The time every geek has waited for has come to me. I got a cool LG cell phone for Christmas, and what is even better is I don't have to pay the bill. Well kind of. My mother who is paying the bill told me I can only make phone calls and send text messages with the phone Or the bill will sky rocket and I will have to chip in. So god damn it thought I have this cool phone with all these cool features and I can only use 2 of them. But my hacker sense where tingling and I was determent to find away around this without paying.
It turns out my LG cell phone has a memory card slot. Yippy I thought hackers paradise. It took a mini SD card. So I bought I 2GB mini SD card and put a few videos on it. I then viewed the videos on the phone. I did the same with music and pictures. Now I also know that my phone supports Java Applications. So why should I bother buying Applications for my phone on Verizon's so called Get It Now service (It should be call get it now for a price). I could easily make a program or a game right on my computer in Java then put it on the card and wholla, I had already beaten Verizon at there own game 4 times. No Verizon a.k.a Big Brother your not going to get extra money out of me.
But the true problem that I had ran into was the fact that my website has a form made with PHP and when people fill the form out and submit it, the info gets E-Mailed to me. This would be a problem I thought. After all how on Earth can I check my E-Mails on my phone if I can't use the internet on the phone. I felt another hack coming on. Then I found out that SMS or Text Messaging is actually the same thing as E-Mails. Literally. And that the E-Mail address wasn't hard to figure out at all. The E-Mail address was my phone email@example.com. So if my Verizon cell phone number was +1-807-555-1212 then my cell phones E-Mail address would be firstname.lastname@example.org. So I wanted to try sending myself a SMS threw my GMail account. So sent myself a message and and few seconds later my Cell phone beeped telling me I had a text message. It even said that it was from my E-Mail address. I quickly changed my E-Mail address on my PHP form to my phones E-Mail address. I then filled the form out. It worked but I had to many fields and the message got cut off. So I change the form to have the old E-Mail address on it for more flexibility. But I then added another form that limited the amount of character someone could type. This way it would get cut off.
God damn I thought Verizon must be a genius how on Earth am I going to get direction, news, movie times, flight times or even where someone was calling me from by looking up there area code. I knew you could do all of this with google, but I needed internet and I am to much of a cheap as. It turns out google has several ways for you to do alot of stuff off line. For a regular google search you could just send them an SMS message to 466453 or in letters that would be google. Then send a search query as your message. Now for driving direction the easier way to do that is by calling goog411. The phone number is +1-800-GOOG411 and then you say what your looking for.
Yes I know I beat you Verizon and there is nothing you can do about it. Everything I did to beat you is perfectly legal and legit. And I will never pay more then is necessary for a service.