"I sent 36,000 texts the first month I had a “REAL” phone"
It was the summer of 2009, I had mowed many lawns and had done odd jobs to pay for two specific things I had worked towards all summer. At the age of 14, I wanted nothing more than an excellent music collection and a cell phone with which to text and call friends. My parents had refused to buy me one with the stipulation that if I could afford it on my own, I could have one. Right before my freshman year of high school, I went into a Wal-Mart and found a cheap flip-phone which had unlimited texting for $20/month. I had saved up enough to pay for a whole year ahead of time and was excited about the possibilities. I dropped $30 on the purchase and headed out.