Found an old Nokia phone, going to try it for a week just to experiment

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    Was going through my drawer and I found this phone (pic below). It just blows my mind how far we've come. I thought hey, I'm glued to my cell phone 5-8 hours a day. Sometimes even 10-12. Why don't I try this Nokia for a week and see what I discover outside if my cell phone?

    What do y'all think

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  2. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
  3. macrumors 68040


    Who needs angry birds when you can play snake.

  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    Playing it right now!!!!
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Well at least the battery's gonna last the week which it wouldn't on an iPhone :)
  6. macrumors 68030


    Apr 30, 2012
    i still have an 8290 and 9690i as backups, well did, since i recently switched to verizon.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Was this phone on TDMA? Is it even still usable on the network? This would be cool to do as an experiment nonetheless...
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    I've often questioned myself about where I'd be today without an iPhone.

    My first phone was the one with an antenna, I was a senior. Then I upgraded to a Motorola (I believe) juke box phone which looked like the NGage. Then I upgraded to the Razr, and then Samsung Blackjack. I returned from my 15 month deployment and wanted a Black Berry but then learned about the iPhone 3GS that just released a few months before I came home and that is the phone I got myself and my wife. We've then upgraded to the 4, 4S (just myself), and then 5 (my wife).

    I used my brothers Android phone last year while he was in ICU and I was on emergency leave, I used it for a month and I did like some features of it such as Widgets, but didn't like the App Store very much and how fast it died.

    One of my coworkers uses a Black Berry phone and I asked him why he doesn't get an iPhone and he said he's happy with just texting, I don't get it since he pays the same monthly amount I do. But to each their own. I wouldn't mind switching but I already know I'd hate it.
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    I don't think it's going to work :( I put in contacts, everything.

    Spent 3 hours.

    Then put the sim in. No netowrk found :( :( :(

    I'm actually really sad.
  10. lke
    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    You will miss whatsapp, messages, facebook, twitter, browsing the web and typing a message will be almost impossible.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2011
    I did this experiment when I switched from Verizon to At&t while I waited or the iP5 and the results were amazing... I pay little attention to the phone, no games, texting, netflix, email, I didn't even want to use the phone at all, I only used the phone when I need it to call my wife or something.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    I still have my Motorola V3 Razr. Man I thought I was so cool.
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    I loved the razr. Everyone did. I lost mine though.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    So you spent 3hrs on it without testing for a network first?

  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    Ok guys. UPDATE! I ordered another nokia phone off the Internet. I put the picture below.

    I am fairly sure it is compatible with AT&T. I love my iPhone 5 but I spend so many hours on it I can't get anything done. If there was iPhone 5 addiction, I would have it. In fact, if there is no such, I'm the first. I am addicted to my iPhone. And I need help. It wasn't that way with the 4. But I think this bigger screen is so much more usable I'm on it all day everyday. I'll have my books or work in my lap but be looking at my iPhone 5. After 3 hours, not a page of my work done. Still on iPhone. Hopefully this nokia can help with my chronic iPhone problem.

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  16. macrumors 68030


    Apr 30, 2012
    after owning a total of 88 cell phones in my life, of all breeds and mostly nokia, i couldve given you a better old school series 40 nokia to buy besides that beast.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Interesting experiment. I've thought of trying something like this during the summer but never got around to it. Maybe I'll dig up my old Razr after exams :p
  18. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    I think why do you think we care.

    Have fun with your old phone.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    Can't wait to see how the OP loves his life without the iPhone.

    How long will you last! :D
  20. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Send me the iPhone for the week... :D

    I don't think you'll miss it as much as you expect. You'll enjoy the extra time you have.
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    Sorry my buddy already got dibbs! :p

    Next time it's yours ;)


    Honestly, I am totally addicted to my iPhone. I really need to stop burying my head in software, a virtual world that doesn't exist, and look up at the world, the real world around me.


    Looks like everyone who responded does, doc.
  22. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2011
    You guys make me feel old... Talking about the razor being an old phone.

    I remember before the star tac come out. It was them" next big thing " in cell phones

    The year was 1996.

    My first cell phone was in 1993...

    Yea I know I'm old.
  23. macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    my first phone -
    nokia 101 1995 i think

    my current phone -
    iPhone 5

    many phones in between,
    can't imagine why anyone would want not to have all that is available in one device, however, it would be extremely funny to be getting around the city with an old "brick" talking on it and seeing who noticed
  24. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Those Nokia phones are cool. Wish I used those instead of the Samsung/lg/etc dumbphones that I used before the iPhone.
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    LOL. That's so funny. I'm gonna walk around flaunting it like its the iPhone 5.


    Yeah they actually are pretty sleek. I like them.

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