Thursday, January 22, 2009
For the longest time, I had some great ringtones I uploaded myself to my RAZR. I recently upgraded to the new VE 20. The phone is great, BUT there is one huge problem. Ringtones. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM NOW! Alltel(and probably every other carrier) is tired of missing out on the revenue missed due to sync software that allows you to get you your own ringtones and do so for free. Needless to say, this pissed me off sorely. When I looked into the ringtone options, I saw they were running in the neighborhood of 3 bucks...are you fucking kidding me???
So, I decided to do something that I never thought I would do and that is do without. To be quite honest, I actually like it. Why? For the longest time, I was using ringtones of songs that I liked and for the longest time, I had no desire to hear these songs by themselves as I associated them with the phone ringing. I have to tell you, I get tired of things rather quickly and I thought the whole lack of ringtones would reach its limit, but it has already been a month and well within my getting tired of stuff time frame, but I'm still okay with this. I can actually have music playing and here the phone ring and not miss a call now as the musical ringtones would just blend in.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the phone and I came this(<-->) close to getting a Blackberry Curve, but I couldn't justify the extra 20 bucks a month on my rate plan. On top of that, I'd lose my free web browsing and text messaging I got hooked up with from a former employee that did so before leaving, YAY!