Post your first Cell Phone

Biggs88

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Grab a shot off the net and post up a pic of your first cell phone.


Here was mine:



Motorola V300. MAN I loved that thing!!

Not as much as I love my 4S now tho. . . .
 

SchneiderMan

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Nokia 5110 with classic bite marks on the rubber antenna. :D Everyone had a Nokia come on. They were indestructible too!

 

PsstGreek

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Had this Nextel has my first cell phone. I was in 8th grade. My parents were big on the Walkie-Talkie feature, especially my dad. Damn, those phones were annoying.
 

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dec.

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Apr 15, 2012
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Motorola 8200, sometime around 1996


I just started at T-Mobile in Germany and bought it used off someone, the battery lasted for about 2 hours in standby and 5 minutes when being used...

this was followed by the Nokia 2110, Nokia 3210, Alcatel One Touch Easy, Siemens C35, Alcatel OT 510, Motorola V555, Razr, Blackberry Pearl, iPhone4.
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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Nokia 2180 - great phone for self defense, and for driving in framing nails.
You should have seen this beast with the "extended battery" - it could, quite literally, be used to jump start things.
 

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Goftrey

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2001 Nokia 5210 - Still works today, I remember buying green, red & blue cases for these as you could literally slide the innards out of the casing.



 

kbright1892

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LG VX6000. Terrible reception and a crappy camera but you could change the pattern of the colored lights on the outside :D
 

phibe1

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Apr 28, 2010
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I don't have a picture but my first cell phone was the moto startac 75! that thing was a classic lol
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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Anyone remember that unique "start up tone" all old-school phones made?

Motorola, Nokia, Audiovox, Qualcomm, all made the same "power on tone" - and then that just died off shortly before digital networks went mainstream.

Was there a purpose to that tone? When I hear it, I visualize expensive hardware, as back then, those phones cost some serious cake to use. But I could imagine it served some actual purpose, why would different manufacturers copy it otherwise?