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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Nokia 5110 followed by Motorola V551

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    A Sprint-branded candy bar phone at the beginning of 1998. I don't remember the model number, and I traded it in so I no longer have it. It was pretty basic, but I remember being pleased with the call quality.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

    I wanted a phone with a big enough screen for my poor eyesight to be able to read and was always getting called Dom Joly by friends. These days it looks small compared just about every phone out there.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    I am not 100% certain but I believe it was a Nokia 3310. I hated that phone and got rid of my service in short order. It wasn't until my second attempt at getting a cell a few years later, a Motorola V70, I got a cell phone and the service was robust enough I kept my service long term. In fact I have the same number to this day. Though the provider has changed do to buyouts...I believe it was Cingular One when I bought in...

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    My first was a Samsung SGH-100 which was given to me. Then I bought a Nokia 5110, and an 8210 a few years later. My mother still uses that one!

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Motorola bag phone circa 1987, it weighed approximately 15 pounds held 99 phone numbers. I think the best feature of the phone was they sent a pretty blond to my house to make the sale

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Sagem MW3020. my parents give it to me cos i didnt want to use any mobile. I was in a 20s then.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Mine was a Sony Ericsson GA628 which I bought on a 12 month contract with one2one (was around 96-97). It had interchangeable face plates that went round the keys for personalisation and also a band round the aerial you could swap out to keep it matching. It only had 2 lines on the display so if you got a long text through had to be scrolling down to read it.

    Ericsson GA628

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    From memory, it was about 1985 (or maybe a little earlier) when I got a car phone - unable to remember the brand, been to sleep since then :-)
    I was the only one of my friends that had a mobile phone in the car.
    It was one of those with a large brick mounted in the boot, a big antennae mounted on the roof and had an old handset (like the rotary phones).
    Also had a 2 way in the car and a mobile (well a suitcase sized one that weighted a ton) phone that I had to carry around when on call - cannot remember that brand either.
    I was working in A&E as a specialist trauma and anaesthetic nurse - because of this I used to get called to go to major accidents if close by (we didn't have paramedics back then) or to go to the hospital - had to keep a med pack and a change of cloths in the car all the time.
    For example - because I lived near the airport, I was called out to there a number of times (mostly non events - just in case something happened) and used to attend simulated plane crashes at least once a year.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Siemens S35i - nice looking phone.


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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Mine was Nokia with an extending aerial followed by an Ericsson which in those days was the bees knees.

    I’ve tried searching for the Nokia but never managed to find a picture of it but it was bigger than pocket size.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Panasonic G450

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Panasonic gd52 - https://www.imei.info/phonedatabase/332-panasonic-gd52/
    With phone in jeans front pocket, the aerial stuck into the groin area whenever i bent forward.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    1996, a Motarola MicroTac International 8400 on Vodafone. I got it in the November when I started a new job. At the time you could chose from a selection of mobile numbers, so I have had the same mobile number since then, as it only has a combination of the same 3 numbers. As I can recall it was a champagne colour, it was a fantastic phone, but it fell out of my pocket when I was getting in the car one day and I ran over it as I drove off. Dohhhh!!!!!!!!!!. It never worked again. Bit like on the link.

    https://www.deviantart.com/redfield-...8700-605553711
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    Motorola c520

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Sony Ericsson W800. I loved the games they had on there. A large selection for this time.

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