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7 Throwback Phone Habits of Most 90s Babies

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I recently upgraded my water-damaged, dinged up iPhone 4s to a 5s. Honestly, it was NOT worth all of the money that I spent. Sure, it’s nice to have a bigger phone with more space and a better camera. But it’s just a reminder that I’ll have a more expensive bill and another 12 months to wait it out for an upgrade. The Independent Woman in me hates to admit it, but I really do miss the days when my parents paid my phone bill. I remember my foray into the land of cell phones like it was yesterday: Christmas Day, 2004. Daddio slapped a brick-heavy Nokia in my hand with STRICT instructions to only use it for emergencies.

Still, I felt SO grown. I finally had a phone of my own! I touted my first tellie for a good four years despite my friends upgrading to Sidekicks and Razrs. But it was mine. And no one really cared. It was about the silly details – and the novelty of having a phone – versus all the bells and whistles. Man, now I’m emotional. I might shoot off a chain text to my girls just for old times sake.

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Khalea UnderwoodCOLLEGECANDY Writer
When she’s not watching for Blue Ivy sightings or doing some serious Facebook creeping, Khalea, a recent Howard University graduate, moonlights as a magazine intern and a freelancer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at @letsbeKHAlear, or feel free to Twatch. Whatever works for you. Contact me: @google+ @instagram @twitter @email @website