iPhone Ringtone

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).

Verizon Doesn’t Know The Difference Between Dollars and Cents

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…