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The MOBStory !!! – Korangante kayyil poomaalagal.

July 1, 2009

I had this post saved and all ready to publish which unfortunately got stuck in my pc when I gave it for replacing the speakers. Honestly, the title was inspired from MJ’s HIStory and I had written this way before what had happened to him. Infact, I even mentioned the title of this post in one of my earlier post.

Warning : My longest post !
Edited to add after Sakhis comment : This isnt a technical post in any angle. Its very much my usual non-sense. Expecting a technical post from me would be like expecting Salman Khan to do a good film !!

Mobiles, I would say is one of the wonders of modern science. Imagine a world today without those devices! Taking away my mobile from me would be like literally tearing apart my arms. I am so addicted to them that if given a choice to save my life or my mobile, I would choose the latter. Its like, why do I even need this life without my mobile !!! and yes, if my mobiles had a voice of its own, it would have cried everyday; if it had a life, it would have tried killing me several times; if it had legs, it would have crossed the seven seas and would have never appeared in front of me.

Every time I get a new mobile, my folks at home would ask me as to when I would be buying the next one. My mom even compares my mobile usage to that old proverb of monkeys and garlands. Well, you cant blame anyone; 7 mobiles in 9 years, that’s one helluva record, isn’t it?

((going into flashback mode))

Nokia 3210 (Dec 2000 – Apr 2002)

My first mobile, got it way back in dec 2000 when I went to meet my dad who was in the ‘gelf’. I was doing my graduation then and was this kind of person who never bothered to inform my mom when late and so my dad got it for me so that I could be easily traced. I was so excited carrying a mobile because those days, having one was more like a status symbol; I was a total show off and carried it even to the roadside shops !

The handset was heavy, but sturdy and with the amount of times it fell from my hand, I could easily call it indestructible. Easily, one of the best handsets from Nokia and also one of the best handsets I ever had.

Nokia 9210 Communicator(May 2002 – Nov 2003)

My soooper dad had received this handset as a gift from his work place and passed it to me. Usually, my bro enjoys such privileges, but didn’t want to ‘carry’ this brick replica and was happy with his 8210. (But I now wonder what I did to that 3210?? Where or whom did I leave it with ???)

I began using this piece in 2002, it costed 50k during those days and I was easily the center of attraction during my post graduation. No one called it a communicator though, they were happy referring it as a ‘senkal’ (brick). It was so heavy and huge that while having in it my shirt pocket, my shirt used to look like one of those over crowded public buses slanting to a particular side. It had all the features of a notebook and this was probably one of the very few color phones those days. The applications in it were awesome, and it also had programs like word, excel and power point. And guess what, some of my classmates used the word application for cheating in the exams (psst psst… my brother would be reading this, so I cant mention my name). The brick was notoriously famous for one more reason. It had a game named Bounce (a game with a small ball that you are supposed to guide through to different levels) and most of them in my class were addicted to that. The best part is that they would want to play with it only during the lectures and each time, they asked me for the mobile they would say, “ Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls”. I am not kidding, EVEN THE GIRLS !!!

Theres another incident that I can never forget. In 2003, the cricket world cup was going on, and I was in this hotel room trying to make my final check out when an attendant came in to help. I left the phone on the bed and just when I was about to leave the room, he said, “ Sir, you forgot your transistor !!! ” I looked at him not knowing if I should go through the pains of explaining him what it actually was.

The mobile started acting crazy after a while and in my attempts to make it work during crisis situations, I managed to break it into two. Though my dad got it repaired later on, it was never the same old brick…errr…communicator.

Nokia 8210 (Oct 2003 – Feb 2004)

This was my bros handset and I got it from him when he had to leave for one of his onsite. Used it for a few months and one fine day, while fiddling with the mobile inside a toilet, fell from my hands into a bucket (which was obviously filled). It did work after that, but in a few days time, it had issues with its display and later on the handset decided not to work anymore !

To be honest, I never liked this handset for the simple reason that it was too small for me to handle ( it was smaller than my palm) and I used it only for like 4 months or so.

Sony Ericsson T630 (Feb 2004 – Nov 2005)

Dad was still abroad and in Jan 2004, I had asked him to get a Nokia 6600, which was a craze back then or any other Nokia phone that had a large display. But my dad got me this handset of Sony Ericsson after a lot of research and you cant imagine how mad I was at him!! Sony mobiles didn’t have a good reputation then and no one even carried one. Moreover, I badly wanted that 6600 !

But to my surprise, this has remained my favourite handset till date. The sound output was too good, wonderful picture quality and I started composing songs with the Music DJ software that it had. It was handy, light and was a perfect entertainer in all sense. The only issue I had was with the backup of the battery. Sony Ericsson phones till date have this issue and I wonder why their engineers never rectified it. Anyway, I am still glad to have got introduced to the Sony Ericsson family; Thank you dad. You always knew whats best for me!! It was a forever bye bye to the Nokia and the other handsets. Its going to be only Sony Ericsson from now on.

