Two chances to grab a free copy of “CSS Mastery”

~ 26 January 2006 ~

CSS Mastery

“CSS Mastery” is scheduled to hit shelves sometime next month, and I’m offering any of you a chance to grab one of two free copies in exchange for a little help:

  • Show me which U.S. state has the most specialty license plates. I thought Florida had the most upon returning from vacation. Then someone said Nevada. Then another said Alabama. Then another Oklahoma. I give up. First person to find facts/evidence showing which U.S. state has the most custom (specialty) license plates wins. Clarification: I may have confused some of you. By “most custom license plates” I mean the most options for ordering vanity (sheesh, whatever they’re called), team, cause-related plates, not how many customized license plates (e.g. HAX0R) have been purchased.
  • Tell me what mobile phone/device you use and what country you’re from. Yes, the highly scientific, accurate, and statistically significant results of your comments will help me with a couple of mobile web presentations coming up later this year. Winner to be randomly selected from among the list of comments.

Pony up a comment before Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at midnight and winners will be announced shortly after.

 

409  Comments

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1   MattM ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:14 PM

I use a Motorola Razor and I am from the US :) first?


2   Joshua Steimle ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:16 PM

I’m using the free phone Tmobile gives you when you sign up, although I’m thinking of trying out a Treo. But I’m hesitant because whenever I try the fancy stuff I always end up going back to the basic cellphone and its simple features.

I’ve got a guy working on the other question.


3   Tim Hettler ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:20 PM

Motorola Razr (Cingular service), living in the US


4   Susie ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:21 PM

1. I don’t have proof, but my guess would be Virginia. When I lived there it seemed EVERYONE had vanity plates. They were super cheap.

2. Cingular - US - Minnesota


5   Jason ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:23 PM

2. None; U.S.


6   Joshua Steimle ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:26 PM

To clarify, when you say “the most custom plates” do you mean the state that has the most people who have ordered plates with letters and numbers that are customized, or do you mean the state with the most options for plates, prior to number or letters being stamped on them? For example, in Utah you can get the Ski Utah plates, the Rainbow Arch plate, the Primary Children’s Hostpital plate, the No More Homeless Pets plate, etc.

Oh, and I forgot to say I’m from the US earlier.


7   Susie ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:26 PM

Ok. I am having a boring day at work. This is what I found about the vanity plates. From this website:
http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/parts/articles/105268/article.html

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Car-crazy California issued its first personalized plate in late 1970. As of year-end 2004, there are almost 1.4 million such plates on California roads. During that time, the state has raised more than 1 billion dollars from vanity plate sales, according to the DMV. Nationwide, vanity plates can cost anywhere from $10 to $65 per year, depending on the state. California calls them “environmental plates,” because it uses the revenue to fund programs that preserve and protect the environment, such as the purchase of land for preserves, studies of endangered species and public education.


8   Jens ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:29 PM

I use Nokia 7650 and I live in Estonia (Europe:-)


9   Wes Childers ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:30 PM

2. US, Sony Ericsson T610, T-Mobile Service


10   Kenzie ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:34 PM

Motorola V635; Canada


11   Cameron Moll ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:35 PM

Joshua - I mean prior to numbers and letters being stamped.


12   Kevin ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:35 PM

Currently using an Audiovox SMT5600 (Cingular) in the US.


13   Tim Chambers ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:35 PM

Samsung A900 (Sprint); US.


14   Marc Köhlbrugge ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:35 PM

1. I really don’t know a lot about America and license plates but I would say the state with the most cars in it.. and if there are different states with about the amount of cars I would go for the state with the richest residents. Anyway, good luck :)

2. I’m using the Nokia N-Gage QD, I’m from The Netherlands.


15   Charles ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:36 PM

I’m going to answer the easy one (2): Currently an unlocked Motorola V80, in the US with Cingular. As of sometime this afternoon, an unlocked Motorola L6 SLVR, same country and service.


16   Kris Hull ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:36 PM

I use a Audiovox CDM-8600 with verizon. I am in the US of A. It is really small, and doesn’t have a camera or any of that fancy-pants mobile internet crap.


17   Brett Kreider ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:39 PM

South Carolina.
Motorola v180/Cingular.
US


18   Bryan ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:39 PM

Phone: LG VX3200
Country: USA

Oh and to answer the first one, I would have to say Michigan. They have plates for most of the big colleges including MI State and U of M. They even have plates for the state bird, tree, slogan, child day care service and a couple others.


19   J.D. ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:42 PM

I use the Motorola V180 (Cingular) and am from the USA. Nothing fancy, but works well.


20   wendy phillips ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:43 PM

Phone: Nokia 2100
Country: Australia (Melbourne)


21   Brett Kreider ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:47 PM

OK…I was wrong. It’s Mississippi! With over 125 plates and with the addition of the NASCAR plates who knows…

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/livingtoday/050822/california.shtml

http://www.mstc.state.ms.us/mvl/main.htm

…oh yeah…Motorola v180, USA


22   DM ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:47 PM

LG-VX4400 (Verizon)
USA


23   Jeff Smith ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:48 PM

Currently using a Razr V3 and occasionally use a Motorola v551 (my fiance’s) in Canada.


24   AsceticMonk ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:48 PM

I use Nokia 6230, and I am from United States.


25   Scott ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:50 PM

Motorola V400/Cingular
USA


26   Ben Partch ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:50 PM

Nokia, USA


27   Justin Perkins ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:51 PM

Your first question is a little confusing at first, which people here have stated. But your last sentence says “specialy plates”, which to me does *not* mean vanity plates.

Come to Texas, you will see more special (not vanity) license plates than you will find anywhere else, I guarantee it. Way more than Florida. Don’t believe me, take the Texas Department of Transportation’s word for it.

I think there is a little less than 120 on that page, but I am sure there is more by now (Longhorn Championship Plates to name one).

I’ve got a Nokia 2600 and I’m in the US.


28   Shane Guymon ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:52 PM

I use a sprint cell phone made by Sanyo, I live in the United States and more specifically Texas. To be even more specific San Antonio, and if you want to get really personal Universal City…


29   Brett Kreider ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:52 PM

wrong again. three strikes and I’m out after this one.

Its Virginia:
http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/plate_search.asp


30   Marc ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:53 PM

I use a Samsung SGH-D500, a phone I really won’t recommend anyone who uses a Mac (due to iSync’s lack of support for this phone). Oh, I’m from from good ol’ Germany, by the way.


31   Shane Guymon ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:53 PM

I use a sprint cell phone made by Sanyo, I live in the United States and more specifically Texas. To be even more specific San Antonio, and if you want to get really personal Universal City…


32   Dane ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:53 PM

I’m rockin’ the LG PM-225 in the United States.

And I believe the state of Chuck Norris has the most custom license plates.


33   Kevin ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:56 PM

United States, T-Mobile, Samsung e310


34   Michael Hendry ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:56 PM

I’m a sucker for contests.

Sony Ericsson T637 on Cingular USA.


35   mierla ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:57 PM

i’ve got an LG VX4400 and i’m in the US


36   Koyder ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:58 PM

Sony Ericsson T630, Poland


37   Oskr ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:58 PM

I use a Nokia 6100, good bussiness phone! but not very cool now a days.

And i write from Spain, Europe.

(Your surname, Moll, is very popular in my region! There are lots of people called Moll!!!).


38   Tony ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:59 PM

Motorola V551/Cingular
Virginia, USA

Also my vote for the most vanity plate styles since they offer more than 180 (or “over 180” as they state). Alas, this has already been pointed out twice.


39   monkeyinabox ~ 26 January 2006 at 01:59 PM

T-Mobile with the Samsung X105

http://www.hellocellphone.com/images/X105.jpg

Yeah, it sucks, unless you are in a big city. It’s like the Verizon commercial saying “can you hear me now?”, but I’m doing it for real as I run around my building trying to find out where the person I’m talking to can actually hear me.

On the Vicense plate question, it has to be California (but Susie already said that). They also have the most drivers that drive badly and flip you off.


40   b.p. ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:00 PM

BlackBerry 8700 and Nokia 3120b, Canada;


41   David Hay ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:01 PM

I’m using a Samsung SGH-D600, and whilst I’m from the UK I’m currently in the US.


42   Jason Beaird ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:01 PM

I don’t have time to research the license plate thing but I’ll enter the lottery for the 2nd question book.

I have a Samsung A460 and I live in the US.


