So today I got a voicemail from WaMu and I immediately got an email about it with the contents of the email. The text email seemed to be spam until I actually listened in to what the voicemail said. Let’s just say It still has way’s to go at least when it comes to abbreviations, hispanic names and punctuation.
Hello, this is the card activation Department of WaMu this is not a telemarketing call. We’re calling about your ATM or debit card ending in XXXXX . Please have Felipe Oduardo Sierra return our call at (866) 553-1745. For your convenience, we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once again, that number is (866) 553-1745. Thank you.
Hello, this is the car to activation Department of lawn mover this is not a telemarketing call we’re calling about your A T M or debit card ending in XXXXX. Please have for the day, what you are. Does Sierra return our call at 86655361745 for your convenience. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week once again. That number is (866) 553-1745. Thank you.
The phrases in italics are the ones it got wrong, and it had marked them in gray meaning it knew it was a guess. Pretty cool, interesting, and 100% unintentionally funny. I will start calling myself ‘Fortheday, what you are. Does Sierra’ though.
For those keeping score at home thats:
Felipe = ‘for the day’
Oduardo = ‘what you are. Does’
Sierra = Sierra
After talking to a coworker about his T-Mobile G1 and what he likes/dislikes about it it became clear that the OS has incredible promise. After thinking about it for a bit Android needs to be smarter about its power consumption, just like Mobile OS X is. It needs to be smarter about navigation, like the Palm Pre is. It has to be available everywhere however. It has to be trully Open Source. This is where it will succeed.
As I have said in the past, I love me some competition. I want nothing more than for the iPhone to be just one of many devices that can allow me to not carry around a laptop. Full internet, email, video, music, gps/location and a unified clean experience.
Blackberry just released their best phone ever (The Blackberry Bold) and some half-thought out device that kind of does everything but doesnt (The Blackberry Storm). Where is the wi-fi. No, seriously. Where? This is fine however because I believe that Blackberry can get their house in order and make the Storm a way better device through software updates. At the end of the day, it is a Blackberry, It will still have that following and RIM will do whatever it takes for it to succeed.
The T-Mobile G1 however… is a disaster of epic proportions.
AT&T has the iPhone, that’s worked out pretty well for them. T-Mobile has the G1, that has also worked out pretty well for them. Turns out that the buzz around these phones and embedded operating systems has made them instant successes. The keyboardless iPhone and the headphone-less (but dongle-full) G1 have each meant millions of new subscribers for their respective companies and these trends will continue to grow as people realize the new power that they are being given. It’s time for Sprint to make a move.
Here is what Sprint has to say: Android is “not yet good enough to put the Sprint brand on”.
I’m sorry, what?
Late last year Google announced MyLocation a faux-GPS system that would use cellphone tower triangulation. It took a few weeks (about a month) and when the next iPhone update hit the iPhone gained MyLocation. If you follow the google blog you might notice that they have once again added a cool little feature to Google Maps. Their Transit service that has actually been rolled out in quite a few cities and shows quite a few cool features for us Public Transportation users.