My first reaction was NFW was I going to haul that monster around. And then I got to thinking... my deal was 'ok, but as long as I can make all the personal calls I want.' Management agreed and so I hauled this puppy everywhere. It was huge. And it's charger was even huger.
The reception, most often, sucked. I could rarely hear it ring. Calling out was a bit better and I loved loved loved calling my friends from weird places.
The people at work mostly forgot I had it and if they needed me after hours they would just leave a message on my answering machine (yep, it was the dark ages) at home.
About that same time, Motorola executives came to meet with my boss - the lab director - about a colaboration with some database software we developed. The head guy was nice and fun and over lunch, he pulled out his latest toy to show off. It was a 'pocket sized' mobile phone that flipped open. It was soooooo cool!!!
It wasn't for sale yet but I do remember understanding that it would be way more expensive that I could ever afford. I was sitting next to him and he let me play with it and make a call. And get my buddy to call me back so I could hear it ring. It's was just magic.