Last Sunday, I lost my cell phone; it apparently fell out of my pocket when I was outside my parents' house, and, while I'm still hoping whoever found it will find it in his or her heart to return it, I'm not overly optimistic. While I was just about ready to replace it, what will be difficult to rebuild will be the contact list. Still, it's not irreplaceable, and I should be back in communication soon.
It got me to thinking, though, about how the phones I've used over the years have changed. It's not as if I got the top-of-the-line gadget, since my needs and my budget didn't really call for such. I really just needed a phone for texting and calls, so I didn't really go out of my way to buy an expensive phone.
I started out with the durable Nokia 5110, which lasted me for all of six years, and would've been longer if I hadn't dropped it so many times. The 5110 was basic and sturdy, although the antenna sticking out made it difficult to keep inside my pants pocket.
When it finally broke down, my dad passed on his 3310, which I used for about 3 years. What I liked about the 3310 is that it had a composer, and, once I got the hang of the coding, I managed to create some of my favorite tunes to use as my ring tones. Being the geek that I am, I composed "The Incredibles" theme, and the theme from "Wallace and Gromit", and it was always a kick to see the reaction of my friends whenever my phone went off.
I'm not sure anymore if that phone simply broke down or got lost (in the same way that my current phone was lost), but, when it came time to replace it, I got the phone that I recently lost, a Nokia 5130, which I got because of the fact that it had an mp3 player (only 2GB of micro-SD space, though). I like to listen to music when I'm on the go, and I managed to fill the micro-SD with some of my favorite tunes. My text tone was the theme from "Airwolf", and the ring tone was "This Kiss" by Faith Hill.
Recently, though, the SD slot malfunctioned, which made me start considering getting another phone. Then, of course, it got lost last Sunday, and now, I need to think about replacing the phone, since I need it to keep in contact with people both business-wise and personal.
I'm also not sure if I should get a subscribed line or stick with prepaid. If I get a subscribed line, at least I get a free phone out of it, but I'm not really a heavy user, and a P500 prepaid load would last me almost two months. At any rate, I should get a new phone soon, and I'll be back in contact with the world.