Every good thing needs to end; Chennai received one of the heaviest rainfalls in Nov 2005 and my T630 got drenched completely on my way back home from office. It did work, but showed signs of discomfort. I had to get another mobile before I lose all my compositions and so……

Sony Ericsson W550 (Nov 2005 – Aug 2007)

I happened to witness the launch of this handset when I had been to Singapore for a short visit and ever since that I wanted to catch hold of it. My issues with S.E. T630 and the launch of this phone in India happened almost at the same time. Exchanged my older one and bought this which apparently is the first mobile that I had used my own wallet for. I still remember the excitement that I had while using this phone though a lot of my friends (and as usual family) commented on how much I spent on it. No other Sony phone till date has matched the sound clarity and output of this phone; the best ever in the Walkman series! Stayed with me for a very long period and I am indebted to this mobile for being the only source of relief during the worst phase of my life.

This phone too got wet and went haywire; the stupid that I am, picked up a call while taking a shower! Thaaaats right !! However, it was just a few keys that weren’t working and also the mobile would get charged only when it was switched off. I so loved this phone that I kept using it with the issues it had for nearly 6 months until I realized it was time to move on!

Sony Ericsson W610 (Aug 2007 – April 2009)

The silliest and the worst mobile I ever had. I admit, purchasing this was one of the biggest electronic mistake I ever did. Well, all those ‘Charging Alien Battery’ and automatic headset mode were from this phone! And this time, all that trouble it gave me was for no ‘wet’ fault of mine. The handset was an insult to the Walkman series as it had the worst sound output ! Theres nothing good to talk about this phone. Oh yeah, it was thin and that’s it !

((to the present scenario))

Sony Ericsson W595 (June 2009 )

Got this one just a few days back. The sound output is good and so are the features. The new version of the Walkman is cool and much more user friendly. So far so good and now lets see how long this garland is gonna last with the monkey :D. Also I hope to continue this series in a year or two. LOL!

PS : Literal translation of the title tagline – Garlands in the hand of a monkey !

74 Comments leave one →
  1. Varun permalink
    July 1, 2009 7:56 pm

    I have used only two phones till date.. Sony Ericsson Z200i and the phone that I am using currently is W550i. Like you said, it is the best walkman phone 🙂

  2. Anonymous permalink
    July 1, 2009 8:09 pm

    Please explain in details how GIRLS used to play with your balls? So what I guess from your post is when girls used to ask we want to play with your balls. What you used to give them?

  3. Ordinary Guy permalink
    July 2, 2009 3:23 am


    ROFL at "Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls"……
    hahahahahahah 😛
    are you going to answer the mr. Anon had put forward 😛 😛 😛

    you know what aliya, the best phone is easily Nokia 3210
    It was close to indestructable….. and I have seen it pass thru so much 😛 😛
    maybe a nuclear missile would have destroyed it… but nothing else 😛 😛

    best of luck with new phone

  4. Bedazzled permalink
    July 2, 2009 4:32 am

    Abba .. u give me competition in number of phones .. i would have changed 6-7 in last 8 years(lot of them were hand me downs also..!!..actually my phones panel is broken and i am waiting for donors!

  5. soneeta permalink
    July 2, 2009 4:56 am

    u and ur long relation with ur phone.and how can u pick a call whn u r taking a shower???

    this post is really intresting and so waiting for the post to get updated soon..dt means u getting a new phone…hehehe

  6. sakhi permalink
    July 2, 2009 5:09 am

    For the first time, i skipped your post… but frankly technology gives me sweat!! 😀 😀

    C you soon in the next post! 🙂

  7. Ashwathy permalink
    July 2, 2009 5:30 am

    LOL!! 7 mobiles in 9years!! talk about track record! man!!!

    as for both guys and girls wanting to play with your…. ok dont get me started 😛 LOL

    LOL @ transistor… forgive the poor guy, he didnt know rite?

    and as for the sony handset, dads know what is best for u. that isnt the only choice he wud probably be making for u rite? 😉

    haha so u dont have trouble moving on from relationships… but have trouble knowing when to move on from favourite cell-phones! dude, u're an item number!!

    as for the new cell, remember it rained elephants and giraffes on the very day u bought it.. so it was an interesting beginning alrite! let's see what adventures u have with this one… good luck! 😀

  8. Anonymous permalink
    July 2, 2009 5:56 am

    Im sure in another 6 months, you will have a bigger blog written about a dozen of new phones you bought. dude, you can even start a mobile review section 😛

    By the way, I have nothing to do with the previous anonymus post…

  9. Aaarti permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:03 am

    Whoaa.. looks like ur jinxed when it comes to phones!!! heheh

    but lucky u- to have such a dad n bro!! nice!!!

