Mighty Life List
Mar 28 2010

Free Stuff! Verizon Service and Palm Pre Plus Giveaway

Update: The Giveaway is closed, thank you all so much for reading and commenting. The winner announcement is over here.

Hello. Would you like a free Palm Pre Plus, and $300 worth of Verizon Wireless service? Yeah you would. Let’s discuss that further.

As you know, I’ve been partnering with Verizon this month to knock a few things off my Mighty List, and as part of the campaign, I’ve been using a Palm Pre Plus.

The idea was to see if the phone would be useful to me, and to find out whether Verizon would be better than my iPhone service provider. Of course, my iPhone service doesn’t work at my desk and garbles half my phone calls, so I’m a little angry about that. Angry in a “hurl my phone against the wall” kinda way. But I can be demanding when I’m paying through the nose for something that doesn’t work. We’ll discuss that more later.

For now, let’s talk about that giveaway. Verizon is offering a $600 Palm Pre Plus for free. It looks like this:

The winner will also get $300 of free service from Verizon, which looks like this:

Well, technically cellular service is invisible. It’s more something you sense in your soul when you don’t feel like hucking your phone out the window during a conference call. So in that way, Verizon is sort of like inner peace, but with less yoga involved.

I’m not required to review the Palm, and frankly I didn’t plan to, but a few of you said you were pondering new phone purchases and asked me what I thought. So here’s the stuff I liked:

Making calls. Primarily, I enjoy using my Palm as a telephone that will call people when I dial their numbers — people with whom I can have complete conversations until we mutually decide it is time to hang up. I carried both my iPhone and Palm with me while friends got used to my new number, and I can’t tell you how many times I called friends on the iPhone so they’d recognize my number, and then had to immediately call back on the Palm so they could hear what I was saying.

Dropping it in soup. So. Right after I activated my Palm, I kind of dropped it in soup. I was freaking out, thinking I’d have to admit I’m a terrible phone parent and ask for another phone. But then I just dried it off with my napkin and it kept on working. I did have to scrape some dried soup out of the charger port with a safety pin, but otherwise it didn’t even cough. Nice.

Taking photos. The phone takes killer photos, you guys. Here’s what a snapshot looks like straight out of the phone with no Photoshop intervention:

See what I mean? (Bryan took that, by the way. Thanks, B!)

Also, it has a flash! On the phone! Which means you can use it just like a regular point and shoot without having to lug around another gadget.

Making videos. You can record video on your phone. Do you hear me? We are living in the future, y’all:

Typing. I know not everyone agrees, but I like the tactile feedback of buttons when I’m typing. Some people find the buttons too small, but I didn’t have that problem. In fact, I actually used my phone to send email for the first time in my life because the email is so well integrated and it’s so easy to type.

Applying lipstick. Yeah. The phone has a compact on the back:


(Photo from the Palm Info Center, which has a detailed review if you’re looking for one.)

When I first saw it, I was irritated. Like, “Oh, I’m a girl! I want a girl phone that helps with my lipgloss.” Then I used that stupid mirror three times before I even activated the phone. My makeup has been flawless for the last month. Curse you, user testers and your uncanny insight into my demographically predictable needs!

Downsides? Because I use the camera and video constantly, I run the battery down pretty fast, which can be frustrating. So you might want some sort of battery backup if you’re not religious about charging your phone every night. Also, I tend to be an early adopter of mobile applications, and betas aren’t always available on the Palm. I realize that may not be a problem for… most of the world, but there it is.

All in all, this is a good phone on a great service. I actually think it’s a smart choice for bloggers because the camera and video are superior and it’s much easier to type, so you can do mobile updates easily.

The Giveaway

If you’d like a Palm Pre Plus for yourself, not to mention a lot of free service from Verizon Wireless, please leave a comment below promising that you will not use your new phone to text while driving, and that you will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

Now for the fine print: You must be 18 or over to enter and live in the U.S. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Comments will be open until Wednesday morning March 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. PST. I’ll choose winners randomly using Random.org, and will announce later that day. Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you.

1,047 Responses to “Free Stuff! Verizon Service and Palm Pre Plus Giveaway”

  • m Says:

    I won’t text while I drive. I’m not that coordinated.

  • v Says:

    me me me! I need a new phone and I basically never text, or drive, for that matter.

  • v Says:

    me me me! my old phone is coming apart and I hardly ever text (or drive, for that matter).

  • bicarbonat Says:

    I would *love* a Palm Pre…particularly because, a) I’m already with Verizon, and b) My current phone has adopted decidely diva-like behavior, ignoring direct orders and guzzling energy like so much vodka tonic.
    I can also promise not to use it while driving because I still refuse to learn how to drive, and of course, I won’t drop it in soup…I’ll drop it in the bread, duh.

  • helena Says:

    best. post. EVER.

  • sarahgwynne Says:

    I would never text while driving, I don’t have a car. Also, I will not drop my phone in the soup. It might fall out of my pocket and into the toilet, BUT I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT and that’s not the issue at hand.

  • Sarah B. Says:

    I won’t text while driving, biking, or treadmilling. And I will only drop my phone lovingly, delicately onto pillows made of down and golden fleece and my dog’s incessantly shedding fur.

  • christine Says:

    I promise not to text while I’m driving. At least not on rt.29.

  • Chava Says:

    I, Chava, do hereby solemnly swear not to text (or talk or check email or surf the web or check my lipstick) while driving. Furthermore, I promise not to drop the phone in soup until at least the twenty-fifth hour of ownership. (And seriously, I could really use a phone that does more than, you know, make phone calls.)

  • Long Story Longer Says:

    Hi Maggie. I promise! And I don’t mean to intimidate everyone, but I have incredible luck, so maybe people should just give up now.

    :o)

  • mrsgryphon Says:

    I already have a Palm Pre, and I live in Canada, so I totally don’t qualify for this contest but just wanted to say that I love love LOVE my Pre for all the reasons listed above. Fab little phone, and even though I resisted the smart-phone thing for a very long time, now I’m not sure how I survived without it. Love.

  • Heather Says:

    I wouldn’t even dream of texting while driving! :)

  • Jordan Says:

    You’re a good writer Maggie.

  • Miss B Says:

    Well, I don’t even have a valid license anymore, so if I was texting while driving that would the least of the illegal activity happening. And I promise to wait at least 48 hours before dropping it into any soup. (How did you even manage that, is what I would like to know — I can’t clearly imagine a scenario where that could happen.)

  • Rachel Says:

    I promise too! Also, I really miss the inner yogic peace of having Verizon service. And my *coughiphonecough* is breaking and doesn’t let me know when I get calls anymore, so a new phone would be seriously awesome.

    I once knew a girl who broke her phone by accidentally peeing on it as it stuck out of her pocket when she was, um, hovering.

  • Ashley Says:

    I promise not to text and drive, it’s just plain wrong.

  • Cara Says:

    Just the idea of a maybe winning a new phone has made my morning… even if I don’t win, might get one anyway : )

  • Toni Says:

    Does this promise thing have anything to do with the fact that you are seeing the Oprah show next week? I promise that I never have, nor will I ever, text and drive. I mean seriously? What is wrong with a country where kids die because adults need to update their Twitter? Everything.
    Soup accidents seem slightly inevitable.

  • Jen W. Says:

    I promise – no texting while driving, no phone in soup!

  • Jen Says:

    I need a new phone because I’ve got the first generation iphone (I’m not even on 3g, how dare I???) and I am in desperate need of an upgrade so I can send my parents and in-laws photos and videos of my 4 day old daughter. Seriously, if you saw how cute she was, you’d fall over. I need to spread the cuteness around. Her cuteness might cause world peace because everyone would be so busy falling over that they wouldn’t be able to fight anymore. I just heard her sneeze from her bassinet and almost died from the cute overload. Also, no texting while driving (why risk an accident with my cute little girl in her cute little car seat?) and no to the soup thing (who has time to eat when they’ve got a 4 day old?) Please pick me! I will totally send you pictures of my kid!

  • Sharon Elin Says:

    I don’t eat soup and I’m not coordinated enough to text and drive at the same time. And I love your blog.

  • Erin Says:

    I promise to stop texting while driving. And I’m never using my phone while eating – eating is FAR more important and requires my full attention.

  • Kristi Says:

    You sold me with that picture. Also, I promise to be a good phone mama.

  • Amy Says:

    I promise I will not text while driving. I can’t promise I won’t drop the phone in soup, but I’ll do my darndest to avoid it. Thanks, Maggie!

  • Andrea Says:

    I won’t text while driving but I can’t promise anything about not dropping it in soup,

  • Jess Says:

    Great review. Already a Verizon customer and love the service, but my present phone is beginning to drain the battery in 12 hours! I promise not to txt and drive!! :-)

  • Kelley Q Says:

    This phone rocks. I am carless and won’t text and drive–so good news!

  • Cameron Says:

    Can I admit here that I actually use a flip phone? As in, its not smart at all? A new phone would be marvelous! And I’m certainly not coordinated enough to text and drive- Thanks, Maggie!

  • Katie P. Says:

    Totally not coordinate enough to text and drive, and I don’t even eat soup! I’m a prime candidate!

  • KurtRoedeger Says:

    I promise not to text while driving and not to drop it in soup. No promises about chowder, chili or stew though.

  • MomVee Says:

    I do solemnly swear that I will not use my beloved and desperately needed new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup.

  • Deena Says:

    Would love to upgrade my phone! Oh yeah…and I promise not to text while driving or eating soup!

  • Sarah Says:

    Hooray! Thanks.

  • Mairead Says:

    Ohhh please I need this! My current phone is all busted, complete with a blacked out touch screen. I’m so used to not texting that of course I promise not to do so while driving.

  • erniebufflo Says:

    I want! I despise my BlackBerry, which freezes every time I try to make a call and doesn’t even function as a reliable alarm clock. I already refuse to text while driving, and will do my very best not to drop it in soup!

  • Wendy Says:

    I don’t know how to text when I;m not driving, so that won’t be a problem and spring is here, which means it’s no longer soup season. I should be safe.

  • Kate in the Shade Says:

    Oh, this is so very appealing. My contract with AT&T runs out this summer and this could be just the thing to switch me over to Verizon!

  • Katya Says:

    i promise — no soup, no texting while driving

  • Kate Says:

    I love Verizon, but my phone is so old I’ve had strangers poke fun at it:( Oh and I promise not to text & drive:)

  • Megan Says:

    I want a phone! I don’t have one right now. I promise to use it wisely!

  • Caitlin Says:

    Dear Mightygirl and Verizon I swear that if I buy or receive this lovely Pom Pre, I will neither drop it in soup nor text while driving. On another note- your texting abilities will be completely eliminated within months of purchasing a pantech slidie-both-ways-and-then-stop-working-phone. I call it the broken bi-sexual. Please fix my gender-confused phone woes!

  • Ashley Says:

    This phone looks great! I have never been able to afford anything beyond the “free phone” that comes w/ Verizon service so I would love to try this one.

  • Rhea Says:

    I would do terrible, terrible things for that phone.
    If chosen, I promise to give it a good phone and to never leave it in my back pocket (this is how phones wind up swimming in the toilet).

  • divrchk Says:

    Sounds great! I love Verizon. We’ve been with them for almost 12 years now.

  • Edwin Allen Says:

    I like free stuff. And there’s about a 99.89% chance that I will never send a text message ever in my life. So, we’re good there.

  • Lisa Says:

    oooh, I hope I win, I am in desperate need of a new phone, and my contract isnt up for MONTHS! I would never text and drive! My husband is a cop and I’ve seen accident scene pix of people who were texting and driving.

  • libby Says:

    my celly needs an upgrade bad!! I will not text while driving or drop it in soup!

  • Alicia Says:

    I promise and I promise, pick me!

  • Beth Says:

    Maggie, I promise not to text while driving. I also promise to TRY VERY HARD not to drop it in soup in the first 24 hours. I’m a bad phone parent, too :(. BUT I have had my iPhone for almost 1.5 years and I’ve only needed it replaced 1 time! 1 time!

  • Earth Girl Says:

    I hereby promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Liesel Says:

    I’d try it out. I don’t know that you’ve convinced me to give up the wait for an iPhone to come to Verizon, but I’d try it. And I promise not to drive and text.

  • Helen C. Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. I also promise not to chew gum, text AND drive at the same time. And Wednesday is my birthday. This would be an awesome birthday gift.

  • Martha Says:

    oh, me me me!! I am the last person living in the free world who doesn’t have a cell phone.

  • Elli Says:

    I do hereby solemnly swear to never text while driving. I can only hope against hope regarding the soup…

  • Angela Says:

    Oh, Gadgets, how I love thee… No texting while driving, of course. And, no soup! The toilet at a dive bar is a different story ( not that there is any precedence for believing it would be…ahem).

  • Sarah Says:

    I would love a Palm Pre, thank you! I will even use it to update my blog and Verizon doesn’t even have to pay me!

  • Amyt Says:

    If I had a phone which worked anywhere I drove I swear I wouldn’t text with it, or take it out for soup…promise.

  • Jackie Says:

    Oooh, pick me, pick me! I promise not to text while driving. I make no such promises not to check my email while driving.

  • Candice Says:

    Working really hard to not text while driving so I’ll make that promise hear, even though I haven’t signed the Oprah contract yet. And soup, nah…no worries there, my phone never gets close to soup.

  • khazoury Says:

    I promise not to drop it in soup (there’s a youtube video of one being dropped in beer so his boss would get him an Iphone “death of a pre”) or text while driving (I’m dying to give a ticket for that!)

    Anyway, a free phone and service is the only way you’ll get me on Verizon.

  • Sarah Says:

    I will not text while driving
    I will not drop it in the soup
    I will not eat it with a scoop.
    Oh wait. Sorry. Got carried away…

  • Miriel Says:

    I live in the city, so I don’t drive, and I almost never eat soup. Problem solved.

  • helmetnona Says:

    In a past life, I dropped a phone in shrimp-peely water at the sink when I was making shrimp and grits. Phone survived and I learned my lesson.
    I’m worthy of the Palm Pre. Bring it on.

  • Val Says:

    I promise to not text while driving! (I’m an insurance auto claims adjuster, I don’t text while driving anyway, though)

    The soup though.. no promises. I”m pretty clumsy. I will have a 24 hour soup embargo if I win the phone, though!

  • Jen Says:

    GAH!In the event I do not win this giveaway, this post about how awesome this phone is makes me want to switch to Verizon this summer when I change providers.

    And texting while driving,haha! I’m the kid who just got her permit. There might, however, be some texting whilst walking and chewing gum which…well let’s be honest would probably be a fairly dangerous endeavor.

  • Amy Says:

    I promise, from the bottom of my heart, that I won’t drop it in soup :)

  • amandaC Says:

    I will never text & drive (probably never text. Period. :). BUT, I have no cell phone, and my students would be psyched to hear I’m moving into the 21st Century. (And as I’m old fashioned with this phone stuff, I won’t use it while eating meals with other people, at least (which is 99% of my meals), which means it will automatically avoid soup-hazards!).

  • jess (the wife of an artist) Says:

    This would actually be perfect for my husband. He can’t use an iPhone because his fingers won’t work on the keypad. And while I have the worst service in the nation (seriously, how is AT&T so bad in San Francisco), at least I can (sometimes) send email from my phone.

  • Allison Says:

    I would never intentionally text while driving and I don’t eat soup very often so I doubt I’d drop it in soup. I may, however, drop it in spaghetti.

  • Jen Says:

    I promise not to drop it in soup. Baby food… maybe. Hopefully not, though. Thanks!

  • Jessica Says:

    Love this post! And in need of a new phone…please! :)

  • aly Says:

    i promise! i promise! also: the pictures it can take look fantastic, but i’m equally excited about the mirror on the back…. ;)

  • Tawny Says:

    I promise not to use my phone while driving or making any kind of liquid meal!

    : )

  • Linda J. Says:

    What an awesome giveaway! If I somehow manage to get chosed, you know what I would do with the phone? Take a ton of pictures until I replace my lost camera! That thing takes great pictures.

  • Jennie Says:

    I promise to wait until I’m at a light or in stopped traffic to text :)

    Great giveaway!

  • Jena Says:

    I will not drop it in soup (on day one).

    I will not text and drive (ever).

    I will not let the nephew use as a toy (much).

    I will not throw this at the boyfriend.

    JENA WANTS THE PALM PRE! Thanks a heap.

  • Corrinne Says:

    I’ll treasure it with all my heart, and keep it well away from treacherous soups and drinks.

  • amanda Says:

    So, yeah, totally bellying up to the bar of a potential freebie. I have bad circulation (hey sexy reach for the husband in the night and elicit screams of startled pain) so the iPhone doesn’t register my futile pawing at the non-buttons. Would lurve to win this.

  • Karen Fuller Says:

    i promise! my husband’s cell phone died and he refuses to buy a new one, so he’s switching between 4 old phones in our house until his contract is up and he can get a new one. please help us!

  • Lee Fleisher Says:

    I would NEVER drop my phone in soup, Scout’s honor . And I don’t text while driving; I’m not nearly that dextrous or insane. Pretty please…

  • Megan Everitt Says:

    I promise not to text while driving – or apply lipstick while driving…and most definitely will not drop it in my soup – i could however really use this phone and $$$ right now – my new every 2 is up and we’re in the process of deciding if we should stay or go from vzw.
    Help me stay… {fingers crossed}

  • Heather Says:

    I promise no texting while driving, no soup while chatting, etc. etc. will be good to phone at all times because it looks pretty cool!

  • Robert Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. I do not promise not to lose it or damage it while traveling for work.

  • chai am woman Says:

    ohmygah my brain is exploding right now. you have NO IDEA how happy this giveaway makes me… i’m still old-schooling it (mostly) on my phone. i mean, i text. but no data, no apps, etc. i currently have verizon service (which i love… all of my ATT friends are jealous because their holes are like swiss cheese) and i’ve been seriously weighing whether or not to take the plunge and upgrade to the palm pre.

    i promise not to text while driving, drop it in my soup and i will even give the birds and the bees talk three months early.

  • Jamie Says:

    I will not text while driving. I will not text while driving. I will not text while driving.

    On the soup–given my history with phones, that’s commitment I’m not quite ready to make.

    I have been drooling over the PalmPre since it came out. Fingers crossed!

  • Katie Says:

    Hot damn! I don’t usually get excited over phones, but, Maggie, you make it sound so loveable! Count me in.

  • Nichole Says:

    I will not text while driving, and I will wait until Hour 25 to drop it in my soup.

  • Melanie Says:

    The phone looks awesome. No texting while driving here!

  • Liz Says:

    I promise not to drop it in soup! But I cannot promise that I will not drop it on the floor or on my driveway.

  • Liz Anderson Says:

    I promise to be an adult an do all the things you’ve asked.

  • Fritz Says:

    i promise not to text and drive!!

  • Kelly Hall Says:

    I would LOVE this! I don’t text and drive, and unfortunately don’t eat soup often – so that dropping thing shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks!

  • megan t Says:

    i solemnly swear never to text and drive. and i will put forth my best effort to never drop the phone in soup or any other warm liquid.

  • Costumista Says:

    I do solemnly swear not to Text and drive, now drop the Palm in my soup. I can’t guarantee it will never touch spilled Coffee, but I WILL love it and hug it and call it George!!

  • Carrie Says:

    I absolutely promise that I will not text while driving, not only because it is incredibly stupid and dangerous, but also because it is against the law where I live. I also promise not to drop it in soup. But I can’t guarantee that my 2 year old won’t try to drop it in her chocolate milk…

  • Dorice Says:

    promising not to text and drive and not to drop it in soup, although my 3 year old may very well do so. thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Melinda Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. Heck I can’t text while standing still, I end up sending it half typed by mistake.

  • Aylin Says:

    I do not and will not text while driving! I also will not drop it in soup or any other liquid!

  • Megan B. Says:

    Excellent! Count me in!

  • MirandaLea Says:

    I need a new phone so badly! I solemnly swear not to text while driving, and I dislike soup, so I should be okay there. Thanks for the chance!

  • Karen Says:

    I can’t promise not to drop it in soup, as I have soup for dinner almost every night. But I will do my best.

  • Laura Says:

    I will neither text while driving nor drop my phone in soup. I cannot, however, promise not to drop it in coffee.

  • Adrianne Says:

    I NEVER text when driving! Oh, I do love soup, so I could never drop a phone in soup, as it would waste precious soup. Also, my birthday is on Friday, and I would love to win this :)

  • Melissa (RightMoon) Says:

    if i win, i solemnly swear to follow the non-driving and non-souping clauses.

