fun with cell phones
Mood: confused
Posted on 2007-11-12 14:19:00
Tags: phone
Words: 201

The last few days my cell phone alarm hasn't been going off in the morning. At first I thought we were sleeping through them with no memory of the alarm, but three days of that seems pretty improbable. Luckily we use djedi's cell phone as a backup, so all was OK. This morning I decided to "reboot" my phone (a Nokia 6010), after which my new message icon started blinking. It normally just show up un-blinky-like when I have a new message, but I checked the text messages and couldn't figure out how to make it go away. Finally I figured out that that meant it was full of text messages (why this didn't show up before I rebooted I have no idea) and deleted a bunch.

The fun part - the alarms I set for the past few days went off today (one at 9:30, one at 11:30). I guess it kinda makes sense that if the internal memory was full, it couldn't store the alarm (although wouldn't it just set aside a memory location for an alarm?), but clearly it remembered at least two of them. So the internal memory being full => can't fire an alarm? I have no idea...


Comment from gerdemb:

I'm constantly amazed about how bad cell phone design is. Not only does my current phone (Motorola) reboot itself randomly when I'm using it, but it sometimes also silently drops into a mode where it won't receive any messages or calls. It's interface is also confusing and full of bugs. The worst part is it's basically an upgrade of the same phone I bought in the states four years ago. It seems that all they added was a camera and some worthless multimedia features (seriously who watches moves on their phone?) when improving none of the bugs or interface annoyances...

Comment from djedi:

That's a problem with the current throwaway, "need fancy gadgets", "don't research any other features" culture surrounding leaves the rest of us with only crappy choices.

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