    Oct 2000- i used granpa's motorola[ the one that looked like a chordless]

    Mid 2001- bot my 1st phone-Nokia 2300- colorful phone!! was good till it started hanging!!

    Jan 2005 – Swapped it to pick up the SOny ericsson w550i- loved it, actually even now love it.. awesome speakers and was one of a kind swivel phone!!! swivel started acting funny, camera stopped working, so now grampa uses it on n off!!

    Oct 2008 -Proud owner of N95 8Gb phone!! Yayyyy!!! 😀

  10. Oorja permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:06 am

    are you trying to set a record or what..?

    i have had 3 in the long span of 5 years.. one of which was swaped cunningly from my Father..

    hey he had a colour display and much more features than he needed back then.. and i was in college.. needed to show off a bit.. 🙂

    and how can you take a call while u r in the shower.. especially after losing one to the bucket..

    and why do guys need to take mobiles to the bathroom..? 🙂

  11. Rakesh permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:11 am

    Man the title of this post is totally misleading! First i thought this post would be about some Mafia or something!!

    I even thought it might be something to do with u getting harassed by a mob of crazy women or men!!

    😛 anyway… we wouldn't want that to happen to u right! buhahaha!!

  12. Swaram permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:20 am

    Wow! So, there is someone for whom the mobile is a life-line .. oh sorry, its more than ur life rt 😉

    I have had 5 of them in as many yrs n ppl think am crazy …

    LOL@ the transistor episode n 'expecting Salman to do a gud film' :))

  13. Deeps permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:23 am

    You had me hooked with your title rightaway…especially the malayalam proverb…LOL

    So you've quite a fetish for mobile phones,huh???like my husband and my bro.

    First time here and it was nice to know you better vis-a-vis your mobiles 😀 !!

  14. Rakesh Vanamali permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:33 am

    Phew! Thats some fetish for wetting your phones!!!!!

    Good luck with the new one!

    On a different note, I read some where – One phone is necessity, two is luxury, three is opulence while none is paradise!

    True, right?

  15. Rakesh Vanamali permalink
    July 2, 2009 7:33 am

    And yeah! Bounce was and remains one on my favs! Any idea where I can d/l it?

  16. Veena Chech permalink
    July 2, 2009 8:56 am first mobile was also Nokia 3210 🙂 and same in year 2000, the first costly thing I bought from my own (hard) earned money :). My first job was in SSI Chennai in Vadapalani and the sal was Rs. 3500 :). Saved the money, and I think after couple of months went for it..I was also liek you, could not think of being without mobile, but these days my friends scream at me coz I never have my mobile handy, they are never able to catch me when wanted!!I esp. don't carry it when I am out shopping..otherwise every 30 mints I get calls from my hubby reminding me about the bank balance :)..I am still a Nokia Fan though. Tried Sony ericson, but didn't get alone with it.Fancy iphone..but don't feel like ditching Nokia 🙂

  17. Veena Chech permalink
    July 2, 2009 8:58 am

    As usual, lot of typos :)..Excuse me!!

  18. Crafty Shines permalink
    July 2, 2009 9:43 am

    “My mom even compares my mobile usage to that old proverb of monkeys and garlands”

    LOL! That explains the latter half of ur post title!! 😛

    “those days, having one was more like a status symbol”
    Vimmuuu!!!! It still is!!! 😀 😀 every time I take my cell out in a public place, I seee eyes peering to see what model n make it it!!! 😛

    Yeah, a careless friend had got the nokia 3210 too! He dropped it in water, off the bed, and where not….Once it fell and disassembled in several pieces…battery, case, etc… he put it back and working fine!!!! Indestructible is so the word!!!

    Senkal??? ROFL!!!! We had a guy in our grad class who had a bulky phone…used to slide open, then open mouthpiece flip and raise the antennae and then talk! LOL! We used to call his phone Walkie-Talkie or cordless! 😛 😛

    “ Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls”
    *crafty sees Indy is late in coming and covering my ears and eyes*
    😛 😛

    My dad was using Communicator, but his phone didn’t have a single game 😦

    Transistor!!!!! ROFL!!!! Its still better than senkal, vimmuuu!!!! 😀

    “it was too small for me to handle”
    Obviously no? after the senkal…err…transistor….dammit…communicator *crafty ducks all that vimmuuu is throwing at her*

    Sony W550i???? hugs!!! That’s my phone! Bought it almost 2 years back and am in no hurry to change it! I bought it simply coz it was a music phone – The walkman series!! And it was orange!!! 😀
    u r right about the battery backup problem 😦 but I LOVE my 550i!!! sound clarity!!!! Yes yes!!!! And the amt of time I spend on the wormsfort game, its not funny! But I have it playing music all the time….even wake up to kishore’s song on it! 😀

    “picked up a call while taking a shower”
    *doesn’t know what to say*

    Sony W610i yeah, bf had that, true sad sound quality, we both got out handsets together, and compared to his, my w550i weighed like…erm….a senkal! 😛

    Wow! W595 looks good!!!! Bf wanted to shift from Motorola to sony again! Will tell him to check this out 😀

  19. Sriju permalink
    July 2, 2009 9:46 am


    I recall our GVC UG days, when I used to borrow your mobile (N 3210) and flash it to my friends(@Zoology) in Shyttyleee.(Un)luckily I purchased your preused N 3210 for my brother as it was a icon for stylish/sleek cellphones in early 2000 also.

