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Your First Cellphone?  
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4761 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7030 times:

Inspired by this thread: How Many Cellphones In Your House? (by Jafa39 May 31 2006 in Non Aviation) (which was in turn inspired by another thread  Silly), I was wondering, what was your first-ever cellphone?

Mine was a Nokia 5170, back in 2001.



It was the most popular phone at the time, everyone seemed to have one!  crazy  Mine had a pink cover (figures...). The phone lasted about 6 months before it was stolen  mad . My next phone was another 5170, with the standard black cover; that one is still sitting somewhere in my bedroom.

So, how about yours?
- Carmen


Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

Mine was a: NEC DB1000



It used to belong to my Mum, I think it is still some where in my room, under a pile of junk probably.

 laughing 

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7021 times:

I had a very heavy and very big Motorola phone, sorry but I can't remember the exact model, it was in 1996 or 1997 and T-Mobile was called D1-Telekom back then.

Patrick


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7011 times:

My first phone was like Carmen's, except I had the standard cover on it. It was with the carrier that eventually became T-Mobile in the U.S.: VoiceStream.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7007 times:

My first one was a Mitsubishi one (I can't remember the model, it was possibly the T200.) about 7 years ago.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6986 times:



What a brick! Motorola M3788



Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6981 times:



Good Times...When phones were just.....phones.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6981 times:

god, back to the 80's.... looked something like this -



User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6978 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):

Oh god  eek , thats the one I had, on "Orange".


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6962 times:

Mine was Telit and I don't know the exact model of it.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 6):
Good Times...When phones were just.....phones.

Exactly



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6959 times:

Trusty old StarTac.



Harry



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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6951 times:

Nokia 6120 TDMA



Bought on December 1999.

In 2002 I took it to a shop to get its software upgraded to 6120i standard, so that I could send SMS.

I stopped using it on December 2004 when I got myself a new Nokia 3105.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6947 times:

I had two, one similar to the one Garri767 shows in her reply and another, with more range and a better signal in a damn suitcase looking contraption! What a pain that was . . .

That was in 1991.


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6943 times:

I had a sony, about the size of a kit-kat with an extendable mouthpiece like a bee's leg that swung down when you wanted to talk.

Dunno what model it was.


User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6933 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10):
Trusty old StarTac.

Ditto! ALthough, it was really my Dad's but I seemed to use it a lot more than he did. Which is odd because I was 12, lol.

My first phone to call my own was...um...I know it was a Nokia with a greyscale screen...uhh, that's about it, lol.

Airwave  eyebrow 



When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6924 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):

Ahh...the bag phones!
http://www.computersbydesign.com/images/5172.jpg


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6915 times:

The first cell phone I owned was one of these beauties. I swear, something like 70% of the mass was take up by the battery. It was enormous!


The one thing I do remember from back then was lusting over the newly released StarTAC. I've no idea why, but no phone since then has been able to capture my affection quite like that one.  drool 


-AC773



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6903 times:
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Mine was an antique Ericsson GH-197 back in 1995



Edit: and yes, I still have it in the basement somewhere!

-Manuel

[Edited 2006-06-01 07:21:07]


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

My first phone was a motorola flip phone with that really big battery. Got it in March 1995.
My next phone in about 1999 was a Nokia 5110; similar to the Nokia 5170. Nokia really hit the big time with that 5100 shape; seems like everyone in Australia owned a Nokia and probably the rest of the world.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2410 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6881 times:

this one:

Nokia 3210.
Best cell phone I have ever had!


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6867 times:
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Quoting ManuCH (Reply 17):
Mine was an antique Ericsson GH-197 back in 1995

Same here, back in 1997. Right when prepaid cards were released in Norway. It was funny, because I brought it to school one day, and people called me a snob. A month later, everybody had phones...



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6862 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 20):
It was funny, because I brought it to school one day, and people called me a snob.

Same here. And today, if someone goes to school *without* a cell phone (or 2) he's an outsider  Smile

-Manuel



Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6830 times:
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My first phone was a Siemens S3 com back in January 1996.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6830 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 16):
The first cell phone I owned was one of these beauties. I swear, something like 70% of the mass was take up by the battery. It was enormous!

I had exactly the same phone, I recognized it on your picture. And you are right, 70% of the phone was taken up by the battery.

Patrick


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

Nokia 232, last analogue phone that Nokia sold in the UK.



I remember when I switched to a digital phone, how amazed I was that I could see who was calling before I answered the phone.


