Originally Posted by holymadness
I have a piece of shit carrefour phone because I never use it to call except in emergencies or when meeting someone in an unfamiliar spot. I am the guy who holds out forever waiting for the perfect smartphone and eventually dies without ever having bought one.
Pre-iPhone 3G, I was that guy too. My old phone, which still had a black-and-white screen long after everyone else had color ones, died, and because I didn't think the phones on the market were good enough, I bought one of these:
because it was cheap as hell and was unlocked, and did everything I needed it to, e.g. make calls and be light and unobtrusive. After being mocked for about 6 months, I finally knuckled under and bought the iPhone 3G.