Whereas the 6185 was a morose grey my 6188 came in a funky sharkskin green.
The experience was so frustrating that it moved me to write my first-ever blog post on the Internet.
Back then you were seen as a person of means if your phone politely buzzed rather than beeped.
All I had to do was sign a two-year contract and pay the monthly bills for airtime. How thoughtful.