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Phonebook Mysteries

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 · 1 Comment

I recently had to replace my cell phone. I got the same model since I still like it so much. There’s probably some unwritten rule about kayaking with a cell phone in your pocket. For some reason, cell phones and water don’t mix. I can’t imagine why. That night, I emptied everything out of my pockets except my cell phone. It made sense at the time. But then I promptly proceeded to slide into the water while climbing into Seth’s kayak at one point. The phone continued to work, but it wouldn’t charge anymore.

Fast-forward to last night. I’m going through my old cell to update the new one with all my phonebook numbers. (Hasn’t anyone invented an easy way to do that? I’m sure Bluetooth will make that easier from now on. I’m jealous of that Bluetooth headset that everyone, including James, seems to have these days.) I know the people and businesses named in 98% of my phone numbers. But I come across a couple names in the 518 I don’t recognize. They’re women’s names, but for the life of me, I can’t remember who these people are. The names are the same as people I’ve known in the past (Sacramento and San Francisco), but never in the 518. How does that happen? Am I really becoming senile already?

Just to be on the safe side, I transferred these unrecognizable names and numbers into my new phone — ’cause you never know. Maybe I’ll need to call them some day.

Tags: technology

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Nat // Sep 28, 2005 at 2:05 am

    Gabe, IIRC you have SPRINT coverage. The “Sprint” store has the capability to transfer your numbers from your old phone to your new phone. They will tell you that they can’t do it, but cit’s just that they don’t want to do it for whatever reason they have.

    The only thing that is needed is the specific cord to your phone (kinda like a USB to phone cord). They transfer your info from the old phone to the computer, and then to your new phone.

    Sorry this info was probably too late.