My new Cingular 2125 SmartPhone

It has been one week from when I got my 2125 smart phone.  It was my first smart phone and so far I like it.  The few things/issues that have come up are

  1.  It took 70 on the phone with Cingular to start service with them.  I was a T-mobile customer but due to a dead spot on Capital Hill in Seattle I decided to change.
  2.  I found that if you do not know what you are doing using a smart phone could be a huge pain.  I came from using my T610 (which I hated) and a HP 4150 PPC
  3. Cingular's web site attempts to sell you "GoodLink" for ~$39.99 for unlimited data and a 99.99 startup fee when you only need MediaNet unlimited (about 19.99 and not setup fee)
  4. As soon I as find out if the WiFi hardware is included in the HTC tornado-like phone
  5. Setting up all my numbers as contacts in Outlook

Things that I like about my new phone

  1. EDGE is fast
  2. Access to Email all the time
  3. Access to Internet (www.drinkboy.com comes in handy (I hope to talk to the owner and get a Smart Phone UI soon))
  4. FeedME RSS reader
  5. About the same size as T610 (minus the hump)

Important Additions/tweaks

  1. IE Card Cache (store cache on storage card): http://www.modaco.com/IMPORTANT_Pocket_IE_files_on_Storage_Card_Patch-t231188.html
  2. Store on email on storage card: http://www.modaco.com/Mail_on_Storage_Card-t117416.html
  3. Weather: http://www.connectedbits.com
  4. Traffic: http://research.microsoft.com/~dcr/work/zonezoom/smartphlow.htm
  5. HTC Signed RegEditor (important for those who have an App Locked phone): http://spaces.msn.com/members/xpworld/Blog/cns!1pwLVDaHQF6ltiEJslNeKRkA!198.entry
  6. compact framework: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/e/8/fe8b935a-419e-48b1-8061-050211b250af/NETCFSetupv2.msi
  7. Cleaning up that start menu: http://www.modaco.com/how_to_rearrange_startmenu_in_wm5l-t233341.html
  8. Various other things: http://www.modaco.com/lofiversion/index.php/t229542.html

Yesterday I went to the Cingular store in Bellevue square Mall and asked when they would get a 2125 in stock and how much they cost (to see if they where cheaper). They said they did not have any till I told them I currently had T-Mobile.  Then they had a few in stock.  So if you want one you can trick them into telling you the truth.

When I asked Cingular for the Unlock code for the phone (I told them I travel International) they said I need to be a customer for 90 days before they will give me the unlock code.

I will add postings if I find new cool items (that are public) or have problems.