[at-l] Comm device for AT and other eastern trails
dfaddleton at gmail.com
dfaddleton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 16:21:03 CDT 2010
http://www8.garmin.com/nuvifone/ do you know if there are loadable hiking
topo maps for this phone from Garmin?
On Jun 1, 2010 5:11pm, "nightwalker.at at gmail.com"
<nightwalker.at at gmail.com> wrote:
> We just got a pair of HTC Eris Droids. They do everything, including
> hanging up on telemarketers.
> $49.00, buy one get one free. The 8gb MicroSDHC card that came in them
> can be bought for $20.00 apiece (on a good day). Therefore, we paid $5.00
> for each phone. We extended our contract for two years, and our monthly
> payment didn't change. I found 10 batteries for 45 + 3 shipping on EBay.
> THAT is some cool stuff, boys and girls!
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Jim Bullard" jim.bullard at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, May 23, 2010 7:21 pm
> Subject: [at-l] Comm device for AT and other eastern trails
> To: "at-l" at-l at backcountry.net>
> It may be worth that much to some but my sell phone is rarely used. I
> checked into a smart phone thinking I could use more of those 700 minutes
> per month I'm already paying for at about $90/month (2 lines, my wife
> uses hers even less than I do, we totaled less than 50 minutes last
> month) but no, data and text are extra and not interchangeable. Another
> $90/month if I want to do those things.
> I would like to be able to track my diet on the phone. I do it on my
> computer now but when you're out that doesn't cut it. With data on the
> phone I could check things on the fly before ordering in a restaurant.
> OTOH we don't eat out that much. We probably don't average $90/month in
> restaurant meals or not much more than that if we do.
> The cell phone is a virtual necessity around here now if you want a phone
> and are away from home. Public phones are virtually non-existent. The
> other stuff would be nice to have and if it all came under the same
> minutes, I'd do it but I probably still wouldn't use the 700 minutes I'm
> already paying for. I don't like talking on the phone that much. 90% of
> my calls consist of "Hi honey, I'm out of the woods safely and on my way
> home. See you in a couple of hours." End of call.
> Jim Bullard
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