I have been with T-Mobile for nearly 7 years. I can’t name many people who have been with a cellular company for that long, especially because they nearly force you to switch every couple years if you want to update your phone. The reason I chose T-Mobile in the first place was because I wanted a super cool phone that had this remarkable new Bluetooth technology and a COLOR screen! Remember, this was in 2001. And I had the beautiful T68i.
That phone died long ago. I can’t even remember what happened to it. So I have been just buying cheap replacements and waiting patiently for some sort of killer deal to come up. But sadly for me, I only seem to want the best thing available, and I can never afford that sort of luxury, so I just continued to wait. And wait. And wait.
Fast forward to October 2007. I’ve been meaning to get myself something nice for ‘quit smoking for over a year’ present, but I hadn’t really needed anything, or been able to afford it. T-mobile had been pissing me off for a couple years now, having never given me a deal on a new phone despite nearly 7 years as a loyal customer, but this was partially my own fault, because there really hasn’t been anything I wanted that was in my price range.
And then not long ago something came out called the BlackBerry Curve. I’ve always wanted a device that had a full keyboard and email functionality, but also had a camera and wireless internet capability. There has been very little available with that kind of functionality for less than $500, and this is only barely an exception at a street price of $450. But T-mobile had a special deal going for new subscribers for $250, so I called and made my plea…
Long story short… I’ve got a new phone for $200, and it can do nearly everything!
Internet Access through cellular
Internet access through Wi-Fi
Makes Chet happy ‘cause he’s not carrying around a big pile of Suck anymore for a phone. 🙂
Anyway, you probably don’t really care about my phone fetish, but I thought I would share a little of myself with you. Exciting, huh?