    Also, I wonder you had your W550i from Sep-Oct 2005 onwards.

    Dude, so far(1999-2009) I had used 10 hand sets,service provider varing from Escotel (now idea), BPL( Hutch to Vodaphone), Airtel(current)and Reliance (have both CDMA&GSM) LOL…

  20. Smitha permalink
    July 2, 2009 9:56 am

    ROFL at 'Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls' I used to love bounce too in my old Nokia 🙂

    Transistor!!! ROFL!! Poor you 🙂 Transistor indeed 🙂

    And you do seem to break a lot of things into 2 – first your credit card now this!!! Are you using them the correct way 🙂

    You picked up a call in your shower!!!! You are seriously crazy!

    So many phones!!! You must be a phone manufactorer's fantasy come true :)And you make me ashamed! I use a phone for ages 😦

  21. sakhi permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:07 am

    😀 😀 you actually changed the initial part!! 😀 😀

    And, 7 mobiles in 9 years!!!!??? :O :O Are you serious!!Boy!! 🙂

    And whats with this "ball" thingy 😉 😉 😀

  22. Rakesh permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:29 am

    warning!! long comment ! hehe
    OK i think i should comment on something related to the topic right?

    My first mobile was The huge 'Alcatel One touch easy' which i got in the year 2000.I loved that phone coz it was powerful. The range was awesome and it had the one touch easy loudspeaker option. The only negative thing i could say about the phone was that it had a very bad battery life and the thing was damn heavy,i could literally kill a cat if i threw the phone at it!

    OK wait this whole mobile thing gives me an idea..buhahaha!

  23. vishesh permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:34 am

    well my current phone is my third 😉 Going to change it soon anyway 🙂 Oh! I get a new phone every year 😉

  24. hitchwriter permalink
    July 2, 2009 11:11 am

    playing with your balls !!!!!!!!

    Rotflol !!!!!!!! ha ha ha that was ultimate…

    i have never had great phones… apart from a N series I once had for 2 years… !! but want to buy a good one… and soon !!!

  25. Vee permalink
    July 2, 2009 11:15 am

    I cannot imagine myself writing on mobiles ever. Moreover, I am not so much into handsets. I just use them to make or receive calls and for text at times. I m not so fussy for configuration, space, camera, music n blah blah..

    so u know what I am hinting to na?

  26. Varunavi permalink
    July 2, 2009 11:38 am

    7 mobiles in 9 years,i had 3 mobiles in 5 years.

    I never liked nokia Communicator and i always feel it looks like a traffic police handset.

    I always wanted to buy the nokia N series but till now didnt get a chance to buy it,but i had 6600 and i love that pc and right now i have 6300 and i love it.I am brand loyal to nokia 🙂

    picked up a call while taking a shower”— too crazy,u never thought it will get spoiled?

  27. Smita permalink
    July 2, 2009 1:57 pm

    This is some mammoth post!!!!

    Please please tell me that this post isn't the result of an innoncent question that I had asked in ur silly day post!!!

    Please say No because if you say yes then….

    Till date I have used only 4 mobiles. 2 were CDMA handsets but besides them I have loyally stuck to Nokia!!!!

    BTW I feel u got ur handset to early!!!! I got mine in 2002 that too from the Security De posit money of my MBA 😀

    Bas aur kucch nahin kehna!!!

  28. Reema permalink
    July 2, 2009 3:08 pm

    I have just had 4 mobiles in last 7 years.

  29. Joobi permalink
    July 2, 2009 4:00 pm

    Congras Vimal.. Gay rights been legalized in India. Means now gays can leagally play with yr balls. HAPPY BALLING

  30. Praveen permalink
    July 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    hahhaa..awesome post..
    loved tht "playing with ur balls" line the most 😛

    and u do get wet too often..control man..control 😉

  31. Anu Russell permalink
    July 2, 2009 5:25 pm

    HEHEHE…nicely written…you are a funny dude…

    man so many water related accidents??? dang! And you did not learn? hmm…

    I just bought my I-3Gs…lets see how long i keep it safe 🙂

  32. indianhomemaker permalink
    July 2, 2009 6:42 pm

    LOL very interesting post Vimmuuu, and to think I have only had two mobiles in all my life, the second one is still going strong 🙂

    I also quite like Sony Ericson cell phones.

  33. indianhomemaker permalink
    July 2, 2009 6:43 pm

    And your friends were really funny!

