[New York Times]
Shopping for a mobile phone can quickly become bleary-eyed drudgery, as I discovered after my beloved Samsung SPH-i500 (a flip phone with Palm organizer) died from age and neglect.
Phone makers are spawning a confusing array of new models in all colors, shapes and sizes. Selecting a cellular service provider is no easy task either.
I had my pick of regional carriers and four national companies – Cingular (which acquired AT&T Wireless), T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless.
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