear heavier by stuffing his pockets with junk but it is actually true. The junk is about the size of one of his legs all together. I have a friend who absolutely loves her Verizon plan too. I think there is some legal thing where they have to let you keep your phone number nowdays for free no matter what plan you choose or when. And if it makes you feel any better, I think just about everybody is incredibly insecure about employment issues these days. Hopefully things will get better, and it's great that you have secured everything with Quest!
Jun. 29th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
thanks Maria! :-)
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