This weekend is one of the Open Studios weekends in San Francisco where artists open their studios to the public (see additional pictures below). It was a nice break from technology even though the Nokia E62 did make the tour with me, and I was able to handle a few calls and a few e-mails along the way.
What I noticed today is that the cell phone reception was better than before (the last few years I have been in the city). As I indicated earlier in the 81-day-experiment, we have many spots in San Francisco where cell phone reception is weak or even unavailable. There were several blocks in my old neighborhood with no signal at all (I was using the GSM network at that time, which is the network used by Cingular and T-Mobile). Today, the Nokia E62 performed well in these same spots. This is good news for GSM users.
For more information on how some of the Verizon smartphones performed in San Francisco, you can refer to the section “Verizon’s network passes my San Francisco reception test” which is day #7 on August 20, 2006 in the 81-day-experiment. Verizon uses the CDMA network (same one used by Sprint).
More pictures from the San Francisco Open Studios