hidden digits (a throwback)

once again we do NOT have a “perfectly aged” throwback for today…

…but this one DOES have a cool hidden message, so we’ll let it ride even though it’s a day off:

11/21/2002: “wireless convenience, tied down excitement”

for the first time in two years, my mobile number is changing. yep, i decided it was time to give up the company phone (or to be more specific, the company carrier) and move on to something that in the long run, due to my chattiness (and the chattiness of others, but mainly me), will save me a shitload of money…since i HAVE gone consistently WAY over my allotted plan minutes and therefore burned through a lot of cash in the last year…

this would be phone number seven in the nine years i’ve been doing the mobile thing. not bad, considering the average lifespan of a lot of my friends phones is only six months to a year. six months? this newest “handset” (and the “handset” before it…that’s what sprint calls phones…isn’t that gay as hell?) retailed for three bills each. yes, three bills….minus the one that gets knocked off due to a rebate or my negotiating skills, of course. but never mind that now. for that kinda scratch, you need to be able to measure their lifespan in YEARS, not MONTHS.

all of mine have gone away due to new technology, not wearing out. started with a old school motorola flip phone (back when the “bricks” were more common) and then went to a little sony analog. swapped the sony analog for the digital version (when i switched from at&t which had just changed to that from cellular one so i jumped on gte which later (in this area) became southwestern bell only to soon thereafter switch to cingular) and then was given an audiovox p.o.s. (brass colored with fake wood trim) from the company for their phone line (verizon) so i ditched my own and swapped that out for a star tac…which i recently gave to a co-worker (not the one named co, though) then i got the new, pretty, slightly annoying moto t720 which i’m returning today since i got the sprint vision samsung and the moto wouldn’t switch carriers.

follow all that? and you should hear what i had to go through just to get the damn thing to work this time around…

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