I’m turning back the clock folks. Â Despite my love for the iPhone and all of the ways it enriches my life, I’m giving it up. Â I’m going back in time to the year 2002, when “smart” phones meant WAP web browsing and a good camera was VGA. Â Yes, I turned off my iPhone and popped my SIM card into this beauty:
Despite its insanely designed keypad, this phone actually does almost everything a modern smart phone does- browses the web, takes pictures and records video, plays mp3s, allows bluetooth syncing and tethering and SENDS MMS! Â Note: Iphones were only given that privilege in 2009. One thing it does not share with the iPhone, besides the touch screen, app store and incredible functionality, is the $30 DATA PLAN!
As much as I loved the iPhone, I simply could no longer abide our ridiculous phone bills every month and something had to give. Â So as of today, my iPhone is a glorified iPod Touch, crying out for a SIM card and connecting to the net only through Wi-Fi. Â C’est la vie. Â We’ll see how long I can last.