Yay, new phone! Slightly overdue. I started with the razor in 2006, but it was the old model so we got it for free. My rzr had little memory, no space for SD card (like the newer models). In 2008, I got a Samsung slide phone that I liked a lot. It wasn't anything nifty, but the screen was vibrant, it had more memory and I liked it. I had the phone for less than a year when I lost it at SeaWorld somehow. It was sad (but I got to go to SeaWorld a 3rd time cuz of it). I looked at Craig's List for phone, but ended up deciding to just wait it out a year and get a subsidized phone with Tmobile when our contract ended. So I used that razor again for another year. That thing had a battery life of one phone conversation. Only able to store 30 text messages. The hinge was on the verge of breaking right before I got my new phone.
After our contract was up, I looked into getting some sweet deals for phones. I knew my mom would never agree for a data plan, so I had to convince my dad. He wanted to get a e-reader or an iPad, but then realized that maybe he should get a phone that could do all that. I told him he should because it would be more convenient, but came at the price of a data plan. In the end he agreed because he also would be getting a GPS out of it (we're like one of the few families left that don't have a GPS system, I've never really needed one because printing out directions is easy enough, and I have a decent sense of direction). Once I had him convinced, it was easier to also convince him that I should get a data plan too. In the end, he gave me a limit on the phone bill and said if I could figure something out in that range, he would do it. And I did it, with 67 cents to spare.
So here's my new phone. The LG Optimus T. I've had fun with it so far. But I also majorly failed. I went to a store to get a screen protector and I epically failed at putting it on. At first there was one little speck/air bubble, when I tried to salvage it, it just kept getting worse. But I kept trying. Finally, I ended up with something like 10 air bubbles/dusts stuck in there before I gave up. And I had a white background before but it made all the dust too noticeable so I changed it to a dark blue one to try to hide it more.
Hurray for smartphones!