I finally replaced my venerable cellphone (Nokia 5110) with a newer but still venerable one (Nokia 3310. update: too many Nokia number models. One of my friends took a look at the phone and proclaimed it to be a 3330. Oh well.). While I didn't want to let go of my old phone, which I've had for 6 years, I could no longer ignore the fact that it was pretty close to breaking down: the battery was loose, it would often shut down without warning, and the LCD would often break down into indecipherable pixel pictures. So, I had to accept the inevitable, and switched phones.
For a while, H and I went phone-hunting, and toyed with the idea of subscribing (we're both pre-paid) to be able to avail of the phone offers; it's something we're still thinking about. Then, H was able to get her old phone fixed, and then my parents offered me the 3310 because they were no longer using it. So, all plans on getting new phones are on hold, until the two phones irreversibly break down, or a new plan comes out that we can't resist.
At any rate, I don't understand the need to get the newest models, as texting and calling are all I need at this point, perhaps a camera to record unexpected moments. As long as I have those functions, I'm fine with whatever model is serviceable.