    (if i don’t win, i’ll probably continue to use my phone perilously close to open cups of coffee and large soup bowls.)

  • emily Says:

    The things I’ve seen for the Pre make me envious. With or without some extra soup. :)

  • Chris Says:

    No texting and driving for me…
    Palm Pre Plus and Verizon would be amazing!

  • Holly Says:

    I never thought I wanted a phone on which you could get all type-y and video-y and gadget-y…until I read this post! Must have. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    I also pledge my drive/text prohibition….

  • Chasinash Says:

    I promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. I have dropped a phone in the sink at a public restroom twice… but I put the phone and a silica gel pack in a ziplock and that seems to do the trick. For this phone, I promise to avoid sinks, as well.

    Thanks, Maggie!

  • Celeste Says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I love free things!

  • Emily Says:

    Oddly enough I’m most interested in the flash and the mirror. It’s the shiny things that do it for me.

  • Becky Says:

    I can’t text and drive! Oh and I hardly ever drop my phone…promise!

  • Miranda Says:

    Oooh I need a new phone and I promise I won’t text and drive! Pick me! :-)

  • amy Says:

    ooooo cool! love it.

  • Jen Says:

    I don’t text and I don’t eat soup. The PPP and me could be great friends.

  • Jacqueline Says:

    I have had my eye on this phone forever! OOOH I LOVE!!

  • Katie L. Says:

    oooooh i would love a new fancy schmancy phone like that one! and no texting while driving nor holding it near liquids of any kind, i promise!

  • amy Says:

    don’t get me started on phone choice! I only will use verizon so an iphone is out. I had the samsung omnia and hated the touch screen. I finally went with a blackberry b/c i am happy with my work one. only prblem since my personal email provider doesn’t use microsoft exhange it doesn’t sync my email!!! I would love to try the palm.

    And I would never text while driving …. my 7 year old would scold me anyway!

  • Erin Says:

    I promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, but I can’t ethically promise not to drop it in soup… What can I say? I’m clumsy!

  • Lora Says:

    I promise this, promise this
    Check this hand ’cause I’m marvelous

    (I hope random.org loves Lady Gaga as much as I)

  • Tammom Says:

    I don’t even know how to text, but I can use that mirror to make sure I don’t have broccoli in my teeth!

  • Mollie Says:

    So, I am totally in the market for a new phone so this would be awesome. Obviously not awesome for texting while driving, but awesome for pretty much everything else.

    Thanks Maggie and Verizon Wireless!

  • Jamie Says:

    I need a new phone. Meh. :)

  • Emma Alvarez Gibson Says:

    Oh, man. I will SO not text whilst driving. Neither will I drop it in soup for the first 24 hours of ownership/parenthood, for two reasons: a) I will keep it locked away in my purse for the first 24 hours (a phone chastity belt, if you like!); b)I tend to eat more cereal than soup. Thanks, Maggie!

  • Emily Says:

    No driving (public transportation, whoo!). The soup thing? I can’t promise that.

  • Lindsey Says:

    I will not text while driving. (Ha, that just made me think of Bart Simpson writing on the chalkboard at the beginning of the Simpsons). And considering it is spring and my soup consumption goes down as the temperature goes up, I am pretty sure I won’t drop the phone in soup until the fall!

  • Erin Says:

    I haven’t purchased a new phone since 2007, and I’m in desperate need of one! I’d love to win this.

  • Kizz Says:

    I promise not to drop it in soup but that’s mostly because I’m on weight watchers right now so most of the soups I like are off the menu. Does the Palm have a built in scale? I live in NYC without a car so the no texting while driving thing should be pretty easy. I might try to text while on the subway, it’d be interesting to see if Verizon’s service is getting underground.

  • Lisa K Says:

    I will never text while driving. Or while crossing busy city intersections (do people want to die texting????). Also, I will endeavor to keep my phone and soup separate.

  • Marilyn Says:

    I will not text and drive. Who does this??? I never drop my phone in my soup…

  • Danielle Says:

    No way will I text while driving! The soup thing I can’t make promises about, sorry. But I will love it as my first phone that’s not from 10 years ago! What a great post!

  • Becky Says:

    I hereby promise that I will not do stupid things like texting while driving and dropping perfectly good phones in liquid!!

  • Ida Says:

    I won’t drop in any kind of liquid… and won’t text while driving since I dont’ have a car!
    Thanks!

  • stephanie Says:

    oooh, i need to replace my old school razr – it’s so very sad!

  • Barbara Says:

    Pick me! I would never text and drive.

  • Erica Says:

    Yes please! I am totally over my crackberry but I dig Verizon service. I’ve been out in the desert in Utah, a day’s hike from a road that my subaru could handle, and my phone still worked. I won’t text while driving and I won’t drop it in soup, although I can’t promise I won’t drop it off a chairlift.

  • Becky Says:

    Me! Me! Cross my heart- no texting while driving! (I work in emergency medicine, so this was already a personal policy of mine…) And I promise to avoid soup pots while I’m at it! :)

  • Wendy Says:

    Texting? Apps? Web access on a phone? Yeah, I’m a little behind the times…but I’m ready to give up my nice dinosaur-bone-phone and get connected! thanks!

  • Cait Says:

    I don’t have a car so no driving, and I rarely eat soup. No phones allowed near my soup.

  • Amy Says:

    I promise never to text while driving. I can’t, however, make any promises about the soup.

  • Katie M Says:

    I would love to win this. And my current phone doesn’t even text very well, so doing that while driving is out. Sigh.

  • Erin K. Says:

    I promise not to text will driving and I’ll make my fiance also promise, because this phone will be for him because his phone is D Y I N G! And soup will be banned from the house.

  • Margaret M Says:

    I will not text while driving, cycling, nor parasailing! Although as you’ve demonstrated, the latter might need to be documented with the gadget.

  • Amy Says:

    Pick me! I promise to be a good phone mama as well. Although, I thought that one of the positives about the phone was that you could drop it in soup if you were so inclined??

  • Rochelle Says:

    I currently have the Palm Centro and I love it. However, I was also a bad phone parent with it and it’s nearing the end of it’s life. So, it would be perfect to win this phone. And now I’ve learned how to be a better phone parent! See?

  • Marianne Says:

    I promise to be a good phone parent, for reals.

  • April Says:

    Oh goodness, I need this phone so desperately. Is this the part where I start jumping up and down and shouting for you to pick me?

  • Christine Says:

    i promise to be good – no texting while driving and no dropping in the soup!

  • Courtney MW Says:

    Pretty please! I solemnly swear not to text while driving. Hells, I have enough trouble changing the radio station.

  • Lisa Says:

    No texting while driving and no soup diving–I would be a good mommy to my new bundle of phone joy!

  • jjzach Says:

    Pick me! Of course I won’t text and drive, and no soup for me in the same vicinity as the phone.

  • Tasha Says:

    I Promise. Now come on random winner generator! Pick Me!

  • Kate P Says:

    I really need to stop texting while driving. Really.

  • Aly Says:

    We’ve been looking into phone upgrades (with a switch to Verizon, no less). Getting a free one would be awesome. And, I’m not much of a multi-tasker when it comes to phones and eating or driving.

  • Cindy Says:

    I have always been very responsible with my phone. I never talk while driving and I always have it set to vibrate because I teach yoga. Go random winner generator!

  • Aine Says:

    I promise I will not drop it in soup, nor will I text and drive. As a fellow AT&T-er, I am curious as to whether Verizon is really as awesome as they say it is.

  • Janet Says:

    I promise…no eating soup while driving, no texting while cooking soup.

  • becky Says:

    I do solemnly swear that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

    amen.

  • maya Says:

    i will not send texts while driving, but i might drop my phone in some soup (hopefully not within the first 24 hours of getting it).

    p.s. i am working on my mighty list. it is a lot more difficult than i expected.

  • Sara Says:

    I promise not to text and drive, and not to eat soup. That’s the safer way, just avoid soup altogether. I also promise to only use the mirror on the back during dire makeup emergencies at work.

  • Lynn Says:

    Oh, I promise to not text and drive. No soup for my phone!!!

  • Angela Wacker Says:

    I really, really, really need this new phone. I have finally finished my servitude to tmobile and am looking for a new phone service. My sad little phone is a phone off ebay that makes me sound like a “monster” according to family members and it gives others a great excuse to hang up on me “I’m sorry I can’t hear you” click. I am terrible at texting so I won’t text while driving, walking or speaking!

  • Beverly Says:

    Oh please let me win! I want to hurl my blackberry across the room and then take it to a field and hit it with a baseball bat Office Space style.
    I promise not to drop it in soup or any other liquid and no texting or even talking on the phone while driving (thanks to Oprah’s cell phone while driving kills show). Whew.

  • susical Says:

    I PROMISE not to text and drive, and certainly not to drop it in soup. Stew perhaps, or orange juice. Not that that has ever happened. Certainly not.

  • Candice Says:

    After this winter, I’m so soup-ed out, I don’t plan on eating any probably until this cell phone contract would be done. LOL

    And, yes, no texting while driving. I don’t even talk on the phone while driving, not even with a headset. People can wait.

  • Emily Says:

    Ooo, I love that the phone is soup-resistant. My recent phone survived being submerged in a mop-bucket, so I need a hearty phone. And I will lay off the drive-texting, in general and PARTICULARLY if I win a fancy new Palm Pre.

  • Lauren Kavan Says:

    I promise that I will never ever text and drive, and to keep my phone away from all liquid substances. Oh boy, I hope I win!

  • Jenny Says:

    We love our Verizon service….but my phone could use a serious upgrade! And I promise to buy a protective case :)

  • Tracy Says:

    I would like this please, yes! No illegal activities guaranteed!

  • beyond Says:

    i don’t drive… so that solves the problem.

  • Heidi Devereaux Says:

    We are Verizons biggest fans…5 phones! Also, they make a booster that you can put in your home that will up the reception EVEN MORE!

  • Jess Says:

    I do solemnly swear to neither text while driving nor drop the phone in soup. I can’t make any promises about the toilet, though.

  • Beth Says:

    I will not text while driving and I will keep it out of my soup.

  • Kayzie Says:

    I promise, Maggie! I’m desperate for a new phone and was already considering a move to Verizon. To get such a smashing upgrade for free, would be a dream come true. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sarah Says:

    No TWD, and I’ll keep it well away from my soup. I promise. Faboo!

  • Andrea Says:

    I promise I will not text whilst driving :)

  • Sarah Says:

    I promise to be a good phone parent!

  • Jodi Says:

    I promise not to drop the phone in soup! I make no guarantees for chili, though.

  • ron Says:

    i don’t even talk on the phone while driving, let alone txt! and i promise not to use it near liquids.

  • Colleen Says:

    I don’t eat soup, so that’s not a problem. And I try to not even talk while I’m driving, so not texting isn’t a problem.

  • Toni Says:

    No texting while driving! No soup! Or liquids of any kind near the phone!

  • BEAT Says:

    A new phone! The Blackberry is quickly dying. And I’m already a Verizon customer. Perfection.

  • Laura Brown Says:

    Oh golly, I need this! I would take such good care of it–never texting while driving and never soup dipping! I’ll make a special place in my life for that sweet phone!

  • Annie Says:

    No drive-texting, I promise!

  • Karen Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. I also promise to stop trying to text while walking because that’s also annoying, though less likely to cause death.

    I also have to say that though iPhones look really cool, I have steadfastly refused to give up my Verizon service just to get one. Verizon should therefore reward me with a pretty new phone.

  • Melissa Griley Says:

    I would never text and drive! My ringer doesn’t work on my current phone. Help!

  • Natalie Says:

    I will absolutely not text while driving, and I promise promise PROMISE not to drop the phone in soup within 24hours of receiving it. (No such guarantees can be made about not dropping it in a cappuccino, however).
    thank you thank you!

  • Dana Says:

    Sounds amazing!

  • Robin Says:

    I can barely drive or text so no worries about doing those things at the same time. Also soup? It’s spring time, the worst it’ll get dropped into is hummus or maybe a fruit cup, but I’ll keep it tied to a string around my neck so I won’t lose it. Yay, I could really use this phone.

  • Meadow Says:

    As much as I love the iPhone, my biggest phone needs are being able to hear someone and have them hear me. Verizon rules at this. At least in my house.
    I hate texting. But loves soup. I will conform to all your phone wishes.

  • MEG Says:

    no drive-texting! no soup! no promises about spilling my beer.

  • Laura Says:

    I will not use it in the car and I will do my best to not drop it in soup! Years ago I dropped my phone in STANDING BEER and … kaput. I like to think I learned a lesson.

  • Hope Says:

    I promise not to text and drive. The soup part I cannot promise, I have dropped several poor little phones into the toilet. I know, sorry, gross.

  • Shanee Says:

    Oh my. I need a new phone and I have a long time to wait. This would be perfect! P.S I only text at lights!

  • Stephen Says:

    I promise!

  • gemma Says:

    I don’t have a car, so the no texting while driving is an easy promise. So far I have never dropped a phone in a food I am eating and I hope to continue that trend. I love my iPhone, so I’m not really sure why I going for this phone…I think it is the compact. I always get parsley stuck in between my teeth.

  • Ryan Elizabeth Says:

    I promise to never ever text and drive, and I promise to use it for calls and not stirring soup. I also promise that I will take every opportunity to show my iPhone-hurling boyfriend how nice it is to actually finish a call with someone on purpose.

  • Jennifer Says:

    No texting while driving and I promise to abstain from soup for at least a week. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kaitlin Says:

    I’m not coordinated enough to text and drive!

  • wendy Says:

    I promise to take good care of it and use it to write a dissertation that will help high school kids have better experiences in math class.

  • The Bug Says:

    I don’t even know how to text (well I know HOW, but it takes me forever to so don’t do it). I will do my best on the soup thing – that does sound like something I would do!

  • Sarah Says:

    I can barely text while sitting still so texting and driving is out of the question!

  • Tara Says:

    I don’t have a car, so I definitely won’t be texting while driving. As for soup, it is springtime now so soup is off the menu. I really hate cold soups.

  • Trish T. Says:

    I am an adamant supporter of the anti-texting-while-driving movement and am definitely a don’t-text-where-you-eat kind of girl.

  • Rebecca Says:

    I promise not to text and drive,not even on my bicycle, nor to make soup with phone in hand.

  • Tricia Says:

    I promise not to text while driving – I’m not that coordinated. And no soup for 24 hours – no problem. I would love to try that phone – I used to be a palm user, then treo. Got the iPhone, and well, same frustrations with service that you have.

  • Emma Says:

    I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. Beyond that I can’t make promises – I dropped my brand new iPhone in snow bank (I think, I still haven’t found it)… so I could really use a new phone!!

  • Mary Meisenbach Says:

    I promise not to text and drive. I would love to have that awesome phone.

    I also love your blog!

  • Julia T. Says:

    I’m terrified of texting while driving – I don’t understand how anyone is that coordinated.

  • Jenny Says:

    I am not clever enough to come up with a creative way to say I will not text and drive nor will I drop the phone in soup. But, I am feeling lucky this morning. We’ll see what happens!

  • Jen C. Says:

    *fingers crossed*
    I will never text while driving, and I rarely eat soup!

  • Nancy R Says:

    Sweet! I don’t text while driving, and never while eating soup.

    You’ve got your own Oprah-like pledge going here, doncha?

  • Ris Says:

    I live in Chicago and am car-less so I definitely won’t text while driving (although texting while on public transport is pretty much a must). Also, soup weather is on it’s way out so I can easily keep that promise as well!

  • Jodi Says:

    Who doesn’t love the idea of free stuff!! And I’m a very loyal Verizon-ite already, so I’d love to get something for nothing from them.

  • Emily Says:

    The phone is safe from soup droppage, and texting while driving is just stupid!

  • Sarah Says:

    I consider myself an iPhone fan, but am intrigued by your review. I wonder how much of the service issue is regional? I hope to find out!

  • Jessica Says:

    I live in Boston, so I don’t drive! And I do my part by occasionally accusing my boyfriend of texting while driving, being sure to behave as if it were the worst offense he could commit against my person. Whether or not he actually committed the act is not important to the charade.

  • Jill - GlossyVeneer Says:

    I’m intrigued by this, I got a Palm device back when it was just a good ol’ Palm Pilot and went through several models up to the Treo 650. I really miss the organizer functions, I’ve always thought it was superior… and I never text while driving, I’m too clumsy!

  • Stephanie Says:

    I would looovveee a new phone! And a new wireless carrier. My contract has been up for a while but I haven’t made the decision about switching or not. This would be perfect!

    And I promise not to text/talk while driving or drop it in soup or other liquids :)

  • Alissa Says:

    I do not text and drive and I don’t phone and soup. Although I have dropped mine in the toilet so I promise not to do that too.

  • Karen Says:

    I’ve been going back & forth on a new phone for awhile – this is sooooo helpful! I pinky promise not to text & drive and certainly not to drop it n any soup. :)

  • Debbie Says:

    I’ve been wanting an iPhone for years, but can’t work up the nerve to leave Verizon. Pick me!!

  • Mental Momma Says:

    Not only will I not text while drive or drop it in the soup, I will also NOT leave it in my robe pocket and toss it in the washer (don’t ask).

  • Beth Says:

    Verizon is the only provider that has enabled service in my officebuilding — my current phone/service are totally worthless during the weekdays. Help please!

    Should I be the lucky recipient of this excellent device profiled in your post, I would most certainly not text while driving, nor drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • shokufeh Says:

    No drive-texting or soup-dunking for me. So you’d think I’d have good cell karma, but I’ve been regretting my current phone almost since I got it.

  • rebecca Says:

    promise: no txting while driving! no soup!

  • Jen Says:

    First off- I visit your site every day! I am truly enjoying your Life List Quest. I have been a Verizon subscriber for years, and will never leave it! With this phone, I would revisit my project 365- do it completely mobile! that would be fun!

  • Ashley Says:

    I haven’t had a cell phone for the past year. Would LOVE a new, fancy one!

  • Courtney Says:

    I don’t text while driving (or talk while soup-ing, for that matter).

    This would be great for me, seeing as I’ve yet to embrace the fact that you can get email/internet on your phone, much to my husband-to-be’s dismay. He’s dying for me to upgrade, and well, I’m too cheap for the time being (we have a wedding to pay for!).

  • Julie Says:

    I also promise – no texting while driving, or dropping. crossing my fingers!

  • JD Says:

    I will restrict my texting to walking and biking. No soup.

  • Alison of a Gun Says:

    I do solemnly swear not to drop my new phone in soup or use it while driving!

  • christine Says:

    So happy to hear you love the new palm. I have been looking into this model! Texting and/or talking on your phone while driving should be banned… just sayin’.

  • Heather Says:

    No drive-texting and no soup, I promise! Pick me, pick me! :)

  • Jessica Says:

    That is the best thing about having a phone with a keyboard. It’s nearly impossible to text so there is no reason to try!

  • Ari Says:

    Ooh, I love Verizon.

  • Bernie Says:

    I will not use my new phone to text while driving…and I think I can safely promise not to drop it in soup, although I can’t give my word when it comes to coffee or cereal.

  • Teresa L Tebbe Says:

    Yes! Ok!!! My son (15) or daughter (6) text for me as I drive! Isn’t predictive text great? Well, sometimes – other times, I send a message that looks like this “I hate this ducking weather!” (I live in MN) Not that the 15 year old should need preditive text….it’s handy for the 6-year old, I mean! Thanks!

  • Joslyn Says:

    With a review like that who wouldn’t want one? Sounds great!

  • Audrey Says:

    I can totally promise that! Pick me!

  • Tricia Says:

    I hereby promise not to use my new phone to text while driving and not to drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. Pinky swear.

  • Jennifer Says:

    OMG. I would kill for a phone that takes decent pics.

  • Jill Says:

    Me? Please?

  • Carly Says:

    I swear I will not text while driving, drop it in soup, or, um, “lose it” when really it is in my purse for four days and I really need to clean my bag out so things like that stop happening.

  • Caroline C Says:

    ahhhh! I’ve been wanting to switch to verizon for so long! awesome giveaway

  • Beth Says:

    I promise not to text when driving and will not drop it in soup! Verizon’s coverage really can’t be beat – we switched and haven’t looked back!

  • Maggie E Says:

    I do hereby promise to not text while driving (a promise I’ve been meaning to make to myself, so now is as good a time as any!) and I will try my darndest to not drop it in a bowl of soup within the first 24 hours – but I can’t guarantee anything about the 25th hour!

    Thanks for doing fun stuff on your website Maggie.
    (I know you’re secretly pulling for me because we have the same name!! Thanks for that – I appreciate it!)

