It's Friday, but I will post here, cuz I don't want Ed to feel ignored.
I got my first cell phone in 1994 as it was a requirement for my job at the time. Of course, I basically used it for personal stuff at the time. I think my employer payed the bill for at least the first 7-8 years and after that we were required to submit the detailed bill, noting what calls were business and what were personal. Of course, this was before there were the types of plans we have today. I am very lucky that this employer let me keep my cell number even though they had originally "provided" it for me. Before I left them in 2010, I had of course, upgraded the phone a few times and owned the phone. It would have sucked if I had to change the cell number I had for 16 years as by 2010, my cell had become my primary number. The three employers I have had since then, all provided me a phone for work and they covered the bill, but that "number" belonged to the employer. Hence, I carry two cells, one for work and my Real Life phone. My assistant and boss are the only work people who use the Real Life number.
10 miles yesterday morning. I attended a very nice retirement party last night which had me out late, so I slept in til 6:30 and didn't run this morning. I will pool run at lunch.
Bonus: We also have the weird phone XT described in his post which is only used for blazerman's job.