Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Feel Naked Without My Phone!

Today was a tragic day for my phone.  It met its end when it was dropped onto our concrete floor this morning.  It didn't shatter or appear broken, but instead just displayed the "white screen of death" as it is called.  Nothing happened.  No calls could be received or dialed.  No apps were visible.  It was just gone.  After a trip to the Apple store, it is clear that there is nothing left to do, but put it out of its misery and move on.  So if anyone tries to call or text me in the next few days, I will not be available!  I totally feel naked without my phone!  I use it to stay connected throughout the day, especially since we got rid of our land line last year.  Mike joked that we need to start learning smoke signals so we can communicate from afar.  I didn't realize just how much I rely on it.  Not just for calls and texting, but for checking email while I'm away, using the map app, and for playing Words With Friends (Sorry, Dad!  I'm sure our game was lost!). 

But then I got to thinking about all the years in my life where I didn't even own a cell phone, much less an iphone.  I got my first cellular phone my freshman year in college.  It was monstrously big and heavy, like something Zack Morris would use on Saved By the Bell!  I was instructed to only use it in the event of an emergency.  No chatting or casual phone calling allowed!  I kept it in the glove box of my car just in case. Eventually the styles changed.  Phones became smaller and more lightweight.  The calling plans became more reasonable.  And then texting came into play.  I only jumped on that bandwagon a about a year ago, but love using it to stay in touch! Now I can't imagine life without my phone! 

So, I'm curious....When did you get your first cell phone? 

3 comments:

Maria Rose said...

I got my 1st cell phone in 2001. It was smallish, but when I talked for long it would get really hot. I only had it for 5 months.I didn't get another until late 2005...didn't text until 2009.

shikender said...
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k_stin said...

I got mine when i turned 16. It was kind of big and clunky, too!