  • Qzer Says:

    I promise not to text while driving or drop my phone in soup. I cannot promise not to spill coffee on it. My superpower is coffee-spilling. But I will try, try, try to keep my new phone coffee-free! (And I’m encouraged that it survived a soup-dunking.)

  • Erin B Says:

    I promise not to text while driving… I am just not coordinated enough. I have been wanting a new phone forever… still rocking some 5 year old Samsung.

  • rbiggs Says:

    I have never dropped a phone in the toilet or in soup and I don’t text while driving. I am also growing very wearing of my AT&T service!

  • Alison Says:

    I promise! Thanks :)

  • Amanda Says:

    I promise not to text while driving and not to put a shiny new phone in soup!

    Though my real concern is my boyfriend’s mom has a Palm Pre and I’m a little ashamed that at 60-something, she has better technology than her son’s 24 year old girlfriend. >_> So it’d be nice to up my game to at least her level if I can’t surpass it yet as a student!

    P.S. OMG he’s growing up so fast! <3

  • Felice Says:

    Holy cow, I’d love a Palm Pre! I detest texting-while-driving, and I don’t really like soup.

  • Sassafras Mama Says:

    I’ve never dropped my phone in any watery graves & surely hope not to do so. And I don’t text while I drive because my co-pilot is a 10 year old and he is watching. Very closely.

  • Megan Says:

    ^&*%!!@

    Am I ever frustrated with The iPhone Service Provider. Plain and simple, it doesn’t deliver on what it promises.

    I concluded that, according to the ad below, a phone circa 1964 would be more helpful to me, practically speaking, than my circa now iphone.

    http://twitpic.com/107toc

    But a new phone on a different provider would be nicer. :)

  • jt Says:

    I, JT, do solemnly swear not to text while driving. I further declare that I will use extreme caution around any liquids and hard surfaces if I win this phone. Oh, pick me!

  • christina Says:

    OK. I promise. When will you announce winners?

  • Kayla Says:

    I can’t even text while walking much less driving and I don’t really eat that much soup so I think I can comfortably meet these requirements.

  • Hayley C Says:

    I pinky swear not to use my phone while driving, potentially endangering the lives of others! As for dropping the phone…. I will do my best, but can make no promises there :)

  • lois Says:

    my boyfriend that has that phone, and while trying to show me a video he dropped it on my nose, let me say, as well as being soup friendly it bounces well and leaves little residual pain! fabulous!

  • Gwynne Says:

    I would love Pre that would complete calls and take photos and video and send emails. Also, I will not text whist driving.

  • Erin S. Says:

    Me (pretty please!)! I will not drop it in soup or text while driving . . . promise!

  • Elyza Says:

    I promise not to text & drive and I don’t eat my soup nearly as often as I’d like to, so no soup-swimming for phones here!

  • Kristi Says:

    I promise to be a good phone parent and not text while driving or drop my shiny new phone in my soup.

  • Amy (aka Beeble's Mom) Says:

    I will not text while driving. I will not text while driving. I will not text while driving.

    And I won’t even EAT soup during those first 24 hours to make sure that such a travesty doesn’t happen on my end!

  • Megan Says:

    Also, I don’t drive, so I will never text and drive. Also, no drops in soups.

  • Amy Says:

    I promise that I won’t text while driving, especially because you are choosing the winner on my birthday! Come on Random.org, I want a Palm Pre for my birthday!

  • Kate Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, and not to drop my phone in soup for at least 24 hours!

  • Jennifluff Says:

    Oh! Boy would I appreciate one of those new bad boys. My husband and I have those old phones, where, you know, it only calls people. Franz (husband) is an ultra runner, and we were thinking how awesome it would be to have a smart phone with him on trail so he could Tweet about where he is so I don’t have to worry that he’s been eaten by a bear. Also, it would be kinda neat for me to see where he’s been with the snazzy video stuff. No texting and driving, but we’ll be texting and running. Loophole!

  • Jen Says:

    Oh boy! I just got lost in NYC without a map for the last time Saturday night, when I vowed to get a smart phone. So! I promise not to text when I drive (no car, that’s easy!) and increase photo taking of my adorable cat Oscar. Also, the soup thing. :)

  • Angela Says:

    I have been dying to try out a Palm Pre, but we are locked into TMobile – please count me in!!

  • Gina S. Says:

    I promise to never text while driving (can’t see the keys anyway) and I don’t eat soup near my cellphone. Sounds like a great phone.

  • betsy Says:

    I won’t even accidently drop it out of my purse and drive over it!!!

  • Jamie Says:

    At this point, anything would be better than my funky, stupid, sometimes not operational Samsung. I promise to practice safe cell. :)

  • Alison Says:

    I promise not to text while driving (I don’t really drive anyhow), and I promise not to drop the phone in soup. I have Verizon already and love it, but I would love it even more if I could afford data and unlimited texting. And have a phone that doesn’t freeze!! Thank you Verizon and Maggie. :)

  • Kelly Says:

    Texting + driving = worst idea ever. Also, I don’t really even like soup. Yay Verizon!

  • Design Mom Says:

    Cross my heart. Hope to die. Stick a needle in my eye. The Palm Pre Plus looks amazing.

  • Valerie Says:

    i won’t text when i drive. and as much as i love soup, i’ll avoid it for the first 24 hours that i have my new phone. yay!

  • Lenore Says:

    I most definitely won’t text while driving — I have a kid in the back, for cripe’s sake.

    As for the soup thing, I’m pregnant and constantly dropping things, so I can’t promise I won’t drop it in/on *something* — but since I’m not eating a lot of soup these days, that probably won’t be it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Maura Says:

    I solemly swear not to text while driving (far too uncoordinated to pull that off anyway) and will back away from the soup should the snazzy phone be in hand.

    thanks!
    maura

  • Stacee Says:

    I would never text and drive because I’ve never sent a text. I’m living so far in the cellular past (my current cell phone doesn’t even have a camera!) that it’s amazing my phone doesn’t still have a big ol’ antenna I have to pull out — I’d welcome a shove into the present!

  • elizabeth Says:

    texting while driving? how uncool!

  • Diana Says:

    Oh wow… this would be so amazing! I would be thrilled to be able to ditch my terrible AT&T service.
    I sincerely promise never to text while driving. Also, I promise I would keep the phone a safe distance away from soup at all times.

  • Patsy Says:

    I’ll eat my soup with both hands AND drive with both hands. I’ll be very good!

  • Stacey Ball Says:

    I will not text when driving, or put on lip gloss for that matter! I will not drop the phone in soup and will sleep with it under my pillow each night to make sure it is safe.

  • Leah Says:

    I will not use the phone while driving at all (I’m pretty good about that), and I definitely won’t drop it in soup. Or coke. My dad dropped his iphone in coke. It turned out fine, eventually, but it did take a few hours to dry out.

    what a snazzy giveaway :-) I especially love the camera/video thing. I’ve got a 3 year old Sony Ericsson that does photos & video, and I’m not sure I could switch to a cell phone that won’t.

  • Liz Says:

    I am certainly not good enough at texting to even entertain the thought of doing it at the same time as any other activity, much less driving. Soup, on the other hand…

  • Sarah Says:

    no car, no problem.

  • Kara Walker Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, and I almost never eat soup so dropping the phone in soup would be almost impossible for me!

    I already have verizon service and my blackberry is feeling quite dated. I too like the button keyboard and it appears the pre keyboard is pretty similar to the curve’s. My blackberry also has a flash on the camera… I dropped my point and shoot and have been taking tons of photos with my phone. So much so, that I have never bothered to replace the regular camera. I always remember my phone and never remember my camera…

  • Gin Says:

    I want a free phone! Only responsible cell phone use from this girl – promise. :)

  • Manu S. Says:

    I’d love a new palm, pllleeeaase! 27 yrs old, unemployed and currently suffering through the leftover LG my 13 year old cousins handed down to me..(which has ‘Paparazzi’ as it’s ringtone!). Help!

  • Ashley Says:

    I’m definitely on Oprah’s side of the texting-while-driving argument and I hate eating soup after February, so I’m in. :)

  • onlyconnect Says:

    I promise not to text and drive or drop the phone in soup! Pick me, pick me!

  • Leask Says:

    I promise not to text while driving ever if I win the phone.

  • amy Says:

    Oooh, I promise not to text while driving. I would love a new mobile device, my current phone does not love me and take care of me like I know the Pre ould!

  • Kent Says:

    Not for me, for my cell phone challeneged wife. I hate that she can’t get emails on her phone and we just refuse to join the early 2000′s.

  • Trance Says:

    I swear I will not text and drive, because hey, I can’t drive due to a seizure disorder. And I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a new phone. If you saw my phone you would laugh. It is one of those candy-bar-shaped go-phones from 1993. Seriously, it is SAD. And I won’t drop it in the soup, either.

  • wade Says:

    hi–you’re funny on twitter.

    i surely promise with all my heart not to drive or eat soup.

    please?

  • Judy Says:

    I would love a Palm Pre and Verizon service, which I would never use use to text while driving, but will use to twitter from Sharks games since HP Pavilion hates iPhone users. Also, I rarely eat soup, but for you, I will keep my phone deep in my pocket while consuming.

  • Mark Nichols Says:

    I’ve got an ancient Palm Pilot, and a newer Palm m515 still in use. And my current cell phone (a Sony Ericsson) is 4+ years old now. I promise not to text while driving (soon to be illegal here) and I won’t drop it in soup within 24 hours of receiving it.

  • sarahd Says:

    Yay! I need a new phone BADLY! And I already have Verizon and love it. Oh and promise, promise on the required promises!

  • kate Says:

    promise: no texting and driving. can’t promise about the soup, though i’ll do my best!

  • Katie Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. Also, the idea of being able to have a complete conversation – wherein you can hear each other and everything! – is, well, foreign and inappropriately exciting for this iPhone user.

  • Sarah Says:

    I won’t text while driving and I’m not a big fan of soup, so I promise not to drop the phone in my spaghetti.

  • Sarah Says:

    OMG I so need this phone. I hate my Blackberry. For serious. And I am already a loyal Verizon user…like, I worship the ground they walk around on. Never have calls dropped, ANYWHERE, and I travel to the remotest parts of the US regularly for my job. I swear I will not text while driving. Pinky swear.

  • Kristi Says:

    I promise not to drop it in my soup, but I can’t say the same for my oatmeal! ;-P

  • Adam Gallardo Says:

    I would never text while driving, and I’m very careful with my things.

  • Jenna Says:

    I will not text while driving!

  • Kimberly Says:

    Not only will I not text while I drive (it’s illegal here anyway)and be extra careful with it, but it would be going to a good home for someone whose phone is dying a slow and painful death.

  • rosy Says:

    i don’t drive or eat soup. so, i promise.

  • Lindsay C. Says:

    Ok I can’t say that I’ve *never* texted while driving, but I promise I will never do it again. Scouts’ honor.

  • Ariella Says:

    I probably won’t ever use this phone to text while driving, and DEFINITELY won’t drop it in soup. And, embarrassingly, I probably WILL use it to check my makeup.

  • cindy Says:

    even if i had a car to drive, i would never text whilst operating said vehicle. supporting evidence: i’ve never once text-/talked and biked. yikes!

    as for the soup…you totally have my promise, but it’s pretty much just like one of those chocolate easter bunnies: hollow.

  • Heather Says:

    I pinky swear I won’t text while driving. Can I still yell at other drivers?

  • Jessica Says:

    Woot! Throwing my hat into the ring.

  • IsItLiveOrIsItMemorex Says:

    My phone pales in comparison to the Pre. I promise:

    I will not text nor talk on the Pre while driving my vehicle, nor will I use the Pre for those or any other activities when in the midst of cooking/preparing my pot of soup. Besides, I wouldn’t want anyone that eats my soup to approach me and say: Pardon me, but there’s a Pre in my soup.

  • Catherine Says:

    There is no way I would ever text while driving! girl scout honor.

  • Erin Says:

    I would SO love this. Been thinking about Verizon for some time, since I live in a part of the country that AT&T is pretending doesn’t exist.

  • MattJank Says:

    Not only will I not text while driving, but I shy away from talking and driving too!

  • elizabeth Says:

    text and drive? i can barely hum and drive. and my phones get dropped into the toilet more often than soup, so that’s a pretty low risk too. so, pretty please, pick me.

  • Susan Reed Says:

    I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt

  • S. Says:

    Promises.

  • Julie Says:

    I promise to use the phone for good, not evil. Thanks for running this contest!

  • The Other Laura Says:

    I will not text while driving OR while eating soup!

  • Raine Says:

    I would love to win this!! I would use it to update my website hourly and I would NEVER EVER text while driving or use it without my bluetooth!! I already have Verizon and I love them!!If I win I will post this on my website…got my fingers and toes crossed.

  • Laura Says:

    I never text while driving. How is that even possible? Also, given the current temperature here in Austin, there’s no soup in my near future. Just in case, though, I’ll avoid gazpacho!

  • Grammar Snob Says:

    I would love this. I never seem to have a mirror when I need it. Also, I like the idea of a touch screen AND a real keyboard!

  • Nicole K Says:

    By the power of all that is awesom, I promise not to talk or text on the pre while driving. I will also not drop it in any type of food, soup or liquid within 24 hours of receipt. In fact, I can say with great confidence, that even though it’s probably got a ton of features, a thermometer is probably not one of them.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Elisabeth Says:

    Hi, Maggie! It’s nice to read a review written by someone who also uses an iPhone. I promise, I would never drop my phone in my soup or text while driving.

    Thanks!

  • Tiffany R Says:

    That this phone survived a drop into soup is what sells it to me. I solemnly swear not to text with it while I drive!

  • Madison Says:

    I don’t even understand HOW people text while driving. I can barely manage to change the radio channel.

    I will also promise to keep any and all phones away from soup.

  • Jesse B. Says:

    I would love this. I still use a razr, the horror. My son has a better phone than I do ;)

  • Amy Says:

    I will not text and drive because I signed the Oprah pledge and as we all know, she knows all and will smite me if I disobey.

  • Kelli Says:

    My current phone is EMBARRASSINGLY old and a new phone would be a welcome change. I promise to take real good care of it if I win! Thanks!

  • jennifer m Says:

    i promise that i will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that i will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Dani M. Stone Says:

    Shut up! *shoving you* A compact mirror? Alright science, now we’re talkin here!
    I’m a mama of two and do solemnly swear that I will never text and drive!! I will also be a responsible compact mirror user which means never using it to check out what’s going on in the dressing room next door. No matter how tempting.

  • Jess Says:

    I’d like a chance to win it. I promise to behave!

  • Niamh Says:

    Yes, please! I’ll be very very good to it, I promise.

  • Mike Logan Says:

    Oh in addition to needing a new phone & provider, I could get a lot of mileage out of promising not to text while driving (punny!). As far as that & the soup go, I promise.

    Thanks :-)

  • Amy Says:

    Wahoooooo! I promise not to text while driving, and soup season’s over so we’re good there too.

  • Fleagirl Says:

    Why on earth would you need a mirror?! You are always pure perfection.

    As I am a clumsy, thumbless goof, I can’t possibly text, driving or not. And I’ll just have to stay away from soup, public restrooms, and puddles….

  • Nicole Says:

    Please pick me. Thank you.

  • Stephanie Says:

    If randomly selected as the lucky winner, I would (a) never ever text while driving, (b) never drop it in soup, either while cooking or eating it, and (c) be really really happy to get the free Verizon service, because I love them and I’ve been holding off on getting an iPhone until Verizon has one, and this would be the best of both worlds. So YAY!

  • Jamie Says:

    pinky swear: no texting and driving.

  • Melissa Says:

    I hereby solemnly swear that I will not text while driving. I will also not text while walking down the street. In the event that I win the $300+/- in service, I will stop what I’m doing (driving, walking, eating, running, etc.) before I text.

  • Nina Says:

    I promise not to use the phone while driving. Not even the lip gloss mirror.

  • Isa Says:

    Who doesn’t need a phone with a handy lipstick mirror? I’ll promise not to drop it in the soup…

  • Chandra Says:

    I would love to update my cell phone. I don’t drive and text – it is one of my biggest pet peeves! And I’m getting a little sick of soups…it’s now salad season. :)

  • heidi Says:

    I have been drooling over this phone but I promise I won’t drool ON it. Or drop it in soup. In fact, I will not even go NEAR soup for the first week. As for texting while driving? No way. Trying to set a good example for my 15 y/o who is getting ready to drive.

  • Christina Says:

    but, i LOVE soup. and then what if i love my phone and i want to share my love of soup with my beloved phone? what then? WHAT THEN?

    but i promise not to put the phone in the soup even though it’s breaking my heart.

  • Lindsay Says:

    I promise not to text while I drive (I almost never even TALK while I drive – and even then, I promise I’m a hands-free girl). And I almost never even EAT soup, so no problem there either. So I’m safe! I’m allowed to win this. ;)

  • michaela Says:

    I am kinda amazed that people are actually capable of texting while driving. It’s all I can do to stay on the road while tossing snacks back to the preschooler and straining to hear every 5th word on NPR. So, I solemnly swear never to do so were I to win the Palm Pre, which I covet greatly. Nor to bring it anywhere near any soup.

  • Jet Harrington Says:

    Promise, oath, and swear – i will take vera verrra good care of the Palm Pre if Random.org finds me.

  • mary Says:

    I promise never to text while driving (even if I was lucky enough to have a phone as hot as this one and it would be tempting to show off to my passengers/other drivers) and I would never drop it in soup (mainly because I don’t eat much soup. I can’t, however, promise that it won’t land in a pile of nachos. Or my beer.)

  • AMM Says:

    My iphone service sucks too. Thought it was just me.

    Of course I would never use a new phone to text while driving!

  • Christine Brose Says:

    I would LOVE the Palm Pre Plus and a big fan of Verizon and Mighty Girl!! I promise no texting while driving and the compact on the back rocks! I am the lipstick queen ~ thanks Maggie.

  • Alicia Says:

    I promise to never do any of those bad things you said, only the good. The phone will be live in a happy, smoke free home. :) Please choose me.

  • cate Says:

    I don’t even own a car, so that takes care of most of it. And when I do drive — namechecking Zipcar here — I don’t answer the phone, in part because the car isn’t mine, and mostly because I want to keep living.

    And it’s getting too warm for soup. Except maybe melon soups.

  • Tonya Brady Says:

    If I were to win I promise that I will not text whilst driving, nor will I drop the phone in soup 24 hours after receipt :0)
    I would love to see if it were better than my iPhone as well!

  • Judi Says:

    Texting while driving is foolish. That’s why you give your cell to your husband & have him take dictation while driving!

  • Rachael Webster Says:

    I promise not to text and drive– but I can not make any promises about not dropping it in soup!

  • Meg B. Says:

    I promise not to use my new phone to text while driving, and I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Marcia Says:

    Does one have to promise to not drop in toilets? If so, I’m out!

  • Becky Says:

    I don’t actually text, although I might if I won this phone! But I won’t do it while driving, because that’s a peeve of mine. And I only rarely eat soup, so I can’t imagine that will be a problem, either!

  • Janet Says:

    You should SEE my old dinosaur phone. A Palm Pre Plus would totally move me into this century. I vow not to text while driving and will not drop the phone in my soup (or cereal. or milkshake).

  • Earl C Says:

    *Raises hand*

    I do solemnly swear that I will not use the phone to text while driving and will not even eat soup for at least 24 hours after winning this awesome prize! :)

  • Amy Says:

    I promise to never text while driving. I’ll be careful with the soup, too. :)

  • Catherine Says:

    I definitely promise both – I’ve been dying for a Palm Pre!

  • Shelly Says:

    If I win the Palm Pre I will not drop it in soup, and I abhor texting while driving. I will probably either give it to my Mom or MIL who could both use a free phone and free service!

  • Erica Says:

    I swear on my left testicle that I will not text while driving.

    (I also promise, as the previous swear was bogus because i don’t have a LEFT testicle.)

    And with us being fully in salad weather, the soup promise is locked and loaded as well.

  • Amy Says:

    I once drowned a phone in beer, but never in soup. And no texting while driving, no ma’am. And I wouldn’t drown a phone in beer while driving, either.

  • Annika Says:

    Not only would I never text while driving, I have NEVER SENT A TEXT. I know. So that’s an easy promise. As for soup, well. On my honor I will TRY.

