Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Sidekick Users Deserve

I am one of the many unfortunate t-mobile sidekick users who have lost so much of their personal information. I have been a loyal sidekick owner who has upgraded from one model to another and just could not see myself going to anything else that didn’t have that special swivel screen that flips open. Even before being a loyal sidekicker, I was a loyal T-mobile customer for several years. As many people have pointed out, this recent service disruption that sidekicks have undergone has been highly inconvenient, especially for those who have conducted business and stored business contacts and information on their sidekick device. But…let us not forget that it’s still very inconvenient for those who don’t. Most of us have stored important information including contacts, to-do lists, appointments, deadlines, account numbers and passwords on what we thought was our device; not the technology cloud on the manufacturer’s database.

T-mobile is proposing to pacify sidekick users with a $20 data credit as well as $100 gift card that may be used towards T-mobile products or bills. T-mobile should act as if their customers’ time and loss is worth something more than that. After losing so much personal information as well as enduring what felt like a long week of no internet access among other features, sidekick users deserve more.

Sidekick users who stay with T-mobile should be allowed to upgrade to the myTouch for free. I don’t think it is fair that as a result of the trouble we were caused, that we would have to pay to get the new phone (even after factoring in the $100 credit) AND our monthly data service charges will go from $20 to $35. Sidekick users will end up paying more money per month due to the inconvenience caused to them. It would be more than fair for T-mobile to allow users to upgrade to a myTouch for free while adjusting the monthly data fee to match the one that we currently have for sidekick. Forget the $100. That is still T-mobile profiting from a grand error.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Annoying Things People Say, Misuse or Mispronounce

I get annoyed pretty easily. This is a fact. Some of the things I can’t stand are when people mispronounce common words, when they use obnoxious phrases or they just say stupid shit that even my 5 year old niece knows better than to say.

Some mispronounced words that are pretty annoying:

Old-Timers Disease (or sometimes all-hymers)
I can understand to a certain degree that many people may be ignorant of the disease but…lets get this lesson out of the way already…its…Alzheimer’s Disease. Yes, old-timers are usually the victims of it but…no, that’s not what it’s called.

Concentrate…Per-so-na-li-ty. My name happens to be Natalie…stop calling me by accident.

       Valentime's Day 
       It's Valentine's Day, stupid. 

Annoying phrases:

I could care less
You could? So…you care a lot and it could only go down from here? Its “I couldn’t care less.”

That’s What’s Up
This is just a personal one. I used to know someone who would use this for every fuckin thing I would say and it made me what to stab him in the throat every time he said it.

A Spanish phrase for the road:

Te llamo para atras
This makes me crazy. When you are hanging up with someone and you promise to call back…saying the above phrase is pretty much promising them that you will call them backwards. It’s just ghetto Spanish.

Which misused/mispronounced phrases or words do you think are the most annoying?