43   Tony ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:01 PM

Sorry for the double post, but I also wanted to point out that anyone can propose a new plate design in Virginia.


44   Douglas ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:02 PM

The winner has to be Texas, at 539 different licence plate types. You can view them all here:

http://www.plateshack.com/platelist.html

Along with ones from all the other states :)

My phonse is a T610,
Douglas


45   Kenneth ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:02 PM

phone: Sony Ericsson T610/t-mobile
country: USA (although I was delighted to find that I could use it in London, as is)


46   Shawn Parker ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:04 PM

Nokia N-Gage in the US.

I didn’t actually buy this phone, I did have the Moto V188 that T-Mobile gives away free. A friend of mine bought a Razr and gave me the N-Gage because I could use the Bluetooth. I think I’ve played Tony Hawk once.

Do I get extra points for providing statistical info for 2 people? wink wink nudge nudge


47   Douglas ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:04 PM

Oh, and that’s fromthe UK btw.


48   Filip ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:05 PM

Sony Ericsson K750i; Sweden.


49   Morten Liebach ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:06 PM

I use a Sony Ericsson K600i. I live in Copenhagen, Denmark.


50   Morten Liebach ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:06 PM

I use a Sony Ericsson K600i. I live in Copenhagen, Denmark.


51   Yannick ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:07 PM

Sony Ericsson T230, Jamaica


52   Matt Heerema ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:08 PM

Nokia 6016i - Sprint - USA


53   Mike Keen ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:09 PM

I use a Black Razr phone on Cingular in the USA.


54   J Richmond ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:12 PM

Believe it or not, I don’t own a phone and I’m from the US.


55   Kendall ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:14 PM

Currently use the Nokia 3120b. United States.


56   Colin Scroggins ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:14 PM

I live in the US and use a UT Starcom wifi phone on the Vonage service.


57   Cam Trollope ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:19 PM

Sony Ericsson T630, Vodafone New Zealand


58   CLB ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:19 PM

Sony Ericsson T637, USA.


59   Stuart Colville ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:20 PM

Can’t believe all these people will do anything for a free book…

…cough Nokia 6600 on Orange in the UK


60   Cam Trollope ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:21 PM

Sony Ericsson T630, Vodafone New Zealand


61   aljosa ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:22 PM

motorola v600 (but i hate it) this is croatia calling


62   Yvonne Adams ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:27 PM

Motorola Razr, United States (unless you’re one of those that thinks New Mexico isn’t part of the U.S. - which is why we actually have USA on our license plates)


63   Mike Montgomery ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:27 PM

Motorola v180 from Cingular. (It was free. And it works. As a phone. Which is what I wanted.)
And a Blackberry 7250 from Verizon. (Which is also a phone. Sort of.)
Both are based in the U.S., and probably don’t work anywhere else.


64   Tae ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:28 PM

no idea about the plates but i have a samsung a670 on verizon, US


65   Matt ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:34 PM

Treo 650 with Verizon, and I live in the US.


66   Mike Rundle ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:35 PM

Cam —- I use a Nokia 770 internet tablet and I’m from your country!!!!


67   Stuart Jansen ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:37 PM

Sprint, Treo 650, USA


68   April ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:38 PM

mobile phone/device: none :-)
country: Canada


69   shari ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:40 PM

The state with the most specialty plates has got to be Texas. The literature they included in my last registration renewal notice was overwhelming.

I use a Nokia (the old workhorse) on Cingular, and I live in Texas.


70   Sebastian Redl ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:45 PM

Siemens C55
Austria

Do I get a bonus for being the first German-speaker to answer?


71   Chris Griffin ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:45 PM

Phone: Motorola e815
Provider: Verizon

Country: USA


72   Brent Miller ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:46 PM

Sony Ericsson T637 on Cingular (ex at&t), in the USA, for both business and pleasure.


73   Joshua Steimle ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:47 PM

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2004/nov/07/ndn_new_law_may_spell_end_to_dozens_of_specialty_l/

A bit outdated, but apparently as of 2004 Florida had “about 200” specialty license plates.


74   Sean S ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:47 PM

YAMR; USA

(Yet Another Motorola RAZR)


75   Elmar Schraml ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:48 PM

Motorola Razr V3, Vodafone service, Germany


76   Matt Wilson ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:49 PM

I’m from New Zealand, and I use a Sony Ericsson T610.


77   Jaakko ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:49 PM

I really don’t have an answer for the first part, but for the second, here you go:

Sony Ericsson k750i, Finland


78   Chase ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:53 PM

Toshiba vm4050, United States


79   Eric ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:58 PM

Sony-Ericsson W800i, Germany


80   Sharaf ~ 26 January 2006 at 02:58 PM

#2

I use Samsung SGH-X427 Cingular in US.

I also use Dell Axim X50V Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003 for Mobile Web Development.


81   JeremyS ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:01 PM

Nokia 6255i with Alltel checking from USA/Arizona. Yeah.


82   Steve Cochrane ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:02 PM

Motorola V400 (Cingular), USA


83   Lasse ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:02 PM

Nokia 6100, Denmark


84   Joshua Steimle ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:03 PM

Ok, forget Florida, Virginia, or Texas.

It’s Maryland.

http://www.mva.state.md.us/VehicleServ/SpecialtyPlates/orgSearchResults?searchType=all&catId=3%7C4&searchString=&btnSubmit=Go+%3E%3E

715 friggin’ specialty plates to choose from. You want your Worcester Preparatory School plate? You got it. How about the West River Sailing Club? Yep. Or perhaps my favorite, the Vigilant Hose Fire Department.


85   bennion ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:04 PM

California.

Nokia 6010 - Cingular - US


86   Andy Shen ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:05 PM

Nokia 3120, Australia


87   kristen ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:05 PM

2. Nokia 6610i. I’m in Australia.

I don’t know about your first question, though!


88   dave woodward ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:07 PM

Sony Ericsson t610 in the U.S. Soon to be an i-Mate K-JAM (or MDA cause I’m getting it from T-Mobile)


89   Daniel Andrews ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:08 PM

SE K750i

I live in the US.


90   travis ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:09 PM

Sony Ericsson V600i.
Melbourne, Australia.


91   ER ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:10 PM

Just switched from an Audiovox 8600 (Verizon) to Nokia 6230 (Cingular) in hou.tx.usa.

You could also perform a study on how to get the most comments out of a single blog entry. ;-)


92   Dan Nocket ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:10 PM

LG 4400b, New York USA.


93   Hugh Roper ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:11 PM

Sony Ericsson T610 (T-Mobile) US

UTStarcom’s GF200 will probably be my next phone


94   bennion ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:11 PM

wow.. i think josh wins.


95   Chris ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:13 PM

By my count, Maryland has at least 711 specialty plate designs. You can count for yourself at the DMV site.


96   Joshua Steimle ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:13 PM

Sorry, it’s actually 741 specialty plates that Maryland has. I forgot about the military plates and the amateur radio plate that are in a different section.


97   Hercules Papatheodorou ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:14 PM

Heh, I have been a daily visitor for about a year now, why not post for the 4th-5th time? :P

Sony Ericsson K700i, CosmOTE, Greece

It has some kinf of XHTML capable browser that also understands CSS (imported ones too) yay! I know so because I tested my site’s mobile.css tricks on it…


98   peroty ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:15 PM

I think Virginia has the most types of plates with 180. We have so many, you’ve got to http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/plate_search.asp">browse them by letter to see them all.

I have a Kyocera Soho phone.


99   Chris ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:15 PM

Looks like I shouldn’t have taken the time to count, though I did e-mail the Maryland answer a few days ago …


100   Chuck ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:16 PM

Motorola RAZR V3 from Cingular; United States.


101   Cesar ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:16 PM

Siemens S65, waiting for the SE P990; Spain


102   peroty ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:16 PM

Oops, looks like my link broke, but you get the idea. I hope. :-/


103   Jeff Miller ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:17 PM

Motorola v400, US


104   reese ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:21 PM

Motorola V220, Canada


105   Waylon Baumgardner ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:26 PM

I use an LG VX5200 and I am living in the USA.


106   Kero ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:30 PM

I have two mobile phones: a LG 8130 (UMTS) and a Nokia 8310 (GSM). I’m from Italy.


107   Steven Jarvis ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:31 PM

I live in the US and use a SonyEricsson T616.


108   Pete Ottery ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:37 PM

Nokia 6060, Australia


109   yotiao ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:40 PM

Siemens SL55 on T-Mobile in Germany. I chose the smallest phone sans camera there was in the shop. Just the basic stuff, I’m no way mobile-nerd :)

cheers!


