Category Archives: TRAVEL

Part II: TO UNLOCK OR NOT TO UNLOCK AND THE DEATH OF MY TOUCH SCREEN PHONE

Ended up buying the same model phone, the LG Rumor Touch, on Ebay for $39 and change. Here’s the thing, by buying the same model phone VirginMobile hasn’t bumped up my plan –I’m still grandfathered into my current plan. So all is well on that front at the moment. I’m still not a fan of its touch screen but it does have the best sliding keypad I’ve seen with almost chicklet-sized buttons.  For travel overseas I did buy an unlocked Razr V3 for $20. 🙂

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TO UNLOCK OR NOT TO UNLOCK AND THE DEATH OF MY TOUCH SCREEN PHONE

I hate monthly bills and I’m always looking to pay as little as I can for cell service. This lead me to VirginMobile. Unfortunately my Rumor Touch II(I HATE touch screens) is dying a miserable death (did I mention that I hate touch screens?) but I’m still on their $25 unlimited texting & data plan with 300 minutes of talk time. Unfortunately, VM has bumped the plan to $35 and if I switch up phones I’ll be paying the new rate. So I decided to take my old Razr V3 to the mall to get it unlocked. Mall cell kiosks will do it for $25 but a quick search revealed that you can get a thoroughly used Razr V3, unlocked on Ebay for $20. So I pulled the trigger as I need a quad band phone that takes international SIM cards when traveling.  So maybe I’ll be going back to the Razr and complimenting it with a slider tablet for web on the go. Yes, the Rumor Touch was just a feature phone but what exactly am I missing? I still dig the Razr –it’s a classic and have you ever tried to use a touch screen phone (even one with a slider keypad) when the touch no longer works? It’s a talk-to-the-screen-cause-the-OS-ain’t-listenin’ moment. To be continued…

TRAVEL LINK: Packing A Carry-on For One Bag Travel

I’ve used this packing method which I first discovered on the Packinglight.com YouTube channel but this vid shows another take on it. It’s an amazing method and allows me to use one carry-on bag even for long trips. 🙂