This is my cell phone.
I got it about five and a half years ago, a few months before we got married. I had owned my previous cell phone for almost three years, and I was so excited to upgrade. When I got it, I ordered a bunch of flat-backed Swarovski crystals online and promptly glued them to the front of the phone. Hey, it was 2003 and that's what people were doing, okay? LOL!
Well, the years came and went and my contract was up but not renewed because I was waiting for T-Mobile to come out with a phone that I liked. I mean, there's no point in getting locked into a contract for a phone you hate, right? Cool phones came and went on other networks, but on T-Mobile, it was the same bottom of the barrel stuff as always. At one point, I considered the Blackberry Pearl, but then Verizon came out with it in pink, so I thought I'd hold out and see if my carrier would get it in pink as well. (Didn't happen) T-Mobile thanked me for my perseverance with a letter telling me that I was in the top 5% of people who had been with them longest. I had been with them for over NINE YEARS and was barely on my third handset which at the point when I received the letter, was already five years old.
So, you know that picture of my phone? I guess you should say that it WAS my phone, up until Tuesday afternoon. That's when the FedEx lady brought me this:
I am no longer a cell phone dinosaur! I am not only up to modern times as far as my cellular technology is concerned, I am, dare I say it, one of the cool kids! No more getting lost on the way to playgroups. No more having to call my husband at work so he could check online for the nearest whatever I am looking for while I'm out. No more messing with T9 while text messaging. No more thinking, oh, I should TOTALLY tweet this when I get home, only to forget.
The best part? After the discount that my husband gets through his employer, our service only went up $15 a month. That's it! Since we cancelled our Blockbuster Online membership in favor of using those Redboxes (there are always free codes online for those things), they'll totally cancel out.
So, sorry T-Mobile. It was a nice run while it lasted. Nine years was not bad, but it was time for me to move on.
So tell me, iPhone users who read my blog, what apps do I absolutely HAVE to have? So far I only have Facebook, Tweetdeck, and Whole Foods Recipes, which totally rocks, by the way.
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