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Topic # 67045 27-Aug-2010 13:17
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Just out of interest, what was your first mobile phone?  Mine was the Motorola Profile 300. But awhile ago was given one of the first Motorola's that you had to carry in a bag over your shoulder.

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  Reply # 373551 27-Aug-2010 13:19
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Motorola PC550 flip

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  Reply # 373552 27-Aug-2010 13:20
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Nokia 1610 ftw!




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  Reply # 373556 27-Aug-2010 13:24
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Alcatal 735 - I remember my parents paying something like $800 for it when it first came out.
Was a great phone, had it for 4 years before replacing it with a Nokia 6121 




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  Reply # 373559 27-Aug-2010 13:27
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michaelmurfy: Alcatal 735 - I remember my parents paying something like $800 for it when it first came out.
Was a great phone, had it for 4 years before replacing it with a Nokia 6121 


I had the Alcatel One Touch 300 or something... without the colour screen.  I think it could only display two lines of text at any one time, haha.

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  Reply # 373561 27-Aug-2010 13:29
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heavenlywild:
michaelmurfy: Alcatal 735 - I remember my parents paying something like $800 for it when it first came out.
Was a great phone, had it for 4 years before replacing it with a Nokia 6121 


I had the Alcatel One Touch 300 or something... without the colour screen.  I think it could only display two lines of text at any one time, haha.


Woah I have owned one of those too, I still see them around now. Reliable as anything :)




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  Reply # 373571 27-Aug-2010 13:49
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My first mobile was a Nokia 232... Here is the press release from 1996:

"The 232N combines the award winning design of the 232 with the power of digital messaging

Nokia, the world's second largest manufacturer of cellular phones, today announced the Nokia 232N, a N-AMPS version of the award winning Nokia 232.

The new phone features a large 16-character display with permanent signal and battery strength indicators, four "one-touch" dialing keys for instant access to emergency services, voice mail, frequently called numbers and the famous user-friendly Nokia menu interface. In addition, the 232N is data ready via an optional cable which enables you to connect the phone to any compatible PCMCIA modem card allowing you to send and receive faxes, data and e-mail via a cellular network. The phone also comes with a full complement of accessories ranging from AC & DC chargers to installed hands-free car kits with three watt boosters.

To support Digital Messaging Service, an optional enhanced service offered by most N-AMPS cellular networks, the 232N is capable of receiving and storing up to 20 short messages in the same manner as a pager. These messages can take the form of short text messages such as CALL HOME or CALL OFFICE, the calling party's phone number, or a notification that you have a voice mail waiting. The 232N even simplifies the process of responding to messages by enabling the user to call back a number left in a message or to retrieve voice mail messages with a single keystroke.

N-AMPS, or narrowband AMPS, is a system-overlay technology that allows enhanced digital-like features, such as Digital Messaging Service, to phones operating in a traditional analog-based AMPS network.

In its standard configuration with a 550 mAh NiMH battery, the Nokia 232N weighs 7.6 ounces, provides 1 hour 10 minutes of talk time and 15 hours of standby time. Optional NiCd and MiMH slim and ultra extended battery packs are available which provide up to 2.5 hours of talk time and 32 hours of standby time."






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  Reply # 373574 27-Aug-2010 13:52
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Mine was an old NEC AMPS model may have been called the D1 model. About 1989




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  Reply # 373583 27-Aug-2010 13:56
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First mobile i had was a Telecom Prepaid mobile - Audiovox - this was before Bellsouth was Vodafone.
This wouldd've been around the 1995-1996 era.






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  Reply # 373586 27-Aug-2010 14:00
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Sony CM-R111 which still works after 17 years......

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Reply # 373588 27-Aug-2010 14:04
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a motorola dynatac 8000... yes really!!!! paid for itself the first night i owned it

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  Reply # 373592 27-Aug-2010 14:06
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Mine was a Philips Fizz. Quite a funky looking phone at the time and super thin.

http://www.gsmarena.com/philips_fizz-143.php



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  Reply # 373593 27-Aug-2010 14:07
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freitasm: My first mobile was a Nokia 232... Here is the press release from 1996:

"The 232N combines...

provides 1 hour 10 minutes of talk time and 15 hours of standby time. Optional NiCd and MiMH slim and ultra extended battery packs are available which provide up to 2.5 hours of talk time and 32 hours of standby time."




Check out that call time!   Surprised  Everyone, please stop complaining about your battery life!  Wink

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  Reply # 373597 27-Aug-2010 14:15
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audiovox

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  Reply # 373599 27-Aug-2010 14:18
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Mine was an Audiovox from 94-95 $1 from Ben Rumble. I felt so important lol.

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