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    powerbyte#AC's Avatar
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    Default Your Journey To the iPhone 4s...

    Hey Everyone,
    While we all wait in anticipation of Friday's launch day (I just got my tracking numbers from Sprint...woot!), I thought it'd be interesting to see what trail of phones led us to the promised land of the iPhone 4s and iOS 5. I started out with Bell Atlantic Mobile, but ended up with Sprint and have been with them for the past 11 years. When I looked back at my phones over the years, I think I have made an upward move with each device. It's funny to think of what was "HOT" back in the day...ummm...which really is only about 20 years ago. Anyway, feel free to list them in your responses below. I think it'll be a neat little experiment.


    1. Nokia #NHA-5NA (Bell Atlantic Mobile)
    2. Kyocera QCP 3035 (Sprint)
    3. Sanyo SCP 5300 (Sprint)
    4. Sanyo SPH A500 (Sprint)
    5. Sanyo SCP 5400 (Sprint)
    6. Sanyo SCP 8100 (Sprint)
    7. Sanyo SCP 9000 (Sprint)
    8. Motorola RAZR (Sprint)
    9. LG Fusiq (Sprint)
    10. Samsung Instinct (Sprint)
    11. HTC Touch Diamond (Sprint)
    12. Palm Pre (Sprint)
    13. HTC Hero (Sprint)
    14. Palm Pre (Sprint)
    15. Samsung Moment (Sprint)
    16. HTC EVO (Sprint)
    17. HTC EVO 3D (Sprint)
    18. iPhone 4s (Sprint)

    I would say my favorite phones here would be my Palm Pre then the MOTO RAZR and my HTC EVO and EVO 3D.

    Looking at some of those other phones brings me to sheer laughter!

    So...what's been in your pocket or purse over these last many years?
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    I don't think I can remember that far back. I can remember back to as far as my first smart phone

    1. Samsung Instinct (sprint) Purchased on release day
    2. LG Rumor (sprint)
    3. Blackberry pearl (sprint)
    4. Blackberry curve (sprint)
    5. Blackberry tour (sprint) Purchased on release day
    6. Blackberry curve (sprint the one with the trackpad)
    7. Htc Hero (sprint)
    8. Blackberry tour (sprint)
    9. Blackberry tour (verizon)
    10. Blackberry bold (verizon)
    11. Motorola Droid X (verizon) Purchased on release day
    12. iPhone 4 16GB (verizon) Purchase on release day
    13. iPhone 4 32GB (verizon)
    14. iPhone 4S 16GB (verizon) Coming Nov 2011

    edit: Wow just looked it up, and this is all in 3 years, and 4 months.....Hi my name is E, and I'm addicted to smartphones.
    Last edited by E_Brown; 10-11-2011 at 09:02 AM.
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    Motorola i450 (Verizon)
    LG Chocolate (Verizon)
    LG Dare (Verizon)
    Motorola Q (Verizon)
    Blackberry 8230 World Phone (Verizon)
    LG enV2 (Verizon)
    Blackberry Curve 8530 (Sprint)
    iPhone 4S (AT&T)

    Happy to be starting this Apple Journey now...
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    Lg voyager (Verizon)
    Blackberry storm 1 (Verizon)
    blackberry storm 2 (Verizon)
    IPhone 4 (Verizon)
    iPhone 4s (Verizon)
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    Motorola Razr
    Samsung Jack
    Palm Centro
    Black Berry Curve 8310
    Palm Pre +
    HTC EVO 4G
    iPhone 4S on Sprint
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    I can't remember back to my first few phones with Sprint but I'll start from T-Mobile and work my way down! I've had way too many phones to only be 20 but I'm addicted to Technology!

    Sidekick 2
    Sidekick 3
    Sidekick LX
    iPhone 3G
    HTC G1
    Blackberry Curve 8900
    Sidekick LX 09
    Blackberry Bold 9700
    Blackberry Storm 2
    iPhone 3GS
    HTC HD Touch Pro 2
    Motorola Cliq
    HTC HD2
    MyTouch 4G
    HTC Sensation

    In-between those phones, I used different carriers and phones for a few weeks including:
    iPhone 4 (AT&T)
    Epic 4G (Sprint)
    Droid Charge (Verizon)
    EVO 3D (Sprint)
    Epic 4G Touch (Sprint)
    Last edited by EmceeGeek; 10-11-2011 at 09:21 AM.
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    I'll start with my history on Sprint (though I had an old brick-like Motorola on some defunct cell carrier prior to Sprint):

    Kyocera 5150 (Sprint)
    LG 43-something (S)
    Sanyo SCP 8100 (S)
    Sanyo Katana (S)
    LG Musiq (S)
    Moto RAZR 2 (S)
    Samsung Instinct (S)
    iPhone 3GS (AT&T)
    iPhone 4S (A)

    It's worth noting that the 3GS is the only phone I kept for 2+ years. All the others were gone in <18 months, some much less than that.
    Last edited by fridayxiii; 10-11-2011 at 09:24 AM.
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    I started with Sprint PCS back in 1997, then T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon (in that order.)

    Wow, there is no way I can remember my old phone types so I will do it like this:

    A bunch of old 'dumb phones'
    Blackberry 8330 Curve (VZW)
    Motorola Droid (VZW)
    iPhone 4S (VZW)
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    1) 1996 Motorola StarTAC
    2) LG vx3200
    3) LG vx8100
    4) LG enV
    5) LG Voyager
    6) LG Dare
    7) Blackberry Storm
    8) Blackberry Tour
    9) Blackberry Storm 2
    10) Droid X
    11) Droid 2
    12) iPhone 4
    13) iPhone 4s (in a few more days)

    All on Verizon except the StarTAC that was prepaid. I'm just realizing how many LG's I had. Also there was some virgin mobile prepaid in-between the StarTAC and my first LG on Verizon
    Last edited by Seymour324; 10-11-2011 at 10:10 AM.
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    Blackberry Curve 8330
    Blackberry Tour 9650
    Blackberry Bold 9700
    iPhone 3G
    Google Nexus One
    iPhone 3G-broke unlocked on t mobile
    Blackberry Bold 9700
    Tmobile G2
    Tmobile Galaxy S
    Sprint HTC EVO
    iPhone 4 since verizon launch
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    1 - Motorola V2290 (MCI Worldcom)
    2 - Nokia 8290 (VoiceStream)
    3 - Samsung N105 (VoiceStream)
    4 - Motorola i90 (Nextel)
    5 - Motorola i730 (Nextel)
    6 - Motorola i870 (Nextel/Sprint)
    7 - Motorola ic902 (Sprint)
    8 - Blackberry Curve 8330 (Sprint)
    9 - HTC Hero (Sprint)
    10 - HTC EVO 4G (Sprint)
    11 - iPhone 4S (Sprint) - Coming soon!!!
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    Motorola V551 (ATT)
    LG Vu (ATT)
    Palm Pre (Sprint)
    HTC Evo (Sprint)
    Nexus S 4g (Sprint)

    I've been waiting since the Pre for the iPhone to come to Sprint, all I can say is it's about time.
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    Since this is the wife's phone, Her history is not that bad.

    Don't remember -> Some sanyo device -> Sanyo M1 -> Palm Pre -> Samsung Epic 4G -> iPhone 4S.
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    1. Rotary phone
    2. iPhone 4S

    (I tried to resist the smartphone revolution for as long as I could!)
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    Not as good a title, but same idea.


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