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The iPhone

March 16th, 2010

About a year ago I purchased my first ever cellphone (an iPhone) – before the smart phones I’d grab any old freebie phone that came with a multi-year phone contract.

Getting an iPhone was simple enough, but the reactions to owning one have been surprising. Responses have swung from: “Right on! Welcome to the fold!” to “Oh, an iPhone, it’s just a status symbol.”

I will be the first to admit that I’m more likely to whip out my new phone, but did you see my old phone? It was a the size of an Oh Henry! bar, the buttons faded, the screen cracked, and the antenna was a lightning rod – yes that is a picture of my old phone. Sure, I could have been a hero, milked another 5 years out of the old phone, but… I could also give up my washing machine for a washboard, my bike for a horse, and start burning candles. :)

Author: Adam Kahtava Categories: Musings Tags:
  1. March 16th, 2010 at 10:27 | #1

    I still have a bar phone and love it. I have no need for instant email contact or internet or monster usage fees, but I know that someday down the road I will have a smart phone and will never understand why it took me so long to get one. Until that day comes… rock on Sony Ericsson K550i.

  2. Adam Kahtava
    March 16th, 2010 at 19:41 | #2

    Ha! I bet my brick phone was bigger than yours, I had to tow it around in a red wagon! :) The great thing about a brick phone is that you can kick it around without thinking twice.

    So true about the data plans, email and Google, good, and usage fees are painful. Although… Roaming WiFi is nice.

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