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(Some Guy)   Bleating Apple fanboy's iPhone 'experience' is ruined when the sales drone takes it out of the box where he can't see it. Oh, the humanity   (nickwoodhams.com) divider line 209
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2012-09-22 07:51:46 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Apple users; this is why we make fun of you. This. It's not the stats / technical capabilities of your phones. It's THIS RIGHT HERE.


No, I always make fun of the iPhone's technical capabilities, too. It's factory crippled because Saint Jobs didn't want anybody farking with his precious piece of art, or sharing an mp3 with a friend. 3 words: control freak dickbag.

/posted from my GS3 w/cyanogenmod.
 
2012-09-22 07:56:06 PM
In all fairness to the douchenozzle blogger, I don't generally like people handling my new toys until I've had a chance to play with them.

The last time I was at a phone store the rep asked if I wanted him to set up the phone for me. That seems like a simple solution; just ask first.
 
2012-09-22 07:58:30 PM
He is just pissed that the sales guy played just the tip with his new iGirl.
 
2012-09-22 08:07:50 PM
Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?
 
2012-09-22 08:10:38 PM

awfulperson: This article is infinitely more entertaining if you replace the word "iPhone" with "RealDoll."


I was invited into the store this morning, after a long wait, to purchase my RealDoll 5. I avoided looking at the display model RealDolls on the way in, and averted my gaze from everyone elses RealDolls. I wanted to enrich the experience of opening my own RealDoll 5, and make it more special than it already would be. The sales rep retrieved the RealDoll I requested... 
Then he then proceeded to open the RealDoll himself, with his back to me.

My stomach sank. Opening an Apple product is a religious experience. It's one of the best things about the first day with your shiny new device. He took that from me. I felt like this sales rep had stolen from me. They were stealing from everyone. No one was opening their new RealDoll. Is it not supposed to be special anymore? Then why does Apple continue to spend 3, 5, or 10 times as much on packaging and presentation as other companies?
I took a deep breath, and swallowed the lump in my throat. The sales rep then removed the Lightning USB cord from my box, peeled away the packaging, and stretched out my USB cord between his hands. I looked on, puzzled, as I could see several spare cords the manager had unpacked on the counter. 
Then the rep proceeded to scatter the contents of my RealDoll box all over the counter. He peeled off the front and back plastic covers from my RealDoll and threw them in the trash. Then he sat the bare RealDoll down on the table and pushed it toward his computer.
I can't believe what I am seeing, and I feel incapacitated to do anything about it. I had been awake all night waiting outside, and I didn't really have the energy to say anything.
Finally he was able to set up my new RealDoll, then the rep grabs my RealDoll box from the counter and tips it so that my charger falls on the ground. He doesn't even notice that he's lost the charger. He hands me my RealDoll box with my USB cord haphazardly mashed in the box.
I had to tell him that he dropped the charger on the ground, and he says "good catch." Yeah...OK. Then I open the box, only to realize that the top tray, manual, stickers, and top part of the box are completely missing. I had to ask for them to be returned. 
I finally walk out of the store with my RealDoll, and I can tell you unequivocally that they ruined my first impression with the RealDoll 5. Having used the RealDoll now for several hours, I love it.. but the way that handled the launch today was a travesty. 
Here's how they should have handled it. 
1. You request the RealDoll you want
2. The rep retrieves the RealDoll and hands it to you to check. 
3. The rep then encourages you to open your RealDoll and shares in your excitement. 
4. Once the RealDoll is open, the rep then respectfully asks to take the RealDoll and goes about his business. He leaves the protective covers on the RealDoll, and lets you take them off at your own will. 
5. He uses a spare USB cable, and leaves yours in the box, factory wrapped. 
6. When your RealDoll is activated and the you're is ready to go, the rep thanks you for your business, and wishes you the best with your new device.
That's how I wish it would've gone.
 
2012-09-22 08:16:43 PM

oMaJoJ: 3. The rep then encourages you to open your RealDoll and shares in your excitement.