110   Paul Redmond ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:40 PM

Maryland -

In some states, motorists willing to pay the extra fee for a specialty license plate (roughly $25-50 per year, plus minor administrative charges under $5) have more choices available to them for the plate than they do makes and models of cars. Texas has over 150 designs; Virginia more than 300. Not to be one-upped by its southern neighbor, Maryland has over 350 designs. There is even an organization with its own newsletter devoted to specialty license plate enthusiasts, the Auto License Plate Collectors Association.

A link to the article of the above quote

I use an LG camera phone from verizon—model # VX6100


111   Si ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:47 PM

UK represent (S.E. England, specifically). I’m using a Nokia 6630 on the Orange network.


112   Paul Redmond ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:47 PM

Dude I have to be right! Look at this alphabetical list on the Maryland Motor Vehicle Site!

Besides these there are military plates.


113   Marcel Fahle ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:51 PM

I’m from germany and using a Nokia 6230.
I don’t know anything about the first question but I think any of the states got more custom license plates than in whole europe ;)


114   koan ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:53 PM

I live in Italy and I’m using a Nokia 6680 H3G branded (Three, www.tre.it, switched from my old TIM Italy pre-paid contract) with firmware 3.04.35 (May 12th 2005, it can’t be updated because of Three branding :(( ), Symbian OS 8, Flash Lite 2 and a lot of apps installed into my 512Mb memory card (apps, movies and music to be more precise).
Sometimes I also use my old Nokia 6110 (firmware 3.09, Oct. 10th 2002) when I need to travel a little more lightweighted…


115   Dan ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:57 PM

Montana has 86 (no number listed, so I counted them): Montana Sponsored Plates.

With a population of only 900,000 people, I think that should win!


116   Roger Johansson ~ 26 January 2006 at 03:58 PM

Nokia 6680, Sweden.


117   ramin ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:00 PM

I use two different Nokia’s, 5100 and 3230, at the moment. And I live in Finland, in the land of Nokia so my future phones will most likely follow the lead of all my phones so far.


118   Eivind ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:04 PM

I still use a Ericsson (yes, not even a Sony Ericsson) T68. Sort of works. Living in Lillehammer, Norway.


119   Ryan ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:10 PM

I use a Samsung T-Mobile, and I live in the US.


120   Daniel ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:13 PM

I am from Switzerland, currently living in California. The tiny Panasonic G51 from Thailand with Cingular is my cell phone of choice.


121   Nik ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:14 PM

Wow, wwhat are the chances of me winnign now that so many people have posted. But I have a positive outlook on life so heres my mobile info;

I have a Siemens SX1, you know, that big,chunky ugly thing that is only availible in a depressing grey. I managed to get it in the U2-iPod equivalent, Red & Black. Nonetheless, it still freezes on me like its Windows 95, and looses its keys when you type harder that you normally press when manipulating a sketchy 30-Year-old Atomic Submarine. But it’s my crappy, chunky, battery-munching phone and I love it for all it’s flaws. It lives in my pocket, here in England, trustfully losing it’s connextion to T-Mobile every 20 minutes. I don’t know what I would do without it!


122   Alan Pyne ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:15 PM

SE T610, France


123   Piotr ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:17 PM

Nokia 6230, I’m from Holland. Have no idea about the first one…


124   Isaac Gierard ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:18 PM

Treo 650 Sprint (Pittsburgh,PA US)


125   Nick Gagne ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:28 PM

I still have a Nokia 5125, living in the US.


126   George ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:29 PM

Cell phone: DEAD! I killed it after extremely bloated phone bill. That why I need to win the book. I got nobody callin’ be on the phone. ;)
Country: USA

Now about the plates, are these offered by the states or outside conpanies? I see alot of places that sell custom plates for everyone.
What is the stipulation?


127   Stephen McCartney ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:31 PM

I use a Nokia 6230i and an Orange SPV c500 (also known as an HTC Typhoon) on the O2 network in the UK.


128   joel. ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:32 PM

LG VX7000 on Verizon in Minneapolis, MN.

I know the first one is neither MN nor ND, but that doesn’t count as an answer.


129   Cameron Moll ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:35 PM

George - Don’t know anything about third-party plates.


130   Tommi Lintinen ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:38 PM

Nokia 3120. Finland.


131   Callum Mcleod ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:44 PM

Well, I’m from New Zealand and my phone is a Sony Ericsson W800i.

Love this phone! :)


132   Matt ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:49 PM

Blackberry 7100t, from the U.S.


133   Chriztian Steinmeier ~ 26 January 2006 at 04:59 PM

Phone is: Nokia 6310i
Country is: Denmark


134   gb ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:00 PM

1. Certainly not Utah, but obviously you’re aware of that, Cameron. There are a few license college plates (I had U of U ones two cars ago), some hunting/education/fireman etc, ones, but nothing crazy. I want one with a pictogram man and several pictogram women. Truly Utahn. ;)

2. Motorola Razr V3, on tmobile. SLC, UT, USA. But I’m looking at that new MDA from T-Mobile…


135   jason cale ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:09 PM

sony ericsson k700i on O2. In freezing cold London.

As much as i love winning things, im just happy the book’s coming out. Haven’t had a good css musing session since zen garden came out.


136   Tim Glen ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:12 PM

Motorola V551 (a bit outdated but still going strong)
Canada


137   Gabe ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:24 PM

I believe it may be Maryland with the most types of license plates. Maryland MVA offers 744 different plates for sale. All the organizational plates are on this page. Add the 26 military plates, the Amateur Radio Operator plate), the “basic Maryland” plate and the two current “decorative” plates (Chesapeake Bay Plate and the Agricultural Plate—I think that makes 744.

I have a Sony Ericsson T637; USA.


138   Rachel C ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:31 PM

I’m on a … 3310 Nokia in New Zealand :)


139   Brandon Eley ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:34 PM

I use a Treo 600 (soon to be 650 or 700) and am in the US. I got tired of having to re-enter all my contacts (currently have about 1000) into my phone as I upgraded, and most standard phones have horrible address books anyway. Using my Treo, I can keep tabs on thousands of contacts and have all their info right at hand - email, phone, cell, address, notes, meetings, etc. I also use the email and web browsing when I’m not near a hotspot.


140   MojoMark ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:34 PM

Geez, and I thought my home Oregon had a lot - there are currently 33 different styles of plates you can get.


141   jordan ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:49 PM

Nokia 2285/Tracfone; US


142   Patrick Byrne ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:50 PM

I have an LG PM-325. I live in the US.


143   Angie ~ 26 January 2006 at 05:59 PM

Audiovox CDM-8940 through Verizon in the US.


144   Ian Soper ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:08 PM

Treo 650 the U.S. of A.


145   John ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:12 PM

TMobile Sidekick
US


146   joseph ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:27 PM

Motorola V551 in the US


147   Brett ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:29 PM

I’ve lived in Nevada for the last year and a half and I can 2nd that Nevada does in fact have an absurd amount of plates. The DMV site with all the plates is at http://www.dmvnv.com/platesmain.htm and I counted 61 on the site. I probably missed some but there are 8 plates just for Classic Vehicles. I have the regular boring plate which most have, but the “Lake Tahoe” and “Las Vegas Centennial” plates are really popular.


148   Drew Bell ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:36 PM

I use an LG PM-325 on Sprint’s stupid network in the US.


149   Stefan ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:37 PM

Sony Ericsson T616 in Canada. Still love it.


150   Catherine Morley ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:40 PM

I use a Nokia (cheapest model on offer) as it’s easy and I’m not exactly expecting it to jump rope or cook a roast, just receive messages.

I live in Thailand the majority of the time, although my home base (and a lot of my stuff) is in Devon, England.

It’s great to have it automatically switch over to whatever country I’m in, but then the phone bills are a killer so I avoid sending and just receive for the most part.

As for the license plates, cannot help with that question but I’d LOVE to receive your new book.

cat


151   Brandon ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:47 PM

Motorola V220, Canada


152   Sergio ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:53 PM

Motorola RAZR, USA.


153   Pat Collins ~ 26 January 2006 at 06:55 PM

Nokia 3120, USA. Wish I had the time to help you out with that license plate stuff :)


154   Bill ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:02 PM

US - no mobile service; still don’t know why I’d need one


155   rod ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:02 PM

im using a siemens mc60 (also known as mct62) in the distant country of chile.