  34. amit permalink
    July 2, 2009 8:38 pm

    My score is just 3! And even I got my first mobile in exactly the same way as you did!
    My parents just wanted to keep track of me!!! 🙂

  35. Indyeah permalink
    July 2, 2009 8:45 pm

    Expecting a technical post from me would be like expecting Salman Khan to do a good film !!

    Vimmuuuu one question?
    actually Smita its better you answer this question:D:D
    tell me why..why have you NOT killed Vimmuuu yet?:D:D:D

    7 mobiles in 9 years?
    :O what do you do?

    gift them to people? 😛

    Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls”. I am not kidding, EVEN THE GIRLS !!
    *ahem* they said it with a straight face?:D

    garlands in the hand of a monkey?

    sheesh! I have only had three mobiles in probably 8 years..

    what do you need them for anyway?besides making calls and receiving them?

    you are craaazzyy :P:P

    and now start a mobile phone review blog 😛

    atleast SOME good can come out of your cell phone obsession for us lesser mortals:P

  36. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:56 pm

    @ Varun :

    Yeyy, a S.E. club member !!!! How I wish all S.E. walkman editions have the same sound output !

    @ Rohan a.k.a. Anonymous :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comments.

    and what a way to start commenting here. Of all the things in the post, this is what you found out, huh? Well, the girls…ahhh, never mind. Will explain you in person. LOL!!

    @ OG :

    LOL, Aliyaa, I just cant answer him. He wants it in detail!! You know, this is a family blog! LOL !

    True, Nokia 3210 was one helluva phone. Its like a cockroach, can survive any situations.

    Yeah, my phone needs the wishes. 😀

    @ Bhargavi :

    So, its not me alone, huh? Good !

    You want a donor??? LOL. Edukkellaam donor nnu oru vyevasthayillayaa paatti???

    @ Sonee :

    LOL, the call was more important than the shower 😀 😀

    You sadist! Please pray for my mobile. LOL

  37. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:57 pm

    @ Sakhi :

    I cant believe you actually thought I would write something technical. Anyway, the 'edited to add' explains it all, na?

    @ Ashwathy :

    LOL, i didnt explain it to the attendant. I just said thanks and left. LOL.

    yeah, dad always knows the best !! and thats to everything !

    what do you mean? mobiles are harder to replace than relationships.hehehhee.

    ohh ya, now stop cursing me !!

    @ Anonymous :

    A mobile review section is a nice idea. LOL.

    yeah, I know you have nothing to do with it. The first one was by Rohan.

    @ Aaarti :

    The phones are jinxed, not me. LOL.

    You dump all the old ones to your granny? How mean !!! 😀 😀 😀

    Ohh, you have a N95??? Never noticed your phone whenever we met!! Cool !!

    @ Oorja :

    We are still show offs, na??

    "and why do guys need to take mobiles to the bathroom..?"—so you know someone else also who takes mobile to his bathroom??? hehehe..

  38. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:57 pm

    @ Rakesh :

    Ohhh boy !! Getting mobbed by women !! You have the craziest idea, bro !!

    @ Swaram :

    Yeah, no survival without my mobile. Isnt it like that for many of us?? No ??? Am I only weird one?? LOL

    @ Deeps :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

    So I have company in my mobile adventures, huh? Bring 'em in !! LOL !

    @ Rakesh 2 :

    I didnt give them wet dreams deliberately. LOL !!

    Oh, you say that again ! No mobiles is definitely a paradise, if we have all the dear ones near us. 😀

    No clue on the download. I got this image while googling. Probably, google maama would help !

    @ Veena chechi :

    You were here in Vadapalani???? Great! I stay in Saligramam ! Sigh !

    LOL, so your mobile is more like a landline for you !! Why carry one if people cant reach you ? 😀 😀 and oopar se, you are scaring your hubby big time!!!

  39. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:58 pm

    @ Crafty Shines :

    Yeyyy..I guess this is the longest comment yet !!

    Its still a status symbol?? I thought people notice these days only when the mobile makes loud noise or when it has a weird light !! LOL !

    Jay 3210 Ki! Would we get that phone from anywhere???

    LOL, where was ur friend working? in the police?? even they dont have such complicated phones. LOL

    Oh, how can I forget the worm fort game! It was awesome. I completed all the rounds and then started playing once again. Whats your fav weapon in that? Mines the rhino !

    Did your bf like w610 ?? The buttons are crazy, na?

    Anyway, I would suggest you w595, its sooooper !

    @ Sriju :

    Oh yeah, now I remember. I gave it to you, right? How long did it stay with you guys??

    Nope, I purchasd my w550 in Nov along with Mathew! It was because of the rains that I had to change the phone.

    So I changed phones and you changed service providers??? Boss, we are sailing in the same boat ! Btw, you had a phone in 1999????