But who goes first, you or the rep?
 
2012-09-22 08:22:18 PM
As a cell phone sales rep, I am loving the fark out of this. One of the best parts of my job is getting to peel that plastic off the faces of new phones every day. Also, in case this farker didn't know, iPhone launches are designed on the sales side to be as swift as possible. We're not going to let every douche with a blog sit there and record their own unboxing videos and jerk off over the packaging. There are 50 other people waiting to get their phones. Take yours and move along.
 
2012-09-22 08:22:43 PM
That's it.

Just because of this I am going to take a trip to the Apple store with a small speaker hidden in my pocket and play the default iphone text message sound loudly every few minutes so I can get every wanker in the place digging their phones out at the same time.
 
2012-09-22 08:38:46 PM

woodstock827: Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?


It does. It requires activation either through wifi or a connection to itunes.

I found out about this when my father bought an iphone 3gs a few months ago. I set it up. The wifi activation didn't work. Fine. He had itunes on his mac. I plugged it in and it refused to activate without the latest version of itunes.

Fine. It's a free download. So i updated it and it refused to install without a newer version of OSX. Which, of course, is not free.

I was livid. To use his Apple phone with his Apple computer he needed to buy an OS upgrade from Apple to run another piece of Apple software, for no good reason at all. Fortunately I have a PC with Windows which was happy to install itunes and set the phone up without a problem and without sending Apple money for anything.
 
2012-09-22 08:41:11 PM

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: oMaJoJ: 3. The rep then encourages you to open your RealDoll and shares in your excitement.

But who goes first, you or the rep?


Well, one would think you're supposed to go first while he cheers you on, but the decent thing to do would be to spitroast the thing.
 
2012-09-22 09:01:44 PM
If unwrapping a phone is a "religious" experience for you, you need professional help.
 
2012-09-22 09:02:01 PM

Gordon Bennett: woodstock827: Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?

It does. It requires activation either through wifi or a connection to itunes.

I found out about this when my father bought an iphone 3gs a few months ago. I set it up. The wifi activation didn't work. Fine. He had itunes on his mac. I plugged it in and it refused to activate without the latest version of itunes.

Fine. It's a free download. So i updated it and it refused to install without a newer version of OSX. Which, of course, is not free.

I was livid. To use his Apple phone with his Apple computer he needed to buy an OS upgrade from Apple to run another piece of Apple software, for no good reason at all. Fortunately I have a PC with Windows which was happy to install itunes and set the phone up without a problem and without sending Apple money for anything.


I thought giving money to saint jobs was kinda the point. You need to step up the iBot thinking. Next time update the OS and use it to buy an iPod for your niece or something first. The phone should activate fine then.

That's what my boss did and it worked great. My palm is still stuck to my forehead.
 
2012-09-22 09:03:24 PM

Gordon Bennett: woodstock827: Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?

It does. It requires activation either through wifi or a connection to itunes.

I found out about this when my father bought an iphone 3gs a few months ago. I set it up. The wifi activation didn't work. Fine. He had itunes on his mac. I plugged it in and it refused to activate without the latest version of itunes.

Fine. It's a free download. So i updated it and it refused to install without a newer version of OSX. Which, of course, is not free.

I was livid. To use his Apple phone with his Apple computer he needed to buy an OS upgrade from Apple to run another piece of Apple software, for no good reason at all. Fortunately I have a PC with Windows which was happy to install itunes and set the phone up without a problem and without sending Apple money for anything.


The newer iPhones can activate over the air, but still require a factory reset to complete their activations, which puts them around 3-4 years behind current Android devices in that regard.
 
2012-09-22 09:06:56 PM

Leishu: Gordon Bennett: woodstock827: Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?

It does. It requires activation either through wifi or a connection to itunes.

I found out about this when my father bought an iphone 3gs a few months ago. I set it up. The wifi activation didn't work. Fine. He had itunes on his mac. I plugged it in and it refused to activate without the latest version of itunes.

