tones of yesterdayPosted: 2007/01/26
per katzone’s request…
when cell phones came to this world, i had always wished to have one that was so small it fit right in my pocket without taking much space. the first mobile phones that came out back then were so big they could be used to kill people. looking at this technological milestone in a different perspective, the “brick-sized” mobile phones were the predecessors of today’s crime-deterrent sprint phone.
as the phones that i had got smaller and smaller, i finally got an ideally small nokia phone for a full rebate in ’03. i loved how it easily fit right into my pocket that i used my carpenter jeans’ smallest side pocket (situated near the right knee) for it. i would put the phone on vibrate and walk around berkeley campus without realizing that i had just missed a call. i could listen to the radio on this phone so i used the feature while spending the entire day reading at the library. i also got so used to putting my phone on vibrate all day that i only switched it to loud or normal mode when i was out at the club (who actually hears their phone ring in the club?)
when my plan expired in ’05, i decided to buy a mobile phone that played polyphonic ringtones in it. i bade farewell to my old phone and used the razr with absolute delectation.
but just last month, my phone started acting up. i would fully charge it and after placing four to five fairly short calls, it instantly goes low-batt on me. it could have been my fault for not discharging the battery, but for crying out loud, aren’t the new generation lithion ion batteries rechargeable anytime these days? after getting tired of missing important calls, i raised my old phone back from the dead, stuck the razr’s sim card in it, and stopped worrying about getting instant low battery warnings.
today, i stuck my rusty cell phone into my worker jeans side pocket. i heard the old-school monophonic ringtone this morning when i forgot to put the phone on vibrate. i guess this will do for now until my plan expires this june. although i could survive with my old-school nokia, i’m just hoping some wholesale company offers a full rebate on the iphone by that time.
like friendships, different lifestyles, and great experiences; some things never get old.