I’ve mentioned elsewhere that my cell phone is six years old, which is true. And while my wireless needs are modest, the old device is getting cranky: more than once I’ve pocketed the little candy bar and gone off to run errands, only to discover when I got home that at some point it had simply powered itself off.
So I ordered one of these, which is hardly a high-end device but which should meet most of my requirements (including roaming into 850 MHz areas, impossible for the old phone) fairly easily. And yes, I did sign up for a two-year contract, but it’s the same set of terms I’ve been on for the last four, so there should be no particular surprises, and in exchange for this lien on my soul, they let me have the phone for next to nothing plus shipping.
I suppose I’ll have to go get a Bluetooth headset now.