156   Dean Janssen ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:25 PM

Sony Ericsson T630. From Holland.


157   Miko ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:25 PM

LG vx6100, Verizon.
Hawaii, USA


158   Brownspank ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:31 PM

Nokia 3230.
Baguio City, Philippines.


159   Jason Calleiro ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:32 PM

The answer is illinois, and i use a Motorola RAZR from cingular in the good ol United States of America.


160   Dave Crow ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:33 PM

I use a Kyocera Phantom and I’m in WI, USA.


161   Jay ~ 26 January 2006 at 07:42 PM

Treo 650, Cingular, USA


162   Mac ~ 26 January 2006 at 08:05 PM

I’ve got an LG 4600 from Telus, in Canada. I’d get a Treo, but they force a very expensive and crappy data service on you if you have a PDA phone.


163   John Donovan ~ 26 January 2006 at 08:13 PM

I own a Sony Ericsson k750i and I live in Cork, IRELAND


164   Peter Asquith ~ 26 January 2006 at 08:31 PM

I’m in New Zealand and still using my trusty Nokia 6310i.


165   Clay Smith ~ 26 January 2006 at 08:36 PM

Motorola Razr, CA USA


166   Lora ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:02 PM

LG TM250

BC Canada

Mac - are you sure you have to buy the data rate plan with telus?… you don’t have to with Bell.


167   Adam ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:05 PM

(Sprint) Treo 650 in the US.


168   Stephen ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:08 PM

168 is my lucky number!

I use a LG VX6100 with Verizon Wireless and I live in the US


169   Joshua Brewer ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:23 PM

Samsung SCHa670 - San Diego, CA - USA


170   Bryan Covington ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:25 PM

Cell: Treo 600
Service: Verizon
Location: NC, USA


171   Anthony ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:26 PM

‘ello! My phone carrier is Verizon and I live in the Northeast U.S. Great blog! :)


172   Deron ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:26 PM

I’m using the Motorola RAZR V3 Silver. I am from the United States.

I also work for t-mobile, so if I can help you in any way with your presentations, drop me a line.

-Deron


173   Aias Cienfuegos ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:41 PM

i use a nokia 6200 which is perfectly competent. and i use cingular which is competent but not perfect. i live in canada (west side!) and the usa (east coast!) ending the hip hop war :)


174   Jeff Adams ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:44 PM

1) Marylanders do love the bling with over 700 plates.

2) I am one of the only US based web designer luddites I know. I have no phone…

…there is no spoon.


175   Peter G. ~ 26 January 2006 at 09:48 PM

None; US


176   sunshine ~ 26 January 2006 at 10:14 PM

samsung e105 with t-mobile in the US


177   Jeremy Green ~ 26 January 2006 at 10:29 PM

Treo 650 in the US.


178   Jesse Lavery ~ 26 January 2006 at 10:41 PM

Treo 650 thru Verizon in the US. And I love it. The service kinda sucks, but I couldn’t live w/out the phone.


179   Anton Malan ~ 26 January 2006 at 11:00 PM

Sony Ericsson T630 in South Africa.


180   Josue Salazar ~ 26 January 2006 at 11:04 PM

I use a Sony Ericsson K700i, and i live in Costa Rica. Oh, and Opera Mini is the browser on the cell.


181   JulienBDR ~ 26 January 2006 at 11:05 PM

Phone : (currently) none ^^
Country : France


182   Kain ~ 26 January 2006 at 11:21 PM

Siemens M50
Finland


183   JBagley ~ 26 January 2006 at 11:26 PM

I use a nokia 6020. Living in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.

As for custom plates, damn, SA has its fair share of vanity plates!


184   Adriano ~ 26 January 2006 at 11:44 PM

I’ve got an ancient Siemens A 35. I come from Argentina, but I live in Italy, so you can choose.

Saludos
Adriano


185   Michael B ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:00 AM

Of the four states you mentioned, I used this site: http://www.dmv.org/ to go to each states DMV, and Alabama has 107 specialty plates by my count, but the last 25 or so are generic plates you can buy stickers to add, mostly NASCAR related…Florida has 103 specialty plates, Nevada has far fewer, so I didn’t’ count, Oklahoma, once I got to 120 I stopped, they have many, many NASCAR tags, and that easily outpaced (pun intended) the other states. A google search found an article in the Tennessean stated that Tennessee had 128, but I’m sure Oklahoma beats that. It would be difficult to really answer the question without clearly defining “specialty” as many states also have extra plates for military, law enforcement, etc, and lump those in. So ,not official, or scientific, but more to debate, nonetheless.
Oh, and I use a Nokia 6235i in the US.


186   Kevin Tamura ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:02 AM

Samsung X105
T-Mobile
USA


187   Jana ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:13 AM

I’m in the U.S., and until last Tuesday, I used a Samsung a670 (Verizon). I liked that phone, but now it’s just a pretty paperweight, ‘cause it was in the pocket of my jeans when I threw them in the wash. :`( (And yes, I tried the drying-it-in-a-slow-oven thing. Still dead.) I’m so bummed… but it would sure cheer me up to win that cool book! :^)


188   Michael Odden ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:17 AM

Hello,
I’m from Norway and use a Sony Ericsson k700i.


189   Brian ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:21 AM

Treo 650 in Canada


190   Richard Rutter ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:44 AM

No idea where to start with the license plates thing, but if it helps with your straw poll, I use Sony Ericsson 750i in the UK.


191   Igor ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:45 AM

Phone: Sony Ericsson K750i
Country: Croatia


192   Thomas Bowcut ~ 27 January 2006 at 01:10 AM

1.) No info on the license plates.
2.) Phone: Motorola E398 / Country: American living in Italy


193   Martin White ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:01 AM

I use a Sony Ericsson K700i. Its about a year old now, and the little joystick is not very responsive any more, but I still like it.

I live in England.


194   Paolo Sordi ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:01 AM

Sagem MyX3-2, in Italy.


195   Nick Blume ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:02 AM

I use an SonyEricsson K750i and I live in Dortmund, Germany, Europe.


196   Mahesh Babu R ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:05 AM

I am a Nokia 6021 user and I live in Bangalore, India


197   Matthew Pennell ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:14 AM

Siemens S65 in the UK.

I’m afraid we only have dull standard license plates, though.


198   Les ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:15 AM

Samsung D500 and I live in London, UK.


199   jaffry ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:22 AM

phone: O2 Xphone iim (i think its actually/also known as the HTC Amadeus)
country: Singapore


200   Vladimir ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:26 AM

2) None. Russia


201   fondue ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:28 AM

florida : Sanyo PM-8200 (sprint)


202   Mats Lindblad ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:31 AM

I am swedish and I have a (gasp) SonyEricsson W800i and I use Opera Mini as a browser when I can.
Sometimes I have to use the built in browser to download new games and stuff.

As for the license plates, I have no idea and no way of finding out … :)


203   David Barrett ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:33 AM

Nokia 3510i, manky bling edition. That’s right, the “golden” plastic XPress-on(TM, natch) cover. I’m from Ireland.


204   David Barrett ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:33 AM

Dublin, Ireland; sorry.


205   Steve Dalgleish ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:47 AM

I’ve got a Nokie 6820 on O2 in the UK.


206   Chris ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:47 AM

Sony Ericsson T610, Austria


207   Rick Curran ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:47 AM

Hi,
I’m guessing Florida for the license plate question.
I have a Nokia 6630 and I’m in Scotland.


208   Jack ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:50 AM

Sony Ericsson K750i and Australia. :)


209   Andy ~ 27 January 2006 at 03:13 AM

I’ve got a Sony Ericsson K750i over here in the UK.

And the only fancy licence plates we get over here are illegal - you have to have a boring, standard yellow rectangle with a standard, boring typeface in standard, classic black at a standard size.
Some folks go for different typefaces, smaller sizes, and fancy stuff like that (mostly on badly modded cheap cars or fast sportsbikes), but PC Plod has a tendency to get annoyed by those if they’re having a bad day.


210   tobs ~ 27 January 2006 at 03:16 AM

I use a Sony Ericsson T610 and I live in Berlin, Germany


211   Dave Child ~ 27 January 2006 at 03:21 AM

Well, I use a Nokia 6260 and am in the UK. It’s awesome because it talks to my Mac and makes life easier. Which is good, because that’s why I got it.


212   Marc ~ 27 January 2006 at 03:28 AM

2) Palm Tungsten T3 with oldschool Nokia 6310i — Germany.


