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  Reply # 373602 27-Aug-2010 14:22
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NZCoderGuy: 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.




That what I had too and it was around 1994-95.




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  Reply # 373605 27-Aug-2010 14:24
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I had a Nokia 232 and had the cases painted purple

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  Reply # 373612 27-Aug-2010 14:40
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Nokia 2110 - brick of a thing... on Bellsouth




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  Reply # 373614 27-Aug-2010 14:47
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I was working for a private telecoms outfit up north just after deregulation (88?), and we started selling cellphones as soon as they came out.

I remember us getting one of the first Motorola (?) ones which was a handset...that was attached to this huge breifcase. Monstrous thing it was! Heavy as too, but when you have nothing like it, it seemed just amazing. You literally had to lug it around.

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  Reply # 373615 27-Aug-2010 14:48
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stevonz: Nokia 2110 - brick of a thing... on Bellsouth


They were a brick, but they were a fantastic phone, I would still use one today if I could!




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  Reply # 373616 27-Aug-2010 14:49
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stevonz: Nokia 2110 - brick of a thing... on Bellsouth


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Was given to me as a company phone in 2000, peice of sh*t, by the time I got it the battery was lucky to last until lunch.

Nokia 2110

Had it for about 2 months until I got the big upgrade to the Nokia 5110

Nokia 5110 MORE PICTURESNow were talking.

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  Reply # 373619 27-Aug-2010 14:54
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Motorola 5200 - piece of junk and they put the letters on the wrong keys - not that it mattered since it was in the days before you could send a text.




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  Reply # 373626 27-Aug-2010 15:19
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I had a Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

Was uber-cool in it's day - most people were lugging around the "brick" (the ubiquitous Motorola Dynatac...I was just a wee bit cooler. It helped that I was in the cellular industry back then, I suppose.




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  Reply # 373627 27-Aug-2010 15:23
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Handsomedan: I had a Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

Was uber-cool in it's day - most people were lugging around the "brick" (the ubiquitous Motorola Dynatac...I was just a wee bit cooler. It helped that I was in the cellular industry back then, I suppose.


Same bro! I was the envy of all my mates (none of them even had a phone)

I also had a Telecom Minicall pager around the same time lol

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  Reply # 373630 27-Aug-2010 15:29
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Asmodeus:
Handsomedan: I had a Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

Was uber-cool in it's day - most people were lugging around the "brick" (the ubiquitous Motorola Dynatac...I was just a wee bit cooler. It helped that I was in the cellular industry back then, I suppose.


Same bro! I was the envy of all my mates (none of them even had a phone)

I also had a Telecom Minicall pager around the same time lol


We still use those pagers, come in handy if anything goes wrong in the DC 




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  Reply # 373640 27-Aug-2010 15:56
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My first mobile phone was the Motorola 8000 series classic brick.
something like this:

mototola classic

and then a little later I upgraded to the new fangled "slim line" brick - I think it was the classic II - or something like that:

Motorola classic II

and then I upgraded to the first Motorola flip phone - the Motorola MicroTac:
Motorola MicroTac

and on and on  it went :)

 




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  Reply # 373641 27-Aug-2010 16:04
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alcatel one touch db from 1999.

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  Reply # 373646 27-Aug-2010 16:08
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michaelmurfy:
Asmodeus:
Handsomedan: I had a Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

Was uber-cool in it's day - most people were lugging around the "brick" (the ubiquitous Motorola Dynatac...I was just a wee bit cooler. It helped that I was in the cellular industry back then, I suppose.


Same bro! I was the envy of all my mates (none of them even had a phone)

I also had a Telecom Minicall pager around the same time lol


We still use those pagers, come in handy if anything goes wrong in the DC 


I thought I was flash as I had one of the first ones issued here (0868-00008)

Im surprised to hear they're still used!

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  Reply # 373727 27-Aug-2010 19:46
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Nokia 3210 for me in 2001

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  Reply # 373734 27-Aug-2010 19:56
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Nokia 5120 for me. I had it for about four years as well. Great phone.

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