i may have found a solution to my i-miss-blogging problem. mobile blogging!
after several weeks of negotiations for a huge and important contract,
i convinced myself that i deserve a treat on top of my weekly
massages - a pda phone. for several days, i searched the net for
reviews and played with the pda phones of my officemates.
on saturday, i finally decided to buy a nokia 9500 communicator. i knew
that it would be cheaper if i got one from globe or smart but their
business centers in megamall didn't have a promo on the communicator.
on sunday, after our father's day lunch, we went to the cybermall in
eastwood. abenson was selling the communicator at zero interest for 6
months. i already got excited upon seeing the sample phone. but before
i purchased the phone, i went up to the smart business center to check
their requirements for a new line (the gprs functions of the phone
wouldn't work with a prepaid line. i wanted to use my old phone for my
existing globe line.) i was so happy to see that they have a promo on
the communicator! unfortunately, the idiot on the counter answered
each of my questions by saying that my paycheck is important:
abie: what are the requirements for getting a line? ganoon din ba ang
requirements if i want to avail of your promo for the communicator?
idiot: ay, maam. important and proof of financial capacity. hindi
ma-a-approve ang application niyo kung hindi niyo ma-meet ang
abie: ah. ok. pwede na ba ang W2 o kailangan ba ITR?
idiot: ok na ang W2 pero maam, depende talaga sa sweldo niyo kung
ma-a-approve ang application niyo.
abie: aside from the ITR, what do i need to bring?
idiot: valid ID, proof of billing, kung ITR, dapat may kasama na
payslip. pero kailangan niyo talagang ma-meet yung minimum monthly
abie: i'm sure i'll meet that pero di bale na lang. di na kita feel kausapin.
so, i went to globe to bug them in giving me a discount for the
communicator. it turns out that they have a father's day promo. since
rey and i both have globe lines, i was able to get the communicator at
a good price and without need of submitting documents. and now I'm
using it to blog!
i hope this works.