Bye-bye analog: Several gadgets that will no longer respond


Maybe you're a thrifty sort. Maybe you disdain the culture's love of all that is new and shiny. Or maybe you're just an early adapter (Like Gordon Gekko here on the right) who for some reason never upgraded. In other words, maybe you're one of the few Americans who still uses an analog cellphone.

Well start saving for your Blackberry now, my friends. Your days are numbered. As of February 2008, carriers will no longer be required to support old analog technology, and many will drop it altogether. Although carriers estimate that less than 1% of cell phone users actually still have an analog device, that's still upwards of a million people.

Carriers that still support analog are Verizon Wireless, Alltel and AT&T.