A few observations from my trip to California

by Volker Weber

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California 1: Absolutely true. I remember the best seafood (great american cookout, anyone?) in San Luis Obispo.

UA (or any american airline, for that matter) for long-haul? Not if I can avoid it, even if the lie-flat looks way better than LH (LH C-Class seat).

Couldn´t agree more on TSA. Remember to remove body art before screening :-) :-) look at my navel

Armin Roth, 2008-10-23

Hi

What device did you get free?

Paul

Paul Bunnell, 2008-10-23

So far I did not get one. They were out of the interesting ones when I showed up. I hold a voucher for a Bold.

Volker Weber, 2008-10-23

Did you use a German SIM card (i.e. were you on roaming) when you didn't really get better than an EDGE connection? I've spent the last two weeks in Houston and Michigan. I could hardly get any better than EDGE either with the Nokia E71, even though U.S. folks (with local SIM cards) right next to me were on 3G or 3.5G (and yes, on GSM carriers).

I have the suspicion that maybe roaming customers only get better service if the carrier has enough capacity after serving his own customers.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-10-23

Ah... California 1... In younger days my girlfriend and I took a trip from my then native Montreal to LA then took several days to drive down to San Francisco. Favorite memory is breaking out a picnic dinner at a hillside rest stop, then watching locals surf as the sun went down.

Tony S Lee, 2008-10-24

Hi Volker,

- SF is really great. Was there on VMWorld 2007. Fabulous city.

- Got no problem with my Bold ( Vodafone Germany ) as well. I am also on the latest firmware and it was bad with the one that was shipped with the device.

- Did they give Storms away as well ??

Oliver Barner, 2008-10-24

Oliver, yes. But only to be shipped by Verizon within 4 weeks after commercial availability. By that time it can be considered old news. And I do not expect the Storm to be as good as a Bold.

Volker Weber, 2008-10-24

Been there a week ago and will be there again in two weeks. This city is soo "like" up and down.
Greetings from Bryce Canyon atm ;-)

Martin Hiegl, 2008-10-26

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