Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blog Pivot

I'm thinking of transitioning this blog from an out-of-date i wireless customer-centered blog to a current blog for users of iPhones, iPods and iPads. Any thoughts on this?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Topics I Never Got Around to Blogging About

I found a list of things I had planned to blog about, but never got around to. I'm not going to blog about these things now, but I thought I would at least include the list and let you Google them yourself if you are interested in finding out more:
  • goes mobile
  • Melodis mobile music search app
  • AOLmyMobile
  • Vlingo
  • Vtap
  • nuTsie
  • SnapMyLife
  • Hulu mobile
  • Monsoon multimedia + Sling Media
  • CallWave
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Jott
  • Kyte Mobile
  • Jaiku
  • Shozu
  • Melodeo
  • Grand Central

Monday, May 05, 2008

A Little Help?

I will be leaving i wireless May 16, and will be moving outside of i wireless' service area. If there is anyone out there who would like to take over this blog, please get in touch with me.

Phillip Luebke
Inventory Manager
i wireless

Friday, April 25, 2008

Some More Tips for the HTC S620

I know I'm a little heavy on HTC S620-specific posts here on my blog, but that is simply because that is the phone that I carry. Sorry.

A few weeks ago, predictive text quit working on my S620. I was pretty sure it was a result of something I did, but I wasn't sure exactly what. I have been pretty bummed out about it too, because that was one of the reasons I liked WM 6.0 better than 5.0. Well, tonight I had a chance to research my problem, and thanks to an anonymous post on the HTC Smartphone Wiki, I now have my predictive text back. If you have encountered this problem, here is how you get it back:
  • Create a text message.
  • Press FN then SPACE.
  • Select XT9.
  • That's it.
If you don't like the predictive text, select ABC and it is turned off again until you do a hard reset of the phone.

The other crazy thing that happened to me today with my phone was that it somehow switched over to line two (I knew this because there was a "2" at the top of the screen by the EDGE "E"). Nokia phones have a keypad shortcut that allows you to switch lines quickly. I'm guessing that HTC has that too and I must have activated it by accidentally pressing the keypad. Many of you are probably surprised to learn that your phone has two lines and might be wondering why being on line two would be a bad thing. It's pretty simple, really. Line two (on i wireless anyway) does not allow outgoing calls. If you only get incoming calls on your phone, it doesn't matter, but if you want to place calls on your phone, it needs to be on line one. In the event that you ever find that your S620 has switched over to line two, here is how you get it back:
  • Go to Start > Settings > Phone > Call Options
  • For "Current outgoing line:" select "1."
  • Press "Done."

Thursday, April 24, 2008

i wireless Launches Nokia 2760

i wireless launched the Nokia 2760 (in silver/black color scheme) today. Key features of the 2760 are:
  • Elegant, modern design
  • Digital VGA camera (4x zoom) and video recorder
  • MP3 or polyphonic ringtones
  • External display
  • Bluetooth
  • Large user memory
  • Space for up to 1000 phone book entries
  • SMS, MMS, and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging
  • FM radio
The 2760 is also rated M3/T3 for hearing aid compatibility (HAC), and at the time of this posting it is believed to be exclusive to i wireless in the markets i wireless sells to.

The 2760 will be available at all i wireless retail stores, the i wireless website, 1-888-684-0500, and from all i wireless authorized dealers tomorrow.

Monday, April 21, 2008

i wireless Launches the Nokia 6085 in Three Colors

i wireless launched the Nokia 6085 today in three colors: Blue, pink (pictured) and piano black.

The 6085 features:
  • Built-in music player and FM radio
  • VGA camera and video recorder
  • Enhanced voice commands
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Expandable memory
The Nokia 6085 is also rated T3/M3 for hearing aid compatibility (HAC).

The 6085 will be available at all i wireless retail stores, the i wireless website, 1-888-684-0500, and from all i wireless authorized dealers tomorrow.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Microsoft Announces Which Phones Can Be Updated With Windows Mobile 6.1

Microsoft has released a short list of smartphones that can be updated with Windows Mobile 6.1. The bad news is that none of the devices on the list are models that i wireless carries. "What's the point in releasing this interim update if most users won't be able to take advantage of it?" I ask.

Some new smartphone models are supposed to be shipping with 6.1 later this year, but for those of you who aren't ready to upgrade your hardware just yet, you may have to wait until 7.0 is released and then treat yourself to a new device with 7.0.

i wireless Launches Samsung SGH-a436

i wireless launched the Samsung SGH-a436 in both black and red today. Key features of the a436 include:
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Integrated camera
  • EDGE GSM quad-band
The a436 will be available at all i wireless retail stores, the i wireless website, 1-888-684-0500, and from all i wireless authorized dealers tomorrow.