I got the phone on the left in maybe 2002? I don’t remember. The agent at the store said I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since 2004. (He really got a kick out of the old phone, and all I could do is grin and agree that it was quite the antique.) After years of dithering (no, really: I wrote about it in LJ at least a year ago), I finally decided on what to get: A basic phone of newer tech that came with a better plan. So, today I got the phone on the right. The plan will cost about $15 more a month than I’ve been paying, but it actually comes with some daytime minutes and a national reach — meaning no more roaming when I get more than 3 miles away from I-75 in Kentucky or north of Saginaw.
I’m now trying to decide whether to keep the old phone as a collectible or see if the Smithsonian wants it for their collection.