  40. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:58 pm

    @ Smitha :

    Bouce was too good, na?? 😀

    LOL, I use them in the right way. Just like how a monkey handles a garland ! Now, is that bad?? LOL

    Yeah, Im any phone manufacturers fantasy! But Im jealous of you. I couldve saved a lot, na?

    @ Rakesh :

    LOL, is that your long comment. Check out the one by Crafty !! Now thats long !

    LOL @ your fones weight. So did you kill any cats yet??

    Oh no you devil, whats the idea ???

    @ Vishesh :

    Heyy, so I have competition !! LOL ! I gotta get more fones, then!

    @ Dhiren :

    LOL, you are laughing at my balls??? Sigh !!

    If you are going for looks and features, then I would recommend Sony; but if its durability, obviously Nokia !

    @ Oxy Boyy :

    I always knew you were one of those rare humans !! LOL !

  41. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:58 pm

    @ Varunavi :

    Oh well, the statistics are almost the same. Dont worry, very soon you would be there ! LOL !

    "i always feel it looks like a traffic police handset" — LOL, it is !

    It was a reflex. The phone rang and I picked it up. Didnt realise it ! 😀

    @ Smita :

    LOL, it isnt. But in a way its a reply to one of your sms !! Remember me replying,"you will know".. LOL !

    Yeah, I got it early because my parents never trusted me.

    LOL, you have said enough ! and thanks for that too. 😀 😀 😀

    and Im surprised that you didnt notice Salmans name in the beginning of the post. If you had, you would have already made your comments on that.Even Indyeah noticed it, check out her comment !

  42. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:59 pm

    @ Reema :

    Hmmm…not bad ! You can get there if you want to. Any training required ??

    @ Joobi :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

    and what nice colleagues I have! First Rohan and now you ! and both of them obsessed with the same thing !!! LOL !!!

    @ Praveen :

    LOL, Im controlling…controlling…what to do…control nahi hota !! I just cant stop getting wet 😀

    @ Anu R. :

    I am not funny. My life is. LOL !!

    I need to check my horoscopes to see if my life has something to do with water. LOL !

    and regarding the life of your phone? Do you want me to help?? hehehehehe.

    @ IHM :

    Only two mobiles???? We should interact more. LOL !!! Show them water and they will leave you themselves. hehehe.

    My friends are funny, yes and they always have my poor legs to pull !!

  43. vimmuuu permalink
    July 2, 2009 10:59 pm

    @ Amit :

    LOL, is it?? I guess its because of the friends we have. I remember reading one of your posts on friends and its pretty much similar in my case too. But still, all those tracing was fun, isnt it? Nowadays, they dont even care where I am. LOL !!!

    @ Indyeah :

    I dont think Smita noticed that Salman bit !! Or else, she would have butchered me alive !!!

    "What do you do?" — you are asking me or those mobiles?? LOL

    LOL, honestly, I didnt notice how their face was!! and I didnt want to also !!! LOL !!!

    Theres a lot more than receiving and making calls with mobiles. Now that could be another post! LOL !!

    Thanks for the mobile review suggestion !! I gotta make money from all you readers for that! Ready to pool in ???? LOL

  44. verbivorehere permalink
    July 3, 2009 4:29 am

    you can imagine my disappointment when i realized my brand new phone is the one described "the worst" by you 😦 😦 am so disappointed that i dnt knw what to comment 😛 GRRRRrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

  45. eye-in-sty-in permalink
    July 3, 2009 4:39 am

    s sony convert?! hmmmmm I think Nokia is still the best when it comes to phones. Interesting post. I almost didnt read it when it said "ur longest post"… but it ws fun to read… 🙂

  46. Crafty Shines permalink
    July 3, 2009 7:57 am

    Tee hee! Vimmuuuu!!! i played the wormsfort game yest!!! after commenting here, i just had to!!! 😀

    my fav weapon is Trojan!!! MASS DESTRUCTION! KABOOM!

    😀 😀 😀

  47. Chiranjib permalink
    July 3, 2009 9:33 am


    Nice post dude. I have had only two mobile phones till date and pretty ordinary ones – Nokia 1108 and Samsung C210… I am happy with the Samsung one that I carry at the moment.. does all that a basic version of the mobile phone can do.. nothing more, nothing less.. dnt plan to switch anytime soon..

  48. Smita permalink
    July 3, 2009 10:37 am

    I hereby announce that I will not comment on this blog * thinks gladly that the bugger has kept the anonymous comment option on* until & unless Vimmu publically accepts that Salman Khan is the real star n Khan and that the line about Salman Khan in this post has been written under pressure. Also he is supposed to list all good films my hero has done (I can help Vimal in making that list only if he asks properly) otherwise Smita will stop commenting here.