Fine. It's a free download. So i updated it and it refused to install without a newer version of OSX. Which, of course, is not free.

I was livid. To use his Apple phone with his Apple computer he needed to buy an OS upgrade from Apple to run another piece of Apple software, for no good reason at all. Fortunately I have a PC with Windows which was happy to install itunes and set the phone up without a problem and without sending Apple money for anything.

The newer iPhones can activate over the air, but still require a factory reset to complete their activations, which puts them around 3-4 years behind current Android devices in that regard.


I am not an apple fan, but I do work for ATT, and they activate over the air just fine without a factory reset needed for completion.
 
2012-09-22 09:09:40 PM
I can understand being annoyed about the removal of the protective plastic, USB cords when there's community ones to use and forgetting to give back the important stuff that came in the box.

But what did he expect? The AT&T guy to stroke him off while he slowly undressed the box and gently slid his fingers inside to pop the box open?
 
2012-09-22 09:12:35 PM

911Jenny: I can understand being annoyed about the removal of the protective plastic, USB cords when there's community ones to use and forgetting to give back the important stuff that came in the box.

But what did he expect? The AT&T guy to stroke him off while he slowly undressed the box and gently slid his fingers inside to pop the box open?


...maybe
 
2012-09-22 09:13:47 PM
The fact that you feel the need to ask that question shows you don't fully understand the experience of buying in store on day one.
 
2012-09-22 09:19:47 PM

45cal: Wow that article was so douchy I almost could smell the vinegar. Jesus it is just a phone.


The Jesus Phone?
 
2012-09-22 09:19:54 PM
I want to hear James Lipton read this blog post out loud.

"I was invited... NAY GRACED BY THE GREATER GLORY THAT IS THE APPLE EXPERIENCE... into the AT&T store, MY CHURCH OF CHURCHES, this morning, after a long wait THAT SPANNED EONS, to purchase my iPhone 5."
 
2012-09-22 09:20:13 PM

theflatline: Leishu: Gordon Bennett: woodstock827: Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?

It does. It requires activation either through wifi or a connection to itunes.

I found out about this when my father bought an iphone 3gs a few months ago. I set it up. The wifi activation didn't work. Fine. He had itunes on his mac. I plugged it in and it refused to activate without the latest version of itunes.

Fine. It's a free download. So i updated it and it refused to install without a newer version of OSX. Which, of course, is not free.

I was livid. To use his Apple phone with his Apple computer he needed to buy an OS upgrade from Apple to run another piece of Apple software, for no good reason at all. Fortunately I have a PC with Windows which was happy to install itunes and set the phone up without a problem and without sending Apple money for anything.

The newer iPhones can activate over the air, but still require a factory reset to complete their activations, which puts them around 3-4 years behind current Android devices in that regard.

I am not an apple fan, but I do work for ATT, and they activate over the air just fine without a factory reset needed for completion.


Sorry. I missed a step. "To change their programming" is what I meant. That is, to say, to reactivate on a phone number different than the one they currently have.
 
2012-09-22 09:28:44 PM
Oh suck it Droidtards.
 
2012-09-22 09:28:53 PM
Though, perhaps that's different for ATT too. On Sprint/VZ devices, if you do that, the phone number will change with a programming dump, but data connectivity will not be established without a factory reset.
 
2012-09-22 09:38:24 PM
He could have had it shipped. Then he would have had it all to himself.
 
2012-09-22 09:53:14 PM
With all due respect to the somewhat reasonable ridicule of this guy, I do find I get a much better resale price when I have all the original box contents including the plastic coverings.
 
2012-09-22 10:18:08 PM

TheTrashcanMan: Oh suck it Droidtards.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-09-22 10:21:41 PM

elvisaintdead: He went full douche. You NEVER go full douche.

jeebus, what a farking crybaby weener.


Heh. After I read that blog post, I muttered out loud "what a weener".
 
2012-09-22 10:48:10 PM
This is somehow Samsung's fault.
 