213   Benoit ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:02 AM

I have a Sony Ericsson T630. My mobile operator is Orange and I live in France.


214   Ryan ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:14 AM

SONY Ericsson T630, Australia.


215   mario ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:30 AM

I use a Nokia 6600 and I’m reading and writng from Rome, Italy!


216   Enrique ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:49 AM

Hello Cameron.

I would like to know whether the book “CSS Mastery”, is already translated into spanish.

No more. Again congratulations and thanks.


217   Ricky Moorhouse ~ 27 January 2006 at 05:36 AM

I use a Sony Ericsson v600i and I’m in England


218   Geoffrey Sneddon ~ 27 January 2006 at 05:52 AM

None, UK :)


219   Duarte ~ 27 January 2006 at 05:58 AM

Sharp GX15, Portugal


220   Dawud Miracle ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:04 AM

Here’s some stats on Tennessee from:

http://www.state.tn.us/safety/plates.html

The State of Tennessee offers more than 90 specialty license plates for Tennessee motorists to display on their registered motor vehicles.


221   Dawud Miracle ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:12 AM

from:
http://www.dmvnv.com/platesproposed.htm

This is interesting…

Sponsoring a New Plate in NV

If your group or organization wishes to sponsor a new specialty plate, you will need to collect the name, address and signature of 1,000 motorists…

Once a specialty plate has been approved by the Commission on Special License Plates and production is allowed under the 25-plate maximum, the sponsoring group meets with the DMV for guidelines on color, character placement and other plate requirements.

The group must then submit its formal proposed art work to the DMV, which may ask for changes based on technical factors. Once the design is agreed upon, the department will produce prototypes.


222   Luciano ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:15 AM

1- dunno

2- nokia 3510 from São Paulo, Brazil (but i´m planning to change it soon)


223   Dawud Miracle ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:15 AM

and more - from Virginia

Virginia offers approximately 180 special license plate designs that enable people with a common interest to identify or promote themselves or their cause.

from:
http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/plates.asp


224   Dawud Miracle ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:24 AM

Last effort…

from:
http://www.window.state.tx.us/tpr/tpr5/4gg/gg04.html

Maryland lists 600 organizations that have their own specialty plates… . In Virginia, which has authorized 150 different types of specialty plates…


225   Mike Houghton ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:28 AM

Sanyo SCP-200; US


226   Justin Thorp ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:30 AM

I use a Siemens X66 pda/phone. I am from the USA.


227   Cameron Moll ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:43 AM

Enrique - No plans for a Spanish version yet as far as I’m aware.


228   John Phillips ~ 27 January 2006 at 06:58 AM

Samsung SCH-A950, US


229   Eoghan McCabe ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:06 AM

Nokia 6610
Dublin, Ireland


230   Danbee ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:18 AM

I use a K750i that I got with O2, and I’m in the UK.

The Opera Mini browser works very well on it :)


231   Kristian Walker ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:18 AM

Palm Treo 650 (Sprint) is my mobile weapon of choice.


232   Andon Dragomanov ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:27 AM


Sony Ericsson K750i
(very durable)

Macedonia, Europe.


233   Kateri ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:37 AM

I use an LG (number not written on my phone), and I’m from Canada.


234   Stephen McKenna ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:37 AM

Nokia 660, T-Mobile, U.S.


235   Stephen McKenna ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:38 AM

Crap, that was supposed to be Nokia 6600, T-Mobile, U.S.


236   Tim Hanson Jr. ~ 27 January 2006 at 07:51 AM

Motorola E815
US


237   Jake ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:01 AM

Sprint Network, in the US. And I’m using the Samsung SPH-A900


238   Steven Crawford ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:07 AM

Treo 650, Cingular, US


239   cg ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:10 AM

2. Sony Ericsson W800i and I’m from the Netherlands. Mostly using Opera Mini as a browser.


240   Rene Echavarri ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:11 AM

I’m using a Motorola RAZR V3 and T-Mobile (uh, get more?). Living in Southern Texas, USA.


241   Patrick O'Leary ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:25 AM

Nokia 6010, and in the US.


242   Josh ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:41 AM

Don’t know who has the most custom plates available, but Utah does seem to have a lot: at least 35

http://www.dmv.utah.gov/license.html

You could probably up that by another 10 if you went for the option of your car being a 73 or older, then you can use the original issue plates that were available that car’s model year.


243   Terry Tolleson ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:51 AM

1. Joshua Steimle is correct with Maryland having a whopping 700+ list of options to choose from. It is quite robust.
Elsewhere:
Nevada: 40
Florida: 100
Texas: 120
New York State: 255

I think it is safe to say Maryland has definitely dominated the special license plate market.

2. Nokia 3120 (Cingular). Texas, U.S.


244   Sean Cook ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:55 AM

What a great way to gather statistics, Cameron.

1) Maryland.

2) I use a Nokia3650 in the US.


245   Lode ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:55 AM

I’m from Belgium, using a Samsung SGH A300 (monochrome, WAP only, never browsed mobile), QTEK S100 (Windows mobile, browsing quite nice, tested some sites for you a while back), Nokia 6100 (color, WAP only, albeit with GPRS. Once browsed mobile, sucked.)


246   Chip Diffendaffer ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:59 AM

Motorola V551 in Denver, Colorado, USA


247   Jens Grochtdreis ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:00 AM

2. Siemens ME 45, Germany


248   Jeremy Fuksa ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:01 AM

Oklahoma has 11 different categories of specialty plates and 170 different license plates total (not counting all the different Native American tribal license plates).

http://www.tax.ok.gov/sp1.html

I use a Sprint Treo 650 in Oklahoma where all the license plates are.


249   Jeremy Fuksa ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:06 AM

There are 33 different tribal plates in Oklahoma, which brings the number of plates to 203.

http://www.worldlicenceplates.com/usa/US_AIXX.html


250   Kurt Krejny ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:08 AM

I’m going to go with Ohio - at 60 specialty plates… only because I’m from Ohio and it’s the greatest state in the union… but as I’m scrolling through the comments, I’ve seen that number has easily been beat.

https://www.oplates.com/NameLookup/PlateLookupWizard1.asp?ID=PRPSJEBWNZSUGYAGPNRATKITGJAMEWNCJCDGEKYDVUSIARKITP

I use a Sony Ericsson Z500 through Cingular Wireless (US)


251   Aleksandar ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:12 AM

Nokia 6680
Serbia and Montenegro

GPRS 9.6k available only, but hopefully 3G mid-2006 (although it won’t be first time this is false statement by local operators).


252   Kristopher Higley ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:13 AM

I have a Sanyo PM-8200 mobile phone. I live in the USA!


253   Chris Bobbett ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:13 AM

I USE T-MOBIILE (USA)


254   Jan Korbel ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:33 AM

Sony Ericsson P800, Czech Republic


255   Chris Johnson ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:33 AM

I use a Samsung A530 from Verizon in the US.


256   Steffen Rein ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:37 AM

A Sony Ericsson K750i on Vodafone Germany.

Great lottery, by the way ;-)


257   Simon ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:45 AM

1. Don’t know much about license plates in the US, but here in sweden you cant do much with you plates.

2. Nokia 6680 with 3G and shozu.com


258   Olly ~ 27 January 2006 at 09:56 AM

I’m from the UK and I use a Siemens C45 - it’s in dire need of an upgrade ;)


259   David Martin ~ 27 January 2006 at 10:05 AM

United States using a Nextel Blackberry 7100i


260   Jim ~ 27 January 2006 at 10:18 AM

I think Texas actually has around 150 - that doesn’t win but I’d figure I’d throw it in. The extra ones might be ones like ‘Log Loader’and ‘congressman’ And, these plates created $8,228,873 in revenue in ‘04.

Treo 650, Austin


261   Cris Botta ~ 27 January 2006 at 10:20 AM

Nokia 7250i(very crappy camera) TIM Brazil


262   Nikita ~ 27 January 2006 at 10:36 AM

I use Siemens M55 and i’m from Lithuania. arhhg want this book badly :)


263   Bruno Figueiredo ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:13 AM

I have an i-mate K-jam and I live in Lisbon, Portugal.


264   Sam ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:23 AM

2. Sony Ericsson Z520a, Cingular, Hawaii, USA.


265   Joe ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:26 AM

I use a Nokia 3588i with Sprint PCS and I’m from San Diego, CA. You have a great site here!


266   Alison ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:36 AM

Samsung SCH-a670, Verizon, US.