  • Kendra Harrison Says:

    I will not text while driving on my new palm pre, and I promise not to drop it in any soup within 24 hours of receipt. Thank you :)

  • Ros Says:

    Oh please, please, please let me have that pretty phone. From this century. Because mine is not. Either pretty or from this century. Well technically it is from 2003 but it was not exactly cutting edge then and now it’s a little embarrassing. Or a lot embarrassing frankly. And it WILL NOT DIE.

  • Susannah Says:

    I promise not to text-and-drive. I can’t promise on the soup – I’m working on perfecting the perfect tomato basil soup (my own mighty life list). But please please please :) I have LOVED verizon service (have been a customer for something like 8 years) but my blackberry curve is due for upgrade.

  • Natalie Stone Says:

    I’ve only heard good things about this phone, but I’ve only seen one in person once. I would like to see how it does :)

  • Shannon Says:

    as a poor grad student whose parents still have on their verizon family plan, this would be the best gift to give to my parents for all of their years of support.

  • Elise Says:

    I swear I won’t do the stuff! <3

  • Emily P. Says:

    I definitely promise to not text while driving; however, I cannot make any promises when it comes to the whole dropping it in soup within 24 hours of receipt thing…I am just too clumsy : )

  • supa Says:

    That is one purty phone. I could certainly make easy promises (texting only while standing still! and far away from lunch!) for a phone like that.

  • Bebe Says:

    I pinky promise I won’t text and drive.

  • Tasha Haley Says:

    What perfect timing for this post! I’m currently shopping for phones and carriers and I’ve had my eye on that little phone.

    I promise I won’t drop it in soup and I swear I won’t text OR talk while driving. Dangerous, dangerous!

    Thanks for the review & a chance to win. Wheee!

  • Beth Says:

    As my current Verizon phone just makes calls (a 4 hour dip in a cup of tea will do that apparently), I would be so excited to have a new phone! Especially a fancy one I can brag to my iPhone friends who are not in grad school (Library Science FTW!) and actually making money. That’ll show ‘em!

  • Brook Says:

    I will not text and drive. Pinky swear. Plus, I am way more likely to drop it on the concrete than a bowl of soup.

  • kiddoc Says:

    As a pediatrician, I really really wanted another Palm despite being disappointed by the service on my Centro via AT&T. And if it really works better than the iPhone, I can prove my husband wrong AND have a phone that works. That I would never drop in soup nor use to text while driving. Forever and ever, amen.

  • Meagan M. Says:

    I promise not to text while driving or drop it in my crab bisque. Seriously, I’ve had the same Nokia phone for almost 6 years. The screen’s cracked and while we’ve had some good times, I’d drop it like a hot potato if I won a Palm Pre!

  • Holly Says:

    I won’t text while driving because my husband would ticket me. And not really into soup.

  • Katie Says:

    I solemnly swear that I would not text while driving, since I sold my car to be able to move to New York. Also, after having moved to New York, my brand new phone that I had researched and bought to work in the city refuses to accept calls in my apartment except for if I am crouching on my dining room table, and that is only on rare occasions. I promise I would love the Palm Pre tenderly and never ever ever say mean things about it or the beautiful things it does. If I ever have soup, I promise to banish the phone to the next room…for its own good.

  • Shannon A. Says:

    I dropped my phone in a stream. Dried it out, it mostly worked. Then had the bright idea to dry it by my space heater…on high. It’s um…slightly melted. But hey it kinda works! Could sure use a new phone but don’t have a spare 300 lying around to replace it! Don’t text while driving as it’s wrong and illegal here in WA state now anyway. I only drop my glasses lenses in soup..true story. Thanks for the offer!

  • Molly B. Says:

    A new phone would be killer! I bike & bus, so texting while driving will honestly never happen.

  • Alexis Says:

    Definitely won’t text while driving! Never do – probably because I’m not coordinated enough. Also, no soup baths…

  • Emily Says:

    I will not text while driving (as I ride public transit) and will keep it out of my soup! This would be awesome to win because my blackberry has no camera and I constantly find myself wishing for a small everyday camera.

  • Stephanie Says:

    On my honor I will try to not drop this phone in soup. And if I do I will blog about it and sing it’s praises, too!

  • Amy E Says:

    I won’t, I won’t, I won’t text and drive. And I so rarely eat soup that those odds are good too!

  • houpley Says:

    promise not to text and drive. not so sure about the soup!

  • Katie Says:

    I can’t drive, so I can guarantee you, Maggie, that I will not be texting while I driving. I’m also avoiding soup because I’ve been sick for the past month and I am just plain tired of it. And I’m hoping to be able to take myself off of my family’s plan. So this would be lovely. Thanks for the chance!

  • pearl Says:

    I will NOT drop this phone in soup, or in the toilet. I also primse not to text.

  • Kate Says:

    I don’t text and drive, and I did drop a phone in a beer once – but that was a long time ago and I don’t even eat soup during the warm months! Basically, I WANT this phone!

  • Tara Says:

    I’ve been eyeing this phone as well!

  • Bahiyyih Says:

    Actually, I have to admit that I’ve never texted before, so no problem there. And I’m not big on talking on the phone while eating either, so it should be safe. I’m not really a big phone person in general, but my husband would be so happy to get one of these. So it’s really for him.

  • zoe Says:

    ooooooooooooh i love this phone. i’ve been looking for a new one and i think this is perfect – also, there’s a high likelihood of it being dropped in soup (or possibly a gin and tonic) so i’m happy to know it has good survival skills! thanks maggie!

  • Mandy Says:

    This phone sounds awesome! And the $300 free service is certainly nothing to sneeze at either. Thanks for the chance to win it, Maggie and Verizon!

    Now on to the requirements: I promise I will not text and drive, and I will not drop the phone in my soup! I’ll add a little extra and promise to pay it forward and donate my current phone to a good cause if I win too!

  • Sara Says:

    i promise promise promise i won’t a) text while driving or b) drop it in soup. i don’t even really like soup. but i do like driving. with my phone turned off in the back seat. for reals.

  • Sue Says:

    I will not text and drive with this phone. I will not even talk and drive. And I will keep it far away from soup tureens, bowls, and mugs so have no fear about my dropping it in — simply won’t happen.

  • Ninah Says:

    i never text while driving and i’d love this phone!

  • monica Says:

    I’ve never sent a text in my life, much less texted while driving! Besides, isn’t it illegal here in California?

  • aubriane Says:

    I was planning on getting a Droid once I get my “New Every Two” next month, but you may have convinced me to go for the Palm Pre Plus. Even if I don’t win this one.

  • Natasha Says:

    I totes won’t text and drive! And I hate soup! I might drop it in chili, though, but not til it gets cold again.

  • doahleigh Says:

    Sure I’ll take a free phone and wireless service! Promise not to text while driving, and I’ll do my best about the soup thing.

  • Ms. Jen Says:

    A kickass camera in the phone is one of the reasons that I have resisted using an iPhone, I keep telling my friends that when the iPhone can compete with the Nokia N86 8MP or any number of high end Samsungs, then we can talk.

    The best camera one can have is the one on you at the time you want to take a photo. I am glad to hear that the Pre is taking nice photos, like the one of Cute Little Mister above.

  • Michelle Says:

    I can guarantee I won’t text and drive since I don’t have a car. I promise I won’t talk on public transportation either.

  • S Says:

    I promise I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Catie Says:

    Ooooh! A phone that doesn’t hang up on important calls and cries “Call Failure”???? (Whatever the heck that means?!!??) I’m SOLD! Pick. ME!

  • Em D Says:

    I can barely text and walk so I definitely don’t text and drive and I won’t drop it in soup… though other liquids are fair game. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Tessa Says:

    Definitely will not text while driving, biking into poles, skiing into trees, or walking into people.

  • Kelly Says:

    It’s strictly public transit for this Philadelphia chicky. Also, my soup consumption is down these days thanks to the brilliant spring weather around these parts #thankyoumothernature

    This phone haunts my dreams at night. I wants it!

  • Lynn Says:

    I’ve been on my dad’s Sprint plan since I was 15 going on 16…and now I’m 27. I should probably get my own plan, or join my husband’s Verizon plan. And this would be the perfect way to do so!

  • amanda Says:

    i promise not to text while i drive, and i promise to, as delicately as possible, point out that i think you might maybe have the date wrong for the end of the contest. (pssst! 2010!)

  • Tamara Says:

    No texting while driving, no no no. No dropping in soup, or cereal or kitchen sink either.

  • Liz Says:

    I solemnly swear not to text while driving or drop it in any kind of edible liquid. Woohoo!

  • Lydia Says:

    I’d love a new phone especially since my old one can barely hold a charge these days. I hardly ever drive, so I text safely from the passenger seat.

  • Clair Says:

    I don’t have a car, so I won’t be texting while I drive. I do like soup, though, but I’ll promise not to talk on the phone while I eat.

  • Michelle Says:

    I would love a new phone and eat my soup with my phone to the side of my bowl, not over. And, should I receive a phone call or text, I always lean back in my chair, away from my bowl of soup, before answering or typing.

    I have references if needed. :)

  • Sarah Says:

    I won’t text while driving, and I would love a new phone.

  • jayme Says:

    I will not text while driving. I will talk on the phone while cooking but my apron has a pocket for that.

  • JeninLB Says:

    I think texting while driving is illegal here, and it’s too hot for soup lately in CA.

  • Desiree. Says:

    WANT. I don’t even eat soup.

  • Jenny Says:

    Ohhhh pretty phone. The only thing my current phone does is flip open. Think it’s time for an upgrade! Promise not to text while driving or eating soup.

  • Racher Says:

    Why yes, I think I WILL take a free phone + service! Thanks for the impromptu review as well.

  • Jess Says:

    I promise to never text or call while driving (or soup-ing). I need a new phone so badly!

    Thanks!

  • Jolie Says:

    I’m car-free, so I’ll never text while driving, pinky promise. And I don’t really like soup.

    Oh, please please please let the god of random.org pick me!

  • Renée Says:

    Pick me Maggie! I promise not to text while driving or biking or swimming.

  • Laura Says:

    I will not text will driving or drop it in post but I will love love love it!

  • Laura Says:

    That was supposed to be “soup” not “post”. Whoops.

  • Jenna Says:

    I will not text while driving, promise. Pick meeeeeeeee! Please…pretty please with a cherry on top…

  • Katy Says:

    Really need a new phone!

  • Katie Says:

    Ooh! I love Verizon’s service and would be thrilled to continue using it with a grownup phone rather than the wimpy little Juke that I’m using now! Plus – I will not text and drive.

  • meg Says:

    I can promise I’ll *try* not to drop it in soup, but knowing me, I can’t really go any further than that.

  • Dan Hawk Says:

    I rarely drive and don’t eat soup. I think I’m covered.

  • Mona Says:

    I bet I could get really good service in a bowl of soup. But I won’t tempt fate.

  • Sarah Says:

    I might start texting with a phone like that (but never while driving or eating soup)!

  • Rebecca Says:

    As my phone is becoming quite, ahem, archaic, I would love this sexy new phone.

    As a general rule, I never text while in motion. However, the other day while I was walking on campus, I did see someone with headphones texting while biking. Which means this guy was basically using his nose to navigate. Seriously.

  • Chris P. Says:

    Thanks for the review! I can upgrade next month and have been looking for a new phone. I promise not to text while driving or drop the phone in my soup!

  • Rachel K. Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, and to refrain from dropping my phone into the soup, as tempting and delicious as it sounds!

  • Dina Says:

    I won’t even use it to TALK while driving, let alone text. And I won’t drop it in soup, though that will be harder, since I love soup. I WILL (WOULD?) (WILL!) use this phone to help manage my chaotic-but-fun life that includes (but is not limited to) being an amateur music director and staying in touch with friends and family in Europe. Thank you, Maggie!!!

  • Charles Sinicki Says:

    I could really use the palm Pre to help me organize my life. I would promise to take care of the phone like it was my own child!

  • Rachel Says:

    I would love it so. I’m bringing my little boy to Disney for the first time, and think the video option would be FANTASTIC! And yes, I promise not to text while driving or drop it in soup.

  • jenn Says:

    i can promise not to text and drive and not to drop the phone in my soup but not dropping it in the toilet? that’s a horse of a different color – no promises there.

  • Spencer Says:

    I will not text and drive…I might be a passenger and text, but no driving. Also,I will wait at least 25 hours before dropping a new phone in soup…26 if I’m feeling coordinated!

  • Collin Says:

    I bought my wife a palm pre when she was pregnant and we kept getting lost driving around looking for Baby’s R Us and Lullaby Lane. The phone envy I currently feel is more debilitating than texting-while-driving could ever be.

  • Buffy Says:

    At the moment I carry around an ipod, a point and shoot camera and an ugly little pay-as-you-go phone. Palm Pre would be an excellent way to streamline this part of my life. :)

    Also, I never text. It steals my zen.

  • duyen Says:

    I won’t drop it in soup, but I might splatter soup on it.

  • Danielle Says:

    I’ve been dying for a reason to ditch my AT&T service!

  • Eva Says:

    I have been known to text while driving. I have also been known to drop my phone in the toilet. I mean soup. But I PROMISE neither of those things will ever happen again.

  • Jamie Says:

    No texting while driving, and I promise to try my best not to drop it in soup. Scout’s honor.

  • Malia Says:

    I promise not to text while driving and not to drop the phone in soup.

    Amendment: For the latter, I’m just going to promise to try. Really hard.

  • Alex Says:

    Throwing my name in the hat as well!
    I will not not not use my phone while driving, and I will absolutely not drop it in soup!

  • Amanda Says:

    I won’t text with my phone while driving, not only because it’s dangerous but because in D.C. it’s illegal! And I totally follow the law. :) Thanks for the review, too!

  • Syd Says:

    That phone is shiny. I like it. Please sign me up. Yikes, I might have to get one even if I don’t win.

  • Suniverse Says:

    I will not text while driving, nor will I toss it in my soup. Promise!

  • AnEmily Says:

    I promise to not text and drive. I promise to keep the phone far from soup and other dangerous liquids. I also promise to use it for more than taking pictures of my dog.

  • Caroline Says:

    What? A cell phone that works? I’ve never had the pleasure… let’s change that, shall we? I promise not to text while driving, and I will not drop it in soup… more than once.

  • Allison Pallison Says:

    No texting-driving, no soup-diving, but I cannot promise I won’t make it a snuggie and make it popcorn.

  • Julie Says:

    I soooooooo very promise not to text while driving! The dropping part….I will try….I do love a good challenge!

  • Ailis Says:

    My current phone has just developed the not-so-useful habit of not allowed me to view text messages or missed call notices when they first come up unless I first remove the battery and restart it. And I was already considering the Palm Pre Plus. I promise not to text while driving and have yet to drop a phone in soup or other liquid. Thanks!

  • Rachel Knecht Says:

    I promise to not text and drive or text and soup. I also promise to construct a large statue, possibly carved out of butter, in your honor in my living room if I win.

  • pam Says:

    no typing while driving, promise. :) and it’s too hot for soup in LA!

  • Tim Says:

    I will not drop the phone in soup nor text while driving.

  • abi Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. (Stopped at a traffic light isn’t considered driving, is it?) As for not dropping it in soup – I’m afraid I can’t make that promise.

  • Stacey Says:

    I Promise, Promise! Yay :)

  • Sarah B. Says:

    I promise I will not text while driving. Now pleeeeaaase can I have a new phone??

  • Carolyn Says:

    Oh, I absolutely will not use it while driving as live in NYC! Won’t even text while walking. (Oh, look at me, fibbing in the comments section!) Fingers crossed!

  • Cate Says:

    I already promised my mother I would not text while driving, so we’re good.

  • molly Says:

    I would soo love a fancy schmancy phone like this! It would be a real dream to win. And I would absolutely pledge to never use it while driving or partaking in soup. Cross my heart. Thanks for a great opportunity. You are super cool!

  • sophie Says:

    i solemnly swear not to text while driving nor to introduce a phone to soup. even if it is lovely and tasty.

  • Alicia Says:

    I could really use a new phone! And you’ve pretty much sold me on this one. Sounds great! I would do my best to take extra special care of it too. And I drive a stick, so texting is really out of the question.
    Love your blog!

  • Allie Says:

    I solemnly swear not to text while driving. I can not promise so much about the soup. I would kill for a good camera on my phone. Maybe not kill, but something not too nice. I think they are that important!

  • amanda Says:

    I solemnly swear I will not text while driving, nor will I drop it in soup or any other hot liquid.

  • Jess Says:

    I will not text while driving or drop this phone in soup, no promises about baby drool though :0)

  • Andra Says:

    Yeah, without this giveaway it’s safe to say I would never be able to own a phone like that!!! Also, I’m so ready to get rid of my current cellphone service provider. Like, SOOOOOO ready!!!!

  • Paul Gutman Says:

    I definitely won’t text and drive–don’t have a car, and I won’t drop it in soup. NYC puddles are still fair game though.

  • Rebecca Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, even if I don’t win the phone. And I definitely won’t take it near soup, although I can’t promise the same for my ear buds (which have often ended up in my coffee mug).

  • Christi Says:

    This is my dream phone! I too find touch-screen typing difficult and would love a new phone with actual buttons.

  • Kim Vaupel Says:

    I’m definitely ready for a new phone even though my contract isn’t up until August. I loved my Samsung Omnia when I first got it, then no one supported it. Frustrating! I’ve been looking at the Palm Pre Plus, too.

  • Alison Says:

    I am in desperate need of a new phone (the one I have now rarely works), but I can’t financially swing it right now. This would truly make my life so much easier.

    I promise never to text and drive. I live in NYC and am getting rid of my car soon anyway, so even if I wanted to break that promise, I couldn’t :)

  • Erin Says:

    Not only will I not drop it in soup, I will not drop it in a public toilet.

  • Lisa Says:

    I promise I won’t text while driving (I don’t even have a car!) and I promise I will not drop it in soup (which luckily, I rarely eat, so this is relatively low-risk). Thanks for being so incredibly awesome! :)

  • Erica Lucci Says:

    If I had a Palm Pre, I promise not to text and ride my bike at the same time. Though I do promise to take lots of pictures & video!

  • Andrew Says:

    Not owning a car, I can assure that it’s impossible for me to text while drive.

    Unfortunately I also don’t own a working phone and a elderly, used and well-worn lil’ Samsung is currently my only lifeline to the world. Outside of a computer, that is. This a great offer, thanks!

  • Miss Grace Says:

    No texting, no soup. I promise.

  • amy Says:

    OK, I can commit to not dropping it in soup for at least 24 hours.

  • Mary K. Says:

    Girl scout promise, I will not text and drive. Nor will I text and eat soup at the same time. Thanks!

  • Karyn Says:

    Texting whilst driving is illegal in the state of Colorado. Therefore, I promise not to text and drive….and to stay away from soup.

  • SarahThe Says:

    I’m starting nursing school in 5 weeks and I totally need a PalmPre to help me keep my life organized and my head facing the correct direction on my shoulders.

    Help!

  • Tara Unger Says:

    Would love to try the Palm. Verizon has the best service. I vow to never talk or text while driving, or at the table!

  • Kate L Says:

    Thanks for doing the review, I’ve been considering new phone/internet machines and hadn’t looked much at this one yet. The compact mirror could also be so useful for signaling rescue planes when trapped in the wilderness– safety first! (Of course I would never text and drive, and soup is far to precious to waste on a phone)

  • Rachel H Says:

    I solemnly swear I will not text while driving. And I will not drop it in soup. I have dropped my phone in a water dish and a puddle in the past so…no promises it won’t get dropped in any liquid.

  • Heather C. Says:

    I won’t text while driving in my (zip)car, and I will keep it far far away from soup!

  • Angelica Says:

    I won’t text while driving and I won’t let the phone near my soup, promise!

  • Nicole Says:

    I swear up and down not to text and drive & I will avoid soup for days! Thanks!!!

  • Megadoodle Says:

    Verizon is definitely the best service I’ve had. I love phones and talking!

  • felicia Says:

    i would never text and drive…but i cant promise that i wont drop it in food

  • Vanessa Says:

    No texting for me! I’m not coordinated enough to even try. Great giveaway!

  • Ruth Says:

    i would never text while driving, becuase i rarely drive, and also cause i’m not a reckless person. also, i rarely eat soup around phones.

    also, my phone just broke. great give away timing!

  • Peter Says:

    I would enjoy checking out the Palm Pre and do not text and drive. It’s not worth it.

  • Sondra Says:

    I promise! Winning this would be SO AWESOME. I will keep the phone away from all soups as well. :)

  • Anne Says:

    I love Verizon service. I just got a new phone this weekend but it’s touch screen, which I’m getting used to but it’s a little frustrating. I don’t eat much soup. I pledge not to text while driving.