2012-09-22 11:15:36 PM

StingerJ: The My Little Pony Killer: awfulperson: This article is infinitely more entertaining if you replace the word "iPhone" with "RealDoll."

I'm going to start doing that with every mention of iPhone RealDolls going forward.

Good idea.

Opening a RealDoll isn't a religious experience. Using a RealDoll isn't even a religious experience. I have a RealDoll and enjoy it immensely, but people like this guy make me embarrassed to use it in public.


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2012-09-22 11:51:10 PM

As someone who has been using Apple computers since the early '80s, but who is capable of recognizing them as tools, and not as objects of religious worship, I'd just like to say...


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2012-09-22 11:52:58 PM

Pocket Ninja: So his experience was ruined, his morning shattered, his world rent asunder, and not once did he utter a peep to explain that he wanted things to be happening another way.

If you are this utterly powerless, meek, and passive in your dealings with others, particularly around events that concern you, and then you go home and use your passivity and lack of action as the foundation for a later blog post declaiming how unfairly you have been treated, you are nothing but a passive-aggressive doormat. You're a coward, you're a tool, you're a speedbump. You deserve contempt and mockery. You belong, actually, on the Consumerist, where similarly cowering mobs of faint-hearted fawns can fan themselves and whimper together about the horrors of the darkest sides of humanity.

 

i265.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 12:09:33 AM

Leishu: theflatline: Leishu: Gordon Bennett: woodstock827: Every phone I owned, I buy it, open it, put in the sim card, turn it on, and it works.
Does the iPhone somehow required more than that?

It does. It requires activation either through wifi or a connection to itunes.

I found out about this when my father bought an iphone 3gs a few months ago. I set it up. The wifi activation didn't work. Fine. He had itunes on his mac. I plugged it in and it refused to activate without the latest version of itunes.

Fine. It's a free download. So i updated it and it refused to install without a newer version of OSX. Which, of course, is not free.

I was livid. To use his Apple phone with his Apple computer he needed to buy an OS upgrade from Apple to run another piece of Apple software, for no good reason at all. Fortunately I have a PC with Windows which was happy to install itunes and set the phone up without a problem and without sending Apple money for anything.

The newer iPhones can activate over the air, but still require a factory reset to complete their activations, which puts them around 3-4 years behind current Android devices in that regard.

I am not an apple fan, but I do work for ATT, and they activate over the air just fine without a factory reset needed for completion.

Sorry. I missed a step. "To change their programming" is what I meant. That is, to say, to reactivate on a phone number different than the one they currently have.


Thats actually a big fat lie as well. You can get into an iphone with out even having to activate it, as long as your information is good on ATT's side for what SIM card you are using you can toss the SIM into any phone, even an iPhone and be off. The way you can skip the activation on the iphone is to hook it to your WIFI, and when it asks for iTunes registration, just hit "Skip this step" in the bottom right of the screen and it will let you move on right to the home screen.

How do I know this you say? Because I manage over 1000 iphones for a corporation and I have to do this stuff day in and day out. the iphone is not my most favorite device in the world, it was at one time but the OS has become very stale and stopped moving forward since about iOS4, but it works great in our business environment and for our users who need something basic. I can't even imagine trying to support that many android phones I would pull my hair out because people would overload them with so much BS they would never work right.

Right now for me 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on my Nexus is probably the best OS around for mobile devices, the way it handles notifications and other aspects is leaps and bounds past Apple's moronic rules and restrictions in their iOS environment. Their new rule that apps have to be contained and can't cross talk is beyond moronic especially for business apps. Also the fact that they still do not have an "out of office option" (hello blackberry has had this since day one) and no option to attach documents to the same email from someone just makes me shake my head. So so dumb and old school.
 
2012-09-23 12:12:13 AM

Leishu: Though, perhaps that's different for ATT too. On Sprint/VZ devices, if you do that, the phone number will change with a programming dump, but data connectivity will not be established without a factory reset.


