Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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From a reader.

First cell phone you owned.

43 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Global warming is such a heated topic.

sandybrook said...

A cheap TracFone flipphone.

BlissBoo said...

Blackberry. They had great cell phones.

lynn said...

Nokia something - it felt like it weighed 5lbs

Ophelia said...

same I'm not sure phones were even given names then. It was a flip phone with a long antenna.

I do miss the satisfaction of snapping it shut after a particularly heated or productive call!

Moose said...

It was a Sony Erickson flip phone. You could text with it, but it did not have a keyboard, just a standard number pad. So to text, you had to press a key multiple times to get a single letter. Ugh.

Chase said...

Original giant Motorola that heated up and roasted your ear/head. Had a $5000 bill one month from roaming calls.

Zebra Seasoning said...

Something from Virgin. It was a candy floss pink flip phone, no camera, I think it cost £12.

orangesoda said...

Good old Nokia 3310. Now that's what we call a real phone.

Tricia13 said...

Damn I barely remember which one I owned last year... I think first was a Nokia flip-cute

Farmgirl said...

A pager

nonyabusiness said...

iphone 6 plus

Muckduck said...

nokia brick phone

MeliticusBee said...

Ericsson cell phone 1991

LooksLikeCRicci said...

It was a Nokia. Non-flip version. Weighed like 3 pounds, circa 1999.

Valerie said...

Vodafone. Big brick with hardly any battery power and got hot within minutes of using

MeliticusBee said...

Mine cost $850 in 1991 and the monthly bill was about $200 because they charged by the minute. I think about 60 cents per minute.

ericasees said...

Motorola v160 in 2001... thing was indestructible. I remember losing it and finding it alive and well in a bank of snow after a snowstorm.

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Sara, Making It Work said...

Some kind of Nokia with interchangeable faceplates I think. Around 1998.

Akbar Johnson said...

The nokia with the nubby antenna, non flip. Played the fuck out of some snake.

pwal said...

Motorola through Tracfone.

hothotheat said...

Ericcson flip phone - late 1990's.

Brayson87 said...

What's a cell phone?

Humor Me said...

Bag phone - for the car in the 90s

riffer73 said...

Huawei POS.

Anothergrayhare said...

A Nokia or Motorola, installed in my new 1988 Dodge Daytona, had a battery pack that fit under the seat, a corded handset, and cost me $30 for 30 minutes. Paid $500 to a buddy to install it and sold it with the car, too expensive to remove it.

annie roo said...

The brick, which we told staff doing deliveries only to use in an emergency. It was expensive.

LA Native said...

Sony Ericsson flip phone in Mexico that actually had some sort of internet access, if you could figure out how to use it. I did like that phone though.

MsDrtMover said...

Apple Iphone 3

mud said...

i also had a tracphone flip phone with no camera of course. kept that thing until the top broke from the bottom. i miss it.

zerooptions said...

Motorola v.60, i went through so many damn antennas on that damn thing

pixiegothy said...

1st one was a blue Nokia 3310, 2nd was Sony ericsson t68i that had something that connected underneath where you could listen to mp3s, i guess hpm-10? It was cool!

Cuddlebutt said...

A Nokia Brick.

CatsMeow said...

A blue Nokia 3100. It's virtually a bookmark compared to my Samsung Galaxy phone.

Stupidpervs said...

No idea long time ago I'd sat a Motorola the size of a Buick

Spiffypaws said...

can't remember. It had to be wired into my car with a microphone at mouth level. It was huge!! I think it was nokia; it was one of the earliest "car" phones

Low Key said...

Motorola flip phone. Not quite a brick... maybe a halfbrick.

Guesser said...

Plug in the car Tracfone, I think Nokia,no flip, only used for car emergencies.

Someone Somewhere said...

Nokia

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Me too, Nokia 3310. 🐍🐍🐍🐍

GentleBreeze said...

Nokia candy bar?

KittensRUs said...

Have no idea the brand but it came in a bag and plugged into my car's cigarette lighter.

Kim said...

I had a Texas Instruments car phone on MCI Mobilnet, $99 a month and .99 a minute! My first portable phone though, was a Motorola brick, which cost about 800 dollars, and the same per month/minute. Cheap at 10x the price during the Oakland Hills firestorm in 1991 when the fire took down our comms tower and my phone was the only communication for those of us staged behind the line. Fun fact: In two days, I racked up almost 1k in charges. PacBell Wireless, to their credit, didn't charge me a thing for the whole month.

First "modern" cell phone: Nokia 5110. I still have it.

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