  49. Veena Chech permalink
    July 3, 2009 11:56 am

    yes, Vadapalani..our fav. hang out was Rahat Plaza, just opposite to it was SSI, don't know if still there !! Never get a chance to go to that side of Chennai.
    Hehehe..its worse than landline :). My friends usually call on my landline first, if they don't get me there hardly anybody gives a try on my mobile 🙂 – Hey, did I ask you to contact me on my mobile whilst u were here?? 🙂

  50. sweelie permalink
    July 3, 2009 6:59 pm

    nice post.. i was crazy abt the game that u were referring in the post 🙂

  51. Winnie the poohi permalink
    July 3, 2009 7:02 pm

    LOL! You made me feel amazingly better 😀 😀 You really did! I have changed umm 5 mobile phones in 3 years 😀 😀

    I know stupid me! Various reasons.. but its worth it..

    Funny thing is I now have nokia express music.. but I agree.. nothing can beat sony ericssion for its sound quality.. but I find my Samsung fone had better picture quality 🙂

    I have tried.. benq nokia motorola sony ericcsion and Samsung.. oh yesh.. even tata indicomm briefly 😀

  52. kanagu permalink
    July 3, 2009 8:21 pm

    /* I left the phone on the bed and just when I was about to leave the room, he said, “ Sir, you forgot your transistor !!! ” I looked at him not knowing if I should go through the pains of explaining him what it actually was.*/

    LOL Bro.. 🙂

    and you have used too much of phones 😀

    and in the point of music, sony ericsson is the best.. but I think they are saturated now.. except W910i after W810i nothing caught my eye..

    I am now using W810i which started to give trouble now.. I love it much… there is no other good phone available in market.. to replace it if it goes to irreparable mode 😦

    you must have bought iPhone instead of W595 and I am sure you will loved it 🙂

  53. vimmuuu permalink
    July 3, 2009 9:40 pm

    @ Verbivorehere :

    Oooops !!!! So you learned a lesson right? Any new S.E. phone you planning to get, please ask me for a review. LOL

    @ E.I.S.I. :

    I knew it. Readers including me get scared with that warning. LOL. Nokia is best for durability, no doubt !

    @ Crafty :

    LOL, you did??? Oh yeah, the trojan-the Kaboom waala. I need to find that game somehow to download.

    @ Chiranjib :

    Wow, I envy you guys ! How I wish I could use a phone for more than 2 years!!!

  54. vimmuuu permalink
    July 3, 2009 9:41 pm

    @ Smita :

    You are kidding, right?? You wont seriously comment here from now on???? Wowwww !! this is like the best day ever !!! Its a promise, right?

    @ Veenachechi :

    Raahat Plaza is still there. but the old charm is completely lost!

    LOL, you gave me your landline number??? Well, I didnt know that. all numbers are ten digits there!!!

    @ Sweelie :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

    You mean Ba…er.. Bounce ??? LOL !!

    @ Winnie :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

    Oh no!!! you surpassed my record. Im a lot relieved now. Thanks !! LOL !! and you have also shifted so many brands !! We should start a club!! LOL

    @ Kanagu :

    I never liked the iphone. Personally, I dont like the huge phones and that includes blackberries also. and with my kinda usage, even Apple would feel ashamed of creating a mobile.LOL!!

  55. theSaintlySinner permalink
    July 4, 2009 6:10 am

    8210 was the best 'phone' ever…the mistake i did was to give it to you and then you did give it back to me, right? Didn't you get that overrun by a truck or bike or something like that..? And I think I had it till 2004 after all the torture it went through with you….and then you were all ga-ga about Sony..and i went for the biggest electronic blunder till date! Nokia family is what fits me…and you shud also make a reference to the E71 which you used for one week!

  56. theSaintlySinner permalink
    July 4, 2009 6:13 am

    And regarding the cheating @ exams…and you still gloat about the 'privilege' granted upon you,eh? Dude..we knew what it would take to get u out of college..and if it was the communicator, so be it! I think both myself and dad considers it a worthwhile investment…and an experiment. Sorry to burst the bubble about the privilege and stuffs like that, but sometimes you've gotta know what you've gotta know!

  57. Just call me 'A' permalink
    July 4, 2009 6:19 am

    Man…..this is a long post and I really could not read the entire thing. But I did notice the phones and my opinion is…. That Nokia is the best. I have no idea if this statement is even related to the post :D.

  58. Just call me 'A' permalink
    July 4, 2009 6:21 am

    Oh..I've had 9 phones so far. All nokia except my latest 🙂

  59. Ashwathy permalink
    July 4, 2009 8:10 am

    omg!!! ROFLMAO @ thesaintlysinner!!! 😀

    talk about putting people in their places!! vimmuuu, ninne naattichu!! hahahaha!

  60. vimmuuu permalink
    July 4, 2009 1:30 pm

    @ TheSaintlySinner :

    Oh ya, how did I forget that!! yes, a bike rode over it once. LOL !!! P990i was good, you never took it for service ! Thats y!!! 😀 and the E71, thats like less than a week, I should have mentioned that too, huh? But I didnt screw it up, right? LOL

    For your second comment – Thanks guys, for being so understanding. 😀 😀 😀 😀

    @ A :

    Nope, thats not what the post is about ! The post was about my adventures with my phones, or rather my phones adventures with me !!!

