The Samsung Intercept, my first Android phone. Being a user of traditional cellphones that of which are considered "dumb" phones today, I was overjoyed when I finally got my hands on this phone. But before I begin let me tell you about a little story of the events leading up to my purchase of this phone...
The year was 2011, and I had began my first job. Having used the same phone for over 5 years which was the Samsung T509 I felt it was time for a much needed upgrade. Don't get me wrong, I still love the 509 and use it to this day as one of my primary backup phones, should I not have a steady phone provider.
There were several things that I considered when searching for a new phone, which I'm sure most of you look for as well. Those were usability, reliability, cost, and in my case a full Qwerty keyboard. The reason I wanted a full Qwerty keyboard is because I like to text a lot. My first choice would have been a rather convenient one the Nokia X2. It would have been as simple as buying the phone, swapping the SIM card out, and I would have been set. The down side to that is I would have still been stuck on a prepaid plan that would become too pricey if I wanted nearly unlimited everything, which T-Mobile does not have for their pay as you go plans ($100 for 1000 minutes and 10 cent per text incoming/receiving), so it was clear a change of carriers was needed.
Then I heard about Virgin Mobile, and their $50 unlimited everything plan. Sounded good to me, now to find a phone that met my criteria and luckily the Intercept met such requirements. As it would be my first Android based phone I was thrilled and anxious to acquire it. Which led to my first attempt to purchase the phone at a local RaidoShack.