Programming only comes into play on old EVDO/CDMA devices when you have to use the ESN, on Verizon since they are on 4G now once you move up to one you authenticate on the SIM Card/ UCCID level which means you can toss your sim around from 4G Phone to 4G MIFI all day long and they don't give a crap. I probably have 10 devices at any one time and tossing around 4G cards is easy and quick.
 
2012-09-23 12:37:06 AM

Shostie: There's a part of me that really wants this to be a troll, but looking at the dude's Twitter feed... Man...



He looks like a douchier King Joffrey.


I wonder if we can hire the guy who played Tyrion to slap the shiat out of him
 
2012-09-23 12:49:12 AM

oMaJoJ: 3. The rep then encourages you to open your phone and shares in your excitement.


This is the part of the blog that just makes me face palm. Why would they share in your excitement? Is you getting a phone exciting for them? Is it more exciting than the 100 that came before you and the 100's that are (being held up) in line while you are taking your sweet time. These aren't people getting a significant (or any) commission on this purchase, these are people whose lives are currently hell because of the very thing you are buying.
 
2012-09-23 12:59:16 AM
This is about a phone, right? A thing that makes phone calls...

A phone.

That kid must really like talking on the phone or something.
 
2012-09-23 01:32:21 AM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Leishu: Though, perhaps that's different for ATT too. On Sprint/VZ devices, if you do that, the phone number will change with a programming dump, but data connectivity will not be established without a factory reset.

Programming only comes into play on old EVDO/CDMA devices when you have to use the ESN, on Verizon since they are on 4G now once you move up to one you authenticate on the SIM Card/ UCCID level which means you can toss your sim around from 4G Phone to 4G MIFI all day long and they don't give a crap. I probably have 10 devices at any one time and tossing around 4G cards is easy and quick.


Even LTE devices still need the CDMA ESN for voice services and 3G data services, It is most definitely not a "big fat lie."
 
2012-09-23 03:46:12 AM

Leishu: TheGhostofFarkPast: Leishu: Though, perhaps that's different for ATT too. On Sprint/VZ devices, if you do that, the phone number will change with a programming dump, but data connectivity will not be established without a factory reset.

Programming only comes into play on old EVDO/CDMA devices when you have to use the ESN, on Verizon since they are on 4G now once you move up to one you authenticate on the SIM Card/ UCCID level which means you can toss your sim around from 4G Phone to 4G MIFI all day long and they don't give a crap. I probably have 10 devices at any one time and tossing around 4G cards is easy and quick.

Even LTE devices still need the CDMA ESN for voice services and 3G data services, It is most definitely not a "big fat lie."


They do use CDMA for voice but programming does not need to be done on CDMA like it did before. You can on Verizon literally toss the sim from phone to phone and it would work perfectly fine, there is no more *228 to program your phone anymore once you move up to 4G. I do it daily when I flip around phones so trust me you do not have to do any CDMA registration with Verizon to get it to work.
 
2012-09-23 04:31:46 AM

TheTrashcanMan: Oh suck it Droidtards.


Fair enough. If you can email me a document from your iPhone explaining how.
 
2012-09-23 07:27:30 AM
I got my iPhone 4 a year and a half ago from Best Buy (yeah, yeah, I know), and the employee unboxed it for me. Did I throw a hissy fit? Was my heart in my throat? Hell no, it's a goddamn phone, and one with a high likelyhood of being broken. The only upside for me was that it had a better antenna than my blackberry and wasn't on T-Mobile. I was mildly amused at the shiatty oh look at how the box slowly slides apart display the guy at the desk did, but no cherubs descended from the sky to regale me with a heavenly choir as the phone was revealed. I gave him my crappy blackberry to transfer over my contacts and resell, he shoved the paperwork and iPhone into a bag and handed me back my credit card and driver's license, and from that day forward I have always been aware of AT&T breathing down my neck. I have to go through Apple's stupid overly-engineered box every time I need to grab the paperwork that came with the phone.