  • Mary Says:

    Yes, please! I never text while driving and hardly text at all, because I’m just not that young and hip.

  • Christian Says:

    This could just be my Golden Ticket, minus Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee.

  • Gennie Says:

    Maggie – this would be amazing. And I promise never to text while driving, mainly because I almost never text. :) But I do use my Bluetooth because I like to talk…

  • nicole Says:

    This phone would be 100x better than my Motorola Rokr. I will not text while driving and will not drop it in soup either!

  • B Says:

    I won’t text, or drive, or eat soup ever again!

  • Abra Rearte Says:

    I can promise no soup, but the toilet is another issue.

  • SK Says:

    I’m in the market for a new phone, so sign me up! And I promise to be a responsible phone mom.

  • Courtney Cochran Says:

    Please?

  • Kate Kaufman Says:

    My daughter always wants to take photos with my Motorola — which does us exactly no good, since I can’t send them anywhere…. this would be great for both of us!

  • Jenn Says:

    I do solemnly swear that, should I win, I will not eat soup while driving. Wait, that’s not right. I will not text while driving (or walking, which can be just as dangerous), or drop it in soup.

  • Berit Says:

    Oh, I would never text while driving. And I would do my best not to drop it in soup. I really need a new phone — would love it to be this one!

  • Liane W. Says:

    I can promise about the soup and texting, but not about toddler-related damage.

  • Superjules Says:

    Two weeks ago I fell flat on my face, skinned my knee and bloodied three knuckles while attempting to text while WALKING. If that wasn’t a lesson in safe texting then I don’t know what is. So, no, I won’t be texting while driving.

  • Kim Says:

    Oh random generator god in the sky, please pick me! And of course I would never text whilst driving or drop it in my soup.

  • StAr Says:

    I love your review – I have been using an old old old old old cell phone on an even older cell phone plan and am looking into new options. I hope I can win. I promise to be a good user. I don’t plan on becoming a texter and my phone is safely stored around soup. No promises around liquids when my little peanut starts grabbing for things though!

  • alex Says:

    I try super hard not to text and drive! And I am pretty sure I won’t drop it in the toilet or beer, which I have done both. Soup might be on my “drop my phone in a liquid” bucket list though.

  • Kiki Smith Says:

    Yes, please. I would love to upgrade my phone, for free! Love your website too, btw.

  • Bianca Says:

    i won’t text while driving, and i don’t even like soup!

  • CoraD Says:

    I solemnly swear to not text while driving or drop my phone in soup.

    Just so you know, this phone would help a new mom stay in touch with her old friends, who are miles and miles away.

    Thanks, Maggie.

  • emily Says:

    It is too hot in LA for soup and I can’t even text while walking let alone driving. Texting while riding the bus, yes. Using the covert mirror to spy on fellow bus riders, yes please!

  • Stacey Says:

    No texting while driving or eating soup. Got it!

  • Sierra Says:

    I will not drop it in soup, but will almost certainly drop it on the floor…

  • Tami in NY Says:

    Great, would love one!! I can’t promise not dropping it in soup but I do promise not to text and drive!

  • Pableaux Johnson Says:

    Mmmmm… soup.

  • Colleen Kanaan Says:

    I don’t even eat that much soup. GIMME! :)

  • Kelly Says:

    oh yes, pretty please.

  • Megan Says:

    I don’t even drive, so I mean, this phone and I are probably meant to be!

  • KImberly Says:

    Oooh! I have been coveting this phone! Although, me being me, I would undoubtedly have to purchase insurance: In the past, I have managed with previous phones to capsize in a canoe, run it over TWICE with my car, and drop it in the toilet. At this point, dropping it in soup would be a GOOD day for me! ;-)

  • tammy b Says:

    i do solemnly swear that i will NOT text while driving (i don’t now either) and i WILL use a bluetooth while driving…..i HATE my current phone and am waiting until october to upgrade – hopefully to the iphone on verizon (which i love)

  • Elspeth Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, drop my phone in soup (for at least a few months) and be SO happy with my new phone. :) Please and thank you!

  • Jen Says:

    No texting while driving and no soup, scouts honor.

  • Kim Teeples Says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance Maggie!

  • marlene Says:

    I would love a Palm Pre, thank you! :)

  • Stacey Says:

    I would love this!

  • AppleTree Says:

    So awesome.

    I dropped my current phone in a puddle of mud and slush the second day I had it. My niece dropped her iPhone in a toilet. We’re genetically awesome like that.

  • tana Says:

    i live in cali so i can’t text and drive anyways or i’ll get a ticket. i don’t eat much soup while i am on the phone so we’re covered there.
    it would be so awesome to win this; my beloved pink razr died and the only thing verizon would replace it with for free was this ugly plain ol’ phone and also because my hubby is a big ol’ meanie and won’t buy me a new cooler phone.

  • Dina Says:

    Amending Comment #444: Hey, Maggie, how is the Palm with music/mp3s? If I win your give-away, I will help you meet your “1000 new songs” goal! I used to be a world music DJ, I know lots of great songs!

  • Mona Mildew Says:

    Oh the things I could do with this! Texting while driving and/or eating soup is not one of them I assure you!
    Please, Oh Please, Oh Please! Praying to the gods of Verzion & Palm.

  • Mandy Says:

    I will not text while driving or drop my phone in soup.

  • Julie Says:

    I promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. I don’t know how to text, but that’s besides the point. See, I really need this new phone to learn how to text.

  • Allison Says:

    It is illegal for me send or read text messages in my state, so there you go. Out of habit, I keep my phone away from two little boys, and whatever I’m cooking in the kitchen. Cool giveaway & nice review!

  • Erin Murphy Says:

    Not only will I not text while driving, I will not eat soup while driving so as not to drop my new phone (on which I am not texting while driving) into it. Thank you!

  • Blythe Says:

    Heck yes, and I promise!

  • parsingtime Says:

    Promise!!

  • Lori Says:

    Promise. Promise.

  • Lisa P Says:

    I promise to never text while driving. Is it okay to drop it in a martini?

  • Elizabeth W. Says:

    i don’t text and drive and will swear off soup. maybe even forever if i win this.

  • Trish Says:

    I won’t text and drive (not even at a red light) and I will do my best to wait at least 36 hours before dropping it in my soup. I’ve been wanting to try one of these bad boys out.

  • Jamie Says:

    I promise not to text and drive.

  • Court Says:

    Yay phones that are less sensitive to obstacles than I am!

  • Aimee S. Says:

    I solemnly swear not to text whilst driving, nor to precariously use my phone near any liquids for at least 48 full hours.

  • Meegan Says:

    Given that my current phone is held together with duct tape (true story), I could use a new one. One which will not (NOT!) be involved in any texting-while-driving scenarios. I’m not sure about the soup thing. I can make the promise, but I have my fingers crossed just in case….

  • leslie Says:

    I promise, promise, promise not to use the phone while driving! Pick me! Pick me!

  • Jen Says:

    Oh, heck, I’m in. No texting while driving, no soup. Got it.

  • suzanne Says:

    promise.

  • Sarah Says:

    I solemnly vow not to text while driving or eating soup. I’ve never had a cell phone other than the “free” one….I’m ready for an upgrade!

  • Jen Y Says:

    I dropped my now ancient blackjack into a puddle getting out of a cab once. I waited almost a week before I attempted to turn it on. It now randomly shuts off…. so I promise never to text and also to keep it away from liquids :)

  • Ari Says:

    I promise not to drive and eat soup or text and make soup or any combination of the above.

  • Alexandra Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, or drown my new phone in said soup!

  • agirlandaboy Says:

    I hereby solemly swear never to text while driving (ever ever ever) and to not drop my new PalmPre in my soup (which will be easier if the Bay Area decides to commit to Spring for real this time).

  • Sandra Says:

    I promise not to drive and text!

  • Krista Says:

    I would never, never text and drive.

  • Debbie Says:

    sweet. no texting. check. no soup. check.

  • Sheila Says:

    Was just thinking about upgrading my Verizon phone, which I have never used to text and drive. Now, I will wait until this here contest is over before I take the plunge- and not the kind of plunge into a bowl of soup, but rather the kind of purchasing plunge.

  • Courtney Says:

    I promise. It’s getting too warm for soup anyway.

  • Jennie Says:

    It took me so long to scroll through these comments I forget what I was promising, something about Texas??

  • eric Says:

    me please

  • Melis Says:

    Since my iPhone recently met its demise thanks to the granite steps outside my parents’ house, I would love a new phone, especially the palm pre. I can barely text while walking, never mind driving…and the only thing I’ll be dropping in my soup is a spoon. :)

  • Jessica Says:

    I wholeheartedly promise not to bring a new Palm Pre around liquids, soup or otherwise, within 48 hours of it’s receipt. I don’t actually drive, but I would finally be able to receive texts from my significant other, something I can’t do on my current AT&T plan, and no one seems to know why. But once I can, I promise he won’t text while driving, something he is very good about right now.

  • jewelee Says:

    This is me promising that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. Amen.

  • Amy Says:

    Hmmm…no dropping in the soup, huh? Eh…who’s that picky anyway? I tend to drop mine just about everywhere. That reminds me, I should see if my employer will switch out my life insurance plan for one for my cell.

  • Jae Says:

    Oooh, me, please! I really need a new phone and I really want one with an actual keyboard vs. the touchscreen.

    It looks amazing. What a generous prize! :)

  • nicole truelock Says:

    i girl scout promise to not drop the phone in soup. hopefully it will survive better than my last phone, which has been dropped in a flushing toilet and covered in cornstarch slime, both by my 3 year old.

    thanks for sharing your life list and kicking some goodies our way. love your blog and your closet.

  • Lesley Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, can’t make any promises about not dropping it in soup though!

  • Katrina Says:

    I promise, I promise! (I work for a State Rep in a State that just recently voted to make it illegal to text-while-driving, so I really should cut it out anyway.) (No word on the constitutionality of making it illegal to drop your phone in soup yet, but I’ll let you know what I hear.)

  • Lucia Says:

    I don’t drive, so I can’t text while driving. The soup will be a challenge…. I should be able to hold out for 24 hours, though!

  • Jenni Says:

    I absolutely will not text and drive. Nor will I drop it in soup. I will lend it to my husband so we can thoroughly compare it to my iPhone. He would love this!

  • Rowena Says:

    I will not use your new phone to text while driving. I will try not to drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Anne Says:

    My sad, old, non-smart flip phone is on its last legs. I could use a sassy, shiny new phone such as this beauty!

    I don’t drive, but I do love soup. Mmmmm… soup.

  • Erin Says:

    No texties! No soupies! Promise, promise.

  • a. Says:

    won’t text while driving. not a big soup eater anyway. will not drop in toilet, just for good measure. if I tell you I am working on my life list, will it earn me extra credit?

  • Liz Says:

    No Phone Zone in the Mazda, baby!!
    I don’t even Eat Soup. EVER. So there you go.

  • DiaryofWhy Says:

    I would like one! Over here, me, me!!!

  • Beth Says:

    I absolutely promise never to text while driving, or to drop the phone in soup. Not swearing at dropped calls sure would be a nice change!

  • Sylvia Says:

    I pinky promise! i will not text, check emails, or check my lipstick…!

    I love you, maggie!
    lol!

    Pick me! Pick me!
    and about the soup… never in a million years!!

  • Amihan Says:

    I promise not to text and drive (I don’t have a car, so this will be easy!) and I promise not to drop the phone in soup. Or, smother it with yogurt similar to my Blackberri’s fate…which it didn’t quite recover from.

  • Matt Says:

    I absolutely promise to: never to text and drive, never bring it near soup, and love the heck out of an awesome smartphone!

  • Gaby Says:

    Oh, this would be a great thing to win! I have had my phone for a long time now because I LIKE my old phone! It works without sounding like I’m calling from inside a well! But I may be willing to upgrade if it would be for a phone that worked well as a phone AND as a camera/video recorder.

    And? I use my current phone to check if I have food in my teeth, so I know that I would use the stuffing out of that back panel. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Courtney Says:

    I promise not to text while driving from here on out…even if I don’t win. But winning would be nice, too!

    (Thanks for the review, I’ve been interested in hearing your thoughts since you were an iPhone user, and iPhone users seem to reeeeally love their iPhone, but I am on Verizon and can’t get one!)

  • Kim Says:

    I promise not to text and drive and drop the phone in soup. (Well, maybe I can’t REALLY promise not to drop it in soup).

  • valeri Says:

    I can barely drive and switch radio stations. As for the soup thing…. well, I’m REALLY clumsy. But I can try. Maybe.

  • Sara Says:

    Not owning a car, I definitely don’t text and drive…but I can’t promise I won’t text and cycle! ;) Just kidding. I would LOVE to have this phone — I’m already with VZW and have been successfully resisting the pull of the iPhone.

    Thank you! :)

  • Angela Says:

    Would love this phone. Have been eyeing it since I saw commercials of it. I need something I can do business stuff like email on.

    And no worries about driving and texting as I also don’t drive. So I won’t bicycle or rollerblade and text either :-)

    And it has already started to be warm here in CA so soup is not on the menu anytime soon.

  • Cathi Says:

    I promise not to combine texting with driving, and I’ll do my best to avoid a soup mishap.

  • Sherri Says:

    I promise not to text while driving or drinking..that should cover it.

  • Laura Says:

    Me! Me! Yes, please – I hardly ever eat soup!

  • Chi Says:

    I have never texted nor do I plan to.

  • cari mcavoy Says:

    I promise to never do the things you said.
    I am also 5 months pregnant and need a better phone for picture taking. I have verizon and heart the service. I aslo promise not to drop the phone in my ramen… speaking of pregnant and ramen….

    mmmm :)

  • Sheri Griley Says:

    Definitely no texting while driving! Possibly no dropping in soup!

  • nan h. Says:

    have never texted (esp not while driving! ergh!) & have never dropped a phone in the soup but realize there’s potentially a first time for everything so i promise not to do either. :)

  • Erin Says:

    I like new things. I am prone to dropping things and eating soup, but I will keep the two separate. Also I am terrified of texting while driving as it is insanely dangerous and scary.

  • anncy Says:

    no texting while driving for me and don’t eat soup enough to worry about dropping it in there

  • leslie Says:

    Great review! Everyone laughs at my antiquated phone, so please pick me. (I promise I’m not coordinated enough to text while driving, and I will try to be coordinated enough not to drop it in soup.)

  • Leigh Says:

    I am but a poor girl, living off of my grandfather’s love and sense of obligation while I undergo horribly painful/terrifying medical tests on a state-funded health care plan. I’m on my third possible diagnosis in eight months and take enough medication to down Elvis, so I spend most of my time at home in bed, unable to drive (requirement one).

    Additionally, I will avoid soup completely for the first week just to be on the safe side (requirement two).

    Pick me, me, me!

  • sandrawell Says:

    No texting and driving I swear! As for the soup… it’s getting hot out anyway so I’ll just switch to salad. What’s a little goat cheese between me and my phone?

  • Meghan Says:

    I have been having similar problems with calling on my iPhone. While I love the features, the service is not always reliable.

    Pick me, please.

  • Lesley Says:

    I have scotch tape holding my phone together. nuff said?

  • Jennifer Says:

    I love that Verizon is all “don’t be texty mc textersteins”! LET’S ALL AGREE WE ARE COOLER THAN THAT, PEOPLE.

  • Andrea Says:

    I will not text while driving, I can’t multitask anyway. I also will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of having it. I’m not sure if I can promise after the initial 24 hours though…I’m kinda a clutz.

  • Kate Says:

    I have Verizon and love them! But I’m in less love with my current smartphone (the second replacement for my original smartphone) and would love a new one. I love having a smartphone for when I’m on field trips with my students (I’m a teacher) just in case. Please pick me!

  • Jillyj Says:

    I love you, Maggie and I would love a new phone…in celebration of my previously “in jeopardy” job status that has just moments ago been saved! Thanks!

  • Heather Says:

    Hi Maggie! I would love a new Palm Pre. Why? Because I already have verizon service, so I am already connected, and I test drove one the other day at the store and LOVED it! Also, I’ve never won a contest and winning one would rock my face off. : )

    Also, it really bugs me when people text and drive, and I generally don’t eat soup a lot.

  • Deirdre Says:

    I promise I will treat my Palm Pre like my own child.

  • Alyssa Says:

    No text while driving – promise!

  • Zezelia Says:

    I promise to not text while driving, unless I happen to be in a runaway Prius, in which case I will text 911 for help because calling 911 is so 1999… Also… does the Palm Pre come in pink?

  • Gloria Chen Says:

    I here pledge to not text or talk on a phone while driving, cooking, and eating.

  • Sarah O. Says:

    I don’t have a car, so no texting while driving is easy to promise. I also promise to set my phone down far, far away from my bowl of pho.

  • Megs Says:

    Texting while driving is bad, mmkay. Does it count that I left this comment while driving home?

  • Melissa Says:

    I never text while driving. I totally understand my limitations. Also, the only thing I ever “drop” into my soup is one of my boobs. When I eat at my desk I’m often reaching for the phone, my soda or some other thing placed just a little too far away, so my rack occasionally dipped into whatever is in front of me. Twice it has been soup.

  • Tracy Says:

    Waaaaant! I played with one of these in the store and it was oh-so-awesome, but didn’t fit the budget. Free fits the budget.

  • Laura Says:

    Yay for phones with actual buttons!!

  • Bailey Says:

    I hereby solemnly swear not to text while driving (unless I’m not the first person at the red light and then I may pick it up and read some).

    I have <3ed Verizon since it bought out Qwest and I was forced to switch a few years ago. Their customer service has actually been really amazing.

    New phone for me? Yes, please.

  • Lisa Bickmore Says:

    I am so ready for a groovier phone. I do solemnly swear that I will never text while driving nor drop the phone in the soup, and I WILL update my blog mobile-ly, due to the excellence of its accoutrements, etc. etc.

  • Rina Tabak Says:

    I promise I will not text while driving!!! And will not drop into soup, I can’t vouch for anything else though!!

  • Lisa Villiarimo Says:

    Aloha Maggie,

    I promise not to text & drive. I hope to not drop it in the soup but if it takes such great pics of Hank, I may have to take some food pics with it…
    As a wedding planner, I only use verizon here on Maui since I have to have quality service and the iphone svc is terrible here as well.
    Mahalo,
    Lisa

  • Lauren Says:

    i have enough trouble DRIVING while driving. pick me, pretty pretty PREase? :-)

  • Tatiana Says:

    ZOMG I need a new phone like whoa! Seriously, I can’t take any calls on my crap phone because the battery dies IMMEDIATELY so I wait for the call to end and then text the caller the above info and we engage in a lengthy text convo. Am waiting until 10 April when I get new phone for free or when I win one off the interwebs.

    Bonus- don’t have a license, so no way I can text and drive. Also, in between soup and gazpacho season, so the phone is safe… for now.

  • Min Says:

    Yes please! I have never had a smart phone. I have an average intelligence phone.

  • Christine Says:

    Me Likey ALOT!! No text & drive…cross my fingers and toes…

    I hope it’s me that gets picked! Cool!

  • Amanda Says:

    me, me, me! I love my Verizon service!

  • maggie fan Says:

    Oh my hubby really needs a new phone. I hope I win. =)
    I promise not to drive and text or drop this in soup or the toilet even.

  • Nancy F Says:

    I can promise to not use it while driving, but the soup thing? Ya just never know!
    While I’m excited about the phone, my budget is wildly excited about the $300 of service!

  • Suzanne Says:

    Such a cute little whippersnapper… would’ve named my daughter Hank. If she was a he, of course.

  • Stephanie Says:

    me. me. me. me me. me. me. me. me. me.

    me.

  • Kelly Says:

    I promise not to text while I drive, nor will I even EAT soup, just in case.

  • Hannah Read Says:

    Oh boy! I loooove Verizon- it is amazing in Idaho- coverage in the remotest places and so clear. This phone looks so, so cool and is so beyond my non-profit job personal budget. I adore taking phots on the go and never carry a camera so I document my life with my phone…

  • Lisa Says:

    Oh, lordy, would I like that phone. Will not text while operating a moving vehicle, or ingesting hearty liquids.
    Thanks!

  • Kelly Says:

    I promise to not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt! I always buy the free (cheap) phone when my contract is up-I’d love a smart phone! :)
    Kelly

  • Margaret Says:

    Oh you know you want to give me that phone.
    “Why is that?” you inquire; Because I too am a Margaret, and a redhead, and it is common knowledge that red-headed Margarets are destined to take over the world (a new phone would be very handy in this regard).

