Just changed my handphone number last weekend... Have been using the same number since i first own a handphone, and that was way back in 1999 already (7 years already).. That was the second year of my working career..(buy it with my own hard- earned salary).. During that time, the package of digi prepaid costed something like RM269 (I can't remember the exact amount since it's so long ago already..) Nowadays can get the package at the cheap cost of RM18 together with free gift as well..
Kids nowadays are so lucky. Most of them start carrying handphone in secondary school, and some more lucky primary school kids have handphones as well... I still remember during my university time, i have to queue up at the phone booth to wait for my turn if i want to make a phone call.. Sometimes have to wait for more than half an hour leh just to make a call... Those were the days.. Wonder how many actually still use public phones nowadays. I think i stopped using public phones since i own my first handphone in 1999 :)
And those school kids & youngsters nowadays use the more expensive and high tech handphones than me. And they change handphone very frequent as well. I use my handphone mainly for communication purposes - making & receiving phone calls & sms. Other functions i hardly use. I don't fancy handphone with too many functions, cos this will drain the battery power fast ...It's damn irritating when u need to made a phone call & notice your handphone running out of battery :P I have my PalmZire 71 for those purposes like appointments, memo, to do list, games & other applications etc etc..
Well, i keep the same handphone number all the while for ease & convenient purpose. (I changed few handphones already, but not the number :) ) Cos i'm too lazy to inform everyone about the changing of number - friends (including school friends/ university friends/ course mates etc), colleagues, relatives & others... Too many contacts !!
I changed my prepaid account to postpaid account last weekend, planned to keep the original number initially (to save the trouble of informing everyone!) but can't do so. The most I can keep is only the last 4 numbers, but since there's nothing special about the last 4 digits of my old handphone number , so i opt to choose a new handphone number; a nice & easy to remember phone number :D Not those number which i myself also have difficulty to remember :P