Contract doesn't expire until next year. Battery's already starting to exhibit memory effect.
 
2012-09-23 07:59:44 AM

Sleazy_as_Pie: Sprint employee here...

You know why we open the boxes for you? Because the average customer (particularly the average Sprint customer) is too stupid to activate the device themselves, and will come back more pissed off about it not working than you are because "WAAAA they opened it!" Not to mention the fact that if you don't unbrick and activate it properly, the data connection won't work unless we factory reset it (after taking additional time to back up the device to iTunes since you're too goddamn stupid to work a computer).

By the way, if you tell me to swap it for an unopened one, you'll be told, in the most polite, tactful, friendly way possible, to fark right off. Once they've been added to the account, they're used. Whether we open the box or not, that phone cannot be resold to another customer. I'm not taking the heat from corporate for replacing a perfectly good device (especially one with demand this high) just because you wanted to tear your own shrink wrap, crybaby.


I like your style dude.

/former Verizon salesman
 
2012-09-23 10:37:50 AM

Shostie: There's a part of me that really wants this to be a troll, but looking at the dude's Twitter feed... Man...

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He looks like a douchier King Joffrey.


You know? I have absolutely no idea what the gender of that person is physically or mentally.

It is now, this very moment in time, that (after some nearly 60 years on this planet) I'm forced to admit that I'm old. I didn't click the link or read the article (of course) but I am, frankly, quite displeased by this most recent self awareness. You should be ashamed and I should commence to yelling at clouds. Damned clouds.
 
2012-09-23 10:46:22 AM

Avery614: Pocket Ninja: So his experience was ruined, his morning shattered, his world rent asunder, and not once did he utter a peep to explain that he wanted things to be happening another way.

If you are this utterly powerless, meek, and passive in your dealings with others, particularly around events that concern you, and then you go home and use your passivity and lack of action as the foundation for a later blog post declaiming how unfairly you have been treated, you are nothing but a passive-aggressive doormat. You're a coward, you're a tool, you're a speedbump. You deserve contempt and mockery. You belong, actually, on the Consumerist, where similarly cowering mobs of faint-hearted fawns can fan themselves and whimper together about the horrors of the darkest sides of humanity.

That is why when I go to the Apple store I wear only my jock strap and a Viking helmet. I alternate between a claymore and a scimitar as my weapon of choice. "I take no shiat from thee!! My iPhone cur, lest I blood eagle you on the customer service desk!!"


I want to bear your children. And PN's... So, I'm a slut. And male. They tell me there's nothing wrong with that these days. On that note, this year I'll be voting, again, to allow the gays to wed. Ha ha! Suckers!
 
2012-09-23 11:03:26 AM

2words1finger: I couldn't resist sending this kid the following email:

I just finished reading your Sep. 21st blog post about getting your iPhone 5, and when you wrote :Opening an Apple product is a religious experience. It's one of the best things about the first day with your shiny new device. He took that from me." all I could think was "Seriously dude? A 'religious' experience? How lame and shallow is your life and exactly how much of a looser are you that to you unboxing some piece of iCrap ranks up there with touching the divine? Did Steve Jobs have a restraining order against you because you kept stalking him and offering to blow him? I bet he did."


Err... "loser"

LOL - you should email him back to correct your typo/mistake.
 
2012-09-23 11:09:19 AM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Leishu: TheGhostofFarkPast: Leishu: Though, perhaps that's different for ATT too. On Sprint/VZ devices, if you do that, the phone number will change with a programming dump, but data connectivity will not be established without a factory reset.

Programming only comes into play on old EVDO/CDMA devices when you have to use the ESN, on Verizon since they are on 4G now once you move up to one you authenticate on the SIM Card/ UCCID level which means you can toss your sim around from 4G Phone to 4G MIFI all day long and they don't give a crap. I probably have 10 devices at any one time and tossing around 4G cards is easy and quick.

