an class="full-image-float-right ssNonEditable">I guess I'm getting a reputation around HackCollege as the "phone guy". Ironically, my cell phone is probably the least important piece of my technical repertoire. I was a bit amazed as I was nearing my cell phone's limit of 600 contacts halfway through my first semester of freshman year - yes, dumbphones still have low contact limits and yes, I'm just that good at meeting people (not really). After all, it was my second phone (remember how to survive without a lost phone?) so I liked to pat myself on the back for doing well at being social.
And then I went to the Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic (formerly known as The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party), had a weekend to never forget that I couldn't fully remember, and celebrated my Gators' thrilling overtime victory. I made it back home alive, went to the bathroom, and in the process of calling a friend dropped my phone in a urinal. Plop, plop, fizz. Alka-Seltzer would have been proud.
I decided to try the traditional methods to save it, but all for naught. Ends up this _third_ insurance claim in a year inspired me to make my phone a bit more valuable to me and make it more of a useful tool than the catch-all I'd made it. I decided to streamline my contacts, and here's how I did it.