267   Peter Gosse ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:41 AM

Nokia 9500 Communicator (AKA “The Brick”), Canada


268   Steve Comrie ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:56 AM

Sony Ericsson z500 (Rogers - Canada)


269   Jake ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:59 AM

Ahhhh, I’d like to say “Alabama” Cameron, for a free book.
Stats available here:

The Decatur Daily


270   Chris Peterson ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:01 PM

In early 2007, I will be sitting on Takapuna beach in New Zealand, using an iPod as my main device. After calling my wife on it, I will flip over the click-wheel panel to reveal a small keyboard. SafariMobile will launch, and I’ll key in cameronmoll.com to see when book #2 is coming out, and email you a quick note.

Ah, but that’s several dreams away. For now, I’ll stick with my Nokia 6230 in California.

Very excited about the book, Cameron. Can’t wait to see it.


271   Rodrigo ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:09 PM

Siemens A40, from Brazil.
Good luck with the plates!


272   Sam ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:17 PM

Sony Ericsson W800i from the UK! Can’t wait to read your book.


273   gmr ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:40 PM

Nokia 3310, Scratched, Oil ‘n Vinegar. Belgium. Won’t switch till it smokes.


274   Caleb ~ 27 January 2006 at 12:47 PM

Nokia 3200, USA


275   Justin Thomas ~ 27 January 2006 at 01:12 PM

Here is some good information on lisensce plates, however I’m not sure that I know exactly what you’re looking for.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=95001053

I use a Sprint LG phone.

Technology: Digital
Frequency: 1900
S/W ver. PM225V08
H/W ver. Rev 1.0
PRL ver. PRL 10028
Browser Ver. 6.2.3.7


276   Gerren ~ 27 January 2006 at 01:30 PM

I use a motorola v300 and I live in the USA, but I’ve dragged my cell with me as far as Bodhgaya, India…


277   Grettir ~ 27 January 2006 at 01:43 PM

2. Motorola Razr V3 from Cingular (and curse both on a regular basis); USA


278   Scott ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:12 PM

I use an unlocked Motorola V635 (imported) on T-Mobile’s network in the US.


279   seth ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:21 PM

1. Sorry, no idea.

2. Nokia 3220, T-Mobile, USA


280   Andrew Duncalfe ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:23 PM

Samsung C207 Cingular freebie, Texas.


281   Jay Runquist ~ 27 January 2006 at 02:46 PM

1. It’s Minnesota. Proof? I was embarrassed to see our local DMV (Minneapolis, MN) brag about it with a flyer a year or so ago. I’ll see what I can do about finding that flyer.

2. Treo 650, Sprint, Minnesota.


282   Travis Gertz ~ 27 January 2006 at 03:36 PM

I use a Motorola i850 iDen phone and I’m from Canada.


283   richard ~ 27 January 2006 at 03:54 PM

Treo650. Baton Rouge, LA


284   Natalie Jost ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:39 PM

LG VX3200/USA

I was going to guess California for the plates until I read the other comments. I’m amazed at the figures over 100. That’s just too many to choose from.


285   William Hamby ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:45 PM

I believe my home state of Alabama - with well over 150 to choose to from and growing each year. http://www.ador.state.al.us/motorvehicle/index.html

Motorola V550


286   Smokie ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:46 PM

2. Cingular, Motorola v355, Midwest USA.


287   Aram Kudurshian ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:55 PM

Re: Question 2 - Cingular, Nokia 6230, New York.


288   David Hall ~ 27 January 2006 at 04:57 PM

2. Sony Ericsson K700i, Sweden


289   Emily ~ 27 January 2006 at 05:33 PM

LG vx6000 on Verizon; US


290   Hamza ~ 27 January 2006 at 08:58 PM

A silver Motorola V3 Razr, powered by Cingular, in the U.S.A.


291   Jake ~ 27 January 2006 at 10:58 PM

Okay, so I lied … now I have the RAZR from Cingular and boy and I depressed, I need to blog about it.


292   vinu ~ 27 January 2006 at 11:57 PM

In India,
I am using a LG-RD2340 , a CDMA phone given completely free by reliance infocomm for 3 month pre-paid!!who talk value can be used for 9 months totally with minimal recharge!

Also using a GSM - Airtel based SIM. phone Samsung SGH-E800 (GPRS dual band). I like it

in the US, I used LG-PM325 on Sprint’s network. I loved it. Unfortunately can’t use it in India :( hence the other phones!


293   Jeff Wheeler ~ 28 January 2006 at 12:02 AM

Cingular, Razr, US. It’d be cool to have a copy.


294   Raanan Avidor ~ 28 January 2006 at 12:49 AM

Missouri, by far
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/transportation/tranrev2.htm


295   Raanan Avidor ~ 28 January 2006 at 12:50 AM

NOKIA 3510i
Israel


296   Jed ~ 28 January 2006 at 01:52 AM

Nokia 3210, Australia


297   Anura ~ 28 January 2006 at 03:32 AM

Mobile phone: Nokia 3310. Why? Funnily enough, I just want to make phone calls!
Country: Australia


298   Michael ~ 28 January 2006 at 06:47 AM

I am living in Germany and I am using a Sony Ericsson K700i.


299   Ryan Petrello ~ 28 January 2006 at 07:18 AM

2. I live in the US and use a Motorola V220


300   Kari T ~ 28 January 2006 at 07:23 AM

I am from Finland and Nokia 6600


301   Jan Van Hee ~ 28 January 2006 at 08:10 AM

Hi, I have (but don’t use very much) a Sony Ericsson T100. I’m from Belgium.


302   Thomas R ~ 28 January 2006 at 09:02 AM

I have a Ericson t310 and I’m from Denmark


303   Steve ~ 28 January 2006 at 10:08 AM

HP iPaq 6300
Cingular


304   Steve ~ 28 January 2006 at 10:16 AM

HP iPaq 6300
Cingular
US


305   Blair ~ 28 January 2006 at 12:45 PM

Heh…

Toshiba CDMA2000
Alltel
US

Ancient piece of junk (battery lasts all of 20 minutes at this point in time).


306   Robin ~ 28 January 2006 at 01:59 PM

samsung e300. UK


307   Philipp Daun ~ 28 January 2006 at 02:04 PM

I still have an old Sony Z5. People keep telling me it’s junk (like: “Dude, it doesn’t even have a built-in VGA cam”. so what?), but i’m actually quite happy with it.
Country: Germany


308   Tobias ~ 28 January 2006 at 02:10 PM

Sony Ericsson K700i in Denmark


309   Bob ~ 28 January 2006 at 03:02 PM

LG 6100, Verizon, Tennessee


310   Will Croft ~ 28 January 2006 at 05:35 PM

Sony Ericsson K600i, United Kingdom :)


311   Nathan ~ 28 January 2006 at 08:17 PM

I have a Moto V710 in US, going to a Treo after I mail in the Recall form for my V710 and get my 200$ rebate.


312   Jason Windsor ~ 28 January 2006 at 09:52 PM

I also have a Motorola V710, getting a free Treo 650 from a friend when she gets the 700 in a couple of weeks. I live in the U.S.


313   Michael Doig ~ 28 January 2006 at 09:54 PM

Samsung SPH-A680 USA


314   Scott Nellé ~ 28 January 2006 at 09:55 PM

I’m rocking a lowly Motorolla V220 in the U.S. It gets the job dones, but the mobile web is basically useless with this phone’s wimpy browsing technology.


315   Joshua Kendall ~ 28 January 2006 at 10:15 PM

1. Pennslyvania

a. http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/license_plates/plate-special_org.shtml

b. http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/license_plates/special_fund.shtml

c. http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/license_plates/victory_junction.shtml

2. Motorola V400 (Cingular), MD USA


316   evano ~ 28 January 2006 at 10:21 PM

This may be duplicating something in one of the 311 comments before mine, but, I found this article (http://tinyurl.com/c9qwc) on the Center for Indidvidual Freedom (CFIF) site discussing freedom of speech issues regarding specialty and vanity plates. In 2002, when the article was published, the author reported, “Texas has over 150 designs; Virginia more than 300. Not to be one-upped by its southern neighbor, Maryland has over 350 designs.” At the Maryland MVA site, they have a listing (http://tinyurl.com/cq7jr) of all the plates you can get, with links to images of each one. There are hundreds! 25 for “A”, including the Annapolis Woodworkers Association, 56 for “B”, including the Baltimore Duckpin Bowlers Association. I only counted as far as “F” — 196 different plates in the first 6 letters of the alphabet. I’d be hard-pressed to believe there’s a state with more!