  • Kristina Says:

    I can’t text while driving anyway, because all my texts have to be grammatically correct, and that’s just too much effort. Since it’s summer, I won’t be eating soup for a while, so I’m feeling pretty confident here. Amongst all these 700 other comers.

  • Casey Says:

    Yes please! No soup, no text/drive, YES to finally getting my hands on a smart phone . . . :)

  • Melody Says:

    This phone would help me record the adventure of fulfilling one of my Mighty Life List Items….I’m going to graduate school!!! I’ve wanted to do this for so long and I’M DOING IT!!! I found out today I’ve been accepted! Woooo!!

  • Megan Says:

    Oh, how I would love a new phone! I promise no texting while driving, but I can’t promise about not dropping it in liquids. Or, just dropping it in general.

  • Catherine M. Says:

    Oh I’m a fervent anti-cell phone use in car type person who wags her finger at guilty passersby, so no promises necessary along that front. I will promise to keep it away from my minestrone, though!

  • Kim Says:

    Who wants to text while driving and have to correct the T9 automatic “spelling”? Oy. And I will put mine in a plastic bag outside the kitchen so it doesn’t even get near any soup. (also taking a tip from my MIL, who had hers in her pocket and it fell into the toilet as she was sitting on it. I won’t go near toilets with this thing, either.)

  • Michelle Says:

    Woo hoo! Perhaps random.org will take pity on me and my Palm Treo 650, which I bought in 2004. People on the street point and laugh when I use it, I kid you not.

  • Whitney Says:

    i PROMISE not to text while driving, and I always keep my phone away from soup and soup like substances :)

  • emily Says:

    I NEVER text and drive. Terrible. Horrible. I drop my phone in bath tubs, getting out of the car, holding it, walking with it and even looking at it. I just looked at it and it fell on the ground. AWESOME.

  • Karen Says:

    May I check my lipstick while driving….? kidding~ I promise to never text while driving and to shake my finger at those who I see doing it every day in SF, yo.

  • Jillian Says:

    I don’t eat soup and will not text and drive.

  • L. Says:

    No soup, no texting, just some soft night kisses for that handsome Pre if I win. That phone might just turn me into Brick Tamland. I love phone? I LOVE PHONE.

  • Jennifer Says:

    Yes, please!

  • Michelle Says:

    I won’t text while I drive! I don’t drive hardly anyway. And I love Gayle!

    Soup? Can’t waste soup by putting a phone in it.

  • Amanda Says:

    I promise never to text while driving but I probably will bang my head on the steering wheel while I argue with my sister.

  • Kelly Says:

    No soup! No texting while driving!

  • Mia Says:

    Oprah’s texting while driving specials have scarred me so badly that I don’t even pull my phone out of my purse while I’m in the car anymore, let alone text from it! I can’t make any promises about the soup though; I’m kind of a sloppy eater.

  • Ari Says:

    No texting while driving, and no dropping the phone into soup. Promise!

  • Amy Says:

    I totally don’t even drive, so I promise not to distract anyone else showing off my new shiny phone if I win!

  • Amy Says:

    OMG – how much would I love that phone? I’m pondering the iPhone, but adding the additional through the roof payment on top of my husband’s iPhone charge to our already high AT&T bill is stopping me. Also, typing on the iPhone does kinda suck. I was curious about the Palm Pre.

    Fingers crossed big time. :-)

  • Rebecca Says:

    Best post! Would love a new phone and I know my daughter will have a ball with the compact!

  • Donna Says:

    You didn’t say anything about using the compact to apply makeup while driving soooo….I’m in! No texting while driving, and no dropping in soup, because my husband would be mortified by me licking the phone if the soup was good.

  • Paula Says:

    This great! I promise…I’m there 665 people less i will have to scream at on the road….

    I understand I do biz development in the advertising world and time is money, 5 email accounts going to my phone and managing all my social media from it as well….but it is not worth having to live through the results of a accident.

  • Thomas Earthman Says:

    I will NOT drop it in soup, ever, and I don’t even have a car, so no texting while driving. I also will love it, hug it, squeeze it and call it George. I love Palm, I already have Verizon, and I would love having this phone.

  • Michele Van Detti Says:

    You should pick me, as I’m currently involved with the axis of evil (T-Mobile and Blackberry). My phone is charming and features the following talents: freezing up and requiring a total re-boot 74% of the time I dare to open an e-mail attachment, the ability to store one or two grainy photos, tops, and random signal loss.

    My favorite feature, however, has to be my phone’s random selection of calls it brings to my attention. Often times the phone doesn’t ring and it doesn’t show any missed calls, but when I grab it I have voice mail. This is super fun for me, as I am a Realtor and my income (not to mention my ability to not look like a total jack-ass) depend on my phone.

    I will not use it to text. I’m that friend who almost never responds to texts. I just call people back.

    Also, sometimes when I can’t get a hold of friends after a bad day it would be nice to know that I have the whole Verizon network behind me. (I’m not drinking alone, I’m with the Verizon network!) T-Mobile does not offer the same comfort.

  • mjb Says:

    Um, I pretty much need a new phone and this would convince me to stay with Verizon for another year.

  • Tori Says:

    (Raising my right hand) I promise to love it and cherish it forever!

  • Skance Says:

    Yes please! Also, no texting and driving here. Promise.

  • Bethany Says:

    I’m toying with the idea of finally getting a cell phone and finding out more about this texting thing all the kids are talking about. I promise not to text while driving, but the soup thing is too much to ask.

  • Nicole Says:

    I will lock my phone in the trunk while driving and keep my soup in the front seat far from the phone.

  • Jen Siecienski Says:

    Oh, please let it be me! I will not drop it in soup or text while driving. I WILL use that mirror!

  • samantha jo campen Says:

    I won’t text while I drive and since the weather is getting warmer I don’t anticipate having soup for quite some time. I think we’re good in both departments.

    Also? You have no idea how badly I need a new phone.

    samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

  • Carmen Clayton Says:

    I promise not to text while driving and to go nowhere near soup. The bath on the other hand…

  • Michele Says:

    Texting while driving is bad. very bad. I won’t do it. And I like noodles in my soup, not palms. Plus I’ve been a verizon/singular customer for over 15 years, I’m LOYAL! Pick my name out of the hat..pretty please!

  • Mike Patt Says:

    I PROMISE not to drop the phone in the soup or text while driving (I can barely talk on the phone while driving!) I would love to win one of these phones!

  • harmony Says:

    Texting while driving is illegal here in North Carolina, so let’s just agree that I’m too sweet and Southern to be a lawbreaker, shall we? Also, I’m not really a big fan of soup, so that phone would totally be in good hands with me.

  • Nicole Says:

    I don’t text while I drive, and I LOVE Verizon.

    Plus, I don’t drop my phone in liquids. Just in sand :)

  • Alyce Says:

    I solemnly swear not to text while driving or to drop it in soup — unlikely on it’s own as I can’t recall the last time I ate soup. Chili dogs don’t count, right?

  • agnes Says:

    I solemly promise not to text or call while driving…I would love this phone to try out all of those cool features!!

  • Elizabeth Says:

    Well, dropping it in soup wouldn’t be an issue because I don’t eat soup. And no texting while driving because Oprah’s against it and I have to listen to Oprah, duh.

    Also, I’m not really okay with dying or being responsible for someone else’s death, so…

  • alison Says:

    oh, oh, oh….. i promise, i promise, i promise i won’t text and drive (i KNOW i am not that coordinated) and i’m not a big fan of soup so that’s not a concern either!

  • Heather Says:

    I never talk or text while driving and even though this phone looks great, I will never ever do it. I will keep my phone in my pocket while preparing or eating soup.

  • Natalie Says:

    Gadgets! I love new gadgets!

  • Rachelino Says:

    I hereby promise I will nbot use my shiny new Palm to text (or apply lip gloss) while driving, or drop it is soup. Can I drop it in bittersweet chocolate ganache? OK, I won’t do that either.

    I am happy to hear about a phone other than a iphone from a blogger I trust. I don’t have a land line at home and AT&T service is just too janky to rely on as my primary phone. I have been holding out on a smart phone…

  • Lindsay Masten Says:

    Oh Maggie, of course I promise to not text while driving, because that’s illegal and I only do illegal things when I ABSOLUTELY must (I would include an example, but I am far to smart to tell on myself… far too smart). Also, I promise to not drop the phone in soup because it’s summer where I live, so soup is simply ridiculous. I make no promises regarding tea and/or coffee, however.

  • Katie Says:

    Ooooh! Shiny new phone! Maybe it would actually drive me to use the “smart” applications on it!

  • Cynthia Says:

    I promise not to use my new phone to text while driving and I promise not to drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. And I promise to follow directions (see above) and I promise to enjoy it!

    Thanks for the phone lottery! Fun!

  • Janet Says:

    I would dearly love that phone! And I promise to be a good phone parent!

  • Mitzi Says:

    I will not text while driving. I will not drop it in soup. I will even start wearing lipstick more often just to make good use of the compact!

  • Amber Says:

    oooooh- pick me!

  • Pamela Says:

    Oprah would be so proud of you for carrying on the no-texting-while-driving torch! I promise to not text and drive OR drop it in soup. I cannot promise, however, that my 18 month old will not suck the brains out of the thing and ruin it like she did my last one.

  • Jana Says:

    I don’t drive, so I won’t text while driving, and I don’t even like soup all that much.

  • Bethany Says:

    This would take awesome baby pics in the delivery room….baby’s due 4/27! :) So, I won’t text while driving, but may during my c-section.

  • Traci Says:

    I feel greedy commenting, as I have already won a contest from this wonderful blog, but I have been wanting one of these and am broke, per usual!

  • jessica fantastica Says:

    I promise! I’d love to replace my piece of junk.

  • Curlystraight Says:

    I will use alphabet soup to text. I will spell out the letters and use my new phone to take a photo of it and send it to all my friends. But I will pull over before doing so.

    Heee!

  • Kelley Says:

    I can’t text and drive! I’m not coordinated enough. Can’t promise about the soup, though. :0)

  • Tara Says:

    I promise to never text and drive or to drop my pretty new phone in soup. Ever. Not just in the 1st 24 hours. That is, if I win a new phone.

  • Dawn Says:

    I promise not to text while driving and not to drop it in soup. I can’t promise that my son won’t try to play with it, though. Of course, maybe he could just my iPhone while I use this new one!

  • Patrick Says:

    I will not text while driving and will in fact not drop the phone in soup for a minimum of 24.001 hours.
    K.
    Bye

  • Katie Says:

    I need a new phone so badly!! And if I win, I PROMISE not to text while driving OR drop it in soup (ever!). Hooray!

  • Deidre Davis Says:

    I have regretted switching providers from Verizon for the past… like, five years. My current phone is such a headache. I don’t get service in my bedroom! At all! Ah!

    No texting while driving! I’m 22! Yay!

  • Carona Says:

    I promise to not to text while driving nor drop my new phone in soup on the first day. I’d love to win!

  • Sara Says:

    Wow—I was fully expecting to still side with my iPhone, but you make a good case. So now I want one! And promises made. Pick me?

  • K Says:

    I would never ever ever dream of texting while driving. Ever. Nor will I ever… Okay, I just might drop it but it’ll be an accident I swear and it won’t be into a pot of soup… well, maybe, I just made some borscht… does the Palm Pre handle beet stains well? That’s a key quality for a mobile device.

  • Melissa Says:

    I think I write and receive about 2 text messages a year. Never when I’m driving. What’s so important? I already have verizon and my phone is getting close to 3 years old, so it’s time for another!

  • Carrie Milligan Says:

    new phone w/ mirror?? AMAZING!

  • Becky Says:

    The texting is a non issue and I don’t even like soup. Perfect!

  • Bookbag Says:

    Ooh! Fancy. I would love to have a grown-up phone, and I’m already on Verizon.

  • gwen Says:

    Promise.

  • Ann K Says:

    I would *never* text while driving. Or lie.

  • Margaret Says:

    OMG My birthday is Wednesday! I hope it’s a lucky day. I promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. What about chili?

  • katrina ! Says:

    I’d stop txting and driving, I’ve gotten better, err only txt at red lights !!! can’t promise on the soup though….mummmmmm soup !

    I’ve wanted this phone for a while now, one of my friends has it and AND it has this cool whack a bunny game / app for it. Like what a mole, but with gernade slinging bunnies !!

  • Patty Says:

    I will not drop it in my soup, however, I can’t promise I won’t be able to keep it out of my coffee! The car part is easy, I can’t text and drive, I’m just not that hip.

  • katie k Says:

    Oh pick me pick me!

  • B. Says:

    iphone be damnmed. i quit you (if i win this, that is).

  • B. Says:

    i can’t spell.

  • Morgan Says:

    I can haz phone? Plz?

  • Jemia Says:

    I hereby promise to never ever submit my palm pre plus to the ravages of soup or the wickedness of text-driving, should the lovely situation arise that I win the give-away!

  • Susan Says:

    won’t text and drive. won’t text and drive. won’t text and drive. promise!

  • Allison Says:

    I love…. phone.

  • Dave K. Says:

    I will not text and drive or eat soup, drive and text – all at the same time.

  • Julia S Says:

    I never ever win anything, and I have been reading your site forever! Oh, how I would love to have a new phone. Never text and drive!!!

  • Alyia Says:

    No texty while drivy. Prrrromise.

  • Crystal Says:

    I will not text while driving, I will not text while driving, I will not text while driving (also – *thank* you for the review!).

  • Emily Says:

    oooh me! me! I agree to all the aforementioned terms.

  • kelli lu Says:

    I won’t text and drive, promise! And I’ll wait at least 48 hours before I drop my phone in soup!

  • Eilis Says:

    Sometimes I text at stoplights. But I will stop for you.

  • Julie Says:

    I’ve been livin’ in the past, man.

  • Gayle Says:

    I promise!

  • Susan Says:

    Pick Me–pretty please!!

  • Jennifer Says:

    whee giveaway! i promise not to text and drive! and soup’s overrated.

  • val Says:

    i love love love the mirror. i had no idea i needed that until now….

  • Catherine Says:

    No texting while driving for me. And considering it’s already really warm here in Florida, soup is really unlikely.

  • Joe Jackson Says:

    My nephew needs a phone. He doesn’t text and drive (illegal in PA). And he doesn’t eat soup, or anything else except pizza.

  • Julie Says:

    I promise. And yay awesome giveaways!

  • Renee Says:

    I promise… I never text and drive… I also almost never talk on the phone while driving…

    I promise not to drop my phone in soup within 24 hours… To make sure that happens, I won’t eat soup

  • Kim Says:

    Please, Oh Please! Apparently Zach Morris phones aren’t cool anymore…

  • ~beautyandjoy~ Says:

    I promise both – but I think you should have made people promise not to drop it in the loo. That has happened way more over here (but not by me!):)

  • aileen Says:

    i promise!
    i never win anything and i’m SO hoping you’ll change that! :)

  • Mim Says:

    I will never text while driving or drop my phone in soup. Scout’s honor.

  • pinkleahtard Says:

    Well, I don’t have a car (I’m in NYC, where my iPhone service sucks), but I can’t guarantee about the soup. Oh heck, no soup for me!

  • Tamara Says:

    Promise, No texting. Need a new phone but have been debating switching services. A free phone would quickly make up my mind.

  • Mike Says:

    I walk everywhere, so no fear of texting while driving. The soup will stay away from my phone, promise.

  • Sarah Says:

    would love to have a new sexy phone…although I generally only use burts bees gloss….which doesn’t really require a mirror. Hey! Maybe I’ll start with tinted gloss…

  • Michelle Says:

    I won’t text while driving or drop phone in soup! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kirsten Says:

    I won’t text or drop it in soup. I actually am in the market for a new phone. It’s time to accept that cell phones aren’t going anywhere (they are here to stay) and upgrade from my cheap pay as you go phone. Which I have actually loved.

  • Candy Says:

    This is the first time I’ve clicked on your blog and what a great giveaway! :) So fun!

  • Megan Says:

    Can I still check for texts if I promise not to respond to them? As for the soup, it’s finally Spring in New Jersey, so soup season has ended.

    I am mighty jealous (in a good way) and inspired by your lists and sites, by the way. Thanks for all of them!

  • Mara Says:

    Maggie,

    I solemnly swear to use the Pre for only good. Specifically, I’ll download all kinds of drug references for my patients so I don’t have to search through a book in the middle of the night.

  • Jean-Ann Says:

    I promise, promise not to text while driving…please please pick me!

  • Katie Says:

    I promise I will not text while driving, drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt, nor use it to take over the world. Not the whole world, anyway…

  • Jennifer Says:

    Dude, I would totally love this phone. Enough to not text while driving so I dont crash and break it. Plus, my lipgloss is usually smeared so I clearly need the mirror. Not to mention I am quite dainty around soup! Perfect match!

  • Erica Says:

    No driving and texting (how do people do that, anyway?), and the phone will stay in my purse during soup-eating. I promise. Oh, the mirrored back? BRILLIANT!

  • coryell Says:

    I would love a free phone … have been eyeing them for a while but sticking with my cheapo free-with-the-rebate phone. I will not text while driving. And I will just not eat soup for 24hrs after getting the phone, so that should solve that problem. Unless it is tortilla soup day at work … then … no promises. :)

  • Michelle Says:

    Wow! That’s a fantastic photo for a phone. I’m actually looking at new phones, as our current service contract is up in April. So, with that said, I will not use the new phone to text while driving, and I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

    Can’t guarantee I won’t drop it in the bathtub, though.

  • Clarissa Says:

    I do love buttons…and futuristic features. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Theodosia Says:

    I do want a new phone as mine is prone to not send important text messages such as “get infant motrin for the love of god” leading to near divorce not to mention hours of tears! (To clarify, the tears are mine; my son is just screaming while biting anything he can.)

  • Elis Says:

    Oooh, a phone camera that won’t make my entire life look jaundiced! Sweet!

  • elizabeth Says:

    man, I’ve been wanting this phone for a while, and hearing that it’s this good is even better. And I totally promise I won’t drop it in soup, or use it to text while driving. :)

  • Flora R. Says:

    I loathe the thought of anyone who texts while driving… Thanks for this amazing giveaway, Maggie!

  • Dawn Says:

    You mean I can use a phone for actual phone calls? My iPhone service is so sporadic when it comes to calls.

    I promise not to text and drive. And I will keep my new phone away from the soup.

  • E.M. Labbe Says:

    I solemnly swear to never text while driving (or surf the web or check facebook or mess around with the latest gossip apps) so I can live a long and happy life with a fancypants phone.

    I also swear to never dress the phone in jam trousers or hot liquid of any kind, most especially soup!

    Thanks for the fun Maggie :)

  • Shevon Says:

    Oooh! I want! I promise I will never text while driving, and I don’t even like soup! The phone’s a good as mine!

  • Julia R. Says:

    No soup. No text driving.

  • Kristen Says:

    please please please let it be lucky 771!

  • Jennifer June Says:

    Promise, both hands on the wheel… and the soup spoon.

  • Angela K. Says:

    I have not, as yet, dropped any of my phones, into any liquid of any kind. My brother, who has dropped a couple in a lake and one in a toilet, has taught me good phone parenting skills. :-) I also promise to never text and drive, as I value my life far more than typing an “lol” reply. My “lols” can wait until I’m parked and the engine is off.

  • Victoria S Says:

    No texting will driving, got it. And I’m usually too focused on my food to futz with my phone at the same time, so I think we’ll be good on both scores. Awesome contest!

  • Karyn Says:

    My coworkers would definitely stop laughing at me if I had a fancy-shmancy phone like that…it would be a definite upgrade from my “totally 2007″ cellphone. TWD is a huge peeve of mine, as is dropping phones in soup I suppose. Promise I don’t/won’t do it.

  • Katie S Says:

    I can promise the texting part but only promise to try my best with the soup thing.

  • Niki Says:

    I would never text while driving. I promise not to drop it in my soup!

  • nicole Says:

    i will not text and drive, and also, i am over eating soup now that the bad weather is gone….so two for two! :)

  • Sarah Fairbrother Says:

    No soup. No driving. Promise!

  • Laura Smith Says:

    I don’t drive, but I sure do text a lot. And I do eat soup, but I usually need all hands on deck to do that… Also, as someone who’s looking to get into blogging, this looks like an awesome phone to have!

    -Laura

  • delia Says:

    does this mean I could possibly get rid of my old flip phone that the kids have dubbed “the brickberry”?

  • Bree Says:

    I promise! I love Verizon, they have always been fantastic to me.

