Cellphone… stuff

July 14th, 2008 | Tags: ,

So I’ve been messing around with my cell, trying to get the alarm situation taken care off. There are some known issues with Windows Mobile 6 (WM6), one of the biggest pet peeves out there is the alarm situation. Lemme explain. Once you set a time for an alarm, it will go off. No matter what. Even if you set a new time (it will now go off at two different times), and if you try to turn the bugger off, the alarm still goes off.

Case in point. Every night I check to see if the time is set right on my alarm. Apparently I shouldn’t have hit “done” on 3 different occasions, because in the morning, the obnoxious beep sound of 3 alarms set for the exact same time, going off in the mornings. And guess what?? You can’t delete them. You can’t REMOVE alarms once they’ve been set. You have to download a 3rd party program, in order to edit notifications or even the registry, in order to remove the alarms that have already been set.

If you can imagine, this is horrifically annoying for someone who needed to get up at 4am one time, and is now awakened every day, because (surprise surprise Microsoft has yet to fix this and release an update) the alarm doesn’t work. Oddly enough, while trying to figure out how to get it to stop doing that, my phone reset itself. Fine. It was almost a blessing in disguise I guess. But even recently the alarm goes off, 3 different times, at 6:40am. Why? *shrug* It makes no sense.

So I downloaded the trial version of Gentimer and so far (after a single day) I love it. It’s pretty inexpensive, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to buy a legit version at some point, but for now, I’m content with the fact that now I can have an alarm that goes off (once) in the mornings to wake me up for work (M-F), another to go off every day at 3pm to remind me when to take my pill. They are separate, and I don’t have to have Gentimer running in order for the alarms go off. I turned the WM6 alarm OFF, and guess what it did this morning anyway? Oh yeah. It went off, and turned off when Gentimer kicked in. Stupid WM6.

I’m seriously considering getting an unlocked iphone. No. Seriously.

2 Responses to “Cellphone… stuff”

  1. ODAAT on July 15, 2008 12:01 am

    My advice would be to wait until bevy month and get a shiny new BlackBerry Bold instead. The crackberry.com blog has been drooling over them for ages and has even published 10 reasons why a bold is better than the iPhone. I am nothing but happy with my BlackBerry 8130

  2. Deinera on July 15, 2008 8:42 am

    For the most part, I’ve avoided BlackBerry’s because of their bulk. I’ll have to look into this one and make some decisions then. I’ve finally figured out a use for my current phone, and for the most part it’s finally behaving correctly (after it’s temper tantrum a couple weeks ago). Actually, even the Bold is bigger than I want in a phone (I want it to fit in my pocket). The Thunder/Storm, however, looks like a good prospect. 🙂

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