    @ Ashwathy :

    You are just waiting for someone to naatikkal me, arent u ??? LOL

  61. Pixie permalink
    July 4, 2009 3:09 pm

    wow! 🙂

    you have gone thru your share of mobiles haven't you?!!!

    Me – I am still using my 3rd Nokia – basic model with FM! 🙂 🙂

    What answer did you give to the girls?!! 😀 😀

    And yea, have fun with your new mobile!! 😛 😛

  62. Solilo permalink
    July 5, 2009 9:38 am

    I thought it is a post about you and pennukaanal. You obviously the 'korangan'. 😀 😀


    Gosh! You and your mobile obsession. Ithu kalyanam kazhinjaal kuzhappam aanu mone Koranga.

    "Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls."

    Ha..ha..ha… no comments!

  63. Vee permalink
    July 5, 2009 9:48 am

    Lol, I did read that bit on Salman but then thought you wrote that in good humor. After Smita's counter post, I cannot do much except offering my support to her. Sorry boy, no offense. 😉

    P.S. U r still my friend.

  64. Destination Infinity permalink
    July 5, 2009 10:56 am

    I am a touch screen fan, I used moto rokr and now htc p3400i. I see that when people start using SE, they get addicted to it. Yet to try as touch screens in SE are quite expensive! But otherwise, I find Nokia the best. Especially 3310. Solid handset.

    Destination Infinity

  65. theselfloveproject permalink
    July 5, 2009 1:57 pm

    great post…

  66. Ams permalink
    July 5, 2009 6:27 pm

    Oh, god…You are so hilarious !!!

    That ball game part, 'transistor' item, and attending d fone while in d shower really made me roll on the ground. I even imagined your face when the mobile fell off your hands into the bucket.You deservd that for using your mobile even while in the toilet 🙂

    Anyway, keep going…I liked the story…

  67. Kanupriya permalink
    July 7, 2009 6:55 am

    And indeed Smita has made u famous, I landed on ur blog thru hers :).
    Review was good & so was the for / anti salman debate 😀

  68. Smitha permalink
    July 7, 2009 3:13 pm

    Knock Knock! Why no new posts?? Jobless people like me survive on reading your posts 🙂

  69. Smita permalink
    July 7, 2009 6:44 pm

    This smita also says what smitha says though this smita is thankfully not jobless yet but she doesn't like the silence of this blog!

  70. Archie permalink
    July 7, 2009 9:21 pm

    lolz… I migrated from Nokia to Panasonic to Sony Ericcson… and it was like coming home!

    Right now I have a W960i… amazing sound, 8gb memory,good camera and touch screen andkey pad and a sexy sleek look…

    Love it love it love it!

  71. vimmuuu permalink
    July 8, 2009 9:19 pm

    @ Pixie :

    LOL, my answer to those girls was my mobile !!

    "And yea, have fun with your new mobile!!" — why do I feel that there is some inner meaning to this !! 😀 😀 😀

    @ Solilo :

    Idokke thanneyaanu njaan kalyaanam vendaannu parayunnadu !!! hehehehe. Im already scared what would my future wifes reaction be after going through all these posts!!

    @ Vee :

    LOL, that was of course written in good humor !! and I would want you to be with her. She needs atleast someone, rt? LOL

    @ D.I. :

    You are right. Users of S.E. get addicted to it. Nokias earlier phones were good. Nowadays, they do not have the style quotient in them ! But yes durability, none of them can match nokia!

  72. vimmuuu permalink
    July 8, 2009 9:19 pm

    @ Self Love project :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

    @ Ambili :

    LOL, you were imagining me while I was in the toilet. Ewwwwww…. 😀 😀 😀 😀

    @ Kanupriya :

    Welcome to V-Lokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

    Yeah, she gave me free publicity. LOL. and review??? I didnt do any review !!! LOL

    @ Smitha and Smita :

    Wow, I really dont know if you guys are jobless or not, but I liked both the comments!!

    @ Archie :

    Wooohooo !! S.E. rocks, na????

  73. Srini permalink
    July 12, 2009 12:07 pm

    Hi vimmu'..dis is the first time i'm visiting ur blog…
    I'll say abt mine… I'm so fond of these stuff…believe me i'm changing atleast 3 yearly… Nd i offen love 'bounce' game… I've a trick to complete that whole game… If we press 787898 while playing we wont lose game..! Amazing rite..?

  74. Mr. bonny mwasanyagi from Tanzania permalink
    February 5, 2010 5:10 pm

    I have Nokia 9210 in Italian version now I want change to english version of language but i can’t. Plz help me how to go about.

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