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|3.5.15 19:55||You didn't ask, but here now is MY MOBILE HISTORY:|
Way back when, I used to carry a pager at work (SKYTEL!) which never seemed to get network at my parents' house...which kinda defeated the purpose of carrying a pager, but oh well.
For a while I also had a very dumb phone for work as well. My company was on Nextel and it barely worked (did Nextel make phones, or was it a Nokia?), but the intra-company "push-to-talk" stuff was pretty cool. Sprint kinda killed that when they bought Nextel.
My first phone that wasn't from work was...I don't remember. Kim always took care of it for me. I think there were a couple Blackberries in here. By the time I really started caring about being available via a mobile, Kim helped me get a Sidekick that was just like hers. That Sidekick was AWESOME, even if it was a phone for girls.
But time marched forward and, reluctantly, so did I - my first smart phone after it was clear Danger/Hiptop was dying was also my first on Android - an HTC G1, their first "Google" phone if I'm remembering correctly... which I held onto probably a year too long as it fell out of Android support pretty quickly after I got it (Android updates would come out, but the minimum standard memory/CPU/something was way more than what was with a G1). I think when I wanted a G2, it still hadn't been two years and all the carriers were real sticklers about that back then. Now, all you do is threaten to switch carriers and they find a way to make it work, but I usually just buy the phone outright and skip the 24 month stuff.
We got HTC Sensations in June 2011 - at Walmart! - which were also pretty nice (and "4G!") and I'd gotten over my slavish devotion to HTC in switching to the Galaxy S4 ("LTE!") in August 2013.
Gosh, it hasn't been 24 months? Maybe I'm moving too fast...