317   evano ~ 28 January 2006 at 10:45 PM

Okay, so I have no life. On the Maryland MVA site, I counted 691 available Association & Organization plates. There are also combat-related plates available, based on whatever military award or honor you may have received. Then there’s the “Save the Chesapeake Bay” plate, the “Agricultural Heritage” Plate, the Disabled Veterans, etc… Wouldn’t it be great if Maryland managed to merge your 2 requests together and offered specialty plates based on what kind of cellphone you have? Mine would be a Motorola V551.


318   Jason Jang ~ 28 January 2006 at 11:32 PM

1. Ask Evano. I trust his/her counting skills.

2. Samsung SPH-V6900, in South Korea. aaaand LOVING it.

Phones here are substantially better than back home in Toronto.


319   Joey ~ 29 January 2006 at 01:21 AM

I’m using a nokia 6230 and I live in the Netherlands :)


320   hlb ~ 29 January 2006 at 04:03 AM

I’m using a Sony Erisson K700 & live in Taiwan :)


321   tequillcho ~ 29 January 2006 at 05:40 AM

Nokia 6230 and I’m from Bulgaria


322   Chris K ~ 29 January 2006 at 08:40 AM

Using a Samsung from Sprint and from the US.


323   x5 ~ 29 January 2006 at 08:47 AM

Motorola E1000,China


324   Niklas B ~ 29 January 2006 at 08:50 AM

1. No proof, but Florida (followed by Nevada and then California) is what I’ve observed during my trips to the US.

2. Vodafone Sweden; SonyEricson K608i


325   Daniel ~ 29 January 2006 at 08:52 AM

I’m using a Nokia 6260 in the UK, soon to get a Razr V3i :D


326   Sajid Khan ~ 29 January 2006 at 08:52 AM

Sony Ericsson k750i/ England. I use Opera Mini to browse the net on my phone :-)


327   Jo ~ 29 January 2006 at 09:37 AM

1) not so much as a clue
2) nokia 3310. The only mobile of which i feel slightly certain that it isn’t gonna give me arthritis before i reach 30 due to pressing stupid minuscule buttons. Oh and i’m from Belgium.


328   John ~ 29 January 2006 at 11:43 AM

Want Mobile PC based Treo
settled for Sanyo 2300 from Sprint because the price was right.


329   John ~ 29 January 2006 at 11:44 AM

Oh yea and forgot Minnesota USA


330   Ruben ~ 29 January 2006 at 11:52 AM

2. Nokia 6210, the Netherlands.


331   Lukas "mas" Grumet ~ 29 January 2006 at 12:06 PM

From: Austria; Sony Ericsson K700I, T-Mobile


332   Josh Ames ~ 29 January 2006 at 12:27 PM

Michigan, USA, Motorola Razr V3, Cingular. I just downloaded the Opera Mini browser and I love it!


333   Danny ~ 29 January 2006 at 12:53 PM

Cameron,

I’m from Belgium and I use a Nokia 9200 Communicator.

Cheers,
Danny


334   Larinateteph ~ 29 January 2006 at 01:02 PM

Nokia 3100, Finland


335   D Colburn ~ 29 January 2006 at 01:14 PM

Sadly, I don’t use a mobile device. Well, not unless we count my 12” ibook. There’re a ton of hotspots around Kingston, Ont. Canada, so it’s rare that I don’t have some electronic communication (IM, email) available.


336   Jörg B. ~ 29 January 2006 at 01:41 PM

SonyEricsson T630, Denmark


337   Erin MJ ~ 29 January 2006 at 02:11 PM

1. Nothing to say about this. :)

2. I live in the US, use Cingular and have a Nokia 3120


338   Gratis Kontaktanzeige ~ 29 January 2006 at 03:59 PM

This is my Sony Ericsson K700i in the from the good old flirt Denmark


339   Greg Szczotka ~ 29 January 2006 at 05:22 PM

Hi,
Great lottery indeed ;) and incredible feel of the website.
I use:
Sony Ericsson K700i (not nice)
HP IPAQ hx4700 (very nice)
I’m from Poland.
Greetings,
Greg


340   Greg Szczotka ~ 29 January 2006 at 05:35 PM

Hi,
thanks for the lottery and a very nice page.
I use:
Sony Ericsson K700i and HP ipag hx4700.
I come from Poland.
Kindest regards,
Greg


341   Marilyn Langfeld ~ 29 January 2006 at 06:44 PM

Hi, I’m still using a Sony Ericsson T68i and TMobile. Washington DC area.

I found that Illinois has the most specialty license plates on this page: http://www.jayp.net/trivia/geo01.htm with Steve Toomie (toomie@worldnet.att.net) as the source. I’m checking his source and will post it as soon as he replies.


342   David Warford ~ 29 January 2006 at 06:56 PM

I’m using a blackberry 6750, Canada


343   Marilyn Langfeld ~ 29 January 2006 at 08:26 PM

I decided to check out some states. I gave up at Maryland, with approximately 720 specialty plates! Here are the states, numbers and urls:
720 Maryland— http://www.marylandmva.com/VehicleServ/SpecialtyPlates/product.asp
180 Virginia— http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/plates.asp
179 New York— http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/cplates.htm
120 Texas— http://www.dot.state.tx.us/vtr/spplates/allplates.htm
100 Florida— http://www.taxcollect.com/Content.aspx?ContentID=291&CommandID=2&DeptID=12
90 Tennessee— http://www.state.tn.us/safety/plates.html
27 Nevada— http://www.dmvnv.com/platescharitable.htm
26 Oregon— http://www.lcd.state.or.us/ODOT/DMV/vehicle/plates.shtml
25 Alabama— http://www.ador.state.al.us/motorvehicle/specialty.html
11 California— http://www.dmv.ca.gov/online/elp/elp.htm
8 Nebraska— http://www.dmv.state.ne.us/dvr/specialty/index.html

Maryland is approximate because they didn’t give a total, so I had to keep a running total in my head. Whew!


344   Spencer Kellis ~ 29 January 2006 at 09:48 PM

I live in the US and use a Samsung SCH-a670 cell phone on the Verizon Wireless network.


345   Leonardo Melendez ~ 29 January 2006 at 11:50 PM

Nokia 7650, Belize, CA.
And how again will this assist you?


346   Leonardo Melendez ~ 29 January 2006 at 11:54 PM

Me again. For you guys that added after me, make sure you vote Cameron Moll for Best Design Discussion Blog at http://ad-rag.com/battleoftheadblogs/


347   Eric ~ 30 January 2006 at 12:47 AM

XV6700 (Verizon)
USA


348   Jeroen ~ 30 January 2006 at 03:43 AM

Using the Samsung D500 you get free with a Debitel plan. From the Netherlands


349   Jeroen ~ 30 January 2006 at 03:51 AM

Using the Samsung D500 you get with a Debitel plan in the Netherlands… Yes you’re exactly right, that great country between Germany and England


350   Cam Macduff ~ 30 January 2006 at 04:05 AM

what state? oooh - man I’d be guessing… ah heck why not; New Mexico :-)
Nokia 6235 CDMA, Wellington, New Zealand.


351   Jesper Philip Rasmussen ~ 30 January 2006 at 04:11 AM

My phone: Sony Ericsson K750i - Sonofon subscription.

I live in Denmark, where we have boring readable license plates in black and white.


352   Joel Miller ~ 30 January 2006 at 04:13 AM

T-Mobile MDA Vario (HTC Wizard), UK.
Thanks!


353   OkkE ~ 30 January 2006 at 06:13 AM

Nokia 1100, The Netherlands.


354   Miha Valencic ~ 30 January 2006 at 06:31 AM

Phone: Nokia N70
Country: Slovenia


355   stephan ~ 30 January 2006 at 07:11 AM

Sony Ericsson K750i
Germany


356   balex ~ 30 January 2006 at 07:32 AM

i have a vanity plate from texas. (someone ran into me this weekend)

i rock a treo 650 from cingular. love the phone hate the customer service.


357   Michal Gancarski ~ 30 January 2006 at 07:36 AM

Motorola V500, Orange Network, Poland


358   Tad Fox ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:00 AM

I use an old Sony Ericsson T226 with the now extinct AT&T wireless service and I live in Arizona USA.


