iPhone Saga

By JGray

Only a few panels today but I rather like them.

I got an iPhone 4S from my mom (her old one because she got a 5C a while back) over the weekend. Of course, she got it as part of an AT&T contract (though she owned the phone outright by the end which is why she still had it). I use Verizon. So, the quest to see if I could replace my old, battered generic smart phone with this older but still much better iPhone began.

For those of you outside the US, you need to understand that cellular companies do NOT want you to switch carriers and do everything in their power to make sure you do not. We have some laws to help but...

Anyway, I've heard every excuse today. From "you can't switch an AT&T phone to Verizon", which isn't true because there are laws now that allow you to take your phone to any carrier you want (and Apple sells the phones without specific carrier imprints) to "the AT&T version of the iPhone 4S uses an antenna which can't communicate with the Verizon network" (which is, as far as I can tell through research, false because the 4S was the first Apple phone that was physically the same across all carrier models - it, in fact has two antenna, one for each network type).

Finally, I got someone at Verizon proper to admit that all I should HAVE to do is install a new SIM card for Verizon and flash the software so it uses the Verizon software which optimizes the phone for their carrier network.

So, I went to a nearby store, told them that and they said "Oh, no. The AT&T 4S can't communicate with our network and I know that since I've been in this business for 20 years..." I walked out of the store.

I'll try another one later.

So, what's your cell phone horror story? Share!

Happy Holiday!

By JGray

I was very pleased to see some conversation about the last page! Some excellent points were brought up about how unblack and white the rules in the Bible (especially those about killing) are. Some lovely thoughts about the simplification process that has occurred over the centuries during various translations of the Bible as well.

Now, we get the counter argument. Chrys having a bit of common sense - and looking fabulous while doing it. Seriously, Keith did an amazing job illustrating our dreamer protagonist for this page.

I hope all our Canadian readers had an exceptional Canada day and I hope all the American ones have a great 4th of July. I hope everyone else has an awesome weekend!

See you Monday.


By JGray

Welcome to summer. The kids are home. Every day is an adventure.

Or a headache.

Or both!

Today's page is interesting. I think any devout Christian has to come to grips with this issue. The Bible's pretty clear. Thou Shalt Not Kill. There aren't any qualifiers. Any exceptions. Four words is the whole rule.

So, what do soldiers do? Cops? Action heroes like Theresa? That's something she has to deal with.

What do you think?