Posts Tagged ‘Cell phones’


Monday, January 17th, 2011

As a college student, you’ve probably got a list of things you cannot live without. The list might look something like this:

Shh, don’t tell your roommate! Oh wait, she already knows, since you snuggle with it every night.

You wear this to pretty much every class. There’s a slight chill in the air? Grab the hoodie. Don’t have clean laundry? Grab the hoodie. Spilled sauce on your t-shirt? Grab the hoodie. Woke up with a hang-over and don’t want to riffle through your closet? Grab the hoo…oh, wait you’re already wearing it.

Maybe it’s delicious, with gooey cheese and a crispy-golden crust. Maybe it’s like a piece of cardboard with squashed tomatoes and cheese gratings dribbled over it. But no matter what your campus cafeteria pizza tastes like, chances are you’re eating it. Hey, you’re on a budget and the pizza’s a dollar a slice. Plus, it’s a quick snack between classes. Just make sure you don’t have any sauce on your chin! (Or hoodie, for that matter.)

Umm, it’s the night before two midterms and three papers. Okay, scratch “sleep” off the list.

This is number five on the list, but it may be the most important. I admit you can squeak by without a laptop. There are computer labs located all over campus, and when in a bind you can always borrow your roommate’s. But roommates always draw the line about letting you borrow their camera or cell phone. And in this technological age, no student can live without these two items. Unfortunately, electronics are not guaranteed to work. I had my cell phone die when I dropped it in some water, and immediately rushed out to get a new one the next day. I knew I couldn’t live without contact with the outside world. My digital camera has gone on the fritz, too. Thankfully, I backed up most of my photos, so it wasn’t a terrible loss. I also managed to repair my camera, though at a hefty price.    

Fortunately for you, you’re a student in NYC and can take advantage of Phototech’s great discount! Phototech is currently offering 10% off repair of cell phones, digital cameras, and video cameras. And even without this discount, their deals are affordable. This company has been providing fast, reputable repairs for many years. Check out their website at So next time your phone goes on the fritz, head to Phototech.  


–Written by Megan Soyars, Campus Clipper blogger

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Talk the Talk

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

When I was a sophomore in college, I suffered a telecommunications disaster. My cell phone, my connection to the outside world, my precious link to friends and family, suffered an early toilet-related death. One accidental splash into the bowl during a bathroom break between classes, and I was lost. Unmoored. Adrift. Caught in a limbo with no means to reach Mommy. At the time, it was 2007, and our campus was free of payphones. (You know, those gray boxes with corded phones you used to see in the old days?)

Once classes were over for that day, I headed back to the dorm and used my suitemate’s cell to call up my parents and boyfriend back home. I’d be incognito for a couple days, I informed them sadly. Till I got time to buy another lifeline.

Eventually, I did get another phone, the cheapest I could find. A $45 Samsung; no camera, limited internet capabilities, but plenty of dropped calls. I consoled myself with the fact that I could at least call home again.

Maybe you’re a student in the same situation as myself—cell-less, or at least, craving an upgrade. But you don’t have to settle for a $45 Samsung like I did.

You may want to take advantage MetroPCS’s deals. They offer plans for Blackberry phones at a flat rate of $40 a month! This comes with unlimited talk, text, and web. So obviously, you have a lot of options. Get a great deal on a new phone. Just make sure to not drop it in the toilet!

-Megan, Trinity University

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