Posts Tagged ‘unlocked’

POACHED! Chinese New Year Parade “Presenting Sponsor” AT&T Pwned by T-Mobile Street Team

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

There I was working OT in the 94111 and what did I see but the T-Mobile street team.

Uh oh. Isn’t competitor AT&T paying a ton of didgeridoos to corrupt Chinatown power broker Rose Pak, you know, to be the “Presenting Sponsor” of the parade this year?

Yep.

Here it is – the flier what tells you to take your unlocked AT&T phone to TMO to save a ton of money: 

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Now how does promoting T-Mobile benefit Rose Pak on Chinatown Shakedown Day 2013?

Answer: It doesn’t.

I smell trouble.

Let’s be careful out there, Street Team, as you hand out your fliers to one and all tonight.

The East Side of Sixth Street From Market to Stevenson Alley in 2012: From Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers to Murder

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Well, let’s see how things look these days on one-third of one-half of the first block of troubled Sixth Street these days.

On the left you can find the current roost of Mobile Command Three from the SFPD. It’s probably there owing to the recent murder (San Francisco’s first and only for 2012 so far) at Stevenson and Sixth. If the cops wanted to have a substation in this area, they’d already have one in there, of course, so the 415′s littlest Mobile Command unit is a kind of temporary substitute.

And look, the poorly-managed and poorly-situated Passion Cafe is no more. The sign that used to be there is gone. Will tourist-beloved Dottie’s True Blue Cafe move in there soon? I don’t know.

And oh, the Happy Donuts has finally moved in from across the street and, of course, the SFGov-backed Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers is now firmly ensconced on the corner. It’s hard getting used to having a fast food burger chain in here:

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So that’s what’s new in this active stretch of the corrupt Twitterloin.

Speaking of which, what’s up with this? Can you imagine going down to your local diner to get a malted or whatever and leaving your bike propped up against the building unlocked, thusly?

What is this, Mayberry, RFD or Osaka, Japan? I mean, I don’t think you can just leave your bike around on the sidewalk while you nosh on your twice-fried American fries, can you?

Well, I guess you can but it’s a good way to lose your ride with a quickness.

Or, maybe it’s a bait bike from the SFPD, put out there to see who would steal it? Anyway, it was there all by its lonesome for seven minutes at least, which has got to be some kind of record for Mid-Market. Hurray.

That’s your 2012 update for the heart of Mayor Ed Lee’s troubled Mid Market area…

The Trusting Souls of the NoPA – Cyclists Don’t Bother Locking Up While Shopping at the Fulton Street Lucky Super

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Don’t try this at your typical Lucky:

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Apple Really Wants You to Buy Their New $700 iPhone 3G

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

$700? Yep, that’s what the 16GB model will run you if you don’t want to get the two-year contract from AT&T. But let’s say you play it safe and sign up for AT&T service – some people think that the second-generation iPhone will end up costing you more money. Or maybe you already signed up for the first iPhone – will you be able to easily upgrade? It’s hard to say. (At least you don’t live in Canada, where Rogers rules.)

So much for Twice as Fast, Half the Price. Consult your phone guru for advice here. Some people might actually stick with their existing brick. Good for them.

But not you. You want the latest details on the 3G models from a fake Steve Jobs who gesticulates as if he’s one-quarter Italian. Right? You’re in luck.

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Check out the new 3G here.

And if you’re already familiar with the existing iPhone, find out what’s new right here.

Excited? See you in line on July 11, 2008. Let’s hope we’ll get a greeting like this at opening time. But uh oh, are you iReady?  

 You bring the coffee, and I’ll bring the cupcakes.