I finally got around to switching to a new mobile phone and decided to try a Windows Pocket PC phone instead of the more traditional style. It works pretty well most of the time, but it has crashed once already in the couple of weeks that I’ve had it.
I’m completely out of my old mobile contract now, any tariff change will result in a contract renewal for 12 or 18 months, and my ‘would-likes’ have changed so the time has come to investigate changing mobile phone providers.
I’ve been fairly happy with Orange for the last year and a bit, with the exception of keep getting these stupid resellers phoning me up pestering me about upgrading my handset and thus renewing my contract. I must admit I got quite rude with the last couple that phoned.
MY 6822 died yesterday, it powered on and then just as it establishes a connection with the Orange network locks up with a message “Contact service”. Yes, that’s right. My fairly new phone.. the Nokia 6822 I’d only had since June. With it went all my phone numbers, text messages and preferences.
I phoned Orange thinking perhaps it had been blocked or there was some kind of technical hiccup at their end and was told it would have to be returned to be fixed. I don’t have their phone insurance scheme as all my previous phones have worked for ages but the customer service guy I spoke to said that they’d replace it under some sales regulations or other, I guess because I’ve only had it a few months.
I just recently switched my old Orange number back from a pay-as-you-go to a contract and got a free new phone into the bargain. Having tried a load of phones out in various shops, I finally settled on the Nokia 6822.
Nothing special you might think, it’s just a phone.. but then..