Even LTE devices still need the CDMA ESN for voice services and 3G data services, It is most definitely not a "big fat lie."

They do use CDMA for voice but programming does not need to be done on CDMA like it did before. You can on Verizon literally toss the sim from phone to phone and it would work perfectly fine, there is no more *228 to program your phone anymore once you move up to 4G. I do it daily when I flip around phones so trust me you do not have to do any CDMA registration with Verizon to get it to work.


I do the same thing...heck even with a nib phone, you just pull the old sim, put it in the new phone, wait a minute and you are done
 
2012-09-23 11:49:57 AM
Now, I can side with this guy on ONE point:

When I buy a new product, I know I plan to sell it later when I upgrade. When I sell electronics, I sell them in the retail box with everything included. That means the screen protector, the packing material, and everything else. Why? Because those little bits and bobs boost the resale value significantly to those who want the "almost new" experience. It also makes my buyers very happy.

So when some retail employee opens my box, and starts throwing away things, I get a little pissy. It's not his to dispose of, and when I unpack stuff I do it very carefully, so as to keep everything intact and like new.

The electronic device gets put into something protective, and I take care of it. When I sell it, it's usually in very good condition. Often like new.

I have been doing this for a long time, now. I get lots of gadgets, and I usually end up getting 80% or more of what I paid in the first place when I resell, because I take a lot of care in repackaging. If this dipwad behand the counter tore open my product's box, or threw away parts, or unwrapped things I planned on leaving in the package (because I have spares at home, already unwrapped), I'd be a little mad, too.

But "the experience" ?? Really? This is not religion. It's technology, and Steve Jobs isn't watching from his iCloud
Hell.

/Yes, if it existed, he'd be there.
//Ask anyone. He was a vicious asshole.
 
2012-09-23 12:11:16 PM
Oh looks like he updated his whiny blog post with another whiny blog post whining about how he was really whining, ya'll.
 
2012-09-23 12:11:52 PM
wasn't*, derp
 
2012-09-23 12:19:25 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Oh looks like he updated his whiny blog post with another whiny blog post whining about how he was really whining, ya'll.


He's plugging his web design now.

He's got so much business he's going to give away a free website to a non profit.

You know... as soon as a non profit company contacts him and asks for a web page.
 
2012-09-23 12:22:50 PM

UnspokenVoice: You know? I have absolutely no idea what the gender of that person is physically or mentally.


www.frontroomcinema.com

Does he look like a b*tch?

l.yimg.com

W-WHAT?

wiki.tarantino.info

DOES HE LOoOK. LIKE. A B*TCH?

www.wearysloth.com

Well, yes, actually he does look like a b*tch.


a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.comcontent7.flixster.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

Okay, then.
 
2012-09-23 12:23:30 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Leishu: TheGhostofFarkPast: Leishu: Though, perhaps that's different for ATT too. On Sprint/VZ devices, if you do that, the phone number will change with a programming dump, but data connectivity will not be established without a factory reset.

Programming only comes into play on old EVDO/CDMA devices when you have to use the ESN, on Verizon since they are on 4G now once you move up to one you authenticate on the SIM Card/ UCCID level which means you can toss your sim around from 4G Phone to 4G MIFI all day long and they don't give a crap. I probably have 10 devices at any one time and tossing around 4G cards is easy and quick.

Even LTE devices still need the CDMA ESN for voice services and 3G data services, It is most definitely not a "big fat lie."

They do use CDMA for voice but programming does not need to be done on CDMA like it did before. You can on Verizon literally toss the sim from phone to phone and it would work perfectly fine, there is no more *228 to program your phone anymore once you move up to 4G. I do it daily when I flip around phones so trust me you do not have to do any CDMA registration with Verizon to get it to work.


Hm. Just Sprint then. I would swear the VZ devices weren't using SIM tech for other than international use now. My bad,

More likely a Sprint issue, then. But, then, all of the other Sprint current phones OTA program just fine, so it's probably more of a Sprint/Apple issue.
 
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