Pete's Log: cellular phones

Entry #1075, Sun, July 29, 2001, 23:15 EST (Life in General)
(posted when I was 23 years old.)
So, various events and circumstances over the past few months have led me to believe that a cell phone would be a worthwhile geek toy for me to have. So I've begun researching these small gadgets of black magic.

I guess there are a few things I need to figure out. First of all, how many minutes a month would I realistically use on such a thing? Certainly I don't tend to spend a lot of time on the phone, but then again with friends moving off to various corners of the country, who knows...

I could also go for one of the plans with free long distance. That could definitely be worth my while.

Another issue is roaming and such. I do spend most of my time in South Bend these days, but I do make the occasional escape from the area, and I could easily imagine trips being times where cell phone use would be especially convenient.

I guess another important thing to figure out is how much I'm willing to spend every month.

On an entirely different subject, I just saw a preview for the new "Enterprise" series of the star trek franchise. It looks interesting. Who knows.

So anyway, anyone with experience or opinions on the cell phone issue, I would appreciate your words of wisdom.
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