25 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Indeed. I was 17, in my last year of high school, when I got my first phone. At that time, cellphones in school were still a novelty, and almost no o
26 Post contains images JohnKrist : My first was the Mobira (Nokia) Talkman 450, company owned though. The first I owned was the Nokia 2010
27 Post contains images CastleIsland : Signed, JGPH1A
28 Post contains images Aloges : Mobile phones? We used doves back in my days! Signed, Skidmarks I had this: a Philips Savvy... not that great.
29 Post contains images Nirmalmakadia : Back in 1997
30 Post contains images L410Turbolet : Bought it in late 1997. Never ever Motorola again.
31 Jamesbuk : Mine was a 5170, then a 3310, a blue one with orange light strip down the side and its a nokia (cant remember the number) and then a sagem MYc5-2 and
32 Texan : My current flip phone. Held out until January of last year. Now unfortunately just about anyone can get in touch with me at any time. Damn. Texan
33 JAGflyer : My first one was a Fido Nokia 5190 with green metallic faceplace and then clear see-through faceplate with back keys. Then I got a Nokia 8260 (blue ve
34 Post contains images Golftango : Work phone was one of the Ericsson GH** models although it had a flip down front. My personal phone was a Sony brand one before the Ericsson / Sony me
35 Post contains images CO7e7 : Nokia 5110 w/ the red cover! -Zaki
36 Post contains links and images FlyKev : Hmm, here is the tour of my mobile phone collection... (its utterly unamazing). Worst: Motorola E365 Best: Sony Ericsson K750i Kev.
37 Post contains images Aloges : I just got around to finally ordering a 1GB memory card, and a new headset to go with it... the right earbud on the old developed a loose contact tod
38 FlyKev : Its you breaking your cables and me breaking the chargers then. Im on my 5th Charger now for it... Damn that plug! kev.
39 Post contains images Aloges : Good thing both can be pretty cheap, then. The last regular earbuds I bought came with a case that the cable can be wound into, they've lasted alomst
40 Post contains images Leezyjet : This is my first one - The Nokia 101. I still have the phone, box, charger instructions and everything back at my folk's place. I've also have an Eri
41 Post contains images Aa757first : Now I have: AAndrew
42 Post contains images Himmat01 : Mine was Sony CMDX 1000 purchased in 1997. I have still retained this phone because of sentimental reasons.
43 DeltaDC9 : My first was an NEC in 1995, dont remember the model. 11 years ago and it seems like a ancient brick! But it was far more reliable when it had battery
44 Post contains images F.pier : I bought my first cellphone back in 1997. It was a NEC G9
45 KaiGywer : I can't speak for Sanyo, but do yourself a favor and stay away from Sprint. T-Mobile has by far the cheapest plans and good coverage.
46 DeltaDC9 : Kinda in a bind, because my company is a huge service provider to Sprint and Nextel and I get 20% off on everything. Just dont know how the customers
47 TurkishWings : My first mobile phone was a Nokia 3110 back in 1998. Huge and heavy. Very low ring tone and no vibration. I have been using Nokia ever since. I bought
48 Melpax : The first phone I had was huge brick of a thing (Omni) back in 1993. Handy to have in the car, but too big to carry around, unless you had a bag! Bein
49 Senliture : Mine was Nokia 8210 in year 2000. Since then I've never changed the brand expect a brief moment for a Samsung which i hate and trade-in for Nokia 6230
50 Post contains images HAWK21M : N5110 regds MEL
51 Teva : Mine??? It is not yet built.... Never say never, but today, I refuse this new form of slavery (from your family or your boss) I hate the people who us
52 Post contains images Aloges : Sounds more like you wish people knew how to behave when using a mobile phone.
53 Post contains images EMB195 : I know this is a little off topic, but i need some help here! I have an AT&T wireless plan right now. I am debating between switching over to Sprint o
54 Post contains images Airdolomiti : My first mobile phone, which I got around 1997, was a Motorola 8700 (I think that was the name): It had a huge battery and weighed a lot, but it was m
55 Post contains images Jap : The Siemens C45- got it on my 17th birthday I have these now: Motorola V3 Pink and: LG U880... pink too, of course
56 Post contains images PipoA380 : Cool phone at that time! Very stong phone, fell down so often, and never let me down!
57 BR715-A1-30 : Their last couple of phones (The most recent Nokia, and the Motorola C290) are really shitty. I would never go to Sprint (although, technically I am
58 Post contains images Airbus A380 : My first cell, Ericsson GA628 The second, Nokia 3210 The third, Nokia 8250 The fourth, Nokia 3200 The fifth, Nokia 7270 The sixth, Nokia 6280 The seve
59 Post contains images Cessnapimp : First cell: A while later, with clearnet now known as Telus, the LG TM520:
60 Post contains images Oldman55 : Man, I am With You 1000 percent. I haven,t gotten one yet and don,t plan to anytime soon.So far I have survived 58 years without one very well, I thi
61 Post contains images JGPH1A : Oh really... Signed Logan CastleLager
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