Step 2: Non Smartphones
I especially enjoyed my Nokia 5230. It had an excellent MP3 player and I loaded the memory card with almost 24 hours of music covering dozens of different albums – music I transferred from CDs and cassettes, music I downloaded, and even some music I created myself. It was nice to have music on the go – in the car, while walking down the street, and even inside my house.
For the car I used a cassette adapter. When on the go I used the same stereo headset I used with the phone to talk. Inside my house I have portable stereos with line input jacks in several rooms. Simple adapter cables with 3.5 mm plugs permitted me to plug into any of these stereos. As a bonus when the phone was plugged into the stereo it was an excellent quality speakerphone with extremely high quality echo cancellation. I wish my current phone had as decent sound quality.