I got my "new" phone in the mail today. It's about time. I've been using Erik's old phone with a broken screen. Since I can't see who's calling me, I pick up each call. Once I activate my "new" phone I can go back to screening my calls and using Slydial to return calls. Then I will never have to talk to anyone ever again.
So, are you ready for this? For a point of reference, this is Erik's phone -
This is my phone -
I know, it's very sexy. (The antenna is the funniest part.)
See, here's the deal: I signed a 2 year contract with Verizon 3 years ago. That contract is now month to month. I don't want to sign another 2 year contract. Apparently, their cell phones are programmed to self-destruct around the 2 year mark so that you are pressured into entering into another 2 year contract to get a "great deal" on a phone. I found this one on Ebay for $30 (including shipping!) So, yeah, take that Verizon!
The only downside to sticking it to the Man is that I have to have a dorky cell phone. Of course, if I ever really want to look cool, I'll just hold up my iPod Touch to my ear and pretend to talk into it.
It's so hard being this unmaterialistic.