  • Kristen Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, nor will I text during any other activity that requires my full attention. By the way, I have been a Verizon customer since 2000 and love them madly. :)

  • Kevin Says:

    I love my iPhone, I really do… but I also would like to try the other smart phones out there.

    I won’t use it to text/tweet/facebook while driving!

  • Joy Skaw Says:

    What is this “texting” thing you speak of? Is that some new thing these teenagers are doing nowadays? And doing this while driving???? Goodness gracious!

  • Michelle Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. But I can’t promise not to text while eating soup!

  • justin Says:

    i promise! pick me, pick me!

  • Lisa Says:

    will not use your new phone to text while driving, and that you will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Lisa Says:

    Ohh…that is not what I meant to post :( Tiny lap top/fat fingers, why do you betray me?

  • Evelyn Dufner Says:

    Oh, Mighty Girl & Universe so Divine… I promise not to text and drive… even though it seems much of my life is driving, I know the fabulous features of this product will keep me gloriously hands free.

    I also promise, NEVER to drop it in soup… cranberry juice, or in the toilet (because I NEVER talk on the phone while sitting on the porcelain throne like I hear others do), either within 24 or until I am ready for an upgrade in 4 years! I can feel that phone in my hands already!

  • Kris McElman Says:

    Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  • Stephanie Says:

    hands on heart, no text driving and no soupy phones.

  • v Says:

    so I don’t know if my accidental double post up there (numbers 2 and 3) count towards disqualification – I posted the comment, it didn’t show up, so I did it again and it showed up twice! sorry.

  • Jessica Says:

    I will nurse the phone, if I have to, to prove my phone parenting skills. I will never text while driving, and I won’t even eat soup for at least three days after it arrives. Also, I hate Sprint! Please release me from the unpleasantness of Sprint.

  • michelle Says:

    i promise i won’t text while driving. but i would LOVE to throw away this stupid iphone (sob! i love it so much) and the stupid, stupid at&t service that doesn’t allow me to make calls from INSIDE MY OFFICE so that I have to walk outside to make client calls. I curse you at&t. verizon, make me your bitch.

  • Cynthia Says:

    I absolutely promise not to text and drive. And to love it and care for it and call it George.

  • Chris Rosen Says:

    I promise not to soup and text, or drive and text.

  • CC Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. I promise I will try not to drop it in soup. I’m a poor grad student, and I would love a phone that I can get email on!

  • Powered by Tofu Says:

    Texting while driving is now illegal.

    <3 the Palm Pixi too :)

  • Aisha Says:

    I pinky promise to both not text while driving and not drop the phone in soup.

    Also: thank you for posting this review. Just when I was ready to go and pick up and Eris, you point out the niceness of buttons and the quality of your phone! (I do mean that. I’ve been avoiding looking at the Palm’s because I’m interested in the Android OS. But the camera makes it sooo tempting…)

  • vanessa Says:

    What you have here is a soup hating walker.

  • Katherine Dey Says:

    Woah 800 comments! I will not text while driving and will try to avoid soup. I also would like to come up with some elaborate torture mechanisms for my iphone when it drops calls (or keeps giving me this garbling hiss noise during ever call…) I miss verizon dearly.

  • Chels Says:

    Moop.

    (That’s cell phone for “Give me cell phone.”)

  • Brandi Says:

    Would love to win so my sick father could keep in touch with us.

  • Amanda Says:

    That phone and I would like to be One.

  • Cheri Says:

    Pinky-swear I’ll keep the promises you’ve asked us to make, AND I also pinky-swear to get that kicky little red leather case, from the gadget case roundup, so this particular Palm Pre Plus won’t have to brave the elements every day in its birthday suit. Do I completely destroy my chances by admitting that I’ve already settled on “Little Red Corvette” for the primary ring tone?

  • simon Says:

    Won’t text, won’t drop. Promise.

    Hello to your man for me.

    -Simon

  • Auntie Says:

    I promise. I don’t own a phone and I’ve never texted in my life. I am so darn deserving!

  • KarinGal Says:

    I love soup but won’t text anywhere near it.

  • Lise Says:

    I will only text at stoplights. I will not drop the phone in soup for at least 48 hours. I might, however, use the alphabet noodles from my soup to spell out potential texts while driving.

  • Lindsey Says:

    i promise i wont use the phone to text and drive and i also promise that i won’t drop it in soup within the first 24 hours!

  • Jenn Bo Says:

    I promise not to text. I have a HTC phone which is great for a keyboard, but I’m curious to try another phone as there are some things that drive me bonkers – and I have to wait for Feb ’11. to get my next phone. Thank you for posting the give-a-way.

  • Megan Says:

    I love any phone that cuts down on what I have to carry around with me! No point and shoot, no flip, no compact – SCORE.

  • Nuala Says:

    I promise I will not text as I bike up and down hills in San Francisco, though now that google maps has bike routes it will be hard not to plan en route. And though an avid soupmaker, I don’t plan to put any electronics other than an immersion blender into my soup (key word here being “plan”).

  • Devon Says:

    I’ve actually really wanted to try the Pre. I’ve heard good things, and I too often feel the need to chuck my iPhone out of the nearest window.

  • Crista Says:

    I promise I will not text while I drive, nor will I drop my phone in my soup. In addition, I promise to finally get one of those nifty little phone protector-covers which my current cell phone sorely wishes I had invested in.

  • Wheezer345 Says:

    Count me in, i could use a new phone! And i would never text an drive!

  • Emily Says:

    Freaking awesome phone. And I take the bus, so no texting-while-driving here.

  • Sandra Says:

    I’d love to see if a palm pre plus fits in my lifestyle. I promise no soup in the first 24 hours!

  • Wendy Says:

    I love Verizon and free things and tactile response of keys and life lists and fun and puppies!

  • Sara Says:

    I’ve never broken a phone before, and i swear, my cell phone now bears more than a passing resemblance to a Zack Morris phone.

  • Liza Says:

    Please choose me! my husband won’t let me get a Droid b/c “it’s too expensive”. I want an iPhone, but I prefer Verizon.

    I promise not to text and drive and I hardly ever eat soup while on the phone.

    Thanks!

  • Adri V Says:

    I most solemnly swear that I shall not text whilst driving nor shall I drop le Palm whilst partaking of the soup. Promise promise. ***crossing fingers***

  • Emily Says:

    I would love to receive the phone and plan! Although I am 25 years old and am looking to become a manager, I am still on my parents phone plan. And when I was in a different state on a business trip, even though I paid my parents on time, they did not pay the cell phone company on time. So I was without a phone. In a different state. On business.

    Yeah, I’d really like the verizon coverage.

  • Heather E Skeels Says:

    I will not text and drive. Nice review.

  • Kara Says:

    I’ll bite. I really need a new phone as my current one is falling apart (literally… some of the little keys on my Pantech Duo have come off)

    I promise not to text while driving. I don’t even like to talk or answer the phone if it rings while I am driving.

    But I can’t promise not to drop it in food, or in a mud puddle, or off the back deck. I am kinda clumsy like that.

  • Alissa Says:

    I agree to all of the thee above!!!!!!

  • Jessica Says:

    I promise to try really hard not to drop my new phone in soup in the first 24 hours….. Is that good enough?

  • Jenn Says:

    I’ve been *dying* for one of those phones! I was uber jealous when they gave you one for free! Pretty please, pick me :D *bats eyelashes and looks cute*

  • Lara K-W Says:

    I need to live in the future. No texting in car. No soup. Cross my heart.

  • Kelly Says:

    I would love this phone, because my husband would be SO JEALOUS! OH! Also, my current phone has decided to randomly power off. Is that almost as annoying as garbling calls? ;)

  • Laura Says:

    I only text at really long red lights! That doesn’t count, does it?

  • Holly Says:

    Totally promise not to drop in soup. Or leave it in my kitchen where the ceiling can cave in on it when the water heater explodes. I’ve learned my lesson.

  • Sally Says:

    I promise and I promise…and I’m a frustrated iPhone/ATT user. Ready to cross over to the other side!

  • Maria Says:

    I would love a new phone. Plus, a new service provider wouldn’t be terrible either!

  • stephanie Says:

    I, Stephanie, promise I will continue not to text while driving, will continue to use my bluetooth and will use the mirror to check “the cave” for “bats” (read: boogers).

  • Rin Says:

    This is fantastic, so I can promise to make someone else handle the texting while I drive… and also to forgo any and all soup interactions for at least 2 weeks following.

  • Holly Says:

    I promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Jennifer Ruth Says:

    This would be so great! I switched to AT&T for the iPhone, balked on the purchase and now have crappy service on a normal phone. No texting while driving! No dropping in soup! Thanks!

  • Mareshia Says:

    As a graduate student, I L-O-V-E free things. Especially things I have to pay for (cellular service) here’s hoping that the random number generator spits out my number.

  • Jennifer Says:

    I promise not to drop this lovely phone in a liquid of any kind. I’m personally opposed to marinating, basting, “blessing” or otherwise submerging electronics whenever possible. I don’t drive very often, so I promise not to text while operating a moving vehicle. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jenny Says:

    Oh my God! Yes Please!!!

  • Natalie Says:

    I will never text and drive and I won’t drop my phone in soup :) and I could really use a new phone that has some gps/maps application since I am new to the bay area. Also, being able to google things and show my boyfriend I am right would be awesome!

  • Erica Says:

    I would love a new phone!

  • JulieKP Says:

    I promise not to text and drive solely because I have two kids in the car at all times. You try to navigate a car, keep two kids happy, and break up fights over what to listen to on the radio. And the last one is between me and my guilty conscious thinking that Wheels on the Bus should be playing and not KISS. Who has time to text in the car with all that going on?

  • pam Says:

    Promise. Pick me!

  • Steph Says:

    I promise not to text while driving — hard enough driving with three kids in the backseat!

    Looks like a great phone!

  • mary Says:

    Def won’t text while driving. Swear.

  • Susan Says:

    I promise not to text and drive. I may however, check my lipstick while driving…

  • NicoleT Says:

    I promise not to text while driving or eating/making soup. But I can’t promise I won’t text and breastfeed at the same time…

  • Kelly Says:

    No, I won’t drop it in soup. But I can’t guarantee my toddler won’t drop it in the toilet.

  • Courtney Says:

    I make no promises about dropping it in soup, but I promise to love it even when it’s soup covered.

  • LJT Says:

    I promise!!! I will buy a bluetooth and everything :)

  • Arcain Says:

    If I win this phone, I will neither text while driving nor drop it in soup. I won’t even flush it down the toilet without realizing it’s fallen out of my pocket. Not that I’ve ever done that before.

  • abm Says:

    doesn’t anyone drive a stick shift anymore? how can people actually text and drive at the same time??? i won’t. promise.

  • methodpam Says:

    If I win this phone I will not text while driving and I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. Now hour 25 might be a different story…

  • caroline Says:

    i promise not to text while driving, because when i have i’ve turned into an idiot. and i don’t want to be an idiot.

  • Sharon Allen Says:

    I so need a new phone and I promise to not text while driving and won’t drop it in the soup!

  • Heather Kim Says:

    I am so excited about all of the features on this phone! It would be a much-needed upgrade for me. Pretty please? I promise not to text-n-drive!

  • stephanie Says:

    I PROMISE not to text and drive!!! I really want to win this because I WAS convinced that I needed an iPhone to make my life complete and now I read that you are less than smitten with it…..could I have been wrong about the iPhone?

  • caprice Says:

    what if i told you i don’t even like soup? does that increase my odds?

  • Jill Says:

    Ooooohh please! I will not do anything irresponsible with it, and I will not drop it in soup, beer, or the toilet–all of which have happened in my family. I think my gene pool is questionable.

  • hannah Says:

    Wow, great giveaway! I have been pining for one of these phones for months! I promise not to text while driving, and will do my very best not to drop it in soup either!

  • Jill Says:

    I do solemnly swear to abide by all of your requirements!

  • Sarah Says:

    I promise not to text while I drive. Do stop lights count? Since I’m not moving and all?

  • Meg B Says:

    I will not text while I drive. Can’t make any promises on the soup. I love soup and I would love this phone and using the phone while eating soup would be AWESOME!

  • Jen Says:

    I promise not to text and drive! In fact, I’ve NEVER sent a text – that’s why I need an EASY new phone and service!

  • Zara Says:

    I promise to not text while I drive. I will not drop the phone in soup.

  • Josie St Peter Says:

    ooh, I want one.

  • Laura Says:

    I will not text while driving. I promise. I have never dropped any phone into any liquid substance. I love Verizon and want a better phone desperately! :)

  • Sharon Kim Says:

    I am in desparate need for a new phone. I am still using a flip phone that is enormous and doesn’t even have the capabilities to send picture texts. I would be the most appreciative woman to be able to finally enter the modern age with this most awesome and fancy phone.

  • Kate Says:

    I solemnly swear to do all of my texting on public transportation. And I promise to gloat minimally to my iphone-carrying boyfriend.

  • Patricia Dolan Says:

    Pick Me! Choose Me! Love Me! Pretty Please with sugar, sprinkles and chocolates on top!

    Patricia Dolan

  • Spring Says:

    I promise I will not text while driving. And not because it is illegal here to begin with.

  • Alicia R Says:

    I promise to only use the super phone for good deeds.

  • meg Says:

    I would love this phone. To that end, I would not text while eating soup, eat soup while driving, make soup with the phone, text while driving, or any other combination of activities involving driving, texting or souping.

  • Ryan McDonald Says:

    My wife made me watch an episode of Oprah all about texting while driving. I promise not to text and drive… or text and soup for that matter either. (For at least 24 hours after receipt.)

  • Tamera Says:

    Texting while driving, non-issue. I can barely text, period!

  • Hannah Says:

    I would never text will driving! Also: I need a new phone.

  • Liz Says:

    yes, please. promise. promise.

  • J Says:

    I would not use this phone to text while driving, or drop it in soup. However, I can’t promise that I wouldn’t drop it on the floor, because I have a pre-existing tendency to do that with all cell phones (and remote controls).

  • Krista Says:

    I promise not to use while driving! Ever since my fiance saw Oprah’s show about the dangers of texting and driving, we have both started trying not to do it.

  • Heather Innusa Says:

    I’d love to win this!! My phone is…a waste!! Thanks for the informative post!

  • Claire B Says:

    I would love to win this and I really, truly need a new phone right now. Swear to Oprah, I also never text while driving.

  • Alyssa Jones Says:

    I promise not to text while driving!! New Phone here I come!

  • Sandy Keith Says:

    Oh yes, yes, yes. I need the phone and I don’t even call people while I drive. AND my makeup needs to be perfect and now I’ll have NO EXCUSE.

  • Heather Says:

    I promise – no soup , no texting while driving and no checking my makeup while driving…

  • Melissa Says:

    I need a new phone. And I promise not to text while driving. Or eat soup while driving. Or text while … souping?

  • Maggie Says:

    Oh man, I can barely talk and walk at the same time, let alone text and do anything else. Pretty please with a cherry on top?

  • Janell Says:

    I am long overdue for a new phone. I’m still using a Razr, which apparently is totally uncool.

  • Christine Says:

    I would be an AWESOME phone parent. Please and thank you!

  • Sarah Says:

    I promise not to text and drive. Cute picture :)

  • Molly Chase Says:

    I won’t text while driving, although I’d rate the liklihood that I’ll drop the phone in soup as slightly better than 50-50. Regardless, I would be a wonderful mother to this phone.

  • Patty Says:

    I promise not to text while driving or eating.

  • Kristy Says:

    I will not next while driving (mostly b/c I hardly drive), and I will try my best not to drop it in soup, or in any other hot liquid. :)

  • MomofDavid Says:

    I dislike texting and driving, so I assure you I won’t text while drive. I can’t make any promises about dropping it in soup, but as it’s almost spring weather I won’t be eating soup so much in the next few months.

  • Naomi Says:

    I promise not to do either of those things.

    I do.

  • Steffanie Says:

    I have never texted while driving…have dropped phone in a glass of water but not soup!

  • Lindsay Says:

    I have been texting-while-driving-free for three months, and I rarely eat soup. I like soup, I just never think to eat it.

  • Alison Says:

    Sending out positive karmic vibes. The phone would be a fantastic addition to my otherwise frugal living. Dang economy leaving husband jobless for 18 months now…which sucks big apples 1) in general and 2) when raising 2 wee ones.

  • Katie Says:

    I hereby promise I will never eat soup again…(or at least when the phone is nearby) :)

  • erin Says:

    On my honor, I will try:
    To call people on their birthdays,
    To text in an appropriate manner,
    And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

  • Celia Says:

    Ooh, I would love this! I definitely won’t text & drive, but no promises about the soup.

  • Laura H Says:

    I don’t know how to text, much less while driving. Also, not very fond of soup.

  • Samantha Says:

    I hereby promise to all of these!

    I would love to have one of those phones!

  • JenAHM Says:

    LOVE! I don’t ever text or talk on the phone while I’m driving because it IS so dangerous and well, I’m not nearly coordinated enough to even attempt it. And, I love soup too much to let it be soiled by a palm.

  • Erin Says:

    PLEASE! I promise not to text while driving. I will probably text to let people know why I keep dropping their call…because I use a phone that sucks at being a cell phone.

  • C Says:

    Love the pic of Hank!

  • Patty Says:

    I don’t know how to text.

  • Leigh Says:

    It’s time to renew my Verizon contract! I never text and drive. Because that’s illegal in NC!

  • Jenny Says:

    Promise. And I promise not to drop it in the toilet.

  • Joyce Says:

    Oh, I want one! I live in New York, where ATT also doesn’t work, and wistfully dream of working cell and data service. I promise not to drop it in soup, but can make no claims about baby gumming (which killed a previous Blackberry).

  • Julie G. Says:

    I’m a member of the “no phone zone” and will not text, or make soup, or drop my phone in said soup, so help me God.

  • darcie Says:

    vows not to text, drink or eat while driving. especially soup. :)

  • erika Says:

    I love this phone- I need to move into the 21st century, and this might actually help! I am willing to sacrifice my att service for it!

  • Pants Says:

    I would love one, please!

    As such, I promise not to be an irresponsible ninny and text while driving (I live in NYC! I promise to not even drive!) as well as avoid all hot liquids for at least 24 hours (including, but not limited to, soup, coffee, tea, borscht).

  • millie rossman kidd Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. Would love to see how texting with a good phone would be!

  • Maureen Says:

    Umm, I’ve never sent a text before. Yeah. I’d love to move into the modern age. Thanks for the offer!

  • ShannonO.P. Says:

    I so absolutely promise that I not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt (I’m in south florida afterall and it’s way too hot to be eating soup anyway! My mojito, wellllll, that’s another story….)

  • katherine Says:

    no texty while drivey and no soup all up in the phone either – baby food, perhaps.

  • Jessica Says:

    Please oh please pick me! I promise to keep my car a phone free zone. And I’ll keep the phone at least 10 feet away from soup at all times.

  • Homa Says:

    I will swear of texting and driving as well as avoiding soup when I have the phone with me. :) Verizon is the only service that works at our new house, I am still locked in a T-Mobile contract so I don’t get reception inside. Would be awesome to switch to Verizon early!

  • Shannon Says:

    I swear: No texting while driving OR eating soup. Also: No soup while driving. That’s just inviting trouble.

    Thanks to you and Verizon for the chance!

  • Jessica Says:

    I promise that I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. Within 48 though… no promises!

  • Nancy Says:

    I will not drop it in the soup. But my last phone died because I was sitting in the driveway with a mocha watching my daughter ride her bike and when she raced up to me to show me how fast she could ride, she misjudged the stopping distance, rode over my coffee and squashed my phone. I tried to use it for a while after that, but the keys were permanently squashed and I could not dial any number that had a 7 or a 0 in it, and the screen was squished so I could not see who was calling so I stopped answering the phone.

  • karen reichstein Says:

    I’d love a Palm Pre. I promise not to text while driving. And I won’t drop it in the soup. I’ll definitely try not to drop it in the bathtub.

  • Sara Says:

    I really need a new phone and this one looks fantastic. I never text and drive and would do my best not to drop it. Please pick me!

  • bryan campen Says:

    no texting from me and i never eat soup.

  • latenac Says:

    I won’t text and I won’t use it anywhere near soup. Verizon is actually one of about 2 carriers we get in Vermont so I could even use the service. I will try not to drop it in the bathtub but can’t guarantee as there may be pictures I need to get of my daughter to embarrass her in front of future boyfriends or girlfriends.

  • Kayjayoh Says:

    That is a great image for straight-from-the-phone.

