Have e-mailed someone at All About Symbian in regards to the Free Registration, which may arrive as early as tomorrow!
Well on Monday Night, (this is first chance I have had to write about it) I went to the AAS Pub Meet. The pub was near Regent’s Park London Underground Station, and around the corner from the Chinese and Polish embassies.
The Pub itself was tucked away down an alley that you could walk past everyday, and realise there is a pub down there. I only knew as I had the help of Streetmap.co.uk.
When I arrived in the Pub and after getting a drink, I enquired as to where the meeting was taking place, and when I walked in, I think because of my AAS avatar showing some of my face a few shouted “Gadget”. I was introduced to everyone in room, including Rafe, Jordan and Ewan from AAS.
Around about 8pm, there was about 50 people in attendance, and Oz from Siemens gave a presentation about the Siemens SX1 (series 60) mobile phone. (See Photos in my FotoBlog taken throughout the night).
Then there was a raffle with various prizes including a Siemens Mystery Prize bag (was sugar sachets from CeBit conference in Hannover, Germany). I also won a prize. I decided to choose Opera browser for my Nokia 7650. Some of the other prizes (most had gone my time I had won) included Symbian Books, A Jacket, T-Shirts, Mints, and various software including, RMR software, a Golf Game, as well as Opera.
Rest of the night was spent taken the photos mentioned above and mingling with everyone there!
Was there till after Last Orders, then made back to station before the last trains ran, although nearly got lost at Elephant and Castle, as went wrong way.
But All In All A Great Evening!
Hooray! Finally I have my replacement Nokia 7650.
Although was not smooth sailing. When I got home, I thought the Restore of the software and the Contacts would be easy! How wrong I was.
Took me a couple of hours and all I managed to restore was the Contacts (Which is better than nothing). But I will need to install all the software from fresh!
But At Least I Have The New Phone! * * * Phew * * * (And I am planning on keeping hold of this one! LOL!)
I was told yesterday after phoning Lifeline (Carphone Warehouse Insurance People) that would cost me Â£29.99 to get new phone. So today I headed down to Carphone Warehouse with the Â£40.00 left in my bank till payday. Everything seems fine till they say I will also need to pay the first month premium, as although I had been a Lifeline customer for a number of years, as I had just purchased the new phone recently, I still had the first premium to pay on this new Insurance!
Â£29.99 (insurance excess) + Â£23.99 (first Months premium) = More than Â£40.00 I have! * OUCH *
So, I will have to use the money I had saved to go to the All About Symbian pub meet and hope another will be organised soon, or I will have to raise a few quid through other sources! (i.e. Generous Grandparents!). All I ask that if anyone goes, and I do not, get some photos! 🙂