thehairpin:

“Year: 2001Model: Nokia 5510
Characteristics: Predictive text, Bluetooth compatible, features first-of-its-kind music player.
User Profile: 17-year-old high school graduate waiting for college to start. Went through high school as That Girl Who Is Always Saying “You guys, I have to get home by 12. Seriously though. It’s 11:45 p.m. My parents are going to murder me. Jon Benet-style. Guys, seriously. I have church tomorrow. Seriously.” Upon high school graduation, this model was used as both a reward and a ploy to ensure 17-year-old girl keeps in touch with her parents while away at college.
Memory: Device was used for a month and a half period. During this time, the 17-year-old always hoped that this One Guy would call. He didn’t, but at that point it was okay because no one was really calling or texting, it was more of an analyze-his-AIM-away-message-for-substantive content kind of world.
Bugs: Upon arriving at college, the 17-year-old learned that there were no towers for cell phones in the picturesque Southern Mountain town she was to reside within. The realization that the gift had been a short-term con was only ameliorated by her asshole decision to maybe never call her parents basically ever. “
-The History of the Cell Phone

This was my first phone (at 17, no less.) I got the pink cover. I waited patiently for my then-boyfriend to call about weekend plans. He did not. I deconstructed the DMB lyrics that made up his away messages for hints of problems to come. 
His obsession with Dave Mathews may have been that hint. 

thehairpin:

“Year: 2001
Model: Nokia 5510

Characteristics: Predictive text, Bluetooth compatible, features first-of-its-kind music player.

User Profile: 17-year-old high school graduate waiting for college to start. Went through high school as That Girl Who Is Always Saying “You guys, I have to get home by 12. Seriously though. It’s 11:45 p.m. My parents are going to murder me. Jon Benet-style. Guys, seriously. I have church tomorrow. Seriously.” Upon high school graduation, this model was used as both a reward and a ploy to ensure 17-year-old girl keeps in touch with her parents while away at college.

Memory: Device was used for a month and a half period. During this time, the 17-year-old always hoped that this One Guy would call. He didn’t, but at that point it was okay because no one was really calling or texting, it was more of an analyze-his-AIM-away-message-for-substantive content kind of world.

Bugs: Upon arriving at college, the 17-year-old learned that there were no towers for cell phones in the picturesque Southern Mountain town she was to reside within. The realization that the gift had been a short-term con was only ameliorated by her asshole decision to maybe never call her parents basically ever. “

-The History of the Cell Phone

This was my first phone (at 17, no less.) I got the pink cover. I waited patiently for my then-boyfriend to call about weekend plans. He did not. I deconstructed the DMB lyrics that made up his away messages for hints of problems to come. 

His obsession with Dave Mathews may have been that hint. 

thehairpin:

“Year: 2001Model: Nokia 5510
Characteristics: Predictive text, Bluetooth compatible, features first-of-its-kind music player.
User Profile: 17-year-old high school graduate waiting for college to start. Went through high school as That Girl Who Is Always Saying “You guys, I have to get home by 12. Seriously though. It’s 11:45 p.m. My parents are going to murder me. Jon Benet-style. Guys, seriously. I have church tomorrow. Seriously.” Upon high school graduation, this model was used as both a reward and a ploy to ensure 17-year-old girl keeps in touch with her parents while away at college.
Memory: Device was used for a month and a half period. During this time, the 17-year-old always hoped that this One Guy would call. He didn’t, but at that point it was okay because no one was really calling or texting, it was more of an analyze-his-AIM-away-message-for-substantive content kind of world.
Bugs: Upon arriving at college, the 17-year-old learned that there were no towers for cell phones in the picturesque Southern Mountain town she was to reside within. The realization that the gift had been a short-term con was only ameliorated by her asshole decision to maybe never call her parents basically ever. “
-The History of the Cell Phone

This was my first phone (at 17, no less.) I got the pink cover. I waited patiently for my then-boyfriend to call about weekend plans. He did not. I deconstructed the DMB lyrics that made up his away messages for hints of problems to come. 
His obsession with Dave Mathews may have been that hint. 

thehairpin:

“Year: 2001
Model: Nokia 5510

Characteristics: Predictive text, Bluetooth compatible, features first-of-its-kind music player.

User Profile: 17-year-old high school graduate waiting for college to start. Went through high school as That Girl Who Is Always Saying “You guys, I have to get home by 12. Seriously though. It’s 11:45 p.m. My parents are going to murder me. Jon Benet-style. Guys, seriously. I have church tomorrow. Seriously.” Upon high school graduation, this model was used as both a reward and a ploy to ensure 17-year-old girl keeps in touch with her parents while away at college.

Memory: Device was used for a month and a half period. During this time, the 17-year-old always hoped that this One Guy would call. He didn’t, but at that point it was okay because no one was really calling or texting, it was more of an analyze-his-AIM-away-message-for-substantive content kind of world.

Bugs: Upon arriving at college, the 17-year-old learned that there were no towers for cell phones in the picturesque Southern Mountain town she was to reside within. The realization that the gift had been a short-term con was only ameliorated by her asshole decision to maybe never call her parents basically ever. “

-The History of the Cell Phone

This was my first phone (at 17, no less.) I got the pink cover. I waited patiently for my then-boyfriend to call about weekend plans. He did not. I deconstructed the DMB lyrics that made up his away messages for hints of problems to come. 

His obsession with Dave Mathews may have been that hint. 

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