Yesterday, I was rummaging through a box of junk while clearing out the study for a bit of redecoration. And I found the phone I have been looking for. My old faithful Nokia 6310i, which was on my desk (under a pile of power supplies, portable drives, wireless dongles and millions of connecting cables) and had then been swept into an old green Safeway box as part of the Nowhere Towers Clearances.
I have been searching for it for quite a while, as I have it as an emergency phone with a PAYG simcard, and it needs switching on and a call made every so often to keep the SIM alive. I think I last held the phone three months ago, but it could easily be four or even six.
I pressed the 'on' button.
FULL BATTERY. FIVE BARS OF SIGNAL.
Why can't they make phones like this today?
Hello, old friend.