  • Melanie H Says:

    I absolutly love my Verizon service! If it weren’t for the great service, I would have drank the koolaid and gotten a iPhone by now. But I love the network too much. I need a new phone DESPERATLY and promise not to ever drop it in soup…or ice cream (true story). Or text while driving!

  • Tiffany Says:

    No texting while driving or sitting in darkened movie theaters, and no soup within three feet of the phone. These things I pledge!

  • Kalli Says:

    Oh… the idea of a beautiful new phone with an actual keyboard. I could kiss my pain-in-the-ass BB Storm goodbye! And I could stay with Verizon, because I actually like them.

    I vow to never text while driving (watched that accident happen one day – bad news) and never to chat near soup.

  • Hillary Says:

    I promise not to text while driving or drop it in soup!

  • Meredith Says:

    I’m a struggling student and I would love a new phone. I hate soup and wouldn’t think of texting while driving. Thanks Maggie!

  • Lauren E. E. Says:

    I promise not to use my new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Kathy Says:

    Maybe it’s time for ME to have the coolest phone in the house! Would love to play around with this phone! I also promise not to text while driving but I cannot promise I won’t drop it in my soup. Clutzy!

  • Cecilyk Says:

    I PROMISE not to text while driving.

    Um, is tweeting texting? I kid, I kid.

  • Erin F. Says:

    I swear on unicorns that I will not text and drive. As for the soup.. no guarantees.. but I promise to try.

  • Tambryn Says:

    I promise not to text and drive, which I don’t do anyway, AND I’m not really a fan of soup, so there’s little chance of me dropping it in soup. For that matter, I’ll promise not to drop it at all for the first 24 hours, even if it means I only set it on tables!

  • a Says:

    i love my palm pre. have been a palm OS girl since high school. what can i say? i’m pro team palm! glad you’re having fun with it!

  • wendy Says:

    I would like a fancy compact. I will not text while driving. I eat very little soup.

  • heather Says:

    wow! a would love a new phone.

  • Meagan Says:

    I don’t have a car, so texting while driving is a total non-issues. I can’t really make any promises about the soup though, I’m severely uncoordinated.

  • Stephanie Says:

    I will not text and drive and I will not drop my new phone in soup…

  • mp Says:

    I would really love to take amazing photos and video (specifically of my little diddle darling dumplin’ poo) with my phone which can also help me apply my makeup while not driving.

  • Addie Says:

    Please give me a new phone! I’m using the awful go phone until my contract is up.

  • Irene Says:

    I will not text & drive (I have 8yo precious cargo onboard) and well I don’t eat soup so we’re good there.

  • Dustin Portela Says:

    I would love this phone! I will not text and drive and I will not drop it in soup. You’ve got my word. Thanks a ton!

  • Keri Says:

    I will not drop this phone is soup and will not use it to text while driving, I pinky swear! :)

  • Natalie Says:

    I would LOVE a shiny new phone, since Im a college kid and opted for a cheap phone and a cheap phone plan that doesnt have a camera or a qwerty keyboard or anything exciting. I will love it and cherish it and never drop it in soup or text while driving, because I like my car and my body and I don’t want crash! the end :)

  • Shana in Texas Says:

    Me! Pick me! I would never text while driving in Austin – it’s ILLEGAL.

  • Alexa Soto Says:

    I don’t like soup! So, we are safe there. I do text while parked, but not while driving. So good on both counts. Pick me!

  • Margie Says:

    I would love a free phone! AND I won’t text and Drive, or text and eat soup, or whatever. Plus, I already have Verizon. Plus, my daughter will be soooo jealous!

  • Tory Says:

    I promise not to text while driving. (I’m much too busy blow drying my hair and shaving my legs while driving to have time to text. Just kidding, I promise.)

  • Michelle Says:

    No texting while driving – EVAH. And yes, given my soup-free diet, I think I am pretty much cool on the second point too.

  • Erin Says:

    yes, please!

  • Lauren G. Says:

    If you give me a palm thing, I promise not to text while driving, and not to drop it in soup ever.
    Thank you.

  • leeshka Says:

    OOoohhh!!! I promise not to text while driving, I also promise not to talk on the phone in a movie theater, and I promise to be the happiest girl ever who usually gets the hand-me-down phones (which is not fair! I <3 tech!!)

  • Mandi Says:

    I shall never text and drive, and I will wait 25 hours for soup coating.

  • Dana Says:

    I promise I won’t text while driving. I’ll TRY not to drop it in soup w/in the 1st 24 hrs of possession.

  • Emily Says:

    I have never texted in my life. I swear. I won’t text while driving. I also won’t drop it in the soup. I’d love to move beyond pay as you go. Thanks.

  • claire b Says:

    Cross my heart and pinky swear – no texting while driving and no dropping in soup. Not even for modern asian fusion egg drop soup.

  • Tamra Says:

    Oh… oh… pick me!!! :)

  • natalie Says:

    Not only will I refrain from texting while driving and steering clear of soup, I will call everyone I know on the new phone and tell them how kick-ass MightyGirl and Verizon are.

  • Greta Says:

    heck yeah i’d like a new phone! the problem i have with the iphone is that i’m too cheap to pay for the media service. since this comes with $300 worth of service, this might solve that problem! and i really do need a new phone. (so does my husband for that matter! this would make him insanely jealous.) if i win i promise to never text while driving (i already don’t), won’t get it near soup, and promise to consider sharing with my lovely jealous husband.

  • Jen Ollington Says:

    I promise to give up texting while driving. And soup.

  • Christine Says:

    I have already taken the Oprah challenge. I will not drive while texting. Or shopping. And finally, I promise not to drop it in soup as well. Pick me!!

  • Rebekah Says:

    I solemnly swear not to drop the phone in soup or to text while driving… I have to admit I’m addicted to my blackberry but I adore the idea of the Palm Pre having a similar keyboard that slides away and doesn’t end up with gunk getting in it all the time like my blackberry does… I hope you pick me!

  • PeeKay Says:

    I can’t text to save my life and enjoy soup far too much to handle a phone while eating it. Good luck to me!

  • Emily Courage Says:

    not four hours ago, my electrical engineer friend told me i would LOVE the palm Pre Plus. how apropos

  • Caitlin Says:

    phone? phone? phooooooone?! I’ve had the same cell for 3 1/2 years. The EXACT. SAME. PHONE. While there are probably more deserving parties, I would definitely be appreciative

  • Barbara Says:

    Me,me,ME! I never, ever talk while driving, and don’t text at all. (Is that about to change? The texting part I mean?) Talk to me Verizon! Yeah Baby.

  • megs Says:

    I hereby promise not to text while driving. Even on this lovely phone, which I will not drop into soup, soda, coffee, the toilet or any other liquid – EVER. :)

  • Anita Says:

    I promise not to text and drive. I will try very hard not to drop it in soup.

  • dawn johnson Says:

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  • Trish DeFever Says:

    Wow. Promise! Promise! Promise….

    Trish :)

  • Dana Says:

    977 comments? Seriously? My God. Anyway, I promise never to text while driving or drop this expensive toy in soup. Cheers.

  • Sasha Says:

    Promise!

  • abbersnail Says:

    Oh, Maggie, please pick me! I just started a job and need a smartphone, and I just don’t have the dough to spring for one at the moment. Plus, I am unwilling to leave Verizon anyway, so this is a dream giveaway!!!

  • Brooke Janssen Says:

    Isn’t it against the law in WI to text and drive? I never break the law. Puting your phone in the same vincinity of any liquids is definitely against the law – and like I said I never break the law. I’m good to go – pick me!

  • jana Says:

    I can’t promise not to drop the phone in anything, as such is my wont. But I’ll try!

  • SarannaRanna Says:

    Pick me! PICK ME!!! I would love and cherish a Palm Pre Plus, and never do anything illegal or stupid with it! Well…(shhh)

  • Melanie Says:

    I promise not to text and drive. I can hardly text as it is, much less while driving.

  • Molly Says:

    I promise to follow all the rules. Gimme phone!

  • JJ Says:

    Hail Mary full of grace, I will not text, while I race (I mean…while I drive at the posted speed limit)

  • Emily Says:

    in more than five years of reading mightygirl, this is the first time I’ve left a comment. I don’t text and drive, ever, and it would be lovely to have a camera phone for the first time ever!

  • Amber Says:

    I will not text while driving. (Especially since I don’t have a driver’s license at the age of 32 — on my Mighty Life List, though!) And I really love soup, but I promise I won’t mix the two. I really hope random.org picks me, because I’m still using my crappy years-old Razr phone that I’ve hated since day one, but I am cheap and stubborn. I need an upgrade!

  • sarahdipity Says:

    I have been pondering what phone to buy next. The Palm Pre was not actually on my list of things to consider until this review. That picture is pretty amazing. I am an inefficient texter and never text while driving.

  • Daffodil Campbell Says:

    I promise that I will treat that one better then my last one….it’s the least I can do ! No soup dunking for at least 24 hours, no driveby texting, but I might check my lipstick from time to time !

  • Jen Radicella Says:

    Oooooh, it is so pretty and so much better than my very old phone. I promise not to text while driving, go anywhere near soup, or do anything that might injure this very nice phone.

  • Spencer Steffler Says:

    That’s Awesome! I don’t text while driving, however, I hardly ever drive. Id rather walk to where I need to go. And A phone that can be dropped in soup and still work is brilliant! Ha Ha.

  • K8 Says:

    Texting while driving is a very bad thing, and I will probably drop the phone in my coffee before it even gets near a bowl of soup.

  • Annie Wright Says:

    Scout’s honor, no texting while driving. I won’t drop the phone in any soup, but no promises on dropping it in the toilet. Sadly, I have done this before.

  • christine Says:

    Palm Pre me, please!! I love that you used it to video some of your life list escapades :) I will use the video to share kid moments with my husband, who has a nasty 2-hour commute and works at night. We have 3 kids and lots of evening events.

  • Stephanie Says:

    Oprah scared me to not even talk and drive….I didn’t text before Oprah scared me. :) So I promise! I also promise I won’t drop it in soup. Oh I hope I win!

  • danielle Says:

    Pleassssseeeee can I have a new phone???

  • Mylene Says:

    I don’t even own a car, so no texting and driving, natch! (Plus my guy already has a Palm Pre and I’m incredibly envious.)

  • Patricia Says:

    I do not text while I drive…I taxi my 4 year old twin cousins! And I won’t drop it in soup…not a soup fan. A new phone would be awesome! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Good luck everyone!!

  • Lauren Says:

    Ooh! Pick me, pick me, Random.org!

  • Brooke Says:

    I promise not to use my phone to text while driving. I am also SUPER excited to have a phone thats battery lasts longer than 5 minutes! Also, totally want to come to San Fran (I am from AZ) and blow bubbles of the Golden Gate bridge with you. There are already 5-6 of us and two toddlers that would love to join in on the fun!

  • Pixie Says:

    I have never texted while driving and never shall. I don’t even like texting as a general rule, though I might be more inclined to try it if I had a phone that was geared for it and this one is beginning to intrigue me. But definitely no texting while driving, ever.

  • sara Says:

    yes, i promise. i also promise that i will love it, squeeze it, and call it george.

    hi, george.

  • Jennifer Says:

    No texting. No dropping. No hurling at wall. :-)

  • Jillie Says:

    I’ve already dropped my phone in sanitizer at work, so I have got it out of my system!

  • Erin Says:

    Oh, I promise. I promise, promise, promise.

  • AmberGO Says:

    Random number generator: pick me.

    Real person: if you knew how seriously jacked up my birthday was this year… I found that Mr. Mason and I share the same bday, and I would almost be willing to wager my right hand that his day was a bajillion times better than mine. My dang Blackberry (a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law who would have a heart attack if she knew her son gave me the phone instead of keeping it for himself) charger port is all of the sudden extremely picky as to what angle and how hard I have the charger plugged in… It seriously took me about 2 hours to charge the blasted thing while holding it between my knees once I found the sweet spot and holding it in my hand while typing everything one handed and catching the phone and all. In short, it sucks. A new phone with a non-iPhone service carrier would rock. Not quite make up for my ruined 30th birthday this year, but it’d still be nice. :o)

  • AmberGO Says:

    Random number generator: pick me.

    Real person: if you knew how seriously jacked up my birthday was this year… I found that Mr. Mason and I share the same bday, and I would almost be willing to wager my right hand that his day was a bajillion times better than mine. My dang Blackberry (a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law who would have a heart attack if she knew her son gave me the phone instead of keeping it for himself) charger port is all of the sudden extremely picky as to what angle and how hard I have the charger plugged in… It seriously took me about 2 hours to charge the blasted thing while holding it between my knees once I found the sweet spot and would have to alternate between my knees and holding it in my left hand while typing everything one handed and catching the phone and all. In short, it sucks. A new phone with a non-iPhone service carrier would rock. Not quite make up for my ruined 30th birthday this year, but it’d still be nice. :o)

  • AmberGO Says:

    Sorry about the double post. Another phone issue. *sigh*

    Carry on.

  • Jen Says:

    Um, that sounds incredibly awesome. And I would never, ever text while driving. Honestly, I can just barely text while sitting at my desk and using every ounce of will ad concentration I have. That damn tv commercial where the kid is texting with mittens on… sheesh.

  • Megan Says:

    Oh, I really hope I win! I’m constantly pressing the mute button with my (round Scottish) cheeks with my current cheap-o phone, which is problematic for my clients. Did I mention I’m a counselor?

  • sp Says:

    so i’m old-school and my current phone serves 2 functions: 1) phone 2) watch. oh and sometimes 3) alarm clock.
    i still want a phone primarily for calling and actually talking to people (vs texting), but it seems like the palm pre plus would still be a good option:
    1) i’d love a phone w/ a good camera so that i don’t have to lug around my digicam
    2) i could definitely use the mirror to help me put my contact back in my eye
    3) i used to have a separate palm tx but got tired of lugging around yet another device. i guess it’s time to transition to a smartphone. (but i won’t text while driving. i won’t text in general actually)

  • Allison Says:

    Definitely will not text while driving! I rarely eat soup (I need to remedy that soon), but I won’t drop my new phone in the soup!

    I’m loving your posts on the Palm Pre. I’m a Verizon gal through and through – have waited impatiently for the iPhone, but am really thinking about a Palm Pre. LOVE the photos you are getting with it!

  • Tat Macey Says:

    I SO promise not to text while driving! I still can’t figure out how people do that!

  • Carol Says:

    I will not use my new phone to text while driving, and I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. Awesome.

  • Yolanda Says:

    I pinky swear promise not to text or send email while driving. And I will wait at least 35 hours to eat soup, after receiving it. Because I am clumsy. And I sometimes have bad luck and am capable of ruining a good gift by dropping it in my soup.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Maggie!

  • Auntie Yolanda Says:

    Please pick me! I’m your Auntie

  • Linsey Says:

    Okay, I’m in. That’s a hot looking phone.

  • Suzannah Allen Says:

    My car is a no phone zone! Because Oprah demanded it be so. Palm-pre is pree-tee…

  • Carrie Says:

    I will neither text while driving nor eat soup! Ok, I don’t like soup, so that’s not much of a hardship.

  • molly Says:

    Have my fingers crossed!! Of course I promise to never use it while driving or eating soup. Cross my heart!

  • leslie Says:

    No texting while driving, no into-soup-dropping.

    Hopefully converting from devout iPhone addict though!

  • Dodi Says:

    I promise. No typing while driving and I will avoid soup the whole first month.

  • Sarah Magner Says:

    I promise to never text while driving. I don’t even understand how that is possible!! I also will avoid dropping the phone in any liquid be it soup or otherwise….

  • annie Says:

    Oh, that looks like a lovely phone. I promise not to text while driving (easy to do, since I don’t know how to text). And I don’t talk on the phone while food is around, so the soup thing isn’t a problem either. It would be great to win since the display on my old phone has given up the ghost. I can’t tell who is calling or check my voicemail and I also can’t reset the alarm anymore and it is still set on 6:30, dang it.

    Happy Wednesday.

  • Emily Says:

    I would love to have this remarkable piece of technology and promise not to text while driving, or drop the phone in soup, or eat soup while driving and texting.

    Thank you.

  • kates Says:

    Oh why not. I can barely text because I have an ancient Virgin Mobile phone that makes it kind of a challenge. So, won’t text while driving, won’t drop it in the soup b/c I won’t allow phones at the table, mainly b/c I’m jealous of my husband’s iphone.

  • ter Says:

    Having dropped 3 calls since yesterday, I would love to try this! And I promise no texting while near the steering wheel or soup.

  • Paula Says:

    Oh yeah, count me in! Love the pics and video you are getting with this one. I’m already with Verizon so why not jazz up the package? Then I can throw my old one in the soup!

  • CMoh Says:

    Count me in, no soup or driving/txting.

  • vikky Says:

    Ma’am, I don’t even LIKE soup (mostly). Give it here!

  • Dena Says:

    I won’t text when I drive – I live in NYC, so no car! I’ll try my hardest about the soup, but I make no promises. Thanks!

  • Susie Says:

    Wow. This thing looks fantastic! I promise not to text while driving and I’m not a big soup eater, so we’re safe there. Thanks for running the giveaway!

  • Camille Says:

    Cross my heart, no texting while driving. Seriously though, I really need a new phone. I always text while eating and my current phone has many food-related blemishes. *Please don’t take my texting while eating as a predisposition to text while engaging in other activities!

  • Kat Says:

    Ah! Want! Ive been coveting this phone since my boss got one and made me program it.

    “KAT IS THAT A MIRROR WHAT THE CRAP”
    “Yes sir. yes it is… CAN I HAVE IT?!”
    “…no.”

    (I promise not to drop it in soups!)

  • Elsa Says:

    I do not drive, so I won’t text while driving, I promise. (I might text from the bus.) I solemnly pledge that I’ll keep it out of the soup for at least 24 hours.

    I just dumped my AT&T phone late this winter, and after two blissfully cell-phone-free months, I’m starting to wonder if I don’t miss it a little. (Spoiler alert: I do. A little.)

  • Leightongirl Says:

    Me! Me! Me! My iPhone stopped working last summer. I “replaced” it with a Samsung that didn’t do squat. I now have no internet on my phone and feel like I’m way way way back in the dark ages.

    I never text and drive and I would never ever put a phone in soup. As a final plug, I once owned a Treo and loved the Palm OS. I’d be thrilled to convert back!

  • Kris Says:

    Would love a new phone! I never text or talk on my phone while driving so no problem there and I hate soup! (just kidding, love soup)

  • Ashley Says:

    I SO want one! I’m trying to wean off the blackberry and the pictures!! The pictures are amazing. I’m addicted to taking pictures with my phone. Plus I’d love to switch to Verizon service. My service which rhymes with Splint SUCKS.

  • hugnkiss Says:

    I promise not to text while driving, I even promise not to sext while driving and putting on lipstick. No soup for me. Verizon rules.

  • T. Martin Higgins Says:

    I never win anything, but if I should win this – I promise not to text while driving or send the Palm Pre swimming in my chicken noodle soup.

    I’m with you 100% on the iPhone. After 4 frustrating months with mine, I went and got a Blackberry from Verizon. Love Verizon – Blackberry Storm, not so much.

    But my friends Dawn and Jennifer both rave about the Pre!

  • Adam M Says:

    I NEVER text while driving. It’s illegal here in NJ! And I will wait until the 25th hour to drop my phone in the soup!

  • Kim Smith Says:

    I just upgraded my Verizon phone in Feb. It was between the Palm Pre and the Motorola Droid. I went to the store to play with both. The guy actually talked me out of the (cheaper) Palm and talked me into the (more expensive) Droid.
    Now, don’t get me wrong, the Droid is pretty cool and all, but, for starters, making an actual phone call on the thing is a HUGE PITA! You have to slide this, then tap that, then tap something else, then go here, and geezus I just wanted to redial home! I love that I can access Facebook and Twitter and other web sites from the Droid, and I like the texting. And since I text primarily, I probably shouldn’t complain so much about the calling part of the phone, but I paid a good penny for this thing, it’d be nice if I didn’t have to block out time in my day to dial a number on it.
    I’m kinda stuck with it though for at least a year, or longer, so a new (free) Palm Pre Plus would be AWESOME

  • Amanda Scott Says:

    I would LOVE one. Promise not to drop in ANY food or text while I’m driving :-)

  • Tina Says:

    No texting and driving here! This phone looks awesome!

  • Victoria Says:

    I promise I will not use the new phone to text while driving, and that I will not drop it in soup within 24 hours of receipt. I will take some awesome pictures, however.

  • wen Says:

    no texting while driving. might have to keep it in my pocket or in a drawer for the first 24 hrs so i don’t drop it. ;)