When I first got a cell phone, I didn't want anything fancy. I had a camera, MP3 player didn't exist, nor was there an integrated phone and Palm/Handspring, and I don't talk excessively on the phone. I just wanted something for emergencies (and I no longer had my pager...I believe it suicided into a toilet). So I got the cheapest, most basic phone they had. I was happy.
Years later, when I received a free upgrade, there was not enough in our budget to get a phone, for me, with all those technologies, so I got the basic one again. Still not a problem, as my average talk time on the mobile each month is 5 hour.
Now, I still hardly talk on the phone, and still have a Palm. However, after upgrading my home computer, I couldn't sync the Palm, which would be a problem if I didn't have important numbers there and no place else. So hubby and I talked, and after we saved up, I now have a new toy phone.
It’s a Blackberry 8330 (yes I looked at the Palm Treos, but hubby has one, and we won’t go through having the same phone again). After playing in a couple of stores (we were considering changing carriers too), my first choice was the BB Storm, but that was certainly out of our budget (I loved the touch screen). My second choice was the BB 8330 and the LG Dare, depending on which carrier we went with.
I seem to discover something new to do on the phone everyday, and can easily see myself putting off doing other thing in order to play. For example, I can’t have outside instant messaging on my work computer, but my phone does! And, ooooooo, I can update my blog while hubby is driving. That may be a major bonus if it cuts down on me cringing at how close he is to another car.