What was some of your first cell phones...before the iPhone?

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  1. macfoxpro macrumors 6502

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    What was some of your first cell phones...before the iPhone? Mine was with GTE (now Verizon) and was the 1300 series. Then the jewel of cell phones, the Motorola STARTAC. lol. That STARTAC was nothing short of awesome back in the late 90's.
     

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  2. macfoxpro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I remember GTE offered a "Home Base" unit. It offered free cell coverage as long as you were within a certain range of the base unit. I think it was about a mile or so. That was until people figured out how to get free internet with using the base unit. They did away with that plan. It wasn't much longer and Verizon was founded....late 90's, I think. ha ha. Oh, the good old days.
     
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    Motorola 9800. I thought it was a huge upgrade from my parents car phone..which was attached to the car.

    Then I went from that to the startac and thought it was SO AWESOME :) Had that one for years...lasted me until I went to the iphone 3gs..
     
  5. deviant macrumors 65816

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    I had the 5110 (i believe it's the same phone). Such a great phone. You could've killed someone with one of these if you wanted to, lol. Now i have to babysit my plus.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    2007 to 2009 Sanyo Katana (black)
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    2009 to September 21, 2012 HTC Touch Pro:
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    September 21 to Present: iPhone 5, 64GB, Black/Slate.
     
  7. bob24, Oct 8, 2014
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    Memories, memories ...

    I might miss a few but here are the main ones:

    - Nokia 3210 (the one everybody wanted)
    - Nokia 3310 (the indestructible!)
    - Sagem myX-3 (got it for cheap on contract but not better than the Nokia!)
    - Samsung D510
    - A Clamshell Samsung I can't remember the name of
    - Motorola Slvr L6
    - Samsung SGH-X820 Ultra Edition 6.9 (back in 2006 there was already a competition for who would release the thinest phone - and this one did have a protruding camera and felt easy to break with little pressure :-D - really liked the thinness and lightness but definitly convinced me Samsung was a no go for me as the keyboard failed - as per all my previous Samsungs!)
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    Then came the original iPhone, and Apple has kept me captive until now!
     
  8. Xeyad macrumors 6502

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    Nokia 7650
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    Siemens SX1
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    Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Then I went iPhone 3G, and never looked back ;)
     
  9. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Various Nokias, Motorolas and Blackberries. None of note these days.
     
  10. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I owned all in Snake, speaking of Snake you knew you were a master when you only used the 7 and 3 buttons!

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    I had that Katana (in Blue)'

    Also had the HTC Diamond (little brother to the touch pro )

    loved it!
     
  11. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Motorola Star Tac, a few different Nokias, a few Sonys, a Motorola v400 (was a very solid flip phone, IMHO), a Samsung Blackjack (I hated that phone) that I bought in the spring of 2007, and it was iPhone all the way from June 2007 onward.

    :)
     
  12. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    My first mobile was a Nokia 6110 ... I still remember it as one of the best phones I've ever had in my life ...
     
  13. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Had an old Sanyo flip phone. Switched to the iPhone 3G in 2009. Been using iPhone as my main driver ever since.
     
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    My wife had the pink Katana, LOL!

    And the Diamond was cool. Only difference between it and the TP was the Pro version of Windows Mobile 6.1 and a keyboard. Lots and lots of stuff that worked on the Diamond worked on the TP. I loved my TP!

    Of course I bought it like only one month before the TP2 launched so I wasn't too happy about that though. :rolleyes:
     
  16. deviant macrumors 65816

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    I know, right??! 2,4,6,8 are for NOOBZ!
     
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    candy crush aint got nothing on the snake game I played on this bad boy.

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  18. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Diamond came with 6.1 too.

    sad thing is I really wanted an Iphone back in the day but was (and still am) loyal to Sprint so I went with that and bought a (first gen) Ipod Touch.

    -tethered my connection to my ipod touch so I "kinda" had an Iphone :)
     
  19. RossMak macrumors 6502

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    Nokia 5110
    Nokia 3210
    Nokia 8310 I loved this phone. I had it for a couple of years, this was in the 12 month upgrade days.
    Nokia 7610
    There was a nokia 7210 in here somewhere as well.

    Everyone I knew all had Nokias you didn't have to worry about forgetting your charger as everyone had a Nokia charger

    Sony Walkman phone. The White and orange one.
    Sony Cybershot
    Nokia n95
    Blackberry Storm


    Then iPhone 3G
     
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    I remember everyone had that phone in high school!
     
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    My first cell phone
     

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  24. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    I had a ngage and then a Motorola Slvr. The Ngage was a horrible phone on a horrible service (T-mobile). I actually liked the Slvr a lot for having iTunes. Last phone I had before the first iPhone.

    Ngage
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    Slvr
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  25. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    What I meant was the Diamond had WinMo 6.1 while the Touch Pro had WinMo 6.1 Pro.

    And I hear you about Sprint (I'm still a customer). I got my Touch Pro because it was the closest thing I could find that Sprint was selling that remotely resembled the iPhone. I wanted one (iPhone), but I wasn't leaving Sprint to AT&T for it.

    As it turned out I was laughing for a while at a few of my friends because the TP had cut/paste and MMS out of the box while their iPhones did not (at that time).

    The funny thing is that HTC originally marketed the Touch Pro as the "iPhone killer". Which was hilarious because the screen on the TP is even smaller than the screen on the 3GS! Diamond/Touch Pro/Touch Pro 2 were great phones, but part of a long line of now dead "iPhone killers". :D
     

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