359   Steve Perron ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:04 AM

Motorola T731c (Telus Mobility), Québec, Canada


360   Timothy Gray ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:04 AM

Sony Ericsson T610 in the USA.


361   Jae Barclay ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:56 AM

I have a Samsung A-610 phone, from New York, NY. However, when I am in Seoul, Korea, I use the Samsung SCH-B360 (only available in Korea — try entering the product number from the Samsung’s Korea site: www.sec.co.kr — the field box before the GO button on top right, and click on the first link with the model number from the search results.)


362   Frank Manno ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:58 AM

Nokia 6680 (Rogers Wireless) / Toronto, Canada


363   Jason G ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:58 AM

Motorola RAZR V3c on Verizon (Albany NY Area).

As a side note, Verizon notoriously cripples the Bluetooth OBEX profile on their phones, so generally speaking, you cannot transfer data from a Verizon phone to a bluetooth enabled computer. Most Verizon phones with Bluetooth only support wireless Bluetooth headsets.

What is interesting about the RAZR V3c on Verizon is that the Bluetooth is not crippled (I use it to transfer MP3s and images from my iBook and also synchronize my contacts with iSync, both which do not work on other Verizon phones without hacking) even though the documentation that comes with the phone clearly states that the OBEX profile is not supported.


364   Lisa Hoppes ~ 30 January 2006 at 10:02 AM

nokia 6800, united states


365   Daniel Vogelzang ~ 30 January 2006 at 10:51 AM

Treo 650 with Sprint in the US (Boston).


366   Daniel Vogelzang ~ 30 January 2006 at 10:52 AM

Treo 650 with Sprint in the US (Boston).


367   Blake Bauman ~ 30 January 2006 at 11:42 AM

I believe that Tennessee has around 90 different specialty plates.

VGA1000 by Samsung® with Sprint. Located in the US.


368   Alex ~ 30 January 2006 at 12:22 PM

Samsung SGH-X497 GPS Tri Band (whatever that means) with Cingular. Only I don’t actually use it that much. And I’m from the U.S.


369   Mike ~ 30 January 2006 at 12:25 PM

When I’m in the US (DC area)
Work:Blackberry 7250 (Verizon)
Personal:Nokia 6800 (Cingular/AT&T)

In Ireland:
Personal: Switch SIM from Nokia 6800 to Nokia 6385(Cingular/AT&T)
Personal Ireland: Nokia 6340i ( Metor)


370   sam grigg ~ 30 January 2006 at 01:09 PM

I’m using the Audiovox SMT 5600 on Cingular. It runs Windows Mobile 2003 SE and the .NET Compact Framework (supposedly, although I’ve never gotten it to install)


371   Frencis ~ 30 January 2006 at 01:33 PM

I’m using Nokia 8800 and that’s in United Kingdom. Sometimes, when i’m forced to use two SIM cards (traveling) the secondary phone is Nokia 8310 :)


372   Zhiquan ~ 30 January 2006 at 03:30 PM

I use a Sony Ericsson z800i. I’m from Singapore


373   Mathias ~ 30 January 2006 at 04:15 PM

LG VX4400; US


374   Scott ~ 30 January 2006 at 06:01 PM

Palm Treo 650 and I live in the United States


375   Eugene Fedorenko ~ 30 January 2006 at 06:35 PM

Nokia 6100, Ukraine.


376   Andrew ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:13 PM

Motorola RAZR v3
Sony Ericson K750i

Thailand


377   Owen W. ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:17 PM

Motorola v180, CA, US


378   Greg G. ~ 30 January 2006 at 08:46 PM

Motorola RAZR
USA


379   Daniel ~ 30 January 2006 at 09:11 PM

Wow, talk about doing a bit of scrolling just to get to the bottom. But then, no better incentive than a free (undoubtedly most excellent) book!

I use a Sony Ericsson k700i as well, though powered by Cingular in the currently damp states of America. (‘Tis unlocked and eBayed; otherwise I don’t think it’s available in the US.)


380   Northshore ~ 31 January 2006 at 12:58 AM

I use two tin cans between a very long bit of string…reception is rubbish but the monthly bill is always a pleasant surprise.


381   Sten E. Moe ~ 31 January 2006 at 02:01 AM

A bit ashamed that my first comment on your beautiful site is a plug to get a freebie, but here i goes:

2. I use a Qtek 9090, and I come from the land of ice and snow (i.e. Norway)


382   bzikofski ~ 31 January 2006 at 03:59 AM

Ad.2. I use Nokia 6020, my operator is Era (PTC) and I’m from Poland.

cheers!


383   Lee ~ 31 January 2006 at 04:23 AM

Erm…Motorola v3 Razr, Orange network - from the UK!

Gimme a book! Gimme gimme gimme! Pleeeeease!!!


384   Antti ~ 31 January 2006 at 04:28 AM

Nokia 6610i, Finland. Can have the cake - ehm… the book now, please?


385   Frank Taillandier ~ 31 January 2006 at 05:48 AM

I use a Sony Ericsson f500i and i’m from France.

If you want your book to be translated in french, you better send me a copy now :)


386   Ben Steele ~ 31 January 2006 at 05:50 AM

Sony Ericsson, K700i
UK


387   Josh ~ 31 January 2006 at 05:54 AM

Sony Ericsson T-637, Cingular - USA


388   Beth Creighton ~ 31 January 2006 at 06:30 AM

Samsung a850 - USA


389   Geoff ~ 31 January 2006 at 07:27 AM

+ Panasonic X700 [Nokia 6600] on T-Mobile, USA.
+ I vote for TN: http://www.state.tn.us/safety/plates.html


390   Tony Geer ~ 31 January 2006 at 07:37 AM

I use a black Motorlla Razr V3, I’m with GT&T and I live in Guyana, South America.


391   Doug Ramsay ~ 31 January 2006 at 08:15 AM

I use a BlackBerry 7100G with Cingular service. I live and work in the Washington, DC, USA area.


392   Shawn Herrin ~ 31 January 2006 at 09:12 AM

Plates -
http://www.rtbrandon.com/blankplates/index.html

Nokia 6225 / Sprint in USA.


393   Sandra ~ 31 January 2006 at 09:18 AM

LGVX4500 with Verizon, USA


394   Einer ~ 31 January 2006 at 10:21 AM

nokia 6680 - between ireland and poland;)


395   Richard ~ 31 January 2006 at 11:09 AM

I use a Samsung VI660 // Ontario, Canada.


396   ian warner ~ 31 January 2006 at 11:35 AM

i have a LG VX3300 from Verizon, and I live in the US (VA).


397   Spence ~ 31 January 2006 at 11:56 AM

Motorola V710 with Verizon


398   YaaL ~ 31 January 2006 at 12:17 PM

Good old Nokia 6310i (and not going to exchange it for anything that’s pink&trendy only because I’m female), Orange/Poland.


399   Chris P. ~ 31 January 2006 at 12:59 PM

Sony Ericsson T68i on Rogers Wireless in Ontario, Canada.


400   Faski ~ 31 January 2006 at 01:39 PM

Sony Ericcson T637; MA,United States; Cingular


401   Stephen ~ 31 January 2006 at 03:05 PM

2. SANYO SCP-5500,Sprint,US


402   John Athayde ~ 31 January 2006 at 04:27 PM

1. Virginia (over 180: http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/plate_search.asp )

2. Cingular Motorola v551, US


403   Greg Thibodeaux ~ 31 January 2006 at 05:04 PM

I am sure it’s got to be Califorina….

I use a Nokia 6230 in Houston, TX.


404   Jc ~ 31 January 2006 at 05:50 PM

Nokia N70, Sydney Australia


405   Vanhalle Jean-Christophe ~ 31 January 2006 at 06:48 PM

Hi,

From Belgium, using a 8210. Color screen and wap capable. Wap capabilities were essential to my final thesis subject in school (multimedia, web etc.). Wish my 3310 would still operate :(

Provider is proximus.


406   Bob H ~ 31 January 2006 at 07:44 PM

Using Motorola StarTac in PA, USA with absolutely no bells/whistles. Authentically boring isn’t the start of it.


407   Stephen N ~ 31 January 2006 at 08:37 PM

Nokia 3595, OK, USA


408   Andrej R. ~ 31 January 2006 at 09:21 PM

Hi,
I live in Slovenia, Europe. I use SonyEricsson K750i. Great little boy’z toy.


409   Cameron Moll ~ 31 January 2006 at 11:04 PM

Comments are now closed. Thank you all for playing. Winners to be announced soon.




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