Just had a random thought on mobile phones, that’s why I am now creating an entry about it. Well, cellphones became a phenomenon for us Pinoys the past 10 years or so, and it still is. It has evolved in a way, making its features more interesting, cool and fun. From simple SMS to MMS and Email, monotonic to polyphonic ringtones, GPRS, bluetooth, USB, camera, video, mp3 players, personalized stuff and a lot more. All these we enjoy and love, making us crazy for new ones and upgrading our own units to a more hip and hype units available. The price had evolved too. If back then you can have a decent phone for about Php5,000, nowadays that sum of money would just be a quarter of the actual price for a new, high-tech and edgy cellular phone. But who needs those uber expensive and hitech phone anyway, if it would cost you fortune to buy it, and sometimes it will cost your life as well. Here in our country, those snatchers can kill just for a damn phone. Simple ones would do, for simple and plain persons like me haha! Anyway, since I’m already running out of words to say for this intro, let me enumerate the phones I had way back, and the ones I am using now. Let’s see how my phones evolved through time hehe!
Alcatel OT Club DB. I just found out na yan pala name ng unit haha! This is my first cellphone and we all know that firsts are always memorable. It is indeed a special one because I got it for free! I got it as a prize when I attended Monster Radio RX 93.1’s 17th Anniversary Party over at Republic of Malate. The date was August 15, 2000. See, I remembered it all! (No, I had the invite here with me haha!) That night they gave away several phones of the same kind, and I was lucky enough to have one. When dj Boom Gonzales asked who among the audience can name all the RX shows with their respective djs, I raised my hand! He looked for someone not around the stage area, and since I am upstairs, I caught his attention then he called me up the stage! Of course, being an RX fanatic then (I still am!), I was able to give out all the shows and the djs on it. Yey! This phone is now with my lolo in Samar, but I don’t know if he’s still using it.
Nokia 3210. I can’t exactly remember what year I started using this, but what I remember is that I used it for a long time, back when I was still in college until my first job. During that time, cool ka na if you have a 3210 haha! It was also the time that drop calls were very rampant. Sounds familiar? It is where you call someone and cut it after 2 or 3 seconds but it won’t use up your minutes. I so remember those days when me and my friends would call each other saying “Kumusta?” (drop), “Ok lang” (drop), or like “San ka na?” (drop) and “Dito na!” (drop) haha! Yes, I was using a 3210 during those time. I love 3210, matibay kasi eh. That’s usually what they say about pioneer Nokia phone units, it would really last long. I also enjoyed personalizing it, the casing, keypads, bling blings haha, and the like. I dropped it on the floor several times, but it survived! After, I think, 3 years, I sold it (not gave haha) to my friend. I’m sure she’s not using it anymore.
Panasonic G60. This is the first phone I bought since I worked, so it’s kind of memorable too. It didn’t had a camera feature because back then I was not crazy about camera phones. So I just settled for a polyphonic one and got contented. I liked the style of this one, coz it’s small and slim. And the color too, shining silver haha! If I remembered it right, it cost me about Php10,000 to buy it. I also had some memories with this phone since I bought this during my first job in a call center. Like those time I’m using it on the way to work in Alabang inside our shuttle, the time when an expat made a remark that it’s a cool phone upon seeing it on the floor and this is where I recorded an audio clip when my friend Mei and I watched the Alicia Keys concert in Araneta Coliseum. But I later had problems with the charger and since it’s not a usual phone model, I had a hardtime finding a replacement. That’s why I sold it to my mom’s friend haha, he told me naman na it’s ok even it the charger is having some problems. I’m pretty sure he’s not using it anymore.
Nokia 6600. This is the phone I loved and cherised for a long time. This time I am on my third call center so I bought a new phone May 2004 after receiving our regularization bonus. I so love this phone! Very light and handy and so easy to use. For about 4 years, it became my journal, blog, mp3, camera, gameboy and all. That’s why it was so sad that I lost it. Some pathetic low life had the chance to get it in my bag while I was busy walking home with a friend along Quezon Avenue. I got devastated! And here’s the catch, I lost it 4 days before my birthday! What a nice birthday present, right? Well, katangahan na din siguro or probably it’s time for me to dispose it. I already had it reformatted twice and it’s showing signs of giving up already haha! It just took me a while to recover my lost contacts since 1999 and that’s the hardest part of losing it. And also the messages! My most precious and kept messages, haaay! Anyway, I have already moved on and gotten myself two phones now. And if someone bought this phone of mine from that stealer, I’m sure he or she is not using it anymore!
And here are the two mobile phones I’m using right now:
Nokia 6260 & Motorola L60. Oh, they both have the number 60! I bought this from someone gipit that time, and since I don’t have any phone to use, I agreed. It’s ok alright, but the excitement and fun of texting everyone are so gone since I’ve lost my 6600. Well, for my Smart friends only. The Motorola L60 is the one I am using for my Globe friends. I love this one, too. It’s slim and very handy as well. The picture’s resolution is very clear. And I love pressing its keypads haha! I might dispose the 6260 by the end of the year, coz it’s long and bulky. But the Motorola I’ll keep.
So in the span of eight years, I’ve had six phones. I’m not more of a tech savvy that’s why my phones were not that edgy or uber hightech. I hope in the near future I’ll be able to provide an abundant amount of money for a new phone. Txt u ’round! 😉