Speaking of the iPhone, it turns out I might actually be able to buy one when it comes out. According to Verizon, my cellular contract expires on 07/07/07… perfect timing for the June release of the iPhone. Awesome!
So, how about that iPhone? I watched the keynote last night and I was amazed at all of the features. Who couldn’t be? If only it was available outside of Cingular…
When I’m at work, blasting Red Hot Chili Peppers when I get a call is a bit annoying to other people, so I use the standard ring sound. It sounds pretty boring though. In contrast, when Steve was demonstrating receiving a call during the keynote, I thought the ringtone that the iPhone played sounded pretty good. I isolated the ringtone and wrapped in a little MP3 that now plays whenever I get a call now. I think I might just use it for everything…
Download the iPhone Ringtone (MP3; 35KB).
How anti-climatic: my admission decision to the University of Illinois has been deferred until March 1. Countdown updated, now only 75 more days to go. Very depressing and stressful, because now I have to consider the worst-case scenario and apply to more colleges before the new year.
Less than 24 hours until UIUC releases their decision for admission! I’m excited. Cross your fingers!
On the topic of college, I was admitted to SIUC today. Unfortunately, I can’t get a Network ID yet.
Less than a week until I know where I’m going to college.
A Verizon customer was quoted 0.02 cents per kilobyte of data usage and was charged 0.02 dollars instead. That is, he was charged 100 times more than he was quoted. However, Verizon apparently doesn’t know the difference between dollars and cents, and all of the reps he speak to believe that $0.02 is equal to $0.0002. (Google’s calculator gives the correct conversion.) He has posted a recording his conversation with Verizon that is difficult to listen to: at one point, the floor manager admits that she’s “not a mathematician” yet still insists that the billing was correct.
This is interesting, because some Verizon Wireless documentation notes that picture messages cost 0.25 cents. Technically, that should mean I should be charged $0.0025 per message; however, I assumed that the pricing was in error and they really meant 25 cents. Maybe this guy will force Verizon to fix these errors, and if he does, I should call about the hundreds of dollars I’ve been overcharged in the last few years…